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Re: [Health-dev] FHIR python library

From: Luis Falcon
Subject: Re: [Health-dev] FHIR python library
Date: 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 
> indicator...
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 
> regional.dsd...
That is the main idea. Give the local and regional health facilities the
possibility to upload / update information  ath the central / master GNU
Health instance.

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...
> Alvin
> 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:
>> Luis,
>> 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.
> Best,
>> 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,
>>> Alvin
>>> 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[1]
>>> I have also created the package on pypi[2] , 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[3]
>>> You can check the README file for a sample use of the library.
>>> Hope you find it useful !
>>> Best,
>>> 1.-
>>> 2.-
>>> 3.-

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