Skype Chat Archives

One of the primary ways that the FHIR community interact is via Skype conversations. They are free to join (any existing member can add others) and offer a very rapid way of getting assistance and making comments.

The conversations can be a bit of a firehose at times, and it’s easy to lose sight of comments and notes that you might want to remember, so some months ago Josh set up a system whereby the archives are posted in a more convenient format to read.

It’s easy to forget this – which is why Grahame made the following comment recently:

which reminds me – periodic reminder for all participants on this skype channel:

– archives are posted publicly at
– your contributions are covered by the HL7 operations manual (particularly section 16), see

(most importantly this says, you yield the copyright of material arising from this discussion to HL7)

There are plenty of other resources for those working with FHIR – as detailed in the wiki, but the skype chat is one of the more popular ones, so the archives can be very useful!

(It’s also a timely reminder that everything posted on the chat is available publicly…)

About David Hay
I'm an independent contractor working with a number of Organizations in the health IT space. 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 FHIR standard. I'm the author of a FHIR training and design tool - clinFHIR - which is sponsored by InterSystems Ltd.

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