Personal Health Device Implementation Guide
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Personal Health Device Implementation Guide, published by HL7 International - Health Care Devices Work Group. This is not an authorized publication; it is the continuous build for version current). This version is based on the current content of and changes regularly. See the Directory of published versions


This Implementation Guide is for developers of both PHD data uploaders and consumers that need data from PHDs in FHIR format. Specifically, the implementers of Continua-certified Personal Health Gateways (PHGs) can use this Implementation Guide to encode PHD information into FHIR resources that can be stored on FHIR servers for further processing or analysis. 95% of this guide is dedicated to the uploader which has to work with the complexities of 11073 20601. Consumers needing PHD information will use this guide to ascertain what resources to access and what elements in those resources has the desired information. Ultimately, the Implementation Guide will help personal health device manufacturers and service providers to map measurement and device data into a FHIR-based information system.

It is not necessary that the data model specified by this Implementation Guide be used solely in the context of RESTful FHIR servers. The Continua H.812.5 FHIR Observation Upload Guidelines define two upload scenarios and their security and authentication requirements. One is for the upload to a FHIR server using RESTful FHIR while the second is to non-persisting servers for those endpoints that are interested in receiving the data in the form of FHIR resources but are not interested in supporting the rest of the FHIR infrastructure.

This guide will be of use to anyone who wishes to work with IEEE 11073 20601 PHD data in FHIR format.