PH Laboratory Reporting
Laboratory collected data is an important component Public Health decisions regarding programs and resource allocations. HL7 has developed a number of artifacts which support this interoperability
Public Health Profile in LOI/LRI
The Orders and Observations (OO) Work Group has developed v2 implementation guides for laboratory orders and results. In conjunction with OO, we have developed Public Health profiles to account for the enhanced requirements of public health reporting. These requirements were previously specified in the Electronic Laboratory Reporting (ELR) specification.
These projects were balloted as part of the May 2017 cycle.
Newborn Dried Blood Spot Screening
Newborn Dried Blood Spot Screening is used to screen newborns routinely for certain genetic, metabolic, hormonal, and functional disorders an is often part of state specific regulations. While these disorders are rare, diagnosing them allows for early treatment to improve a baby’s health and to prevent possible disabilities and, in some cases, death. As with many aspects of healthcare, the organization and delivery of newborn care is information-intensive and can be facilitated by automating information management, usually in the form of electronic health records (EHR) or health information systems.
This project was balloted as part of the May 2017 cycle.
FHIR Lab Resources
The goal of this project is to create a FHIR profile resource(s) using existing FHIR core resources for Lab Results based on the requirements as contained in the v3 Lab Normative Standard, the Lab Result Interface V1.0 IG, and the Electronic Reporting of Lab Results to Public Health R2 IG