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  • Look atmodifiers on the HL7 FHIR site (:exact, :missing, etc.)
  • - In our previous section on REST we saw how we mapped this metadata to HTTP headers, but in a query result, we need to find a way to map this to a list, Atom
  • Note that the id of the resource is kept outside the resource itselfAtom has many other meta-data items (not shown), which we will discuss later.
  • Remember, all updated timestamps in FHIR (type: ‘instant’) are precise to at least the second and ALLWAYS carry a timezone!
  • See how the resource meta-data is mapped to equivalent Atom membersAuthor is required by atom, so you’ll have to keep track who authored the resource, which might well be the user that POSTed it to your RESTful endpointSummary is optional, but it is easy to fill it with the Resource’s <text> (human readable narrative), so Feed readers have a way to display the contents of a resource. Yes, this means the summary is present twice in the entry.All elements you see here are Atom spec, not FHIR
  • Multiple versions are supported explicitly by Atom by having multiple entries with the same id, but a different ‘updated’ dateNotice how the ‘self’ links do differ, these are different versions after all.
  • Just take a quick glimpse, it’s a pretty trivial translation of the Xml form to JSON, removing all needs for namespaces and attributes, and turning repeating elements into JSON arrays.
  • A Document, no matter how nested, is flattened to a list of entries, the Document’s header being the first.The document header (and any other the other resources) refer to each other using normal references to reflect the document’s nesting.Of course, there may be a digital signature (on the whole Bundle) to attest to the content of the document.
  • * But ofcourse, some server could have functions to disassemble documents on reception. Since the contents of documents are resources, each of the contained resources (including the Document header) can be stored using the normal REST interface. But they are no longer the document anymore!
  • * But ofcourse, some server could have functions to disassemble documents on reception. Since the contents of documents are resources, each of the contained resources (including the Document header) can be stored using the normal REST interface. But they are no longer the document anymore!
  • A Message is similar, refers (amongst others) to its author, and contains information about the source, destination and the event that triggered it.A message contains 1 “data” resource, which is the root of the payload of the message. This is just a normal resource, which in its turn can refer to other related resources.
  • * It’s the same drop-off point as for documents!
  • Enums are generated for coded types with required, fixed, valuesetsNested classes are defined for each component in a Resource, all nested directly within the ResourceCardinality > 1 => becomes a List<>Cardinality 1 => Not expressed in model, but done in validationAll classes are partial so you can add code them in another code file (keeping generated+handcrafted code separate)
  • * You might wonder: Since bundles are Atom, why not use standard Atom parsers?
  • “Drive-by” or “bottom-up” operability: “Communicate first, standardize later”First, business partners. Then, collaborations, communities. Maybe, finally,nation-wideIt’s a naturalprocessthatpeoplewill want to make itwork first, thenonlycoordinatewhattheyreallyneedto, andthenrealizetheycanbroadentheir approach to a community.“Support”, of course top-down shouldstillbepossible! Maybe even a combi in the long-term
  • A server might defer validation to another server (because it doesn’t know the profile)A server may fetch the “unknown” profile and validate it itselfThere may be several servers sharing the work
  • Lower learning curve
  • Text linkages not as important when not human-attested
  • FHIR allows defining additional services via the “query” mechanism as well as custom services.

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  • 1. © 2012 HL7 ® International. Licensed under Creative Commons. HL7 & Health Level Seven are registered trademarks of Health Level Seven International. Reg. U.S. TM Office. HL7 FHIR Training course Ewout Kramer March 2014
  • 2. © 2012 HL7 ® International. Licensed under Creative Commons. HL7 & Health Level Seven are registered trademarks of Health Level Seven International. Reg. U.S. TM Office. Afternoon program  Support for Implementing FHIR  Bundles, Documents and Messages  Exercise #3  Search and Using the C#/Java API‟s  Exercise #4  Profiles and Conformance  The HL7 family & FHIR
  • 3. © 2012 HL7 ® International. Licensed under Creative Commons. HL7 & Health Level Seven are registered trademarks of Health Level Seven International. Reg. U.S. TM Office. DEVELOPER RESOURCES Get started with FHIR quickly
  • 4. © 2012 HL7 ® International. Licensed under Creative Commons. HL7 & Health Level Seven are registered trademarks of Health Level Seven International. Reg. U.S. TM Office.
  • 5. © 2012 HL7 ® International. Licensed under Creative Commons. HL7 & Health Level Seven are registered trademarks of Health Level Seven International. Reg. U.S. TM Office. Browsing the site  REST API  Data Types  XML & JSON  Codes / Terminologies  Resource List  Stack Overflow  Public Test servers
  • 6. © 2012 HL7 ® International. Licensed under Creative Commons. HL7 & Health Level Seven are registered trademarks of Health Level Seven International. Reg. U.S. TM Office. The FHIR distribution  Under Implementation-Support-Downloads:  The XSD schema‟s / schematrons  The Java / C# / Delphi zips (model, serializers, parsers, etc, both code & binary)  All xml + json examples  Full spec for offline reading (always have your FHIR with you) Note! .NET implementation has moved to GitHub, distribution by NuGet (.NET) and Maven (Java)
  • 7. © 2012 HL7 ® International. Licensed under Creative Commons. HL7 & Health Level Seven are registered trademarks of Health Level Seven International. Reg. U.S. TM Office. Publication process .INI Publication tool (org.hl7.fhir.tools.jar) Java, C#, Delphi eCoreDefinitions.xml Website Validation Schema‟s Examples DictXml Resource profiles Resource UML
  • 8. © 2012 HL7 ® International. Licensed under Creative Commons. HL7 & Health Level Seven are registered trademarks of Health Level Seven International. Reg. U.S. TM Office. Generator writers!  There‟s a file called eCoreDefinitions.xml that the C# generator runs of. It has all details from the definitions  There are Profiles for each resource, basically describing the “unconstrained” resources
  • 9. © 2012 HL7 ® International. Licensed under Creative Commons. HL7 & Health Level Seven are registered trademarks of Health Level Seven International. Reg. U.S. TM Office. SEARCH FUNCTIONALITY
  • 10. © 2012 HL7 ® International. Licensed under Creative Commons. HL7 & Health Level Seven are registered trademarks of Health Level Seven International. Reg. U.S. TM Office. Getting “all” patients  http://server.org/fhir/Patient  Always returns a paged feed  Use _count to indicate number of results per page  Special case of the “real” search operation: http://server.org/fhir/Patient/_search?name=eve http://server.org/fhir/Patient?name=eve
  • 11. © 2012 HL7 ® International. Licensed under Creative Commons. HL7 & Health Level Seven are registered trademarks of Health Level Seven International. Reg. U.S. TM Office. Search (patient) Each resource has a set of “standard” search operations, so not every element can be searched!: Our last search used this one
  • 12. © 2012 HL7 ® International. Licensed under Creative Commons. HL7 & Health Level Seven are registered trademarks of Health Level Seven International. Reg. U.S. TM Office. Combining parameters  Specifying multiple parameters finds resources matching all params  “AND”  Parameters may list multiple values  “OR”  http://server.org/fhir /Patient/_search? birthdate=1972-11-30 &language=NL,FR
  • 13. © 2012 HL7 ® International. Licensed under Creative Commons. HL7 & Health Level Seven are registered trademarks of Health Level Seven International. Reg. U.S. TM Office. Search (patient) Each search parameter has a „type‟ Parameter Type
  • 14. © 2012 HL7 ® International. Licensed under Creative Commons. HL7 & Health Level Seven are registered trademarks of Health Level Seven International. Reg. U.S. TM Office. Ok I get it…or not? http://server.org/fhir/Patient/ 406 hits http://server.org/fhir/Patient?gender=M 234 hits http://server.org/fhir/Patient?gender=F 167 hits Total: 234 + 167 = 401 http://server.org/fhir/Patient/ 406 hits http://server.org/fhir/Patient?gender=M 234 hits http://server.org/fhir/Patient?gender=F 167 hits http://server.org/fhir/Patient?gender:missing=true 5 hits Total: 234 + 167 + 5 = 406
  • 15. © 2012 HL7 ® International. Licensed under Creative Commons. HL7 & Health Level Seven are registered trademarks of Health Level Seven International. Reg. U.S. TM Office. Chained searches  Patient has a search for “name”.  Observation has a search for “subject” (the id of the Patient, Group or Device)  How do I find Observations for a patient, searching using his name?
  • 16. © 2012 HL7 ® International. Licensed under Creative Commons. HL7 & Health Level Seven are registered trademarks of Health Level Seven International. Reg. U.S. TM Office. 2 queries in 1  You (as a client) don‟t need to do separate operations, just one: http://server.com/fhir/Observation/_search? subject.name=jim But note: this still only works on the predefined search parameters. You cannot just use any property of the resource.
  • 17. © 2012 HL7 ® International. Licensed under Creative Commons. HL7 & Health Level Seven are registered trademarks of Health Level Seven International. Reg. U.S. TM Office. More optimalizations  Say we do:  http://fhir.com/fhir/Observation?date=2014-01-20  We get back: a Bundle with 0..* “Observations”  Now, usually, wouldn‟t we want the Patient information too? => Need to do “N” queries for the Observation‟s “subject”  Quicker: ?_include=Observation.subject Returns both Observations + Patients
  • 18. © 2012 HL7 ® International. Licensed under Creative Commons. HL7 & Health Level Seven are registered trademarks of Health Level Seven International. Reg. U.S. TM Office. BUNDLES How FHIR uses Atom to communicate sets of resources
  • 19. © 2012 HL7 ® International. Licensed under Creative Commons. HL7 & Health Level Seven are registered trademarks of Health Level Seven International. Reg. U.S. TM Office. Communicating lists  We need to communicate lists of Resources  Search result  History  Documents or messages  Multiple-resource inserts (“batches”)  So, we need an industry-standard to represent lists, and a place to put our metadata
  • 20. © 2012 HL7 ® International. Licensed under Creative Commons. HL7 & Health Level Seven are registered trademarks of Health Level Seven International. Reg. U.S. TM Office. Bundle Resource Narrative Elements ExtensionsExtensions Resource Metadata Bundle Metadata Resource Resource
  • 21. © 2012 HL7 ® International. Licensed under Creative Commons. HL7 & Health Level Seven are registered trademarks of Health Level Seven International. Reg. U.S. TM Office. Bundles  Atom RFC 4287 + Tombstones RFC 6721  Poll-based protocol for keeping up-to-date with newsfeeds (RSS and Atom)  You can “subscribe” to a FHIR feed and get updates
  • 22. © 2012 HL7 ® International. Licensed under Creative Commons. HL7 & Health Level Seven are registered trademarks of Health Level Seven International. Reg. U.S. TM Office. New reports in the mail
  • 23. © 2012 HL7 ® International. Licensed under Creative Commons. HL7 & Health Level Seven are registered trademarks of Health Level Seven International. Reg. U.S. TM Office. An example Bundle
  • 24. © 2012 HL7 ® International. Licensed under Creative Commons. HL7 & Health Level Seven are registered trademarks of Health Level Seven International. Reg. U.S. TM Office. Patient MRN 22234 “Ewout Kramer” 30-11-1972 Amsterdam Resource metadata Metadata Resource Identity http://fhir.hl7.org/Patient/23E455A3B Last updated 2013-12-23T23:33:01+01:00 http://hl7.org/fhir/tag/profile http://hl7.org/fhir/Profile/us-core http://hl7.org/fhir/tag http://example.org/fhir/Status#Test
  • 25. © 2012 HL7 ® International. Licensed under Creative Commons. HL7 & Health Level Seven are registered trademarks of Health Level Seven International. Reg. U.S. TM Office. Resource Entry Resource id Last modified Resource content Human-readable form, just like Resource.text Tags
  • 26. © 2012 HL7 ® International. Licensed under Creative Commons. HL7 & Health Level Seven are registered trademarks of Health Level Seven International. Reg. U.S. TM Office. Atom in JSON  There‟s not yet a way to render Atom in JSON, though there are initiatives, all ugly.  So, we had to (sorry) roll our own….  …very straightforward, single-purpose  Atom JSON solution  (Note: MIME type is still application/json!)
  • 27. © 2012 HL7 ® International. Licensed under Creative Commons. HL7 & Health Level Seven are registered trademarks of Health Level Seven International. Reg. U.S. TM Office. Json Atom - Example { "title": "Search result", "updated": "2012-09-20T12:04:45Z", "id": "urn:uuid:50ea3e5e-b6a7-4f55-956c-caef491bbc08", "link": [ { "rel": "self", "href": "http://server.org/fhir/Patient?format=json" } ], "entry": [ { "title": "Resource of type Patient, with id = 1 and version = 1", "link": [ { "rel": "self", "href": "http://server.org/fhir/Patient/1/_history/1" } ], "id": "http://server.org/fhir/Patient/1", "updated": "2012-05-29T23:45:32Z", "published": "2012-09-20T12:04:47Z", "author": [ { "name": "Grahame Grieve / HL7 publishing committee" } ], "content": { "Patient": { } } } ] }
  • 28. © 2012 HL7 ® International. Licensed under Creative Commons. HL7 & Health Level Seven are registered trademarks of Health Level Seven International. Reg. U.S. TM Office. BEYOND REST How FHIR supports documents and messages
  • 29. © 2012 HL7 ® International. Licensed under Creative Commons. HL7 & Health Level Seven are registered trademarks of Health Level Seven International. Reg. U.S. TM Office. What’s a document?  Persistence: continues to exist in an unaltered state  Stewardship: maintained by a person or organization entrusted with its care.  Potential for authentication: an assemblage of information that is intended to be legally authenticated.  Wholeness. Authentication of a clinical document applies to the whole and does not apply to portions of the document without the full context of the document.  Human readability. A clinical document is human readable.
  • 30. © 2012 HL7 ® International. Licensed under Creative Commons. HL7 & Health Level Seven are registered trademarks of Health Level Seven International. Reg. U.S. TM Office. The Document resource A single Resource, very often a List
  • 31. © 2012 HL7 ® International. Licensed under Creative Commons. HL7 & Health Level Seven are registered trademarks of Health Level Seven International. Reg. U.S. TM Office. Documents – are bundles Observation Resource Composition Resource Section Section Device Resource Patient Resource Prescription Resource <feed> <entry> <Composition /> </entry> <entry> <Observation /> </entry> <entry> <Device /> </entry> <entry> <Prescription /> </entry> <entry> <Patient /> </entry> </feed> AttesterMetadata
  • 32. © 2012 HL7 ® International. Licensed under Creative Commons. HL7 & Health Level Seven are registered trademarks of Health Level Seven International. Reg. U.S. TM Office. Tag as “Document” This Bundle is a Document
  • 33. © 2012 HL7 ® International. Licensed under Creative Commons. HL7 & Health Level Seven are registered trademarks of Health Level Seven International. Reg. U.S. TM Office. Communicating documents  You can “drop” your document on  http://server.org/fhir/Mailbox  No storage or disassembly is implied, your just posting a document in its entirety.  Servers can implement any specific functionality as required between trading partners when receiving such a document.
  • 34. © 2012 HL7 ® International. Licensed under Creative Commons. HL7 & Health Level Seven are registered trademarks of Health Level Seven International. Reg. U.S. TM Office. Communicating documents  You can store your document using  http://server.org/fhir/Document  Storage, NO disassembly is implied, document (and signature) stays intact  Search is supported (you search on it‟s Message header – Composition) NEW!
  • 35. © 2012 HL7 ® International. Licensed under Creative Commons. HL7 & Health Level Seven are registered trademarks of Health Level Seven International. Reg. U.S. TM Office. MessageHeader Resource
  • 36. © 2012 HL7 ® International. Licensed under Creative Commons. HL7 & Health Level Seven are registered trademarks of Health Level Seven International. Reg. U.S. TM Office. Messages – are bundles Observation Resource Message Resource source destination Device Resource Patient Resource <feed> <entry> <MessageHeader /> </entry> <entry> <Observation /> </entry> <entry> <Patient /> </entry> <entry> <Device /> </entry> </feed> event
  • 37. © 2012 HL7 ® International. Licensed under Creative Commons. HL7 & Health Level Seven are registered trademarks of Health Level Seven International. Reg. U.S. TM Office. Tag as “Message” This Bundle is a Message
  • 38. © 2012 HL7 ® International. Licensed under Creative Commons. HL7 & Health Level Seven are registered trademarks of Health Level Seven International. Reg. U.S. TM Office. Sending messages  Again, REST not necessary, but…  There is an explicit REST endpoint:  http://server.org/fhir/Mailbox  No storage implied. Might be a router, converted to v2, etc. etc.  The server can process them based on the event code and return the response as another message (again a bundle).
  • 39. © 2012 HL7 ® International. Licensed under Creative Commons. HL7 & Health Level Seven are registered trademarks of Health Level Seven International. Reg. U.S. TM Office. Exercise #3 Composing a Document (45 minutes)
  • 40. © 2012 HL7 ® International. Licensed under Creative Commons. HL7 & Health Level Seven are registered trademarks of Health Level Seven International. Reg. U.S. TM Office. HL7.FHIR SUPPORT API Using the C# Reference Implementation
  • 41. © 2012 HL7 ® International. Licensed under Creative Commons. HL7 & Health Level Seven are registered trademarks of Health Level Seven International. Reg. U.S. TM Office. Reference implementations - Contents - Model – classes generated from the spec - Parsers – Parsers generated from the spec - Serializers – Serializers generated from the spec - FhirClient - Validation (currently Java only) - Java – Everything on the downloads page - .NET – NuGet “FHIR”, or GitHub “fhir-net-api”
  • 42. © 2012 HL7 ® International. Licensed under Creative Commons. HL7 & Health Level Seven are registered trademarks of Health Level Seven International. Reg. U.S. TM Office. A FHIR Resource in C# public partial class Observation : Resource { // Codes that provide reliability information about an observation public enum ObservationReliability {Ok, Ongoing, …} // Codes identifying interpretations of observations public enum ObservationInterpretation {N, A, L, H } public CodeableConcept Name { get; set; } public List<ObservationReferenceRangeComponent> ReferenceRange { get; set;} public Code<Observation.ObservationReliability> Reliability { get; set; } public ResourceReference Performer { get; set; } }
  • 43. © 2012 HL7 ® International. Licensed under Creative Commons. HL7 & Health Level Seven are registered trademarks of Health Level Seven International. Reg. U.S. TM Office. Object Model 51 [FhirResource("DiagnosticReport")] public partial class DiagnosticReport : Resource { public Code<ObservationStatus> Status {…} public Instant Issued {…} public ResourceReference Subject {…} public ResourceReference Performer {…} public Identifier ReportId {… } public List<DiagnosticReportRequestDetailComponent> RequestDetail { …}
  • 44. © 2012 HL7 ® International. Licensed under Creative Commons. HL7 & Health Level Seven are registered trademarks of Health Level Seven International. Reg. U.S. TM Office. Primitives are not really primitive…
  • 45. © 2012 HL7 ® International. Licensed under Creative Commons. HL7 & Health Level Seven are registered trademarks of Health Level Seven International. Reg. U.S. TM Office. Parsing/Serializing using C# // Create a file-based reader for Xml XmlReader xr = XmlReader.Create( new StreamReader(@"publishobservation-example.xml")); // Parse the Observation from the stream var obs = (Observation)FhirParser.ParseResource(xr); // Modify some fields of the observation obs.Status = Observation.ObservationStatus.Amended; obs.Value = new Quantity() { Value = 40, Units = "g" }; // Serialize the in-memory observation to Json var jsonText = FhirSerializer.SerializeResourceToJson(obs);
  • 46. © 2012 HL7 ® International. Licensed under Creative Commons. HL7 & Health Level Seven are registered trademarks of Health Level Seven International. Reg. U.S. TM Office. Parsing/Serializing using Java XmlParser xml = new XmlParser(); Observation obs = (Observation)xml.parse(new FileInputStream(“observation.xml")); obs.setStatusSimple(ObservationStatus.amended); Quantity newValue = new Quantity(); newValue.setValueSimple(new BigDecimal(40)); newValue.setUnitsSimple("g"); obs.setValue( newValue ); ByteArrayOutputStream bos = new ByteArrayOutputStream(); JsonComposer comp = new JsonComposer(); comp.compose(bos, obs, true); String json = bos.toString("UTF8");
  • 47. © 2012 HL7 ® International. Licensed under Creative Commons. HL7 & Health Level Seven are registered trademarks of Health Level Seven International. Reg. U.S. TM Office. Bundles  For both Java and C#, reference has custom-built Atom parser  For .NET, you could use the framework‟s SyndicationFeed  A bit more low-level  No support for deleted-entries (even parse problems)  Incompatible with WinRT (Win8 mobile apps)
  • 48. © 2012 HL7 ® International. Licensed under Creative Commons. HL7 & Health Level Seven are registered trademarks of Health Level Seven International. Reg. U.S. TM Office. Bundles in C#  Abstraction on top of Atom parser  Bundle = feed, BundleEntry = entry. Bundle result = new Bundle() { Title = "Demo bundle" }; result.Entries.Add(new ResourceEntry<Patient>() { LastUpdated=DateTimeOffset.Now, Content = new Patient() }); result.Entries.Add(new DeletedEntry() { Id = new Uri("http://..."), When = DateTime.Now }); var bundleXml = FhirSerializer.SerializeBundleToXml(result);
  • 49. © 2012 HL7 ® International. Licensed under Creative Commons. HL7 & Health Level Seven are registered trademarks of Health Level Seven International. Reg. U.S. TM Office. Bundles in Java AtomFeed feed = new AtomFeed(); feed.setTitle("Demo bundle"); AtomEntry pat = new AtomEntry(); pat.setUpdated(Calendar.getInstance()); pat.setResource(new Patient()); feed.getEntryList().add(pat); AtomEntry del = new AtomEntry(); del.setUpdated(Calendar.getInstance()); del.setDeleted(true); del.setId("http://nu.nl/fhir"); feed.getEntryList().add(del); ByteArrayOutputStream bos = new ByteArrayOutputStream(); AtomComposer comp = new AtomComposer(); comp.compose(bos, feed, true); String xml = bos.toString("UTF8");
  • 50. © 2012 HL7 ® International. Licensed under Creative Commons. HL7 & Health Level Seven are registered trademarks of Health Level Seven International. Reg. U.S. TM Office. Using FHIR Client in C# var client = new FhirClient( new Uri("http://fhir.com/svc/fhir")); var patEntry = client.Read<Patient>("1"); var pat = patEntry.Resource; var restId = patEntry.Id; var tags = patEntry.Tags; pat.Name.Add(HumanName.ForFamily("Kramer") .WithGiven("Ewout")); client.Update<Patient>(patEntry);
  • 51. © 2012 HL7 ® International. Licensed under Creative Commons. HL7 & Health Level Seven are registered trademarks of Health Level Seven International. Reg. U.S. TM Office. Using FHIR Client in Java FHIRClient client = new FHIRSimpleClient(); client.initialize("http://spark.furore.com/fhir"); AtomEntry<Patient> pe = client.read(Patient.class, "1"); Patient p = pe.getResource(); HumanName hn = new HumanName(); hn.getFamily().add(Factory.newString_("Kramer")); hn.getGiven().add(Factory.newString_("Ewout")); p.getName().add(hn); client.update(Patient.class, p, "1");
  • 52. © 2012 HL7 ® International. Licensed under Creative Commons. HL7 & Health Level Seven are registered trademarks of Health Level Seven International. Reg. U.S. TM Office. Exercise #4 Using the FHIR C# and Java API’s (60 minutes)
  • 53. © 2012 HL7 ® International. Licensed under Creative Commons. HL7 & Health Level Seven are registered trademarks of Health Level Seven International. Reg. U.S. TM Office. PROFILES, VALIDATION AND CONFORMANCE Introducing
  • 54. © 2012 HL7 ® International. Licensed under Creative Commons. HL7 & Health Level Seven are registered trademarks of Health Level Seven International. Reg. U.S. TM Office. The need for Profiles  Many different contexts in healthcare, but a single set of Resources  Need to be able to describe restrictions based on use and context  Allow for these usage statements to:  Authored in a structured manner  Published in a repository  Used as the basis for validation, code, report and UI generation.
  • 55. © 2012 HL7 ® International. Licensed under Creative Commons. HL7 & Health Level Seven are registered trademarks of Health Level Seven International. Reg. U.S. TM Office. Profiling a resource Demand that the identifier uses your national patient identifier Limit names to just 1 (instead of 0..*) Limit maritalStatus to another set of codes that extends the one from HL7 international Add an extension to support “RaceCode” Note: hardly any mandatory elements in the core spec!
  • 56. © 2012 HL7 ® International. Licensed under Creative Commons. HL7 & Health Level Seven are registered trademarks of Health Level Seven International. Reg. U.S. TM Office. Structured & published  A Profile is just a “normal” Resource  Any FHIR server could serve Profiles (just like Patients, Observations, etc…)  So, any FHIR server is a profile repository!  A resource is simply referred to by its URI:  e.g. http://hl7.org/fhir/Profile/iso-21090
  • 57. © 2012 HL7 ® International. Licensed under Creative Commons. HL7 & Health Level Seven are registered trademarks of Health Level Seven International. Reg. U.S. TM Office. Using profiles  When communicating a resource, you can indicate the profiles it conforms to.  A server might explicitly state it only accepts resources conforming to a certain profile (and verify!)  You can ask a FHIR server to validate a resource against a given profile
  • 58. © 2012 HL7 ® International. Licensed under Creative Commons. HL7 & Health Level Seven are registered trademarks of Health Level Seven International. Reg. U.S. TM Office. Tagging a Resource Patient MRN 22234 “Ewout Kramer” 30-11-1972 Amsterdam http://hl7.org/fhir/tag/security http://hl7.org/fhir/v3/ActCode#TABOO http://hl7.org/fhir/tag http://example.org/fhir/Status#Test http://hl7.org/fhir/tag/profile http://hl7.org/fhir/Profile/us-core “a claim that the Resource conforms to the profile identified in the term”
  • 59. © 2012 HL7 ® International. Licensed under Creative Commons. HL7 & Health Level Seven are registered trademarks of Health Level Seven International. Reg. U.S. TM Office. Who publishes? http://www.hl7.org/fhir/Profile/iso-21090 http://www.hl7.nl/fhir/Profile/patient-nl http://www.health4all.org/fhir/Profile/
  • 60. © 2012 HL7 ® International. Licensed under Creative Commons. HL7 & Health Level Seven are registered trademarks of Health Level Seven International. Reg. U.S. TM Office. What’s in a profile? Metadata Identifier Name, Version Publisher Description, Code Status Date (of publication) Resource and Datatype Constraints Extension Conformance Resource (via Tag) ValueSet ValueSet Extension in Resource
  • 61. © 2012 HL7 ® International. Licensed under Creative Commons. HL7 & Health Level Seven are registered trademarks of Health Level Seven International. Reg. U.S. TM Office. Scale / design  Make a profile with just extensions  Make a profile with just 1 resource + extensions on that resource  Make a profile with all (say national) resources + extensions.
  • 62. © 2012 HL7 ® International. Licensed under Creative Commons. HL7 & Health Level Seven are registered trademarks of Health Level Seven International. Reg. U.S. TM Office. Profile metadata  Identifier: Universally unique identifier, assigned by author value=“urn:hl7.org:extensions:iso-21090“ or “2.16.840.1.113883.10.20.2.1”  Version: Version of the profile, manually maintained by author. Suggested format: a timestamp (e.g. 2013-01-01T12:34:45)  Name: Free natural text name (e.g. “ISO 21090 Data Type Extensions”)  Publisher: organization or individual responsible for publishing. Should be populated (e.g. “FHIR Project Team“)  Telecom: one or more contact points of the publisher (telephone, email, website etc)  Description: longer description of the contents of the profile  Code: one or more coded descriptions to help with finding the profile  Status (fixed choice of draft, active, retired) + experimental Y/N  Requirements: scope & usage (the “need” or “why” of the profile)  Date (of publication), e.g. “2013-07-07"
  • 63. © 2012 HL7 ® International. Licensed under Creative Commons. HL7 & Health Level Seven are registered trademarks of Health Level Seven International. Reg. U.S. TM Office. (Distributed) validation App‟s server Store & Validate Country validation server Profile X Profile Y Profile Y Validate
  • 64. © 2012 HL7 ® International. Licensed under Creative Commons. HL7 & Health Level Seven are registered trademarks of Health Level Seven International. Reg. U.S. TM Office. Validation  When receiving an XML resource  1. Validate using schema  2. Run schematrons  When receiving JSON  1. Parse the JSON  2. Serialize to XML  3. Validate using schema  4. Run schematrons  There‟s a validation pack for Java
  • 65. © 2012 HL7 ® International. Licensed under Creative Commons. HL7 & Health Level Seven are registered trademarks of Health Level Seven International. Reg. U.S. TM Office. Operation Outcome  When something goes wrong….return the OperationOutcome Resource!
  • 66. © 2012 HL7 ® International. Licensed under Creative Commons. HL7 & Health Level Seven are registered trademarks of Health Level Seven International. Reg. U.S. TM Office. Conformance  There‟s a resource for documenting conformance to FHIR  Can be used for:  Stating how a specific system instance behaves  Defining how a software system is capable of behaving (including configuration options)  Identifying a desired set of behavior (e.g. RFP)  To declare themselves “FHIR Conformant”, a system must publish a Conformance instance
  • 67. © 2012 HL7 ® International. Licensed under Creative Commons. HL7 & Health Level Seven are registered trademarks of Health Level Seven International. Reg. U.S. TM Office. Conformance Resource • Which wire formats supported? • Which resources? • What documents, messages does the server accept, what does the content look like? • Which protocols? http? Mllp? ftp? • Which operations (read, create, update, search) • Which FHIR version? • What search operations? • Is this a test server? • Who can I contact? • What‟s the name of the software? http://www.hl7.org/implement/standards/fhir/conformance.html
  • 68. © 2012 HL7 ® International. Licensed under Creative Commons. HL7 & Health Level Seven are registered trademarks of Health Level Seven International. Reg. U.S. TM Office. How to get conformance  Conformance is again, just a Resource  Any FHIR server will publish his own conformance at a special endpoint  A FHIR server may store and publish any number of additional Conformance resources, so you can refer to them  Able to validate by automated testing
  • 69. © 2012 HL7 ® International. Licensed under Creative Commons. HL7 & Health Level Seven are registered trademarks of Health Level Seven International. Reg. U.S. TM Office. HL7 FAMILY AND FHIR
  • 70. © 2012 HL7 ® International. Licensed under Creative Commons. HL7 & Health Level Seven are registered trademarks of Health Level Seven International. Reg. U.S. TM Office. V2 and FHIR Similarities  Built around re-usable “chunks” of data  Strong forward/backward compatibility rules  Extensibility mechanism FHIR Differences  Each chunk (resource) is independently addressable  More than messages  Human readable required  Extensions don‟t collide, are discoverable  Modern tools/skills  Instances easy to read  Lighter spec
  • 71. © 2012 HL7 ® International. Licensed under Creative Commons. HL7 & Health Level Seven are registered trademarks of Health Level Seven International. Reg. U.S. TM Office. Migration – v2  Already have an integration engine that supports translation between v2 and FHIR  Resources map to segments reasonably well  As always, the challenge with v2 mapping is the variability of v2 interfaces  “Common” mappings can be created, but they won‟t be one size fits all HL7 v2
  • 72. © 2012 HL7 ® International. Licensed under Creative Commons. HL7 & Health Level Seven are registered trademarks of Health Level Seven International. Reg. U.S. TM Office. …and v2 mappings Every Resource has v2 mappings specified, e.g.: http://www.hl7.org/fhir/patient-mappings.html#http://hl7.org/v2 Patient identifier PID-3 name PID-5, PID-9 telecom PID-13, PID-14, PID-40 gender PID-8 birthDate PID-7 deceased[x] PID-30 address PID-11 maritalStatus PID-16
  • 73. © 2012 HL7 ® International. Licensed under Creative Commons. HL7 & Health Level Seven are registered trademarks of Health Level Seven International. Reg. U.S. TM Office. V3 and FHIR Similarities  Based on RIM, vocab & ISO Data types foundations  Support XML syntax FHIR Differences  Simpler models & syntax (reference model hidden)  Friendly names  Extensibility with discovery  Easy inter-version wire compatibility  Messages, documents, etc. use same syntax  JSON syntax too
  • 74. © 2012 HL7 ® International. Licensed under Creative Commons. HL7 & Health Level Seven are registered trademarks of Health Level Seven International. Reg. U.S. TM Office. CDA and FHIR Similarities  Support profiling for specific use-cases  Human readability is minimum for interoperability  APIs, validation tooling, profile tooling  (See v3 similarities on prior slide) FHIR Differences  Can use out of the box – no templates required  Not restricted to just documents  Implementer tooling generated with spec  (See v3 differences on prior slide)
  • 75. © 2012 HL7 ® International. Licensed under Creative Commons. HL7 & Health Level Seven are registered trademarks of Health Level Seven International. Reg. U.S. TM Office. Migration – CDA  Made more complex by human-readable nature  Need to ensure text <-> entry linkages are retained  Will best be handled on a template by template basis  Likely start with important ones like C-CDA
  • 76. © 2012 HL7 ® International. Licensed under Creative Commons. HL7 & Health Level Seven are registered trademarks of Health Level Seven International. Reg. U.S. TM Office. For v3 CDA…  Documents MAY be communicated using REST:  And stored as a single “blob” – the whole document  And disassembled into the contained resources  But ftp, MLLP, e-mail, SOAP is all fine  There is a project underway mapping Green CDA to FHIR
  • 77. © 2012 HL7 ® International. Licensed under Creative Commons. HL7 & Health Level Seven are registered trademarks of Health Level Seven International. Reg. U.S. TM Office. …and v3 mappings Every Resource has v3 mappings specified, e.g.: http://www.hl7.org/fhir/patient-mappings.html#http://hl7.org/v3 Patient Patient identifier ./id name ./name telecom ./telecom gender ./administrativeGender birthDate ./birthTime deceased[x] ./deceasedInd address ./addr maritalStatus ./maritalStatus multipleBirth[x] .multipleBirthInd
  • 78. © 2012 HL7 ® International. Licensed under Creative Commons. HL7 & Health Level Seven are registered trademarks of Health Level Seven International. Reg. U.S. TM Office. FHIR and Services Similarities  Encourage context neutral, re-usable structures with defined behavior  RESTful interface is a simple SOA interface FHIR differences  Consistent data structures across services  Ease of transport across paradigms message <-> service <-> document <-> REST  Standard framework for defining/discovering services
  • 79. © 2012 HL7 ® International. Licensed under Creative Commons. HL7 & Health Level Seven are registered trademarks of Health Level Seven International. Reg. U.S. TM Office. Market Sharev2 • De facto standard for in- institution communication • Standard in many countries for cross-institution communication CDA • High market penetration, particularly of CCD and CCDA variants due to meaningful use • Significant on-going growth v3 • Mandated use in a few jurisdictions • Little uptake outside of those mandates FHIR • None
  • 80. © 2012 HL7 ® International. Licensed under Creative Commons. HL7 & Health Level Seven are registered trademarks of Health Level Seven International. Reg. U.S. TM Office. Maturityv2 • In use for over 25 years • Broadly supported by industry tools • Now on • Familiarity with both capabilities and limitations (and work-arounds) CDA • In use for over 12 years • Implemented in a variety of settings all around the world v3 • In development for over 13 years • Some specifications have had multiple releases • Limited uptake FHIR • First thought of less than 2 years ago • Just passed DSTU ballot • Won‟t be a normative spec for several more years, minimum
  • 81. © 2012 HL7 ® International. Licensed under Creative Commons. HL7 & Health Level Seven are registered trademarks of Health Level Seven International. Reg. U.S. TM Office. So why use anything else?  FHIR is brand new  No market share  Only recently passed DSTU ballot  Little track record  Business case  No-one dumps existing working systems just because something new is “better”  Large projects committed to one standard won‟t change direction quickly (or even at all)
  • 82. © 2012 HL7 ® International. Licensed under Creative Commons. HL7 & Health Level Seven are registered trademarks of Health Level Seven International. Reg. U.S. TM Office. Simple message  Yes, FHIR has the potential to supplant HL7 v3, CDA and even v2  However  It‟s not going to do so any time soon  No one's going to throw away their investment in older standards to use FHIR until 1. The specification has a good track record 2. It‟s clear the new thing provides significant benefits  HL7 will support existing product lines so long as the market needs them
  • 83. © 2012 HL7 ® International. Licensed under Creative Commons. HL7 & Health Level Seven are registered trademarks of Health Level Seven International. Reg. U.S. TM Office. (XDS) references Document Reference Resources are used in document indexing systems, and are used to refer to: • CDA documents in FHIR systems • FHIR documents stored elsewhere (i.e. registry/repository following the XDS model) • PDF documents, and even digital records of faxes where sufficient information is available • Other kinds of documents, such as records of prescriptions. A document reference resource is used to describe a document that is made available to a healthcare system.
  • 84. © 2012 HL7 ® International. Licensed under Creative Commons. HL7 & Health Level Seven are registered trademarks of Health Level Seven International. Reg. U.S. TM Office. IHE MHD “This winter (…) the Volume 2 part of Mobile Health Documents (MHD) will be replaced with the appropriate content describing a profile of DocumentReference to meet the needs of MHD and the family of Document Sharing in XDS, XDR, and XCA.” John Moehrke, august 16, 2013
  • 85. © 2012 HL7 ® International. Licensed under Creative Commons. HL7 & Health Level Seven are registered trademarks of Health Level Seven International. Reg. U.S. TM Office. Balloting plans  First Draft Standard for Trial Use ballot (DSTU) complete  Recently HL7 decided FHIR is now published as a DSTU  Will provide a semi-stable platform for implementers while still allowing non-backward-compatible change for Normative version if implementation experience dictates  Additional DSTU versions roughly annually to make fixes, introduce new resources  Normative is around 3 years out  We want *lots* of implementation experience before committing to backward compatibility 93
  • 86. © 2012 HL7 ® International. Licensed under Creative Commons. HL7 & Health Level Seven are registered trademarks of Health Level Seven International. Reg. U.S. TM Office. Next Steps for you  Read the spec: http://hl7.org/fhir  Try implementing it  Come to a (European?) Connectathon!  fhir@lists.hl7.org  #FHIR  Implementor’s Skype Channel  FHIR Developer Days (November 24 – 26), Amsterdam  StackOverflow: hl7 fhir tag
  • 87. © 2012 HL7 ® International. Licensed under Creative Commons. HL7 & Health Level Seven are registered trademarks of Health Level Seven International. Reg. U.S. TM Office. The End – The big brake! Questions?