Based on a small group discussion during the HIMSS meetup (Thanks Jon @jon_duke for organizing this), it looks like that there is significant interest on building the connection/interoperability between FHIR and OHDSI models/data/tools from a number of groups. Potential use cases under discussion include:
- There will be folks who already have strong FHIR implementation in
the EHR community who also want to do observational research with the
- The OHDSI data and research findings may be disseminated through
standard FHIR-based APIs;
- The OHDSI vocabularies and mappings may be exposed as standard
FHIR mapping services.
We would like to propose to create an OHDSI FHIR WG to discuss the roadmap for the OHDSI FHIR integration and related use cases. As the first step, we want to understand the level of interests and existing resources on this topic from the OHDSI community. If you are interested in participating in the FHIR WG, could you please reply to this email to indicate your interest so that you can be included in the follow-up WG discussions?
The initial list of Interested participants includes:
- Jon Duke’ team from Georgia Tech (We presented a poster on OMOP-FHIR
last year at the symposium and have a GitHub repo for the GT-FHIR
server to OMOP. https://github.com/gt-health/GT-FHIR)
- Guoqian Jiang’ team from Mayo Clinic (We have been closely
collaborating with FHIR leading developers and contributing to the
evolution of FHIR specifications -
Preliminary work was initiated on building Interoperable FHIR-based
Vocabulary Mapping Services - a Case Study of OHDSI Vocabularies and
- Jack Po from Google (they are also very interested in this and have
some relevant software about to be released).
Guoqian Jiang, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biomedical Informatics
Senior Associate Consultant II
Department of Health Sciences Research,
Division of Biomedical Statistics & Informatics,
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
200 First Street, SW,
Rochester, MN, 55905