An International Minimal Patient Care Report Exemplified in FHIR to Facilitate Standardisation and Interoperability of Emergency Medical Services Data

Rasmus Guldhammer Blendal
Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark

Louise Pape-Haugaard
Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark

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Ingår i: Proceedings from The 16th Scandinavian Conference on Health Informatics 2018, Aalborg, Denmark August 28–29, 2018

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 151:15, s. 85-90

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Publicerad: 2018-08-24

ISBN: 978-91-7685-213-2

ISSN: 1650-3686 (tryckt), 1650-3740 (online)


Lack of semantic interoperability is a common problem within healthcare IT. In prehospital sector it results in emergency medical service data being stuck in the emergency department, despite being important to clinicians outside the emergency department in treatment of the patient. Steps towards semantic interoperability within the prehospital area, on an international level, was taken by first creating an international common data set by use of two different national data sets and scientific literature. The usability of the created data set was showcased by example of a clinical case from emergency medicine. With common data elements established the next step was profiling the data set in FHIR, to further facilitate interoperability, as a common exchange standard is paramount for systems to interoperate.


Interoperability, EmergencCare pathways, Clinical communication, Patient-centred EHR, HL7 CDA, Finite State Machine, Variance Report.y Medical Services, Emergency Department, FHIR, Standardization.


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