OLIS HL7 FHIR® Implementation Guide Provider Query - Overview
The Ontario Laboratories Information System (OLIS) gives authorized health care providers access to lab test orders and results from hospitals, community labs and public health labs. As patients move between hospitals, family physicians, home care and long-term care settings, OLIS makes viewing patients’ current and past test results easier and enables treatment decisions to be made at the point-of-care.
Authorized users across the province can access lab results from OLIS through their clinical viewer (ClinicalConnect™ or ConnectingOntario ClinicalViewer), or their EMR system.
This FHIR – also known as Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources – specification for OLIS Provider Query is designed for provider application use and supports view-only laboratory data. It ensures all information technology systems that retrieve lab data from OLIS can exchange and understand the content through standard HL7 FHIR messages and terminologies.
The OLIS HL7 FHIR Provider Query iGuide is a web-based specification hosted on the Canadian FHIR Registry powered by SIMPLIFIER.NET*. The reader will be re-directed to the implementation guide’s home page on Canadian FHIR Registry website after registering and clicking the “Agree and Download” button.
FHIR is an evolving trial-for-use standard, so additional changes by HL7 are expected. We will continue to monitor developments and assess any potential impacts, and publish updates as they emerge.
*SIMPLIFIER.NET is a web-based FHIR registry built by Firely that serves as the hosting platform for the Canadian FHIR Registry sponsored by Canada Health Infoway
June 19, 2019
Update provided to Ontario EHR Architecture & Standards Business & Technical Committee
March 21, 2019
Approved by Ontario EHR Architecture & Standards Strategic Committee