Terminology Services on FHIR

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Terminology Services on FHIR, presented by Rob Hausam
Presented at HL7 FHIR DevDays, June 2018, Boston, MA

HL7 FHIR and terminology services are a perfect combination. FHIR provides a platform and is a significant enabler for deploying standardized terminology services. Any FHIR application that uses coded clinical data (i.e. pretty much all of them) can benefit from using these services to help manage the complexity in the terminology world. This tutorial provides an overview of the foundational FHIR terminology resources (CodeSystem, ValueSet, ConceptMap) and operations ($expand, $lookup, $validate-code, $translate, $subsumes). It also provides examples of how they can be used with common standard clinical terminologies including SNOMED CT and LOINC. This session introduces some ways of using these capabilities in practical applications and provides exercises for further exploration.