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Proposal for Creating an OHDSI FHIR Workgroup

Dear Colleagues,

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
    data;
  • 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 -
    http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1532046417300345.
    Preliminary work was initiated on building Interoperable FHIR-based
    Vocabulary Mapping Services - a Case Study of OHDSI Vocabularies and
    Mappings)
  • Jack Po from Google (they are also very interested in this and have
    some relevant software about to be released).

Best regards,

Guoqian

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
Tel: 1-507-266-1327
Fax: 1-507-284-1516
Email: jiang.guoqian@mayo.edu

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I would be interested in attending.

I would be interested as well.

I would be interested in attending as well.

I am insterested too .
from http://www.clearofchina.com/ and i maintain FHIR spec in Chinese
right now we are working for combining all kinds of our products database into OHDSI common data model for secondary usage of healthcare data

I’m interested! Don’t know how much time I’ll have but I’m a long time advocate of FHIR and would love to join the effort.

Definetely interested

I am interested as well.

Thanks much for your interests in this FHIR WG. I created a WG wiki page at http://www.ohdsi.org/web/wiki/doku.php?id=projects:workgroups:fhir-wg. Could you please add your email address and affiliation in the WG members table (@Gowtham_Rao, @t_abdul_basser, @Frank, @twilson650, @cukarthik, @mitrarocca, @wanghaisheng, @jon_duke, @Richard_Starr )? I will set up a doodle poll shortly for asking your availability for the WG meetings. Thanks,

-Guoqian

As promised, I created a doodle poll for coordinating a FHIR WG Kickoff Meeting. Could you please check your availability for the time slots in the doodle poll by the end of this Friday (March 10, 2017)? (@Gowtham_Rao, @t_abdul_basser, @Frank, @twilson650, @cukarthik, @mitrarocca, @wanghaisheng, @jon_duke, @Richard_Starr)

http://doodle.com/poll/pfswq34g8t99yfup

The WebEx information will be posted soon on the WG wiki page at http://www.ohdsi.org/web/wiki/doku.php?id=projects:workgroups:fhir-wg. Feel free to let me know if you have any question.

Best regards,

-Guoqian

This is a reminder that we will have an OHDSI FHIR WG Kickoff meeting during next week. Could you please check your availability using the doodle poll below by the end of today. thanks, -Guoqian

As promised, I created a doodle poll for coordinating a
FHIR WG Kickoff Meeting. Could you please check your availability for
the time slots in the doodle poll by the end of this Friday (March 10,
2017)? (@Gowtham_Rao, @t_abdul_basser, @Frank, @twilson650, @cukarthik, @mitrarocca, @wanghaisheng, @jon_duke, @Richard_Starr)

http://doodle.com/poll/pfswq34g8t99yfup1

The WebEx information will be posted soon on the WG wiki page at http://www.ohdsi.org/web/wiki/doku.php?id=projects:workgroups:fhir-wg1. Feel free to let me know if you have any question.

Best regards,

-Guoqian

The correct doodle poll link should be available at:

http://doodle.com/poll/pfswq34g8t99yfup

Sorry for the confusion.

-Guoqian

@Guoqian_Jiang:

Any chance to put some more afternoon times in it? The mornings are brutal because of European colleagues.

Ah, I thought the morning times would be good for European colleagues. Will have more afternoon times added on Monday. @Christian_Reich, Thanks, -Guoqian

Some more afternoon times are added on Wednesday and Thursday. Could you please check you availability once again? (Gowtham_Rao, @t_abdul_basser, @Frank, @twilson650, @cukarthik, @mitrarocca, @wanghaisheng, @jon_duke, @Richard_Starr, @Christian_Reich).

http://doodle.com/poll/pfswq34g8t99yfup

We will make a decision for the WG meeting time by the end of Tuesday.

Thanks,

-Guoqian

sorry for late reply .can someone create a wiki account for me
username:wanghaisheng
password:000000

Haisheng, Can you send a request to Lee Evans evans@ohdsi.org for the wiki account? @lee_evans, thanks, -Guoqian

Hi, Colleagues,

According to the Doodle poll results, the OHDSI FHIR WG Kick-off meeting is scheduled at 11:00am-12:00pm U.S. Central Daylight Time March 15, 2017. The draft agenda items include:

  1. Kick-off and Introduction
  2. Discuss the objectives of the FHIR WG
  3. Discuss the short-term and long-term tasks of the WG
  4. other items (please add)

Please check the WebEx dial-in information at the WG wiki page as follows. (Gowtham_Rao, @t_abdul_basser, @Frank, @twilson650, @cukarthik, @mitrarocca, @wanghaisheng, @jon_duke, @Richard_Starr, @Christian_Reich)

http://www.ohdsi.org/web/wiki/doku.php?id=projects:workgroups:fhir-wg

I apologize that this time slot only covers the availability of majorities. Will post the meeting notes on the WG wiki page afterwards.

Feel free to let me know if you have any question.

Thanks,

-Guoqian

Dear Colleagues,

The OHDSI FHIR WG Monthly Meetings have been temporarily scheduled at 12:00pm-1:00pm (Central Time) in the third Wednesday each month. Those who have put their email on the FHIR WG wiki page should have received the calendar holder for the schedule. For those who would like to join the WG monthly meetings but have not put your email on the wiki page, could you do so or send email directly to me at jiang.guoqian at mayo.edu so that I can add you in the distribution list? . (@Gowtham_Rao, @t_abdul_basser, @Frank, @twilson650, @cukarthik, @mitrarocca, @wanghaisheng, @jon_duke, @Richard_Starr, @Christian_Reich)

The OHDSI FHIR WG wiki link is as follows.
http://www.ohdsi.org/web/wiki/doku.php?id=projects:workgroups:fhir-wg

Thanks,
-Guoqian

Dear Colleagues,

This is a reminder that we will have our OHDSI FHIR WG monthly meeting at 12:00pm (Central Time) in April 19, 2017. The proposed draft agenda is as follows.

  • New members introduction
  • OHDSI F2F meeting updates (Richard/Myung)
  • AMIA TBI/CRI updates (Eric/Guoqian)
  • The WG tasks discussion (all)
  • Other items (add yours)

Please see the WebEx Info posted on the WG wiki page.
http://www.ohdsi.org/web/wiki/doku.php?id=projects:workgroups:fhir-wg

For those who would like to join the WG monthly meetings but have not put your email on the wiki page, could you do so or send email directly to me at jiang.guoqian at mayo.edu so that I can add you in the distribution list?

Feel free to let me know if you have any questions,(@Gowtham_Rao, @t_abdul_basser, @Frank, @twilson650, @cukarthik, @mitrarocca, @wanghaisheng, @jon_duke, @Richard_Starr, @Christian_Reich)

Thanks,

-Guoqian

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