A complex scenario…

Bob Milius has kindly allowed me to share an example of a more complex genetics based scenario that he has built (by hand!) – you can download it from here.

To load it into clinFHIR, follow the steps I described in this post and you can then view it as a graph. Here’s an image:

Screen Shot 2017-03-28 at 10.41.01 am

(I expanded the size of the graph by clicking the ‘hide selector’ link in the navbar – this gives more space to the graph).

Viewing a graph of this size does have a few challenges, and there are a couple of links immediately above the display that can help this a bit.

  • Hide patient will remove the patient resource (and references to it) from the graph.
  • Show direct references to {resource type} will only show the selected resource, and all those resources with a reference either to or from it. You can still select resources and see the details in the right pane

Once in the Scenario Builder, you can modify it as required – deleting & removing references as you need to.

So I hope that’s interesting. The other way to share these scenarios is through the library, but currently there’s an issue with this particular scenario that I have yet to resolve. In any case, some people may prefer to share scenarios in this way.

BTW – if you want to create a bundle of a scenario you’ve created, select the ‘description‘ tab in the middle pane, then the ‘Json‘ tab below that. This will show the json bundle for the current scenario. You can select the json in the page and then directly copy it. (I could create a download link to make it easier if people want that).

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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