201809 CDS Hooks
Submitting WG/Project/Implementer Group
CDS Hooks allow for a very important use of both FHIR and SMART that is outside of the normal transactional flow of data. With CDS Hooks, EHRs can further integrate FHIR and SMART into the workflow with clinical decision support. Over the four Connectathon tracks, the CDS Hooks project has garnered immense support and interest from a variety of organizations. The CDS Hooks track is now consistently the most attended track at each Connectathon.
CDS Hooks has been presented at the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) 2016 Annual Symposium, the AMIA 2017 Annual Symposium, and the Argonaut Project chose CDS Hooks as a focus for 2017.
CDS Hooks was balloted as an STU for the 1.0 release during the May 2018 ballot cycle. The 1.0 specification is expected to be released prior to the September 2018 Connectathon. Holding a CDS Hook track at the September 2018 Connectathon will allow implementers to implement the released 1.0 specification as well as experiment with future additions to the specification.
Organizing a CDS Hooks track at the September 2018 Connectathon would allow the community to further develop and explore the possibilities with CDS Hooks. Holding another Connectathon track for CDS Hooks will further draw more developers and companies to HL7 and allow the community to work within the FHIR ecosystem. Additionally, the CDS Hooks community has found great benefit from participating in the Connectathons so continuing that participation would be appreciated.
Proposed Track Lead
- Email: kevin dot shekleton at cerner dot com
- Zulip: Kevin Shekleton
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The CDS Service role provides real-time clinical decision support as a remote service. The CDS Server is invoked on a desired hook and returns the decision support in the form of CDS cards.
The EHR will allow for the registration of interested CDS services on various CDS hooks, triggering each appropriately. The EHR will also display the CDS cards (obtained from the CDS services) to the user.
Implement 1.0 specification
- Action: Both the EHR and CDS Service fully implement the 1.0 specification
- Precondition: N/A
- Success Criteria: TDB
- Bonus point: N/A