Videos on clinFHIR Scenario Builder and Logical Modelers

So in a fit of enthusiasm I offered to do a short demo of clinFHIR at the CATonFHIR event in the UK in a couple of days. As it turns out, the reality of the timing is that this would be at 2am my time (New Zealand). Of course I’d be happy to do this to support FHIR (and have done it before), but when the organizer Philip Scott suggested I record a video that they could show instead of a live performance I jumped at the chance!

And having done one, a second wasn’t that hard…

So: a couple of videos:

The first video (20 minutes) is a demo of how to use the new Scenario Builder (I posted about it earlier). It’s improved a bit since that post as it’s being used for the Clinicians On FHIR event at the HL7 Working Group Meeting that’s being held on San Antonio at the moment. It still needs work, but is coming along nicely.

The second (which is 10 minutes) talks about how to use the Logical Modeler to create models derived from the core Resource types in the spec that can then be used in the Scenario Builder. The idea is to have something that allows you to quickly create the model and then ‘try it out’ in the Scenario Builder without having to first create a profile (which always takes a bit of time).

I’ve got this idea that non-technical people (especially Clinicians) could use the combination of the 2 tools to rapidly document the requirements for a specific scenario, and then more expert users could generate the FHIR conformance artifacts required – profiles, extension definitions, Implementation Guides etc.

In fact, with a bit of planning, there’s no reason why these couldn’t be generated automatically – at least for the simple scenarios…

Anyway, I hope you find the videos helpful.

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.

7 Responses to Videos on clinFHIR Scenario Builder and Logical Modelers

  1. Imran Siddiqui says:

    Thank you David, very informative and Keep up the good work.

  2. David Hay says:


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  4. Timber Wyatt says:

    I’m a critical care nurse who is interested in creating an assessment scale that can be deployed via a SMART on FHIR app. Obviously, understanding the tech (even basic coding, let alone the FHIR standard) is my biggest obstacle and has made such a simple patient survey very difficult to realize as an EHR-agnostic app.

    Just wanted to say thank you so much for these videos on how to use the UI you’ve developed. This will allow me to leap forward tremendously in tinkering around with my ideation and iteration process.

    • David Hay says:

      Thanks! Good to know that they (and clinFHIR) are helpful! Feel free to suggest enhancements or other topics to cover…

  5. Kate says:

    as I have watched your videos about creating a new scenario I have noticed that when selecting “New Scenario” you were able to select a certain Category like Default, Training, etc.
    As I have an account and want to create a new scenario I am only able to select the category “Default”.
    Can you please tell me why this is so and if there is any difference between those categories or does it have an influence in the Scenario Builder itself or does another category enable you for further actions?

    Thanks and kind regards!

    • David Hay says:

      Hi Kate – the category was intended to be able to filter in the library. It doesn’t have any other function…


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