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Publication Request

Publication Request

1. Published Name of the Standard for which request is being made

2. Standards Material/Document


3. Date of Request

Jun 04, 2020

4. Use Period

May 2020 - May 2021

5. Reason for extension, timeline, and actions

6. Original Publication Date

7. End date of the current STU period

May 31, 2021

8. Length of the requested extension

9. Review Process

10. HL7 Work Group making this request and date

Public Health - 06/04/2020

10a. Requesting WG Date

Jun 04, 2020

11. URL of approval minutes

12. HL7 Product Management Group


12a. Management Group Date of Approval

13. URL of approval minutes

14. Is the artifact ready for final publication?


15. If not ready, please describe remaining steps.

16. Tool name used to produce the machine processable artifacts in the IG

Trifolia on FHIR

17. The name of the “IG artifact” within the context of the above mentioned tool.


18. Balloted Name of the standard for which request is being made

HL7 FHIR® Implementation Guide: Vital Records Mortality and Morbidity Reporting, Release 1 - US Realm

19. Requested name for published standard

HL7 FHIR® Implementation Guide: Vital Records Mortality and Morbidity Reporting, Release 1 - US Realm

20. If CMET, list IDs balloted

21. Project Insight Number


22. Document Realm


23. Ballot cycle in which the document was successfully balloted


24. Results of that ballot (following reconciliation activities):

24. Results of that ballot (following reconciliation activities):

(not needed for errata, STU extension, or unballoted STU update)

25. Affirmative


26. Negative


27. Abstentions


28. Not Returned


29. Total in ballot pool


30. Date on which final document/standards material was supplied to HQ

31. URL of publication material/ SVN repository

32. Publishing Facilitator

AbdulMalik Shakir

33. Special Publication Instructions

34. URL of ballot reconciliation document

35. Has the Work Group posted its consideration of all comments received in its reconciliation document on the ballot desktop?


36. Substantive Changes Since Last Ballot?


37. Product Brief Reviewed By

Public Health

38. Date Product Brief Reviewed

Jun 04, 2020

39. Has the Product Brief changed?

Product Brief

Product Brief

40. Family


41. Section

Implementation Guides

42. Topic

Public Health

43. Please Describe the Topic

44. Product Type

45. Parent standard


46. Parent Standard Status


47. Update/replace standard

48. Common name/search keyword

Vital Records Mortality and Morbidity Reporting, Vital Records Death Reporting, VRDR

49. Description

The VRDR FHIR IG provides guidance regarding the use of FHIR resources as a conduit for data required in the bidirectional exchange of mortality data between State-run Public Health Agencies (PHA) Vital Records offices and U.S. National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS).



These are categories of potential users, implementers, or other interested parties such as those that are indicated on the Project Scope Statement under “Stakeholders/Vendors/Providers”. Select those that are applicable, or suggest others:

50. Stakeholders

Other (specify in text box below)

51. Vendors

EHR, PHR, Health Care IT, HIS

52. Providers

Local and State Departments of Health Healthcare Institutions (hospitals, long term care, home care, mental health)

53. Benefits

Bidirectional exchange of mortality data between PHA Vital Records offices and NCHS is essential to effective public health surveillance and emergency response efforts. Automation of the reporting process adds efficiencies that dramatically improves the efficacy of event response, data analysis, and evidence-based measurable prevention of the causes of death.

54. Implementations/Case Studies

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
Division of Cancer Prevention and Control

Jurisdictional Vital Records Community:
California Department of Public Health (Cancer Registry)
Delaware Department of Health and Social Services
District of Columbia Health
Georgia Department of Public Health
Michigan Department of Health & Human Services
National Association for Public Health Statistics and Information Systems
New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services
New York State Department of Health
Utah Department of Health

55. Development Background

CDCs National Center for Health Statistics is working closely with Federal, State, and local partners to take a fresh look at how mortality data are gathered, stored, and exchanged across the United States. They are focused on adopting best practices for information exchange that lessen the burden on data providers (e.g., vital records offices, medical examiner and coroner offices, toxicology labs) while providing a seamlessly automated data feed to public health and public safety data requestors.