Identify where to find and how to query "real-world" test data needed for birth reporting via the Birth and Fetal Death Reporting (BFDR) and Vital Records Common Profile Library (VRCPL) FHIR implementation guides (IGs).
The scope of BFDR IG includes the content of medical/health information on live births and fetal deaths for select state birth and fetal death reporting. It includes the content that is exchanged between EHRs and jurisdictions that issue birth certificates, as well as between jurisdictions and national vital statistics agencies.
The 2023-01 track will focus on querying and retrieving data for test patients loaded into EHR/EMR test environments (sandboxes) needed to complete the Facility Worksheet for the Live Birth Certificate for reporting from the birth facility to the jurisdiction. (Scenario 1: EHR-to-EBRS workflow)
BFDR Track goals:
This track will support efforts underway by the Vital Statistics Modernization Community of Practice (CoP) of the CDC's National Vital Statistics System (NVSS).
Test the design of a set of FHIR Resources and Implementation Guide
Call for participants
EHRs, EBRS, NCHS, NVSS Vital Statistics Modernization Community of Practice (CoP) participants
Multiple perspectives wanted:
Off-site assistance: Diana Wright (Lantana Consulting Group)
Track Lead Email(s)
firstname.lastname@example.org (off-site assistance)
#Vital Records Birth & Fetal Death: https://chat.fhir.org/#narrow/stream/253316-Vital-Records.20Birth.20.26.20Fetal.20Death
Track Kick off Call
This track's kick off call and optional office hours will be hosted by NVSS Modernization COP (CDC) as a break-out room of the NVSS weekly office hours. Please note that registration in advance of the call is required:
This track defines 2 scenarios:
Scenario 1: EBRS vendor (acting as "birth clerk") queries EHR/EMR system to assemble data for the Facility Worksheet for the Live Birth Certificate for reporting from the birth facility to the jurisdiction by creating and sending the Composition - Provider Supplied Facility Live Birth Report
Scenario 2: SMART-on-FHIR App queries EHR/EMR system to assemble data for the Facility Worksheet for the Live Birth Certificate for reporting from the birth facility to the jurisdiction by creating and sending the Composition - Provider Supplied Facility Live Birth Report
Security and Privacy Considerations:
Test Cases, Facility Worksheet For The Live Birth Certificate
The sub-page, BFDR: Birth Reporting Test Case Data provides 3 test cases may be loaded into testing environments (sandboxes) for EHR, EMR, or HIE systems. If the testing environments already have data for similar live birth events, loading these data is not required for the January 2023 Connectathon.
If you are interested in loading data, please see the 3 PDfs and the 1 xlsx file at the top of BFDR: Birth Reporting Test Case Data