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Ballot Document Name and Information
Document/Standard Name:HL7 FHIR® Implementation Guide: Vital Records Common FHIR Profile Library
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:1643
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:
Additional Vote 
Document Description/Changes
Description of Ballot Document:

Create a FHIR IG to support the needs of multiple Vital Records Implementation Guides.

After evaluation and analysis of two separate FHIR IG projects - Birth Defects Reporting ( and Birth and Fetal Death Reporting (, it was determined that there are many common data elements between the two IGs. The short-term scope of this IG will include data elements common to the above-mentioned FHIR IGs and will define a US Realm specific framework that defines common elements for the implementation guides. The longer-term scope of this IG will include analysis and possible inclusion of data elements from other Vital Records projects.

Major Changes Since Last Ballot:n/a
ANSI-Required Information
The following information is required by ANSI for all ballots.
Project NeedTo avoid defining the same profiles multiple times, we propose to create a US Realm focused implementation guide for use by Vital Records and other FHIR standards development efforts to define the appropriate FHIR profiles, value sets, etc., once and allow them to be referenced by each of the specific implementation guides. This implementation guide will provide a standard framework for inclusion in multiple use case specific implementation guides focused on the exchange of Vital Records information to support interoperability among public health systems and reduce provider and implementer burden.
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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  
Is this a consumer product?
Ballot Reconciliation Reminder
Intent to Complete Reconciliation Activities:n/a
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