Page tree
Skip to end of metadata
Go to start of metadata

HL7 FHIR CONNECTATHONS

The HL7 FHIR community is an open, welcoming community that respects all members.

The HL7 FHIR project is committed to providing a community that welcomes new members and provides a pathway to education about FHIR and full integration into the community.

Connectathons are a key part of our community engagement!


What is a Connectathon?

An HL7 FHIR Connectathon is an event that is centered on developing the HL7 FHIR Specification including resources, profiles and implementation guides. The purpose of a Connectathon is to prove that the specification is complete and facilitate FHIR implementation guide maturity.

The HL7 FHIR Connectathon Approach

The HL7 FHIR Community Vision is to enable Health Interoperability through the use of FHIR and use that to deliver improvements in healthcare provision throughout the world. HL7 FHIR Connectathon participants come together several times per year to work alongside vendor peers, healthcare providers and administrators, and the individuals and organizations that actually wrote the HL7 FHIR specification. Test tools like Touchstone.com and others are made available for developers to rapidly learn to implement the standard and validate their conformance to the specification and mature implementation guides. The HL7 FHIR Community Vision is highly reliant on the building a specification for healthcare APIs that is highly reusable. The fact that an implementation guide can be re-used at many deployments drives down the time and costs and drives up quality of health data for all.

FHIR Resources and implementation guides that are early in their maturity are more open for debate. When multiple stakeholders come together and find that their code does not interoperate, either one of them did not interpret the specification or IG correctly or it could mean that the FHIR documentation was not complete enough. Thus the FHIR specification is often improved during Connectathon and depends on transparency in the work that happens during these events.

What happens at Connectathon stays at Connectathon!

Connectathons are a safe place for everyone to fail forward. Connectathon testing with peer organizations is good for developers and for the HL7 FHIR standard. Connectathons offer developers a better place to fail than at a customer site. Customers expect to use products, not participate in debugging. By allowing product vendors to practice interoperability in a Connectathon setting, vendors can come to resolution and inform the specification evolution so that true interoperability can be enabled.

Out of Cycle HL7 FHIR Connectathon Criteria for Approval by the FHIR Management Group

  • Needs to be sponsored by HL7 International or an affiliate and approved by FMG.

  • Must submit names of the coordinator and technical lead for the Connectathon

  • Need to have at least one person familiar with FHIR

  • Persons should have participated in a prior Connectathon, having an implementation, etc.

  • Remains a judgment call from FMG for now

  • Identify what version of the spec on which they will draw

  • Need to assert if they have requirements for a frozen version of the spec and what other requirements they have

  • Describe the scenarios to execute

  • Comments from experience will be DSTU comments.

Participate as a Track Lead:

Anyone is welcome to submit a Track Proposal for an HL7 FHIR Connectathon. HL7 International hosts three main Connectathons annually typically held the weekend prior to the Working Group Meeting; however, the virtual format has slightly altered that pattern. Track Proposals are generally accepted from 12 weeks prior to 6 weeks prior to the Connectathon and are reviewed by the FHIR Management Group. To find the track proposal deadline and the associated track template, review and watch the Connectathon Event Page for the Track Proposal Template and specific event details including Track Lead Orientation.

To Get Started Review the following: 

Track Lead Resources

Track Lead Responsibilities

Connectathon Track Process

Join the Connectathon as a Participant to test the HL7 FHIR Specification or an Implementation Guide:

Interested in attending a Connectathon? Be sure to register prior to the event! Registration typically opens about 12 weeks prior to the event, and more information about registration and track participation is available on the specific Connectathon Event Page below:







Location: Atlanta Marriott Marquis hotel (same as the HL7 Working Group Meeting occurring September 14-20)

Date of Training Workshops: September 11-13 2019

Training will occur 1-5pm on Wednesday and 9-5pm on Thursday and Friday


The FHIR Implementation Guide (IG) Workshop is for a series of three restricted, limited space workshops targeting IG publishers and new ballot reviewers.  All attendees will be nominated in advance by the FHIR Core team.  

The FHIR Core Team hasn’t identified a list of invitees yet, but if you’d like to suggest names to be included to the waiting list, just let us know and we’ll inform you when more details are available.

Entries below should select the appropriate workshops desired:

Workshop 1: Implementation Guide Creation (Wednesday afternoon and all day Thursday)
Workshop 2: Terminology considerations (Friday morning)
Workshop 3:  Implementation Guide Ballot Review Best Practices (Friday afternoon)

  • Indicates application email received by Wayne Kubick
NameOrganizationEmailWorkshop 1:
IG Creation

Workshop 2: Terminology Considerations

Workshop 3:
IG Ballot Review Best Practices
Comments
Linda Michaelson Optumlinda.michaelsen@optum.comXX
Email from Linda (to Wayne Kubick): 

Yes, please put me on this list.  I am copying in my Da Vinci team to promote me for the workshop – I am a co-lead on several workgroups and would like to be able to at least help in this process. From a scheduling perspective, when do you think it will be held? Linda

Lisa Nelson*MaxMDlnelson@max.mdXXXRecommended by Wayne. Lisa has a candidate who is willing to learn and offer significant in kind contributions for creation and review.  
Cheng Lui*MaxMD
XXXRecommended by Lisa
Benjamin Flessner
benjamin@redoxengine.com


Recommended by Sean McIlvenna
George DixonAllScripts

george.dixon@allscripts.com



XRecommended by Sarah Gaunt
Emma JonesAllScripts

emma.jones@allscripts.com



XRecommended by Sarah Gaunt
John Hatem
jnhatem@hotmail.com

XRecommended by Melva Peters
Andrew StatlerCernerAndrew.Statler@cerner.comX

Recommended by Sean McIlvenna
Reuben Daniels
reubendaniels@gmail.com
X
Recommended by Sarah Gaunt
Micheal Lawley
Michael.Lawley@csiro.au
X
Recommended by Sarah Gaunt
Smita HastackSamvit Solutionsshastak@samvit-solutions.com

XRecommended by Lloyd McKenzie
Robinette Renner
raley@nmdp.orgX

Recommended by Lloyd McKenzie
Rik Smithies
rik@smithies.netX
XRecommended by Lloyd McKenzie
Linda MichaelsenOptumlinda.michaelsen@optum.comX
XRecommended by Bryn Rhodes (Duplicate of Row 1)
Patrick WernerMOLIT Institutpw@molit.euXXX
José Costa Teixeira
jose.a.teixeira@gmail.com XXX
John Moehrke*
johnmoehrke@gmail.com XXXRecommended by José 







CDISC has a couple of people they'd like to send - need named individuals; and CDISC hasn't been participating in IG creation or ballot reviews.
Oliver Egger*ahdis / hl7 swtzerland

(X)X
Christine (Christi) Denney
Christi_d@lilly.comXXXRecommended by BR&R and Trisha Simpson.  Author of 1 IG from BR&R for Sept 2019.  Will be assisting with IG development for Research.
Craig NewmanAltarumCraig.Newman@altarum.orgXXXIs working on Reference implementations and would like to attend (Recommended by Dave Pyke)
Becky AngelesCarradorabecky.angeles@carradora.comXXXWas the originator of the eLTSS project and would like to attend (Recommended by Dave Pyke)
Sheridan CookGevityscook@gevityinc.comXXXFormerly w/ MiHIN, lots of experience doing IG-type work w/ v2, has now done v3 publisher work with FHIR (Recommended by Lloyd McKenzie)
Joee GarciaGevity

jgarcia@gevityinc.com

X
XDeveloper/analyst who's been helping Lloyd with IG creation & review (Recommended by Lloyd McKenzie)
John BenderONCjohn.bender@hhs.govXXXRecommended by Matt Rahn and Wayne Kubick.
Paul KnappKnapp Consultingpknapp@pknapp.com
XXSelf-nominated
Jamie ParkerCaradorrajamie.parker@carradora.comX
XRecommended by Dave Pyke
Scott Gordon FDAGideon.Gordon@fda.hhs.govXXXRequest to Wayne
Keith Boone*





Kathleen Connor*VA/Book Zurman Inc.kathleen_connor@comcast.netxxxRequest sent to Wayne. Already have worked on FHIR build for FM/Security but need refresher on build especially for work on FHIR DS4P IG. starting in Sept. But may not need if 101.  Wayne indicates that there's no space until Feb. Not going to AU.  Maybe in May 2020 if needed.
Ben McAlister*Cernerben.mcalister@cerner.comxxx
Corey Smith*





Yan Heras*





AbdulMalik Shakir*





Mark KramerMITREmkramer@mitre.org
xxApproved and confirmed by Wayne
May TerryMITREmayT@mitre.orgx
xApproved and confirmed by Wayne.







The following checklist can be used as a template for performing an Implementation Guide review – it guides the overall process for the review.

This slide deck gives details for reviewing FHIR IGs: 2019-09 FHIR IG Review.pptx

To use this checklist, copy the content to a Word Document for each IG Review.

Step #1: Orientation / Conceptual

  • Is the purpose of the IG clearly explained?
  • Have roles and use cases been defined?
  • Does the IG have the appropriate dependencies? Is it reinventing existing content?
  • Do the artifacts fit appropriately into the defined scope? 
  • Check stated Realm
  • Check kind of IG – what expectations arise?

Step #2: Orientation / Technical

  • Read note to balloters (if present)
  • Check history notes
  • Check qa.html

Step #3: Orientation / Approach

  • Check kinds of exchanges
  • APIs
  • Document
  • Messaging (o Check messaging protocol)
  • Make list of kinds of information exchanged
  • Check consistent with realm core expectations
  • Make list of actors described in system
  • Characterize as Producer | Consumer | Repository

Step #4: Capability Statement

  • Check resources exposed. For each resource
    • Check Interactions
    • Check Search Parameters
    • Modifiers 
    • Chaining
    • Combinations
  • Conformance expectations clear
  • Check System Profile
  • Check Use case Profiles
  • Check Global Profiles

Step #5: Profiles

Check resources/profiles exposed. For each resource

  • Check Text Summary – human to human
  • Check Differential as summary (consistent with text summary?)
  • Check what other related profiles exist in other IGs
  • For each element in the differential:
    • Check definitions – changed? Needs to be changed?
    • Check any mappings added
    • Check cardinality - elements should be 0..0 only if the inclusion of that element would be an error
    • Check must support (and check it’s meaning is defined)
    • Check Terminology Binding – extensible and preferred binding pose challenges for searching
  • For each sliced element (including extensions), assure the generic short and definition have been replaced with real definitions
  • Any orphan profiles?

Step #6: Extensions

Any extensions? For each extension:

  • Is there a standard extension that could be used?
  • Has the context of use been set (associating the extension with the type of resource it can be used with)
  • If a simple extension, has the data type of the value been appropriately constrained? Has the extension's extension been set to 0..0?
  • Has the short and definition of the extension been set? (These are appear in the profile, so they are important)

Step #7: Value Sets / Code Systems

  • Check Copyright (externally sourced content)
  • Check Versioning
  • For code systems: something that needed to be defined?

Step #8: Examples

  • Check that all examples validate against profiles
  • Check that examples have all information required for the use case
  • Where there are slices, examples should populate every slice. Check that the QA report to see if the slices were uniquely distinguishable.

Step #9: Specific Requirements

  • For each:
    • Defined / described?
    • Requirements described?
    • Do you agree?
  • Security
  • Error Handling
    • Specifying correct behaviour for operational failures
    • Mechanisms for handling erroneous data
  • Audit / Provenance
  • Consent / Privacy
  • Test Cases / Conformance testing support
  • Safety Issues (check)


Orphaned pages in this Confluence Space:


Log of work on migration of FHIR space

JoshJoshua Procious added a comment - 2019-10-29 10:04

The reference to the FHIR Governance Board on this page: https://confluence.hl7.org/display/FHIR/Governance+Process is to the wiki as it hasn't been migrated to Confluence.


Permalink Edit Delete
JoshJoshua Procious added a comment - 2019-10-29 10:06

Two pages in the Confluence FHIR space "Connectathon 13" and "Connectathon 14" were deleted and NOT migrated due to them being included in the archive page listing "Previous Connectathons"


Permalink Edit Delete
JoshJoshua Procious added a comment - 2019-10-30 11:28 - edited

I have create the page FHIR Build Process as it was not in Confluence and seemed to be the primary link in multiple documents.
I created the page FHIR Profile Authoring and migrated from the referenced pages on the wiki.
I have created the page FHIR Profile and IG Balloting from the referenced pages on the wiki.
I have created the page FHIR Implementation Guide Authoring from the referenced pages on the wiki.


Permalink Edit Delete
JoshJoshua Procious added a comment - 2019-10-30 12:06 - edited

What is the guidance for how FHIR wants to handle the current Resource proposals on the WIKI?
Page on confluence here: https://confluence.hl7.org/display/FHIR/Resource+Proposals


Permalink Edit Delete
JoshJoshua Procious added a comment - 2019-10-30 03:51 - edited

Created page FHIR Package cache per requested migrated pages table: https://confluence.hl7.org/display/FHIR/FHIR+Package+Cache

Create page FHIR IG PackageList doco per requested migrated pages table: https://confluence.hl7.org/display/FHIR/FHIR+IG+PackageList+doco


Permalink Edit Delete
JoshJoshua Procious added a comment - 2019-10-31 09:53

FHIR Profile Considerations page on wiki is blank https://wiki.hl7.org/FHIR_Profile_Considerations
This link was intentionally left out of the FHIR Profile Proposal Template.


Permalink Edit Delete
JoshJoshua Procious added a comment - 2019-10-31 10:33

FHIR IG Proposal template was overwritten in the wiki with data so no instructions were present. https://wiki.hl7.org/Template:FHIR_IG_Proposal

The respective template in Confluence was populated with standard fields and general instructions but no guiding instructions per field.


Permalink Edit Delete
JoshJoshua Procious added a comment - 2019-10-31 01:03

I have create the IG Proposals and Profile Proposals pages in confluence.

Combined with the Resource proposals pages, they jointly use templates I've created in Confluence based on wiki templates.
Converting the blue text to cloaks in confluence and then listeners by label.

Initial Review

(initials/date)

SpaceSectionPageLocation in New SpaceNeeds Review (Y/N)Recommendations from Initial Review

Reviewed with FMG

(Date)

Review comments from FMGStatus of changes
2021-09-15WIKI
https://wiki.hl7.org/FHIR_DSTU_monitoring
NWas not moved over from wiki, however seems to be completely outdated.


2021-09-15WIKI
https://wiki.hl7.org/FHIR_Ballot_Prep
NWas not moved over from wiki, but page is only a link to the HL7 confluence calendar page.


2021-09-15WIKI
https://wiki.hl7.org/SDC_FHIR_Document_Profiles
NWas not moved over from wiki but is essentially a blank page


2021-09-15WIKI
https://wiki.hl7.org/FHIR_Methodology_Process
YWas not moved over from wiki. Unsure if content is current


2021-09-15WIKI
https://wiki.hl7.org/FHIR_Repository_Process
YHas links to project information from the FHIR Repository Process Project. Unsure if needed on confluence


2021-09-15WIKI
https://wiki.hl7.org/FHIR_Design_Patterns
YSeems to be out of date. Mostly asking questions for things that appear to have been answered already.


2021-09-15WIKI
https://wiki.hl7.org/FHIR_for_Consumers
YUnsure whether this should be brought over/updated or not


2021-09-15WIKI
https://wiki.hl7.org/FHIR_for_Clinical_Research
YUnsure whether this should be brought over/updated or not


2021-09-15WIKI
https://wiki.hl7.org/Organizations_interested_in_FHIR
YDoes not appear to be represented in confluence. If it is not, recommend adding it


2021-09-15ConfluenceAdministrationKnown Issues with the published FHIR Specifications
YSeems unnecessary with JIRA. Recommend removal.


2021-09-15ConfluenceAdministrationGovernance Process
YOutdated information. Either needs update or removal


2021-09-15ConfluenceAdministrationFHIR Trademark PolicyQuick LinksYShould be reviewed to make sure information is current. I believe it is.


2021-09-15ConfluenceAdministrationFHIR Product Director PageGovernanceYAssuming this is the only place to find this information, it might need an update from Grahame but otherwise is fine.


2021-09-15ConfluenceAdministrationFHIR Product Director Position Description
YWith the above page, this seems redundant. Additionally, it reads more like a job posting.


2021-09-15ConfluenceAdministrationFHIR Management GroupGovernance - CommitteesYOnly links to the actual FMG page and back to the wiki. Should be removed


2021-09-15ConfluenceAdministrationDSTU2 Ballot to Final breaking changes
YUnless there is some important reason for these to remain, they seem out of place.



ConfluenceAdministrationDSTU2 Technical Correction 1 Tasks
YSee above



ConfluenceDesignersResource Proposals






ConfluenceDesignersResource Types






ConfluenceDesignersResource Authoring






ConfluenceDesignersFHIR Spreadsheet Authoring






ConfluenceDesignersGuide to Designing Resources






ConfluenceDesignersManaging Overlap Between Resources






ConfluenceDesignersResource Considerations






ConfluenceDesignersFHIR Build Process






ConfluenceDesignersHL7 Process for Publishing a FHIR IG






ConfluenceDesignersFHIR Implementation Guide Process Flow






ConfluenceDesignersIG Proposals






ConfluenceDesignersProfile Proposals






ConfluenceDesignersFHIR Profile and IG Balloting






ConfluenceDesignersFHIR Implementation Guides - Planned Balloting/Publishing






ConfluenceDesignersFHIR Implementation Guide Publishing Requirements






ConfluenceDesignersHL7 QA process for FHIR IGs






ConfluenceDesignersIG Templates






ConfluenceDesignersImplementation Guide Parameters






ConfluenceDesignersIG Publisher Documentation






ConfluenceDesignersFHIR Liquid Profile






ConfluenceDesignersFHIR IG PackageList doco






ConfluenceDesignersNPM Package Specification






ConfluenceDesignersFHIR Package Cache






ConfluenceDesignersFHIR Profile Authoring






ConfluenceDesignersFHIR Spreadsheet Profile Authoring






ConfluenceDesignersFHIR Tooling Ecosystem






ConfluenceDesignersFHIR Tools Registry






ConfluenceDesignersProfile Tooling






ConfluenceDesignersGIT Conflict Resolution Documentation






ConfluenceDesignersSMART Web Messaging






ConfluenceDesignersFHIR Package Registry User Documentation






ConfluenceDesignersFHIR IG QA Monitoring






ConfluenceDesignersFHIR Core FMM Support






ConfluenceDesignersProcess for Publishing a FHIR Implementation Guide (for non-HL7 IGs)


























The bulk of the content for this page has yet to be migrated from http://wiki.hl7.org/index.php?title=FHIR

  • No labels