Availity announces support of FHIR standard for healthcare data exchange

Availity, the nation’s largest real-time health information network, announced that it will be using the HL7 FHIR standard for sharing critical data between payers and providers, including patient eligibility and benefits, lab tests, diagnoses, medical attachments, ADT, and other healthcare information.

Availity is currently implementing a FHIR solution for both solicited and unsolicited medical attachments. This enables providers to send supporting documentation in a patient’s file to a health plan without a specific request, saving the provider and the plans both time and money.

Availity is also developing a FHIR solution for member lookups. A provider could use this to determine coverage, pull patient demographic information such as address, date of birth, and gender—allowing providers to view information in real-time and saving front-office staff from lengthy patient eligibility processes.

“Availity has always been at the forefront of supporting industry standards that drive efficiencies and interoperability and reduce costs and administrative burdens for our customers,” said Russ Thomas, CEO of Availity. “FHIR enables our partners and clients to securely and easily exchange well-defined information. We believe that this standardization is essential to the shift to value-based models of care, where payers and providers are seeking secure ways to better communicate and exchange information.”

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