DiagnosticReport FHIR Resource Proposal
Owning committee name
Interested Work Groups
- Anatomic Pathology
- Clinical Genomics
- Imaging Integration
- Public Health and Emergency Response
FHIR Resource Development Project Insight ID
Scope of coverage
The findings and interpretation of diagnostic tests performed on patients and/or specimens. The report includes clinical context such as requesting and provider information, and some mix of atomic results, images, textual and coded interpretation, and formatted representation of diagnostic reports.
Note the use of the Observation resource to represent the actual result. There are many circumstances where the use of the Observation resource alone is sufficient to record clinical information, such as clinical observations made directly by a clinician of patient.
ActClass = OBS and children MoodCode = EVN
<note - need to refine to differentiate from observations>
Diagnostic reporting is central to the business of healthcare. The basic process of healthcare is the diagnosis and treatment of patients. The diagnostic report is the primary means of communicating diagnostic results to providers, particularly in domains such as laboratory, radiology, pathology, etc.
Can be expected to be implemented by diagnostic laboratories and consumed by EHR/PHR/EMR systems. Note the relationship to the Observation resource to record the observation result/s, and to the DiagnosticOrder resource to manage the workflow aspects.
- HL7 v3 Laboratory Standard - Normative
- HL7 v2.x
- HL7 Radiology Report standards (for instance the DR Structured Report in C-CDA)
- Vote by WG (Ready for ballot): July 2013
- Ballot: September 2013
- Patrick Loyd
- Lorraine Constable