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task #15027: A discussion on integrating HL7 FHIR (and related) codesets into the data models

Submitted by:  Chris Zimmerman <teffalump>
Submitted on:  Sat 18 Aug 2018 02:54:01 AM UTC
Should Start On:  Sat 18 Aug 2018 12:00:00 AM UTC Should be Finished on:  Tue 18 Aug 2020 12:00:00 AM UTC
Category:  FHIR Priority:  * 3 - Low
Status:  None Privacy:  Public
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Sat 18 Aug 2018 02:54:01 AM UTC, original submission:  

This discussion started on the mailing list and it seems appropriate to open a task here for further discussion.


To summarize, there are good arguments to integrate certain codesets into the data models - clarity, simplicity, interoperability, and so on. For example, instead of defining non-standard medication route data, use the SNOMED CT codes and descriptions. However, there are various issues that have been brought up, including licensing issues, the significant work required, and if there is need for them. For example, FHIR is moving towards using SNOMED CT codes but there may be hidden licensing issues.

Chris Zimmerman <teffalump>
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