FHIR Connectathon: Sample data

As part of the planning for the next FHIR connectathon, we want to make better sample data available for participants to build applications against – and, of course, to continue to exercise the specification. For the last event, I wrote an application using one of the open-source clients that has been developed (in this case the c# client by Ewout Kramer of Furore) and suggested that I could enhance that with more data.

It was suggested that I take the data on this page to use as the clinical scenarios.

I was blown away by this for a couple of reasons:

  • First the amount of work that my colleagues have put in to creating it
  • And secondly – just how far FHIR has come in being able to represent real-world clinical data.

If anyone still has lingering doubts about whether FHIR is going to be ‘fit for purpose’, then these scenarios should remove all doubt…

It’s going to be a reasonable amount of work to do properly – especially as we want to use this to test the FHIR document architecture, but should be do-able, and I’ll keep you appraised on progress…

(btw – I stuck a # in front of the FHIR so it shows up as a hashtag in twitter – if anyone knows how to get wordpress to automatically add the # when sending a notification then let me know)….

About David Hay
I'm an independent contractor working with organizations like Lyniate, CSIRO in Australia and the New Zealand Ministry Of Health. I'm an HL7 Fellow, Chair Emeritus of HL7 New Zealand and a co-chair of the FHIR Management Group. I have a keen interest in health IT, especially health interoperability with HL7 and the new FHIR standard.

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