Section 1c: FHIR®
Section 3: Implementation Guides

HL7 FHIR® Implementation Guide: Health Care Surveys Content, Release 1 - US Realm

DESCRIPTION

The Health Care Surveys Content Implementation Guide (IG) specifies how the MedMorph Reference Architecture (RA) IG is leveraged to enable health care organizations to implement Health Care Surveys Use Cases outlined in the IG.

 

See the specification at http://hl7.org/fhir/us/health-care-surveys-reporting/STU1

ALTERNATIVE NAMES

HL7 FHIR® Implementation Guide: Health Care Surveys Content, Release 1 - US Realm may also go by the following names or acronyms:

"HL7 FHIR® IG: MedMorph Surveys, R1", MedMorph Health Care Surveys Content IG

BENEFITS

  • Increases the response rate of sampled hospitals and ambulatory health care providers to the National Hospital Care Survey (NHCS) and the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS) over other data collection approaches
  • Increases the volume, quality, completeness, and timeliness of the data submitted to the NHCS and NAMCS
  • Reduces the burden associated with survey participation and reduce costs associated with recruiting hospital and ambulatory health care providers

IMPLEMENTATIONS/CASE STUDIES

  • NCHS sponsored the specification development.
  • Pilot sites planned:
    • hospital,
    • FQHC
    • two physician groups.

DEVELOPMENT BACKGROUND

The HL7 FHIR Standard has been used by healthcare application implementers across the globe, drawn by its ease of use. FHIR is a landmark step to remove many of the barriers to healthcare data exchange.

Utilizing this IG, which is tightly aligned with newly available standards such as FHIR R4 APIs and the United States Core Date for Interoperability (USCDI)/US Core Profiles, for electronic reporting will increase the response rate of sampled hospitals and ambulatory health care providers to the National Hospital Care Survey (NHCS) and the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS) over other data collection approaches. This will also increase the volume, quality, completeness, and timeliness of the data submitted to the NHCS and NAMCS. This reporting approach via automated means (without provider involvement) will reduce the burden associated with survey participation and reduce costs associated with recruiting hospital and ambulatory health care providers.

RELATED DOCUMENTS

HL7 FHIR® Implementation Guide: Health Care Surveys Content, Release 1 - US Realm

STU DOCUMENTS

HL7 FHIR® Implementation Guide: Health Care Surveys Content, Release 1 - US Realm See the standard at http://hl7.org/fhir/us/health-care-surveys-reporting/STU1. (Submit Feedback on STU)

TOPIC

  • Public Health

BALLOT TYPE

  • STU

STATUS DATE

2023-08-21

RESPONSIBLE WORK GROUP

Public Health

PRODUCT TYPE

  • Implementation Guide

STAKEHOLDERS

  • Clinical and Public Health Laboratories
  • EHR, PHR Vendors
  • Health Care IT Vendors
  • Healthcare Institutions
  • Quality Reporting Agencies
  • Regulatory Agency

FAMILY

  • FHIR

CURRENT STATE

  • Active

REALM

  • US Realm