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201709 Patient Reported Observations

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Patient Reported Observations

Submitting WG/Project/Implementer Group

Orders and Observations


The HL7 Orders and Observation Work Group is interested in the readiness of the Observation resources to progress to a normative Maturity level. This tract is specifically focused on readiness of Observation to handle Patient reported data - in other words, observations that are reported directly by the patient. In many cases patients are asked to record and report clinical and nutritional data for example using an app on a smart phone. ('gateway'). The goal of this tract is to identify any potential issues and gaps in the Observation resource by stepping through a couple of simple scenarios described below. For example, we discovered that constraining the timing of events to only dateTimes did not account for patient's oftentimes reporting the events as occurring relative to another event - e.g., "before breakfast".

Proposed Track Lead

Eric Haas

Expected participants


Please include information here regarding how much advance preparation will be required if creating a client and/or server.

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Scenario 1: Diet

Patient reports what they ate via their Iphone using a nutrition app or some other application ( Details pending)

Scenario 1: Home Blood Glucose Monitoring

Patient reports the measurements from there home glucometer via their Iphone using some application supplied by there healthcare provider (Details Pending...)


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