July and August are relatively quiet months for the FHIR community, with the northern hemisphere trying to enjoy what passes for summer lately. But Some interesting things still happened.
The most important meeting was AMIA in China. HL7 China organised a Connectathon beforehand, which was supported by David Hay HL7 China reports:
HL7 China held a connectathon during the recent CHIMA conference. It was a half day event after a seminar presented by David Hay. There were a number of Use Cases tested:
- RESTful Create/Read operations against Patient
- RESTful Create/Read operations against Condition
- RESTful Create/Read operations using DiagnosticReport resources (with associated dependent resources)
All scenarios had basic data supplied and sample XML resources. 9 companies (with about 25 individuals) were present on the day. 7 of those companies were able to complete all the test scenarios.
The FHIR foundation is starting to produce outcomes. The most important outcomes:
These will be announced at the HL7 meeting in San Diego
Implementation Guide production has continued across many countries, with more investment in earlier stages of the tooling starting to occur. FHIR Management Group is starting to plan a tutorial stream for producing FHIR Implementation Guides. The tooling to support implementation guides is starting to fall into place. We now have editors for
The September connectathon is an unusually significant - there are many new streams, or streams that are making substantial progress, and a lot of development has occurred in the lead up to the connectathon.
Quick Status Analysis:
(Both changes will be significant, and particularly the change to GitHub will make a lot of noise as we build out new processes around content management)
Version Management - the community has asked us to do more work on inter-version management. Currently there are 2 streams of work:
Smart on FHIR - was balloted. No longer an open issue
CQL specification family - in progress