This asset is a component of MuleSoft Accelerator for Healthcare.
MuleSoft Accelerator for Healthcare enables healthcare providers to unlock critical patient data to build a patient 360 within Salesforce Health Cloud, faster and easier than ever before. The solution includes pre-built APIs, connectors, integration templates, and a prescriptive end-to-end reference architecture to bring patient demographics information and COVID-19 test results from any EHR into Health Cloud using HL7 V2 or FHIR standards.
The solution also provides a library of United States Core Data for Interoperability (USCDI) and FHIR R4 resources to help healthcare developers adhere to interoperability needs and jumpstart the development of healthcare digital transformation initiatives.
Use case covered
The FHIR terminology specification is based on two key concepts, originally defined in HL7 v3 Core Principles :
- CodeSystem - declares the existence of and describes a code system or code system supplement and its key properties, and optionally defines a part or all of its content. Also known as Ontology, Terminology, or Enumeration
- ValueSet - specifies a set of codes drawn from one or more code systems, intended for use in a particular context. Value sets link between CodeSystem definitions and their use in coded elements
Value sets have 2 aspects:
- .compose: A definition of which codes are intended to be in the value set ("intension")
- .expansion: The list of codes that are actually in the value set under a given set of conditions ("extension") - see Value Set Expansion
The ValueSet resource can carry either the .compose or the .expansion, both of them, or neither of them (if only the metadata is being represented). There is an "$expand" operation which can be used to ask a server to generate an expansion given the composition rules, in a particular context, and a "$validate-code" operation which can be used to ask a server to check whether a given code or concept is in the value set in a particular context.
This API uses FHIR R4 ValueSet Library.
More information about FHIR R4 ValueSet specification can be found here.