The Office of Population Affairs (OPA) manages over 4000 sites across the US that supply Family Planning services to low income individuals. These sites are supported by over 100 different EHR products. In order to improve OPA’s services, and measure that quality of care provided, they need to gather encounter-level data from these sites. A common data model would simplify both the documentation and the collection of this data.
Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) provides a standard data model. Creating a FHIR Profile to constrain the data provided by a FHIR server would provide a uniform, project-specific data stream that could be sent to a registry. This panel will discuss the creation and validation of FHIR Profiles, including the review of the OPA’s data dictionary, creation of appropriate logical models, and the design, creation and validation of FHIR profiles for those data elements. Over 130 FHIR profiles were created. The various workflows, processes and tooling to accomplish these tasks will be reviewed in detail. Challenges that are currently unresolved will also be discussed.

Learning Objective 1:
The participant will understand the process of creating a logical model from a clinical use case.

Learning Objective 2: The participant will understand how FHIR profiles are created, bound to reference terminologies, and validated.


Susan Matney (Presenter)
Intermountain Healthcare

Steve Hasley (Presenter)

Robert Handzel (Presenter)

Bret Heale (Presenter)
Intermountain Healthcare

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