CH_Core (v0.1.0)

CH_Core, published by HL7 Switzerland. This is not an authorized publication; it is the continuous build for version 0.1.0). This version is based on the current content of and changes regularly. See the Directory of published versions

Swiss Core Implementation Guide


This implementation guide is provided to support the use of FHIR®© in a Swiss context.

This document is a working specification that is expected to be implemented and tested by FHIR®© system producers to enable feedback to improve the content of this guide.


This document presents Swiss use concepts defined via FHIR processable artefacts; these are collaborative outputs with agreed approaches to varied kinds of healthcare related information based on the core FHIR R4 specification.

  • Profiles - are useful constraints of core FHIR resources and datatype for Swiss use
  • Extensions - are FHIR extensions that are added for local use, covering needed Swiss concepts
  • Terminologies - are defined or referenced code systems and value sets for Swiss context

FHIR profiles are managed under HL7 Switzerland:


This guide is the product of collaborative work undertaken with participants from: