Section 1b: EHR - Electronic Health Records

HL7 EHR-S Vital Records Functional Profile, Release 1 - US Realm

DESCRIPTION

The Electronic Health Record System Vital Records Functional Profile (VRFP) identifies Electronic Health Record system functions that support the capture of vital records (Birth, Fetal Death and Death-related) information at the point of contact or point of care. The VRFP articulates the functional requirements needed to support messaging among providers, states, local registrars, and federal agencies.

ALTERNATIVE NAMES

HL7 EHR-S Vital Records Functional Profile, Release 1 - US Realm may also go by the following names or acronyms:

HL7 EHR-S Vital Records Functional Profile, VR

TARGETS

  • State Vital Registrars
  • EHR and PHR Vendors
  • Healthcare Institutions (hospitals, long term care, home care, mental health)
  • Local and State Departments of Health
  • Funeral directors, coroners, medical examiners and other Vital Records stakeholders

BENEFITS

  • Provides a unified set of functional requirements for EHR systems that manage Vital Record data collection and exchange across the vital records community
  • Serves as a reference for the certification of EHR systems that include functionality to support vital records activities--the source of the data for each data item is consistent with the requirements as defined in the Vital Records Edit Specifications
  • Improve timeliness, data quality, data dissemination and reduction of data errors by decreasing duplicate entries of vital registration data
  • Facilitates capturing of vital records data (birth, death and fetal death) at the point of care or point of contact
  • Facilitates data exchange among providers, state and local registrars, and federal agencies

IMPLEMENTATIONS/CASE STUDIES

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/National Center for Health Statistics
  • National Association for Public Health Statistics and Information Systems
  • U.S. Vital Records Jurisdictions/Dept. of Health

 

DEVELOPMENT BACKGROUND

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention / National Center for Health Statistics provided funding for project leadership involvement, conference calls, and for the development of the VRFP.

 

RELATED DOCUMENTS

HL7 EHR-S Vital Records Functional Profile, Release 1 - US Realm

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ADDITIONAL DETAILS

NIST along with its accredited certification bodies (ACB) use EHR functional profiles such as the VRFP as a basis for certifying EHR systems

TOPIC

  • Public Health

BALLOT TYPES

  • Informative

STATUS DATE

2012-03-06

RESPONSIBLE WORK GROUP

Electronic Health Records

PRODUCT TYPES

  • ANSI-registered Technical Report
  • Functional Profile

STAKEHOLDERS

  • Healthcare Institutions
  • Local and State Departments of Health

FAMILY

  • EHR

CURRENT STATE

  • Stable

REALM

  • US Realm