Monday, May 1, 2017


IHE ITI has a set of profiles on FHIR existing in Trial Implementation today. These were written against FHIR DSTU2. These have been updated to STU3, now in ballot for members of the ITI Technical Committee to comment and vote on.  Details and access to the ballot drafts of these documents is available from the ballot.
The IHE ITI Technical Committee is also working on new profiles using FHIR. These will be further discussed in later articles.
  • Mobile Care Services Discovery (mCSD)
  • Non-Patient File Sharing (NPFS)
  • Access to Document-extracted Data-elements (ADD) 
    • Formerly: Patient Centric Element Location
    • This is a profile that combines XDS/MHD and QEDm to describe how a Document Sharing environment can provide more fine grain access (Resource) to data shared as documents. 
    • This profile does rely on creative systems engineering to decompose the documents into the FHIR resources. This might leverage CDA-on-FHIR, or some other methodology. This methodology is not specified.
    • What is specified is that the fine grain details must have Provenance pointing at the Documents from which the data came. This enables a consumer to retrieve using XDS or MHD the document from which the fine grain details came from.
The IHE ITI and PCC are working jointly on one as well:
IHE ITI is also working on one non FHIR Profile
  • Remove Metadata and Document (RMD)
    • This is a profile on XDS for administrative ability to remove metadata entries and remove documents
Lastly IHE Document Digital Signature (DSG) Profile approved for Final Text