FHA FHIR Enablement of the Value Set Authority Center (VSAC)

PROJECT

Supported the initial FY17 VSAC expansion of the value set operations described in the FHIR documentation through expansion, validation, and lookup capabilities of code sets.

SERVICES AND PRODUCTS

Program Management,  Project Management

RESULTS

  • Developed the initial implementation of a FHIR® Terminology Service for VSAC resources.
  • Delivered a RESTful API for the National Library of Medicine (NLM) that provides users access to the current value sets and supported code systems (LOINC, SNOMED-CT, RX Norm, etc) in the Value Set Authority Center (VSAC)Item
  • Provided Program Management Support, wrote code to support the value set operations as defined by FHIR and Provided FHIR operational support on C-CDA value set content that is in VSAC.
  • Added to and adjusted the VSAC API to accommodate the FHIR data model and attributes where needed, developed enhancements as needed to existing NLM terminology services to accommodate FHIR needs, and participated in meetings and connect-a-thons to engage with the community and provide input on the further development of the specification.
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