Situational Awareness for Novel Epidemic Response
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The Situational Awareness for Novel Epidemic Response Implementation Guide enables transmission of high level situational awareness information from inpatient facilities to centralized data repositories to support the treatment of novel influenza-like illness.

About This Guide

This is a draft implementation guide to promote discussion with leaders in the Health IT industry, and very much a work in progress. All content in this guide is subject to discussion and change.

The goal of publishing this guide is to encourage the creation of a community interested in extremely rapid development of interfaces that can support communication Bed and other resourcees to Public Health in this time of crisis. Audacious Inquiry is publishing this material as follows:

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License Creative Commons License

This implementation guide provides the FHIR Implementation materials associated with the SANER project.

Organization of This Guide

This guide is organized into four main sections:

  1. Volume I: Overview - Provides an overview of the challenges this effort is trying to address.
    1. Technology Environment - Describes the technology environment for uninitiated.
    2. Architecture - Illustrates the Microservice Architecture
    3. Security Considerations - Documents security concerns and mitigations
    4. Use Cases - Illustrates key use cases
    5. Actors and Transactions - Provides an overview of technical components
    6. Measures used for Reporting - Defines measures used by CDC and FEMA as FHIR Measure resources
    7. Using Group Resources (deprecated) - Explains the use of group in this guide
  2. Volume II: Transactions
    1. Query Measure [PULL-TX]
    2. Produce Measure [PUSH-TX]
    3. Communicate Results [REPORT-TX]
  3. Volume III: Content Profiles
    1. Bed Measure Report
    2. Device Measure Report
    3. Bed Group
    4. Device Group
    5. bed-location
    6. Supporting Device
    7. Resource Location
    8. Audit Event Write
    9. Audit Event Read
  4. Volume IV: Terminology
    1. SanerBedType Coding System
    2. BedLocationOperationalStatus Value Set
    3. BedProperty Value Set
    4. BedType Value Set

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About Audacious Inquiry

Audacious Inquiry (Ai) is an industry-shaping health information technology and policy company that provides bold solutions for connected healthcare. Nationally recognized for its work to facilitate health data interoperability, Ai is a trusted partner to CMS, ONC, state Hospital Associations and Medicaid agencies across the country. The company delivers a cloud-based software as a service platform that is the catalyst for secure and smart health information exchange among physicians, hospitals, health plans, ACOs, MCOs, and public health agencies across 12 US states. Ai is raising the bar for how health data is shared, managed, and protected.