Section 1c: FHIR®
Section 3: Implementation Guides
HL7 FHIR® Implementation Guide: Vital Signs, Release 1- US Realm
Vital signs are collected on nearly every patient encounter. Oftentimes, the clinician needs to know the patient position, device, body location or method the measures were taken.
Blood pressure as a component of vital signs also plays a key role in national efforts to control hypertension in the U.S.. This project is collaborating with the AMA in supporting the Target BP program which is focused on helping health care organizations, at no cost, improve BP control rates through an evidence-based quality improvement program and recognizes organizations committed to improving BP control, measure blood pressure accurately and enable patient self-measurement (SMBP). SMBP can also help providers better diagnose high BP and effectively manage patients. More information can be found at www.targetbp.com.
The goal for this project is to identify the additional qualifiers, and value sets and add them encode them within the FHIR profiles.
See the specification at hl7.org/fhir/us/vitals/STU1
HL7 FHIR® Implementation Guide: Vital Signs, Release 1- US Realm may also go by the following names or acronyms:
- Provides the needed extra context for improved data analysis, and CDS for qualifying elements such as Cuff Size, Associated Situation, Body Position, etc.
- Intermountain Healthcare,
- University of Utah Health
|See the standard at http://hl7.org/fhir/us/vitals/STU1.|
- Patient Care
RESPONSIBLE WORK GROUP
- Implementation Guide
- Clinical Decision Support Systems Vendors
- EHR, PHR Vendors
- Health Care IT Vendors
- Healthcare Institutions
- US Realm