FHIR Connectathon 19
- 1 Introduction
- 2 Important notes
- 3 Tracks
- 4 Connectathon Organization
- 5 Connectathon Planning Team
- 6 Enrollment
- 7 Test servers
- 8 FHIR Tutorials
- 9 The FHIR Experience – An Immersive Hands-On Training Program - September 2018 WGM
- 10 FHIR Proficiency Exam
- 11 Work Group Meetings
- 12 Outcomes (for coordinators)
- 13 Other References
This page describes the Nineteenth FHIR Connectathon that will be held on Saturday/Sunday Sept. 29 - 30 2018 at the host hotel, Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor, Baltimore, MD prior to the Sept. HL7 Working Group Meeting.
The contact for this event is Sandy Vance at firstname.lastname@example.org or 614-273-5916
- Please be sure to fill out our PRE CONNECTATHON SURVEY so that we know how many people will be in what track!
- Track Planning and Orientation should be well under way. If you have not already, please be sure to create orientation slides for your track using the HL7 FHIR Connectathon 18 Track Orientation Template.
- Connectathon will be based on the the R4 ballot candidate, unless stated otherwise in the track proposals.
The following are the tracks for the Connectathon. Each item links to the original proposal, with the coordinators name and email on the linked page. View the link for details.
- Argonaut Questionaire
- Bulk Data
- Care Planning and Management
- Clinical Genomics
- Clinical Notes
- Clinical Research
- Clinical Reasoning
- CDS Hooks
- Consumer Mediated Data Exchange (CMDE)
- Coverage Requirements Discovery (CRD)
- Evidence Based Medicine (EBM)
- Financial Track
- International Patient Summary
- LOINC to In Vitro Diagnostic (LIVD)
- Patient Track
- Public Health
- Storage and Analytics
- Structured Data Capture
- Terminology Services
The connectathon will be held over 2 days - Saturday Sept 29 9AM - 10PM and Sunday Sept 30 9AM - 5PM, prior to the HL7 Working Group Meeting.
Saturday is an extended day (9AM - 10PM), and is intended for participants to test and develop software in an informal way. Test servers are available (FHIR Test Servers ), but some participants may bring other servers along depending on the actors they are fulfilling. Sunday is also a full day. The actual programme is still being confirmed, but will likely involve concurrent break-out sessions for demonstrations and discussions of specific topics.
Each stream has a coordinator. The nominated coordinator's responsibilities:
- In the lead up to the connectathon: track participants, respond to queries about scenarios, connect participants to each other
- During the connectathon act as a test mediator / progress tracker
- track emergent issues that should be fed back to the committees
Connectathon Planning Team
- Grahame Grieve, Health Intersections Pty Ltd
- David Hay, Orion Health
- Sandy Vance, HL7 Connectathon Administrator, AEGIS.net
If you or your company are interested in participating in the connectathon, please do the following.
- Read the Connectathon version of the FHIR Specification and the FHIR wiki if you haven't already done so, to become familiar with the concepts.
- Read the scenario descriptions below.
- Register to attend the WGM, and make sure to select the Connectathon option when you do
- Complete the HL7 FHIR Pre-Connectathon Survey (Link available SOON!) for each member of your team to indicate their primary track.
Space at the venue is limited, so please register as soon as possible. Preference will be given to those who are participating in the technical event. Observers are welcome if space permits.
For any queries, either contact Sandy Vance at email@example.com, a member of the planning team, or post your question in the FHIR list server
These are the STU3 servers we are aware of:
- Health Intersections: http://test.fhir.org/r3
- HAPI / University Health Network: http://fhirtest.uhn.ca/baseDstu3
- Vonk: http://vonk.furore.com
- AEGIS.net, Inc.: http://wildfhir.aegis.net/fhir3-0-1
- Telstra Health(HealthConnex): http://sqlonfhir-stu3.azurewebsites.net/fhir
- Intelligent Medical Objects (IMO): https://fhirconnectathon.e-imo.com/
- Knapp Consulting Inc.: http://www.pknapp.com:8081/con13 (Financial Track)
- Apelon (Terminology Service): http://fhir.ext.apelon.com:7080/dtsserverws/fhir and Demo Page at http://fhir.ext.apelon.com:7080/DtsOnFhirDemo/logon/Logon.action
- Through a collaboration with the American Medical Association, the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) is now available for use in FHIR development efforts through the Apelon DTS on FHIR® service. Authentication is required. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for a user/pass. Please note that use of CPT® for production or commercial purposes through this service is prohibited.
- HSPC: http://sandbox.hspconsortium.org
- SMART (app launcher with r2 and r3 servers) https://launch.smarthealthit.org
- Ontoserver (Terminology Service): https://ontoserver.csiro.au/stu3-latest
- Tukan FHI Server http://fhir.tukan.online/
- Terminz (NZ Terminology Service): http://its.patientsfirst.org.nz/RestService.svc/Terminz
- There are 12 FHIR tutorials scheduled through-out the week
- (Tues. AM) Introduction to HL7 FHIR
- (Tues. AM) Designing and Architecting HL7 FHIR Solutions
- (Tues. PM) Introduction to HL7 FHIR for Software Developers
- (Tues. PM) HL7 FHIR for Clinicians and Decision Makers
- (Tues. PM) HL7 FHIR Profiling
- (Wed. AM) HAPI on FHIR
- (Wed. AM) Clinical Documents on HL7 FHIR
- (Wed. PM) Understanding and Using Terminology in HL7 FHIR
- (Wed. PM) Clinical Genomics Using HL7 FHIR
- (Thur. AM) HL7 FHIR for Clinical and Administrative Workflows
- (Thur. PM) Driving Health Information Exchange Using XDS with CDA and FHIR
- (All day - Wed. & Thurs.) FHIR Experience
Detailed descriptions are available in the Event Brochure
The FHIR Experience – An Immersive Hands-On Training Program - September 2018 WGM
This is a two-day, hands-on FHIR training program being offered at the September 2018 WGM on Wednesday October 3rd and Thursday October 4th. It is designed to
- empower students with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to implement HL7 FHIR applications
- make informed decisions about FHIR technology, and
- prepare for the FHIR Proficiency Certification Exam.
Theoretical material is blended with hands-on activities so that students are able to apply what they learn throughout the two-day experience.
The first day is devoted to evaluating and applying the base FHIR standards through hands-on interaction with FHIR servers. Base standards topics include: FHIR Resources, RESTFUL API , transactions, operations, messages, documents, services, batch, bulk transfer, storage, Conformance and Terminology.
The second day focuses on reviewing and utilizing the FHIR implementation guides. Students will gain insight and hands-on experience with the US Core (Argonaut) and Provider Directory Implementation Guides.
The program culminates with a summative review of the two-day training through interactive preparation for the FHIR Proficiency Exam.
The Tutorial will Benefit:
- Anyone interested in connecting his or her system/app to FHIR- or Argonaut- enabled EHRs or systems or who is implementing FHIR technology.
Upon Completion of This Tutorial, Students Will Be Able To:
- Explain FHIR fundamental concepts
- Implement API calls using Postman and FHIR server sandboxes.
- Describe FHIR Implementation Guides and Profiles
- Recall the required competencies and structure of the FHIR Proficiency certification exam
- Identify gaps in FHIR proficiency by completing practice exam questions
- Participants in this program should either first take the Introduction to FHIR course or, at a minimum, review HL7 FHIR summaries in the FHIR specifications.
FHIR Proficiency Exam
- The FHIR proficiency test allows test takers to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of the specification. This is a basic proficiency test, not a professional credentialing test. It will be multiple choice, multi-select, and true/false and based on the STU3 specification and not on field knowledge. Those who pass the test will receive the FHIR Proficiency Certificate, a Certificate of Knowledge.
- Tutorials on the FHIR Proficiency Exam can be found in HL7's Education on Demand site: https://www.pathlms.com/hl7.
- The exam can be taken either online or at one of 900 HOST centers of HL7's testing service Kryterion. More details can be found at http://www.hl7.org/implement/certification.cfm?ref=nav.
Work Group Meetings
HL7 WGMs are where a lot of the development work on FHIR happens. Numerous work groups will be considering FHIR change proposals, working on FHIR profiles and resources, and debating other aspects of FHIR implementation. There will also be meetings of the FHIR Governance Board and FHIR Management Group discussing policies relating to FHIR. There are often ad-hoc meetings at breakfast, lunch and after-hours to discuss items of interest such as tooling, new domains, particular technical issues, etc.
You can take a look at the Event Brochure to get a sense of the breadth of discussions that will be taking place.
Participating in the WGM is a good way to get a sense of the people involved in building the spec, to form relationships, to get more deeply involved in the FHIR community and to influence how the standard evolves.
Outcomes (for coordinators)
Guidelines for report out:
- 1 paragraph summary: what was the track trying to achieve
- 1 list of participants (with logos if you have time and energy)
- 1 paragraph: notable achievements
- 1-2 screenshots if relevant and interesting and/or links to further information about implementations/achievements
- 1 paragraph: discovered issues / questions (if there are any)
- 1 paragraph: now what?
- Other FHIR Connectathons:
- 1st FHIR Connectathon (8 Sept. 2012 - Baltimore MD, USA)
- FHIR Connectathon 2 (12/13 Jan. 2013 - Phoenix AZ, USA)
- FHIR Connectathon 3 (4/5 May 2013 - Atlanta GA, USA)
- FHIR Connectathon 4 (21/22 Sept. 2013 - Cambridge MA, USA)
- FHIR Mini Connectathon (Oct. 2013 - Sydney, Australia)
- FHIR Connectathon 5 (18/19 Jan. 2014 - San Antonio TX, USA)
- FHIR Connectathon 6 (3/4 May. 2014 - Phoenix, Arizona, USA)
- FHIR Connectathon 7 (September. 2014 - Chicago, IL, USA)
- FHIR Connectathon 8 (January 2015 - San Antonio, TX, USA)
- FHIR Connectathon 9 (May 2015 - Paris, France)
- FHIR Connectathon 10 (Oct 2015 - Atlanta GA, USA)
- FHIR Connectathon 11 (Jan 2016 - Orlando, FL, USA)
- FHIR Connectathon 12 (May 2016 - Montreal, Canada)
- FHIR Connectathon 13 (September 2016 - Baltimore, MD, USA)
- FHIR Connectathon 14 (January 2017, San Antonio, USA)
- FHIR Connectathon 15 (May 2017 - Madrid, Spain)
- FHIR Vendor's Mini Connectathon (4./5. July 2017, Berlin, Germany)
- FHIR Connectathon 16 (September 2017 - San Diego,CA, USA)
- FHIR Connectathon 17 (January 2018, New Orelans, USA)
- FHIR Connectathon 18 (May 2018, Cologne, Germany)
Sept. 2018 Track Proposal Submissions are due July 11, 2018. Please complete the template found at the track Proposal link AND contact Sandy Vance immediately if you are interested in making a late submission.