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20:00 UTC on Tuesday 6 February 2018 - 90 minutes.


  • FHIR Terminology Services and Resources

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OwnerNotes & Actions
1Welcome and introductions5

Recording + Notes.

Session at April Business Meeting (8 - 11 April) Wed pm.

2Summary of previous week5
3Review of "Using SNOMED with FHIR" page5

All participants are invited to review this local copy of that page prior to our next Terminology Services meeting. 

  • Jane Millar please adjudicate on use of IHTSDO vs SNOMED International. Answer: Legal documents should refer to "IHTSDO". User documentation should use SNOMED International.
  • Rob Hausam advise on time lines and channel for response
  • All comments to be received by 20 February 2018. Potential to ballot for Normative Status.

Query coming from Grahame G. about how implementable this is eg with cross field validation. Risk of introducing performance issues. Perhaps easier to introduce as "Best Practice" for those with the capability to implement.

How constrained should our profiles be eg allowing for non-SNOMED coding? Dion suggested allowing cherry picking from options available. Rob suggested need for expectations of conformance.


This weeks Star Topic


Attempt to achieve conclusion:

5Terminology Capabilities10

Overlap with FHIR Server capabilities / CodeSystem resource. How do we determine for a given FHIR Server which code systems and versions are supported? vs

  • Sufficient to query the code system resource ? Is not considered sufficient (due to possibility of declared resources not being operationally implemented, ie used for simple storage). Could instead be declared in a capability statement.

Suggestion (GG) that we document the minimal acceptable capabilities of a SNOMED FHIR Server.

6Review of proposals for possible Terminology Services and Resources collaborative work10

See Collaborative Work :

7Topic for next meeting5

Plan for following fortnight: Focus on Using SNOMED CT with FHIR

8Any other business0
  • Jane Millar working on draft Terms of Reference, to be reviewed by The Member Forum (meeting in February)
  • All please review Terms of Reference prior to submission to Member Forum Meeting.

Peter G. Williams will be away Tuesday 13 February.


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