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Ballot Document Name and Information
Document/Standard Name:HL7 FHIR® Implementation Guide: Vital Records Birth and Fetal Death Reporting, Release 1
Ballot Code:TBA
Realm:Realm Specific: US
Backwards Compatible:n/a
Internally/Externally Developed:Internally Developed Document/Standard
Ballot Level
Requested Ballot Level:STU
Standard Ballot Open Date:11/12/2020
Standard Ballot Close Date:11/01/2021
Work Group Information
Sponsoring Work Group:Public Heath
Project Insight Project ID:1616
Confirmation of Work Group Approval:Public Health (15 Oct 2020 Approve: xx, Abstain: xx, Opposed: xx)
Primary Work Group Contact:Sarah Gaunt
NIB Form Submitted By:PHWG co-chair
Publishing Facilitator:Sarah Gaunt (
Other Sponsoring TCs and SIGs:
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Document Description/Changes
Description of Ballot Document:Create a FHIR IG 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 flow of medical/health information on live births and fetal deaths from a birthing facility to a jurisdictional vital records electronic registration system 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 transmission from state to NCHS and, in the case of fetal death, return coded cause of death, and race and ethnicity information back to the state.
Major Changes Since Last Ballot:n/a
ANSI-Required Information
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Project NeedTo continue support of interoperability among public health systems, there is a need to develop a FHIR IG for birth and fetal death reporting. Development of the FHIR IG for birth and fetal death will provide national data standards that will support the implementation of FHIR for NCHS, Jurisdictional partners and EHR vendors.
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Other Referenced StandardsNone
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Unit of Measuren/a
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StakeholdersLocal and State Departments of Health; Healthcare Institutions (hospitals, long term care, home care, mental health) 
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Consumer Product IndicationNo  
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Ballot Reconciliation Reminder
Intent to Complete Reconciliation Activities:n/a
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