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Re: [Health-dev] FHIR python library
Re: [Health-dev] FHIR python library
Wed, 12 Mar 2014 11:21:17 +0000
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Hi Alvin !
On 11/03/14 01:44, address@hidden wrote:
> Ah this makes sense. Then GNU Health complies with the WHO DSD for
> aggregation right? This means all the edge systems running GNU health, submit
> to the master and the master does the aggregation as prescribed by the WHO
Yes. The GNU Health master instance will collect information from GNU
Health instances at different health facilities, but also, it could
collect information from other
systems that use the FHIR standard.
> For those in the list here is a background:
> The WHO has an Indicator and Measurement Registry. It is a collection of xml
> schemas for aggregate reporting. One entry for example is on number of
> maternal deaths per 100000 (MDG5). This is released as a global indicator.
> This dsd is them extended by the regional offices and later by ministries of
> health. The idea is: if an emr in a country aggregates their data according
> to their country dsd (inherited from the regional dsd) then they can
> aggregate to the region. And if the region gets aggregated data (compliant to
> the global dsd) then they can aggregate to global requirements.
> The missing link is the country dsd. If GNU Health Master can simply inherit
> the regional dsd then it can do the gargantuan task of getting data from the
> gnu health instances (via fhir) and do the aggregation as required by the
That is the main idea. Give the local and regional health facilities the
possibility to upload / update information ath the central / master GNU
That instance would serve as the main data source for epidemiology,
demographics engine at the country or region. The people, Domiciliary
Units, diseases, operational sectors / areas , etc.. will be available
for the country MoH and regional health offices. Big data for good and
rapid decision making ! :)
We are very happy to count on your experience and support in this field,
Alvin. Thanks !
> I hope this makes sense. I'll be happy to get questions about this
> methodology..or hear other solutions...
> Sent from my BlackBerry 10 smartphone.
> Original Message
> From: Luis Falcon
> Sent: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 01:25
> To: address@hidden
> Reply To: address@hidden
> Subject: Re: [Health-dev] FHIR python library
> Hi Alvin !
> On 09/03/14 23:55, address@hidden wrote:
>> Would FHIR solve our aggregation problem?
> FHIR + GNU Health would make a very good couple on this matter.
> The GNU Health master instance will aggregate the information from
> different facilities.
> We will use FHIR to communicate from and to heterogeneous systems,
> either to aggregate or to serve.
>> Sent from my BlackBerry 10 smartphone.
>> Original Message
>> From: Luis Falcon
>> Sent: Monday, March 10, 2014 02:10
>> To: address@hidden
>> Reply To: address@hidden
>> Subject: Re: [Health-dev] FHIR python library
>> Dear Alvin
>> On 09/03/14 04:29, address@hidden wrote:
>>> Dear Luis,
>>> This is great work you are doing. We at IOSN and AeHIN, are observing the
>>> progress. We will invite you to demonstrate how you're integrating FHIR
>>> into GNU Health in one of our AeHIN webinars...
>> Thank you so much for your kind email, for the invitation to your
>> seminars, and for being part of this project.
>> I am quite optimistic on FHIR that it will meet our demands for an open,
>> modern and well documented standard to exchange medical information that
>> we've been talking during these years :)
>> All the best,
>>> Sent from my BlackBerry 10 smartphone.
>>> Original Message
>>> From: Luis Falcon
>>> Sent: Sunday, March 9, 2014 09:24
>>> To: address@hidden
>>> Reply To: address@hidden
>>> Subject: [Health-dev] FHIR python library
>>> Dear all
>>> Just started a library as a backend for the GNU Health FHIR
>>> functionality, and to be called from the different health_fhir_ modules.
>>> The FHIR library will be designed to be general, so any client / EMR,
>>> not only GNU Health, can use it.
>>> Right now is just a proof of concept, starting with search method from
>>> the Restful framework
>>> I have also created the package on pypi , to make it easier for use
>>> and integrate to GNU Health . The 0.0.1 is there (it does not do much ..
>>> yet ;) ).
>>> The development is under the directory "backend" on the development
>>> branch on Savannah
>>> You can check the README file for a sample use of the library.
>>> Hope you find it useful !
>>> 1.- http://www.hl7.org/implement/standards/fhir/http.html
>>> 2.- https://pypi.python.org/pypi/fhir
>>> 3.- http://hg.savannah.gnu.org/hgweb/health/
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