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Short Description

This track will test the latest US FHIR Core IG 3.2.0 and the ONC Standardized API for Patient and Population Services Criterion (on US FHIR Core 3.1.1)

Long Description

The US Core Implementation Guide version 3.2.0 (January 2021 ballot!) which is based on FHIR R4 is the basis for further testing and guidance by the Argonaut Project Team. The guide will retain the US Core artifacts and names and provide additional content and guidance specific to Data Query Access for purpose of ONC Certification testing  § 170.315(g)(10) of the servers for conformance to the profiles and be capable of responding to all of the “supported searches” specified in the US Core Implementation Guide Server CapabilityStatement. 

This track will also provide helping sessions for vendors who are preparing ONC Certification testing with hans-on testing and result interpreting


Signup sheet 




8:00 AM PT (11:00 AM ET)

Track Kick Off

8:30 AM PT (11:30 AM ET)

Review Must Support Changes

9:00 AM PT (12:00 PM ET)

Inferno Q&A


8:00 AM PT (11:00 AM ET)


8:15 AM PT (11:15 AM ET)

US Core Moving Forward

- USCDI v2 Draft walk through
- Current ballot

9:00 AM PT (12:00 PM ET)Matchmaking - agree on final track wrap-up (tentative 2 PM ET)

11:00 AM PT (2:00 PM ET)

Track Final Discussion

- Future Connectathon approach

- Consider preliminary USCDI v2 designs?


Testing an implementation Guide

Submitting Work Group/Project/Accelerator/Affiliate/Implementer Group  


Proposed Track Lead

Brett Marquard <>

Yunwei Wang <>

Related Tracks

FHIR Version

FHIR 4.0.1

Specification(s) this track uses

US Core IG 3.2.0 (Jan 2021 ballot) (

US Core IG 3.1.1 (

Artifacts of focus

US Core 3.2.0 updates

US Core profiles and guidelines required by ONC Standardized API Criterion

Clinical input requested (if any)

Patient input requested (if any)

Expected participants

Server vendors who would like to get hep in US Core 3.1.1 implementation

Client vendors who want to connect to different servers

Implementers who want to discuss US Core 3.2.0 IG

Zulip stream


Track Orientation Date

Dec 11, 2020 12:00 PM ET (US and Canada)

Track Orientation Details


Track Details


Scenario 0: End-to-End § 170.315(g)(10) Mock Test (not official certification)*

  • Run all § 170.315(g)(10) required tests using Inferno Program Edition or other testing application

Scenario 1: Patient search

  • Searches by _id
  • Searches by identifier
  • Searches by name
  • Searches by gender + name
  • Searches by birthdate + name
  • Bonus: Searches by _id + _revIncludes: Provenance:target
  • Validate search result

Scenario 2: Smoking Status search

  • Searches by patient + code
  • Bonus: Searches by patient + code + _revInclude: Provenance:target
  • Validate search result

Scenario 3: Clinical Notes search

  • Searches DocumentReference by patient + type
  • Searches DiagnsoticReport by patient + category
  • Validate DiagnosticReport and DocumentReference reference the same attachment

Scenario 4: Provenance Search

  • Search Patient by _id + _revIncludes: Provenance:target (if not done in Scenario 1)
  • Search Smoking Statue by  patient + code + _revInclude: Provenance:target (if not done in Scenario 2)
  • Bonus: Test retrieving, editing and posting an update

Scenario 5: Search and validate additional resources using client application

  • validate searches from each Profile Quick start are supported, resources retrieved as search results are valid. 
  • The list of candidate resource profiles are listed at the end of this page.

Scenario 6: Bonus: Writing 

  • Create DocumentationReference

* Test the servers for conformance to the US Core profiles required by USCDI, ONC Standardized API for Patient and Population Services criterion § 170.315(g)(10) in the 2015 Edition Cures Update, and beyond! Here is list of profiles:

  • US Core AllergyIntolerance Profile
  • US Core CarePlan Profile
  • US Core CareTeam Profile
  • US Core Condition Profile
  • US Core DiagnosticReport Profile for Laboratory Results Reporting
  • US Core DiagnosticReport Profile for Report and Note exchange
  • US Core DocumentReference Profile
  • US Core Encounter Profile
  • US Core Goal Profile
  • US Core Immunization Profile
  • US Core Implantable Device Profile
  • US Core Laboratory Result Observation Profile
  • US Core MedicationRequest Profile
  • US Core Organization Profile
  • US Core Patient Profile
  • US Core Pediatric BMI for Age Observation Profile
  • US Core Pediatric Weight for Height Observation Profile
  • US Core Pediatric Head Occipital-frontal Circumference Percentile Profile
  • US Core Practitioner Profile
  • US Core Procedure Profile
  • US Core Provenance Profile
  • US Core Pulse Oximetry Profile
  • US Core Smoking Status Observation Profile
  • US Core Pressure Profile
  • US Core Body Height Profile
  • US Core Body Temperature Profile
  • US Core Body Weight Profile
  • US Core Heart Rate Profile
  • US Core Respiration Rate Profile