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The October 2015 Clinicians on FHIR event will be held on Friday 9 October at Atlanta (
This is following a series of successful similar events which started as the Clinical Connectathon event in September 2014 WGM at Chicago
The key objectives of this event are to facilitate the engagement of clinicians to provide:

  • a forum for testing of FHIR resources for clinical "fitness-for-purpose"
  • clinical inputs to the design and continuous quality improvement of FHIR resources (mainly clinical resources, but may provide inputs to administrative resources where appropriate
  • advance clinicians expertise in FHIR so that they can support development, testing and implementation of FHIR resources and profiles

The Participants
This event is open to all clinicians attending the October 2015 HL7 WGM in San Antonio.
Clinicians who are interested will need to register for the clinician connectathon (Friday, xx/10/2015 Event) when signing up for the October 2015 WGM.
Registration is required so that HL7 HQ knows how many to expect and organise the required infrastructure and catering.
Some web sessions may be planned before the meeting to prepare participants.

Note - the Clinicians on FHIR event is intended for clinician participants to test and review FHIR resources against clinical requirements defined in the clinical storyboards/scripts.
Non clinician participants interested in Clinicians on FHIR event can join the technical connectathon event. Details of FHIR technical connectathon are available here:

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- The October 2015 Clinicians on FHIR event participation will be limited to clinicians.
- Proposal to admit non-clinician as observers at the Clinicians on FHIR event will be reviewed leading up to future events


Friday 9 October 2015

Registration/Participation Fee
No additional fee will be charged for clinician participants who registered for the full October 2015 WGM event.
For future clinician connecthaton, decision on registration fee will be reviewed and decided by HL7 HQ. Further information will be available when HL7 HQ has determined the relevant policy decision.

Clinicians on FHIR event Streams/Groups

It is planned that a number of streams/groups will be run during the October 2015 Clinician on FHIR event. Clinicians participating in the event can self select into one stream/group to test drive the resource(s) assigned to these streams/groups.

  • Stream/Group 1: Clinical Impression: (Stephen)
- (details to come in here)
- (more details)

  • Stream/Group 2: Care Plan:(Laura)
- (details to come in here)
- (more details)

  • Stream/Group 3: Procedure:(Stephen)
- (details to come in here)
- (more details)

  • Stream/Group 4: Condition:(Russ)
- (details to come in here)
- (more details)

  • Stream/Group 5: Family History: (John Holt)
- History:
o Genetic family members diagnosed with a condition (e.g. breast cancer) at certain age (e.g. age 25)
o Outcome (e.g. in remission for 23 years with no sign of relapse)
- Risk assessment:
o Blood draw (e.g. for genetic profiling)
o Assessment (e.g. level of risk)
- Action plan:
o Patient education (e.g. breast self assessment ...)
o Referral for genetic counselling

  • Stream/Group 6: Medication: (Emma and Pharmacy)
- (details to come in here)
- (more details)

  • Stream/Group 7: Allergy/Intolerance and Adverse Reactions:(Elaine and Russ)
- (details to come in here)
- (more details)

  • Stream/Group 8: Negation: (Rob Hausam and Laura)
- (details to come in here)
- (more details)

Recommended Preparations Prior to October 2015 Clinician on FHIR

To optimize the outcome the Clinician on FHIR day, participants are encouraged to engage in the following events/activities:

  • Familiarization with FHIR clinical resources by exploration through FHIR web tooling environment:

  • clinFHIR Posts by David Hay
- (review in reverse order)
It is recommended that clinicians subscribe to this blog to get updates

  • Participate in the Fortnightly Clinician on FHIR conference calls:
- First call commenced on Tuesday 18 August at 5:00 pm US Eastern
- Second call: 1 September
- Third call: 15 September
- Fourth call: 29 September
- Note: additional conference calls may be scheduled where necessary (Tuesday at 5:00 pm US Eastern)
- Details (audio and webex) will be announce through the HL7 Patient Care Listserv

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Reference Materials

The following documents are important/useful reference materials for clinicians interested in participating at the Clinician on FHIR event:

- please note that this is a working document and the contents will change leading up to the October 2015 Clinician on FHIR event

  • Clinical Storyboard:
- Participants or members interested in clinical storyboards developed to test FHIR clinical resources can access the documents through the following links: