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Public Health Work Group: Apr 16, 2020

Orders and Observations: June 4, 2020

FHIR Management Group: May 27, 2020

US Steering Divisin: June 30, 2020

Publishing Lead:

Sarah Gaunt:

Contributing or Reviewing Work Groups:

Public Health Work Group

Orders and Observations (TBA)

FHIR Development Project Insight ID:


Scope of coverage:

The purpose of this project is to create an HL7 Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources implementation Guide (FHIR BFDR IG) standard to support the needs of NCHS and its jurisdictions to successfully implement the electronic reporting of birth and fetal death information. The scope of this HL7 FHIR BFDR IG will include the content of medical/health information on live births and fetal deaths for select state and Federal birth and fetal death reporting, as indicated in the 2003 Revision of the U.S. Standard Certificate of Live Birth and the U.S. Standard Report of Fetal Death. Additionally, it will include the content that is exchanged between EHRs, jurisdictions, and NCHS. In the case of fetal death, return coded cause of death, and race and ethnicity information back to the state.

Content location:


Proposed IG realm and code:

Maintenance Plan:

National Centre for Health Statistics will be responsible for ongoing maintenance through the Public Health Work Group.

Short Description:

The purpose of the Birth and Fetal Death FHIR IG is to provide guidance on reporting `

Long Description:

Involved parties: