FHIR Messages – part 2

In the previous post, we talked about how we could map a relatively simple HL7 v2 message into a FHIR message. We focused on the actual mapping between the two message types, and there were a number of aspects that we didn’t consider – especially workflow & architecture.

In this post, let’s take a closer look at these considerations – perhaps in the form of a ‘checklist’ of things to consider when planning a deployment. We’ll keep the context to the simple one of a radiology result to keep the scope under control.

There’s also a whole section in the spec which talks about messaging as well. In particular there is a discussion on basic messaging assumptions and Message Exchange Patterns that we won’t repeat here – but should be reviewed before any implementation is planned.

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