We’re looking for volunteers to help out with QA (Quality Assurance) for the STU3 FHIR specification.

The QA process commences on Monday Feb 27, and finishes on a fortnight later on Sunday March 13. What we do is to render the part of the FHIR spec that is for QA into a single MSWord document, and each person is assigned a section to review. The document is altered with change tracking enabled, and after the review period is over the document will be given to the appropriate committees and changes applied.

Note that the process will focus on non-substantive issues such as readability, formatting, grammar, spelling and graphical layout.  The only substantive issues that will be considered are those that are clearly typos (e.g. incorrect spellings of element names).  That said, QA participants are welcome to raise change requests through the usual channels as they go as initial feedback for consideration as we start work on FHIR Release 4.

If there’s a particular part of the spec that you’re interested in, then let me know and I’ll do my best to assign that part to you, but it may not be possible if we want complete coverage (Or course there’s nothing stopping you reviewing more than your allocated part!)

The more hands the better, so if you can help out – or know of anyone else who may be able to, then drop me a line at “david dot hay25 at gmail.com” (or get them to) and I’ll add them to the list.


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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