PH Occupational Data
The use of occupational data for health (ODH) in electronic health record systems and personal health record systems, and will facilitate the association of work and health in a way that has the potential to dramatically improve worker health. In the US, close to two-thirds of adults work, and, on average, workers spend close to half their waking hours at work. Therefore information about a patient’s work can help care providers with recognition and diagnosis, treatment or management, and transitions of care for conditions related to work and those unrelated to work.
ODH in HL7 V2 Messaging and FHIR
This project will develop a V2 messaging structure and FHIR artifact (e.g. resource or profile) for communicating Occupational Data for Health (ODH) elements.
The Structured Documents Work Group are working on a project to develop an ODH C-CDA template (see below). The V2 and FHIR project will align with this template.
ODH for Consolidated CDA Social History Section
This project will define data elements and a standard format for the incorporation of patient-specific work information in the social history section of a C-CDA document. A C-CDA structure for patient work information will be developed that retains the critical relationships among data elements that encompass work information
This project is let by the Structured Documents Work Group.