HL7 seeks public comments for PHR functionality

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Healthcare IT standards developer Health Level Seven (HL7) announced that it is seeking public feedback on a potential industry standard PHR system functional model, which offers guidelines on how to facilitate information exchange between PHRs and EHR systems.

Donald Mon, co-chair of the HL7 EHR technical committee, said that pairing HL7’s new PHR model with its EHR model provides a framework for standards-based interoperability between the consumer and the provider, which is why the organization is seeking feedback from users.

HL7 will accept public comment on the model through Sept. 13, 2007.