- FHIR Basic Resource
- Electronic Health Records Exchange Through FHIR
- Medical Terminology
- Processes Data
- Processes Information
- Processes Documentation
- Health Information Exchange
- Electronic Health Records
- FHIR Smart
- Smart on FHIR
Basic is a special type of resource. Unlike all other resources, it does not correspond to a specific pre-defined Health Level Seven International (HL7) concept. Instead, it is a placeholder for any resource-like concept that is not already defined in the HL7 specification. Basic defines only those necessary data elements to identify the kind of resource it represents and those necessary to support resource compartmenting. All other data elements are represented using the extension mechanism.
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The Basic resource is intended for use in three circumstances:
– When an implementer needs a resource concept that is likely to be defined by Health Level Seven International (HL7) in the future, but they have not yet done so (due to bandwidth issues, lack of sufficient requirements, lower prioritization, etc.)
– When there is a need to convey a narrative-only construct that does not neatly correspond to one of the other resources, either because it combines aspects of several resources (e.g. Assessment + Plan) or because the allowed content is flexible such that the system cannot be totally sure what sort of content might have been included in the narrative text.
– Other than the circumstances above, this resource will see minimal use. To keep the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) specification manageable, it cannot incorporate every site-specific requirement that might be needed in some implementation somewhere. This set of resources likely will not ever be officially defined in HL7.
There is also a fourth circumstance: An implementer wishes to convey information that could/should be conveyed using a standard resource, however, they want to represent the information in a custom format that is not aligned with the official resource elements. While this resource would be the preferred way of meeting that use-case because it will at least be wire-format compatible, such a use would not be conformant because making use of the Basic resource would prevent the healthcare-related information from being safely processed, queried and analyzed by other conformant systems.
Implementers do not need to be concerned with which of the three categories their desired resource fits within. If they need a resource and it clearly does not fit one of the ones currently defined, they should use Basic.
Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) is a draft standard describing data formats and elements (known as “resources”) and an application programming interface (API) for exchanging electronic health records. The standard was created by the Health Level Seven International (HL7) health-care standards organization.
Its goal is to facilitate interoperation between legacy healthcare systems, to make it easy to provide healthcare information to healthcare providers and individuals on a wide variety of devices from computers to tablets to cell phones, and to allow third-party application developers to provide medical applications which can be easily integrated into existing systems.
FHIR provides an alternative to document-centric approaches by directly exposing discrete data elements as services. For example, basic elements of healthcare like patients, admissions, diagnostic reports and medications can each be retrieved and manipulated via their own resource URLs (Uniform Resource Locators). FHIR was supported at an American Medical Informatics Association meeting by many EHR (Electronic Health Record) vendors which value its open and extensible nature.
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John Snow Labs; Health Level Seven International;
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FHIR, HL7, Medical Terminology, Processes Data, Processes Information, Processes Documentation, Health Information Exchange, Electronic Health Records, FHIR Smart, Smart on FHIR
FHIR Basic Resource, Electronic Health Records Exchange Through FHIR
|Concept_Name||Name of the concept in the FHIR structure||string||required : 1|
|Computer_Ready_Name||A Computer-ready name (e.g. a token) that identifies the structure - suitable for code generation. Note that this name (and other names relevant for code generation, including element & slice names, codes etc) may collide with reserved words in the relevant target language, and code generators will need to handle this.||string||-|
|Type||The type the structure describes.||string||-|
|Description||A free text natural language description of the structure and its use||string||-|
|Items||The value of the keyword should be an object or an array of objects. If the keyword value is an object, then for the data array to be valid each item of the array should be valid according to the schema in this value.||string||-|
|Required||The value of the keyword should be an array of unique strings. The data object to be valid should contain all properties with names equal to the elements in the keyword value.||string||-|
|Const||The value of this keyword can be anything. The data is valid if it is deeply equal to the value of the keyword.||string||-|
|Concept Name||Computer Ready Name||Type||Dollar Ref||Description||Items||Required||Const|
|Basic||resourceType||This is a Basic resource|
|Basic||id||#/definitions/id||The logical id of the resource|
|Basic||meta||#/definitions/Meta||The metadata about the resource. This is content that is maintained by the infrastructure. Changes to the content might not always be associated with version changes to the resource.|
|Basic||implicitRules||#/definitions/uri||A reference to a set of rules that were followed when the resource was constructed|
|Basic||_implicitRules||#/definitions/Element||Extensions for implicitRules|
|Basic||language||#/definitions/code||The base language in which the resource is written.|
|Basic||_language||#/definitions/Element||Extensions for language|
|Basic||text||#/definitions/Narrative||A human-readable narrative that contains a summary of the resource and can be used to represent the content of the resource to a human. The narrative need not encode all the structured data|
|Basic||contained||array||These resources do not have an independent existence apart from the resource that contains them - they cannot be identified independently|
|Basic||extension||array||May be used to represent additional information that is not part of the basic definition of the resource. To make the use of extensions safe and managable|