Group Brings SDOH Coding Effort To HL7 FHIR Program

Healthcare IT Today

For the last few years, a growing number of healthcare organizations have been integrating information on social determinants of health into their population health management efforts.

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FHIR Scaling to a Nation

Healthcare Exchange Standards

Most discussions about FHIR are simple interaction diagrams like this: Many Sources (n != We could imagine that EACH of these Sources will publish a FHIR endpoint and publish US-Core based Common Clinical Data Set (CCDS).

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More Health Systems Are Catching FHIR

Electronic Health Reporter

Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources or FHIR was introduced in 2014 as a data standard for electronic health records to adopt, enabling improved access in sharing health data. The article More Health Systems Are Catching FHIR appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com. Editorial Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources FHIR Patricia Hyle StayWellThis article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited.

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Security Appliances and FHIR Servers

Health Intersections

The FHIR Standard doesn’t say much about security. There are, however, many different valid approaches to making a server secure, so the FHIR standard delegates making rules about security to other specifications such as the Smart App Launch Specification.

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Converting v2 to FHIR

HAY on FHIR

At the recent Working Group Meeting in Montreal, I participated in the ‘v2 to FHIR’ stream – focused on how can the HL7 community give advice to implementers about converting v2 messages into FHIR bundles. So it’s the ‘send to FHIR Server’ type of conversion).

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HL7 Tutorial - FHIR Privacy and Security

Healthcare Exchange Standards

My tutorial is "FHIR Security and Privacy (TH15)" Not Hacking Unfortunately I did not provide a description for my tutorial, so what is published in the HL7 tutorial guide is based on a previous tutorial. That tutorial was more focused on hacking a FHIR Server. SMART-on-FHIR During the HL7 Workgroup meeting there will be a good tutorials on how to use SMART-on-FHIR specifically. I am giving a tutorial at the HL7 workgroup meeting in Atlanta.

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#FHIR Events at HIMSS

Health Intersections

A couple of FHIR community members asked me about what specific FHIR events are happening at HIMSS 2019. Here’s the list of things I know about: Monday: 10:00 – 11:00 Clinical Informatics In the Age of FHIR: How API-Based Technologies are Transforming Healthcare. 1:45 – 2:05 Lightning Session: FHIR: Delivering Real-World Value for Implementers – Hall D, Booth 7145. 5:00 – 5:30 HL7 FHIR Update – HL7 Booth 4849. Community FHIR

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Spreadsheets for #FHIR Resources

Health Intersections

I also added this to the ci-build at [link] , so it will be present for all future versions of FHIR. Alternatives: the FHIR Mapping Language MDMI (and see MDHT ) Writing your own code… One of the ubiquitous uses of Excel (or spreadsheets more generally) is for mapping purposes. .

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FHIR Bundle Visualizer

HAY on FHIR

However you specify the bundle, it is validated by the Conformance Server (It’s up to you to make sure the FHIR version of the Bundle and the conformance server are the same), and then a number of visualizations are presented which can be selected from the ‘visualizations’ tab.

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HL7 Launches FHIR Accelerator Program

Electronic Health Reporter

Health Level Seven International (HL7), announces the launch of the HL7 FHIR Accelerator Program. The goal is to strengthen the FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources) standard and enhance market adoption through a programmatic approach […].

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FHIR Documents (and other stuff)

HAY on FHIR

I had an email from a company which had a number of really good questions about exposing data through FHIR, so I thought I’d write a post about it rather than just replying directly as it may be of interest to others (and also gives others the opportunity to disagree with me ).

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Apple’s New Healthcare Records App Beta Version — Following HL7’s FHIR Standards — Launched

Electronic Health Reporter

The article Apple’s New Healthcare Records App Beta Version — Following HL7’s FHIR Standards — Launched appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com. Editorial 21Twelve Interactive Apple EHR Apple Health App FHIR FHIR Standards Manan Ghadawala

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Presenting IHE on FHIR at FHIR-DevDays

Healthcare Exchange Standards

I am getting excited to give two IHE on FHIR tutorials at FHIR DevDays in Boston. The FHIR DevDays event is focused on educating IT professionals in the newest standard in healthcare, FHIR – Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources.

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#FHIR R5 Roadmap

Health Intersections

I’ve posted the Roadmap for FHIR R5 over on my FHIR Product Director’s blog

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#FHIR DevDays: Smart Scopes

Health Intersections

While SMART already describes a method for authorizing non-FHIR scopes by prefixing the scope with __ (two underscores) , it doesn’t explicitly describe how to describe access to FHIR operations. FHIR SecurityOne of the subjects we discussed at DevDays in Redmond Seattle (2019) was starting to plan what changes to make for scopes in v2 of the Smart App Launch specification.

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Health Wizz pilots blockchain and FHIR mobile app for EHRs

Mobi Health News

Health Wizz has updated and is piloting its unusual blockchain- and FHIR-enabled EHR aggregator mobile app, which uses blockchain to tokenize data, enabling patients to securely aggregate, organize, share, donate and/or trade their medical records

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Microsoft launches Azure API for FHIR to promote cloud, interoperability

Mobi Health News

The release builds on an open-source version originally announced in November

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Hot Damn, Healthcare Is On FHIR!

Electronic Health Reporter

The healthcare technology world is ablaze, on FHIR. Specifically, in large part through a structure known as FHIR. This “FHIR” the market is speaking […]. The article Hot Damn, Healthcare Is On FHIR!

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How FHIR is driving the new interoperability

Mobi Health News

Matthew Holt is co-chair of Health 2.0. At the Dev4Health conference in Cleveland on Monday andTuesday, he and Health 2.0 cofounder Indu Subaiya presented their assessment of the drivers of the new interoperability in healthcare.

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IHE produces Profiles using FHIR R4 for core functionality

Healthcare Exchange Standards

The subset of IHE profiles that leverage HL7®FHIR® Release 4. The remainder of the IHE profiles that leverage HL7® FHIR® are expected to be upgraded to FHIR® Release 4 later in 2019. Mobile Access to Health Documents (MHD) with XDS on FHIR® - Rev.

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Understanding #FHIR Patterns

Health Intersections

The FHIR R4 ballot is out (see announcement), and I’d like to draw attention to one part of FHIR that we’ve been working hard on during the preparation of R4: Patterns. In FHIR, we made a specific decision to be as specific as we can get away with. FHIR Patterns.

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FHIR Security & Privacy activities

Healthcare Exchange Standards

This is an update of what is going on in Security and Privacy in, and around, the FHIR specification. This spans the whole of the FHIR specification such that each Resource is assessed into one of four buckets of Security Considerations: Patient specific, Other Identified Individual specific, Business sensitive, and Anonymous Readable. The main goal of the classification is to raise awareness that the FHIR specification covers use-cases other than just sensitive patient data.

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Social determinants of health program Gravity Project joins HL7 FHIR accelerator

Mobi Health News

The new effort will be focused on standardizing medical codes for social determinants of health.

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#FHIR and the Gartner Hype Cycle

Health Intersections

On a forum for FHIR Foundation members, I raised the subject of where FHIR is on the Gartner Hype Cycle (see Gartner write up , or Wikipedia ). FHIR Foundation member Wes Rishel ( @wrishel ), who’s a FHIR user, and also was a Gartner Analyst before he retired, graciously made this contribution that I could post here. In the last few years I created and positioned a spot for FHIR. FHIR could be at the top of the slope while V2 messages still flow.

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IHE Profiles on FHIR R4 now have conformance resources available

Healthcare Exchange Standards

This week the ITI and PCC face-to-face meeting approved new/updated FHIR conformance resources (ImplementationGuide, StructureDefintion, CapabilityStatement, ValueSet, CodeSystem, and OperationDefinition) for publication. These have been aligned with FHIR R4. ftp://ftp.ihe.net/TF_Implementation_Material/fhir/ Please report any errors or improvement opportunities.

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Question: #FHIR Terminology services

Health Intersections

Also, are there any plans to certify HL7 FHIR terminology services? Apelon DTS – open source, and a full blown terminology service that is filling out their FHIR API. Art-Decor – provides FHIR API to the content in art-decor. VSAC – provides some FHIR terminology services for the value sets already in VSAC. Of these, I believe that the most thoroughly tested (at least on the FHIR API side) are Ontoserver and my server. FHIR Question

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Clinicians on FHIR

HAY on FHIR

Last week we held our first New Zealand ‘ Clinicians on FHIR ‘ seminar at the HINZ conference in Rotorua. This uses FHIR Logical Models – so an understanding of FHIR datatypes is desirable (though not mandatory).

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#FHIR JSON format questions

Health Intersections

There’s a thread running on chat.fhir.org about the FHIR JSON format. In FHIR, the base types are called ‘primitive types’ – things such as ‘string’, ‘integer’, ‘boolean’ etc. In FHIR, the primitive data types all specialize “Element” which means that they are actually objects with an ‘id’ and extensions. This thread needs some background, so here goes… Background.

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FHIR patient extensible data portability

Healthcare Exchange Standards

Discussions at FHIR DevDays raised this question of a basic way to leverage FHIR API capability to enable the Patient beyond the limited Apps their provider has approved. If a healthcare provider offers a FHIR API (e.g.

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Health Level Seven International Publishes FHIR Release 4

Electronic Health Reporter

Health Level Seven International (HL7), the global authority for interoperability in healthcare information technology with affiliates in 35 countries, announced that it has published release 4 of the HL7 Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) standard.

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IHE on FHIR tutorial

Healthcare Exchange Standards

I will be giving a face-to-face tutorial on the topic of "IHE on FHIR" at both HL7 Workgroup meeting in Cologne, May 12-18 FHIR Dev Days in Boston, June 19-21 So, if you are in Europe, sign up for the tutorial at HL7 workgroup meeting. Here are the IHE profiles that leverage FHIR today.

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Making Standards Work in Health Care: Interoperability, Open Source, and Other Impacts

Healthcare IT Today

Administration Ambulatory Analytics/Big Data C-Suite Leadership Clinical EMR-EHR Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT LTPAC Regulations Data Sharing FHIR Grahame Grieve Healthcare Interoperability hl7 Kenneth D. Mandl NCPDP Nick Hatt Redox Smart on FHIR standards SureScripts Validic X12

Patient Innovator Track at #FHIR DevDays

Health Intersections

This track shows that patients are the ultimate beneficiaries of FHIR. Get connected to the FHIR ecosystem and learn about the specification that’s transforming the industry. Your app or device does not need to be FHIR-enabled (yet). A new phenomenon at DevDays is the Patient Innovator Track.

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Clarifications about the FHIR Trademark

Health Intersections

HL7 owns the “FHIR” ® trademark (along with the FHIR flame icon ). What that means is that anyone can use the term “FHIR” to refer the FHIR specification – that’s called nominative use – it’s naming the thing that FHIR identifies. Note that HL7 asks that people use (R) along with the FHIR mark, at least once). All these refer to the FHIR specification that HL7 publishes.

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New HL7 FHIR Accelerator Project Aims to Improve Interoperability of Social Determinants of Health Data

Electronic Health Reporter

Health Level Seven International (HL7), the global authority for interoperability in health information technology, and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), the only medical society devoted solely to primary care, are pleased to announce that the Gravity Project is now part of the HL7 FHIR Accelerator Program. The article New HL7 FHIR Accelerator Project Aims to Improve Interoperability of Social Determinants of Health Data appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

FHIR Prototyping with Node-RED – part 1

HAY on FHIR

As FHIR continues to mature, one of the things we’re seeing is a move away from ‘simple’ data representation Implementation Guides to more complex ones that describe a workflow of some sort. The first is an HTTP node that accepts a GET request to the endpoint ‘/fhir/’.

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InterSystems to debut FHIR interoperability sandbox at HIMSS18

Mobi Health News

This year at HIMSS18, InterSystems will be launching a new fast healthcare interoperability resource (FHIR) sandbox, which acts as a virtual testing environment.

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#FHIR DevDays comes to Boston

Health Intersections

It’s less than 2 months to FHIR DevDays USA. FHIR DevDays USA 2018, Boston, MA, 19-21 June. When we – that is, the FHIR Community and the people from Firely – used to be Furore – started FHIR DevDays in Amsterdam back in 2014 it was the prime educational event for FHIR in the world. FHIR is a piece of technology that makes people’s job easier and actually more fun.

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FHIR really was positively different

Healthcare Exchange Standards

They had implemented a pilot project using FHIR. Their use-case was to instrument the DoD systems with a FHIR Server API, and similarly instrument a VA Vista system with a FHIR Client. They found that adding a FHIR Server API in the front of the DoD system to be quite achievable.

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Active Questionnaires in #FHIR

Health Intersections

FHIR defines a Questionnaire resource that specifies a set of questions for a user, along with a QuestionnaireResponse resource to capture their response. This enables interoperability between the record server and the form filler, but it is not necessary that they are separate, or even that they use FHIR to communicate between them – the form filler can process the FHIR based questionnaire content for whatever form is desired. FHIR Implementation Standards

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