The intent of this track is to engage the FHIR and FAIR communities on the implementation of the FAIR (Findability, Accessibility, Interoperability, and Reuse) principles and FAIR health data objects by using HL7 FHIR. This objective will be pursuit by leveraging on existing HL7 FHIR implementation experiences.
There is a growing interest, above all in the research communities, on FAIR data. The aspirational nature of principles however led to a wide range of interpretations of FAIRness. The FAIR principles by itself in fact do not strictly define how to achieve a state of FAIRness.
To facilitate the implementation and the assessment of FAIR health data by using HL7 FHIR, a new HL7 project (called FAIRness for FHIR) is going to be started: the first objective of this project is the development of a new FHIR IG (FHIR4FAIR) to support social and health data FAIRness.
This first edition of the FAIR track aims to engage the FHIR and FAIR communities on the implementation of the FAIR principles and the assessment of the FAIR indicators, by collecting and discussing implementation experiences, known challenges, and proposed solutions,.... This also by testing and supporting the refinement of existing project specific FHIR IGs as the EU funded FAIR4Health project.
The outcomes of this track will be used as first input for the development of the FHIR4FAIR FHIR IG.
Proposed Scheduling (the schedule may change, the latest agenda is available on Whova)
Educate on the use of a FHIR technology/IG (Test a FHIR-associated specification)
Submitting Work Group/Project/Accelerator/Affiliate/Implementer Group
Proposed Track Lead
Alicia Martínez-García, firstname.lastname@example.org
Giorgio Cangioli, email@example.com
Specification(s) this track uses
Artifacts of focus
Clinical input requested (if any)
Patient input requested (if any)
We expect to have at least 5-10 participants.
Track Orientation Date
December 17th 11:00 ET // 17:00 CET
Track Orientation Details
As described in the introduction, this first edition of the FAIR track aims to engage the HL7 FHIR community on the implementation of the FAIR principles and the assessment of the FAIR indicators, by collecting and discussing implementation experiences, known challenges, proposed solutions, etc.
Type of systems (system roles) that could participate in this track:
The following described scenarios participating systems can engage in during the connectathon, are provided for exemplification purposes; also others, realized by existing implementations, can be evaluated and discussed.
Security and Privacy Considerations:
Taking into account we are going to perform testing using anonymized data from real patients, participants undertake to: