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Section 1c: FHIR®
Section 3: Implementation Guides

HL7 FHIR® Implementation Guide: Vital Records Death Reporting (VRDR), Release 1 STU2 - US Realm

DESCRIPTION

The VRDR FHIR IG provides guidance regarding the use of FHIR resources as a conduit for data required in the bidirectional exchange of mortality data between State-run Public Health Agencies (PHA) Vital Records offices and U.S. National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS).

See the specification at http://hl7.org/fhir/us/vrdr/STU2

ALTERNATIVE NAMES

HL7 FHIR® Implementation Guide: Vital Records Death Reporting (VRDR), Release 1 STU2 - US Realm may also go by the following names or acronyms:

"HL7 FHIR® Implementation Guide: Vital Records Mortality and Morbidity Reporting, Release 1", VRDR

BENEFITS

  • Provides bidirectional exchange of mortality data between PHA Vital Records offices and NCHS, essential to effective public health surveillance and emergency response efforts.
  • Enables automation of the reporting process
  • Enhances efficiencies that dramatically improves the efficacy of event response, data analysis, and evidence-based measurable prevention of the causes of death.

IMPLEMENTATIONS/CASE STUDIES

  • Jurisdictional Vital Records Offices: AR, CT, IA, ID, KS, LA, MN, NJ, NYC, PR, UT
  • Organizations: CDC/NCHS/Information Technology Branch (ITB), National Association for Public Health Statistics and Information Systems (NAPHSIS)
  • Software Vendors: Axiell, DB Sysgraph, GCOM, Mantech, Netsmart, Ruvos, VitalChek

DEVELOPMENT BACKGROUND

CDCs National Center for Health Statistics is working closely with Federal, State, and local partners to take a fresh look at how mortality data are gathered, stored, and exchanged across the United States. They are focused on adopting best practices for information exchange that lessen the burden on data providers (e.g., vital records offices, medical examiner and coroner offices, toxicology labs) while providing a seamlessly automated data feed to public health and public safety data requestors.

RELATED DOCUMENTS

HL7 FHIR® Implementation Guide: Vital Records Death Reporting (VRDR), Release 1 STU2 - US Realm

STU DOCUMENTS

HL7 FHIR® Implementation Guide: Vital Records Death Reporting (VRDR), Release 1 STU2 - US Realm See the standard at http://hl7.org/fhir/us/vrdr/STU2. (Submit Feedback on STU)
HL7 FHIR® Implementation Guide: Vital Records Mortality and Morbidity Reporting, Release 1 - US Realm http://hl7.org/fhir/us/vrdr/STU1/index.html Expiration Oct 2022

TOPIC

  • Public Health

BALLOT TYPE

  • STU

STATUS DATE

2022-08-31

RESPONSIBLE WORK GROUP

Public Health

PRODUCT TYPE

  • Implementation Guide

STAKEHOLDERS

  • Health Care IT Vendors
  • Healthcare Institutions
  • HIS Vendors
  • Local and State Departments of Health

FAMILY

  • FHIR

CURRENT STATE

  • Active

REALM

  • US Realm