Short Description

Clinical Information Modeling Initiative (CIMI) Laboratory Observation Sub-types

Long Description

The Clinical Information Modeling Initiative has created an implementation guide for laboratory data with FHIR profiles specific to laboratory sub-types, quantitative, ordinal, nominal, titer, document, and narrative.  In this connectathon we'll introduce the IG and the profiles for testing.


A) Test of a FHIR implementation guide and FHIr profiles
B) Provide information and education about the implementation guide

Related Tracks?

Call for participants

Laboratory information systems developers/managers, anyone interested in standardizing laboratory data.

Track Prerequisites

Track Lead(s)

Nathan Davis

Track Lead Email(s)

Specification Information

The CI build can be found at  The IG is being developed and is subject to periodic change.
The track kick-off meeting is in the planning stages.  This page will be updated when the meeting date/time is finalized.

Zulip stream

Track Kick off Call


Testing Scenario:

System roles:

Sending system using FHIR R4 sending and receiving laboratory data.

Will create a FHIR server with needed profiles.

Role 1 Name: System Read

Scenarios: Systems will read data from server

Action:  Using provided patient ID(s), systems will retrieve laboratory data that conform to the profiles in the IG.

Precondition: server with patient lab data.

Success Criteria:  successful return of lab data.

Bonus point:  System is able to successfully post new patient data that conform to the IG profiles.


Security and Privacy Considerations:

data will be de-identified and server will be on a public host, most likely the Logica Sandbox.