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US Core Implementation Guide, published by HL7 International / Cross-Group Projects. This guide is not an authorized publication; it is the continuous build for version 7.0.0 built by the FHIR (HL7® FHIR® Standard) CI Build. This version is based on the current content of https://github.com/HL7/US-Core/ and changes regularly. See the Directory of published versions

Change Log

Page standards status: Informative

Version = 7.0.0

The changes in this annual update to US Core have been reviewed and commented upon by the public through the January 2024 HL7 balloting process. The HL7 International Cross-Group Projects work group members have agreed to and voted on the resolution of the community comments.

What’s new in Version 7.0.0 of US Core:

Each update to a new version of US Core changes the US Core Profiles and conformance expectations. Implementers can find detailed comparisons between the FHIR artifacts in this 7.0.0 version of US Core and each previous major release on Changes Between Versions page. Below is an overview of significant changes in Version 7.0.0 of US Core.

Changes:

The ballot-related comments resulted in over 80 changes to this specification, which are listed below:

Tracker Status: (Change Category) Summary Jira Issue Link to Updated Content

  1. Applied: (Enhancement) Updated Gender Identity binding to align with C-CDA FHIR-43052 See Changes Here
  2. Applied: (Clarification) Rename fhir-write to vitals-write FHIR-43400 See Changes Here
  3. Applied: (Clarification) Clarify that the Average Blood Pressure profile is protocol agnostic. FHIR-43402 See Changes Here
  4. Applied: (Clarification) Add example to Must Support - Complex Elements section FHIR-43430 See Changes Here
  5. Applied: (Clarification) Clarify that only Patient.deceasedDateTime deceasedDateTime is “Additional USCDI Requirement” FHIR-43431 See Changes Here
  6. Applied: (Correction) Fix table rendering to remove duplicates FHIR-43432 See Changes Here
  7. Applied: (Enhancement) Change Medication Adherence Information Source from Reference to Code FHIR-43466 and See Changes Here and Here
  8. Applied: (Enhancement) References specific extension for measurement protocol FHIR-43536 See Changes Here and Here
  9. Applied: (Clarification) Clarify reference to average BP panel FHIR-43537 See Changes Here
  10. Applied: (Clarification) Derive Average Blood Pressure directly from Observation FHIR-43538 See Changes Here and Here
  11. Applied: (Clarification) Constrain Average Blood Pressure Profile Observation.value to max = 0 FHIR-43539 See Changes Here
  12. Applied: (Clarification) Broaden Profile Purpose Statement FHIR-43540 See Changes Here
  13. Applied: (Enhancement) Add reference in the profile description to the base resource for scope and usage definitions. FHIR-43543 For example See Change Here
  14. Applied: (Clarification) Remove note to balloters regarding the terminology FHIR-43547 See Changes Here and Here
  15. Applied: (Enhancement) Add guidance how to express conditional Goals FHIR-43552 See Changes Here and Here
  16. Applied: (Clarification) Clarify Specimen Condition definition FHIR-43567 See Changes Here
  17. Applied: (Clarification) Updates to Care Experience Preference Profile and Treatment Intervention Preference Profiles introduction FHIR-43568 See Changes Here and Here
  18. Applied: (Enhancement) Add choice of must support for Specimen.accessionIdentifier vs Specimen.identifier FHIR-43585 See Changes Here
  19. Applied (Clarification) Clarify location extension to use when not in Encounter FHIR-43587 See Changes Here
  20. Applied: (Clarification) Reason for Referral Clarification/Correction FHIR-43588 See Changes Here and Here
  21. Applied: (Enhancement) Update the terminology bindings and allow effectivePeriod for Smoking Status FHIR-43589 and FHIR-43355 See Changes Here:
  22. Applied: (Clarification) Clarify that not all US Core extensions are used in US Core Profiles FHIR-43590 See Changes Here
  23. Applied: (Correction) Fixed scopes formats FHIR-43616 See Changes Here
  24. Applied: (Clarification) Document that multiple races and ethnicities are supported in the extension FHIR-43624 See Changes Here
  25. Applied: (Enhancement) Move US Core Vital Signs ValueSet to VSAC FHIR-43633 See Changes Here and Here
  26. Applied: (Clarification) Added guidance for using NDC codesFHIR-43641 See Changes Here
  27. Resolved - change required: (Enhancement) Add _lastUpdated search parameter guidance FHIR-43659 The changes are listed above
  28. Applied: (Enhancement) Edit Medication Adherence codes and provide examples FHIR-43757 See Changes Here
  29. Applied (Enhancement) Update and clarify US Core Scopes requirements FHIR-43761 See Changes Here and Here
  30. Applied: (Correction) Fix Rendering in granular scope tables FHIR-43770 See Changes Here
  31. Applied: (Correction) Fix format error FHIR-43773 See Changes Here
  32. Applied: (Clarification) Restore the FHIR Core resource definitions and comments FHIR-43800 For example See Changes Here
  33. Applied (Enhancement) Clarify the use of USCDI Health Assessment Value Sets FHIR-43922 See Changes Here
  34. Applied: (Clarification) Add Note to Vital Signs Profile regarding known validation errorsFHIR-43928 See Changes Here
  35. Applied (Clarification)Clarify reason for referral options FHIR-43929 See Changes Here
  36. Applied: (Correction) Change Quantity to SimpleQuantity MedicationRequest and MedicationDispense profiles FHIR-43932 See Changes Here and Here
  37. Applied: (Correction) Move elements from “must have” to “must support” in Immunization profile introduction FHIR-43934 See Changes Here
  38. Applied: (Clarification) Race extension cardinality / documentation does not match value set FHIR-43937 See Changes Here
  39. Applied: (Correction) Update diagram in Section 3.6.4.3 FHIR-43938 See Changes Here
  40. Applied: (Correction) Undo copy/paste error to US Simple Observation Profile description FHIR-43954 See Changes Here
  41. Applied: (Correction) change “treatment-intervention” to “treatment-intervention-profile” FHIR-44008 See Changes Here
  42. Applied: (Correction) Add hyperlink FHIR-44009 See Changes Here
  43. Applied: (Correction) Restore the missing graphics FHIR-44010 and FHIR-44011 See Changes Here and Here
  44. Applied: (Correction) Restore the missing example FHIR-44012 See Changes Here
  45. Applied: (Correction) Fix table formatting on Screening & assessments page - FHIR-44014 See Changes Here
  46. Applied: (Clarification) Add guidance for goals in Screening & Assessments page FHIR-44015 See Changes Here
  47. Applied: (Correction) Change “US Core Laboratory Result Observation Profile.” to “US Core Observation Clinical Result Profile.” FHIR-44016 See Changes Here
  48. Applied: (Correction) Where superfluous, Remove references to versions of USCDI FHIR-44017 For example See Changes Here
  49. Applied: (Correction) Remove erroneous text FHIR-44018 and FHIR-44022 See Changes Here and Here
  50. Applied: (Enhancement) Add guidance/constraints for use of UCUM for reference range in Laboratory Result Observation Profile FHIR-44023 See Changes Here and Here
  51. Applied: (Correction) Correct “e.g.” and “i.e.” to “e.g.,” “i.e.,” throughout guide FHIR-44053
  52. Applied: (Clarification) Updated to specific link text instead generic “Here” for bulleted list of changes FHIR-44055 See Changes Here
  53. Applied: (Clarification) Clarify encounter in DiagnosticReport FHIR-44056 See Changes Here)
  54. Applied: (Clarification) Change “may” to “can” to avoid conformance verbs FHIR-44060 See Changes Here and Here
  55. Applied: (Correction) Clarify Medication Adherence Extension definitions FHIR-44076 See Changes Here
  56. Applied: (Correction) Remove redundant sentence from Server CapabilityStatement description FHIR-44112 See Changes Here
  57. Applied: (Clarification) Clarify the use of UCUM for Quantity datatypes in Lab Observations FHIR-44117 See Changes Here and Here
  58. Applied: (Correction) Remove US Core from CapabilityStatement.instantiates FHIR-44121 See Changes Here
  59. Applied: (Clarification) Include FHIR R6 Sex and Gender content in Patient Profile Introduction FHIR-44123 See Changes Here
  60. Applied: (Enhancement) Remove ASKU from value sets and use DAR concept instead FHIR-44127 and FHIR-41571 See Changes:
  61. Applied: (Enhancement) Add non-binary to gender identity value set FHIR-44132 See Changes Here
  62. Applied: (Correction) Correct reference to USCDI Average Blood Pressure element from “data class” to “data element” in change log FHIR-44405 See Changes Here
  63. Applied: (Correction) bold text “SHALL NOT” FHIR-44507 See Changes Here
  64. Applied: (Enhancement) Continue US Core and C-CDA value set alignment initiatives FHIR-44522 The Value sets are listed above
  65. Applied: (Clarification) Update Treatment Intervention Observation.code to LOINC FHIR-44019 and FHIR-44539 See Changes Here
  66. Applied: (Correction) Add Social Determinants of Health Screening Assessments And Questions to Screening and Assessments Page FHIR-44545 See Changes Here
  67. Applied: (Correction) fix codes in US Core Average Blood Pressure Profile search examples FHIR-44623 For example, See Changes Here
  68. Applied: (Clarification) Update guidance for servers not supporting PractitionerRole FHIR-44624 See Changes Here
  69. Applied: (Correction) change “resources” to “resources types” FHIR-44650 See Changes Here
  70. Applied: (Correction) Update average blood pressure example to be more realistic FHIR-44668 See Changes Here
  71. Applied: (Clarification) Clarify Must Support requirements for Practitioner.address FHIR-44693 See Changes Here and Here
  72. Applied: (Clarification) Update Goal introduction to match profile FHIR-44694 See Changes Here
  73. Applied: (Enhancement) Sex Extension’s value set is too restrictive FHIR-44710 See Changes Here
  74. Applied: (Enhancement) Update Condition.code and Procedure.code from extensible to current FHIR-44715 See Changes Here:
  75. Applied: (Clarification) Update guidance on Referencing US Core Profiles FHIR-44759 See Changes Here
  76. Applied: (Enhancement) Relax Sex binding to “extensible” FHIR-44764 See Changes Here
  77. Applied: (Enhancement) Combine the tables of Must Support references andAdditional USCDI references FHIR-44946 See Changes Here
  78. Applied: (Correction) QA Error: specify version of http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/provenance-participant-type FHIR-44967 See Changes Here
  79. Applied: (Clarification) Align category term with community understanding FHIR-45002 See Changes Here
  80. Applied: (Enhancement) Add Guidance on meeting the definition of ‘X’ FHIR-45177 See Changes Here
  81. Pre-Applied: (Clarification) Clarify 𝗔𝗗𝗗𝗜𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡𝗔𝗟 𝗨𝗦𝗖𝗗𝗜 requirements for Reference datatype FHIR-45204 See Changes Here:

The application of the following tracker is pending and will not be completed by the publication date.

  1. Resolved - change required: (Enhancement) Create a tracker to THO to add codes from US Core Category to the Observation Category Codesystem FHIR-43541

The following trackers have been identified as publishing issues and we are working with HL7 publishing to resolve them.

  1. Publishing:: (Clarification) Confusing for commercial vendor. Reads very confusing. FHIR-30783
  2. Publishing:: (Correction) AllergyIntolerance does not show constraint FHIR-34636
  3. Publishing: (Correction) Override built-in examples for address elements FHIR-43054

Version = 7.0.0 - ballot

The January 2024 Ballot

This ballot addresses the following:

Tracker Status: Summary Jira Issue Link to Updated Content

  1. APPLIED: Update CarePlan text status element’s short description to reflect the status values FHIR-43015 See Changes Here
  2. APPLIED: Update Smoking Status status element’s short description to reflect the status values FHIR-43118 See Changes Here
  3. APPLIED: Correct invalid invariants us-core-3 and us-core-4 FHIR-41523 See Changes Here and Here and Here
  4. APPLIED: Correct invalid invariants pd-1 and us-core-13 FHIR-41586 See Changes Here
  5. APPLIED: Correct invalid invariant us-core-1 FHIR-41670 See Changes Here and Here
  6. APPLIED: Correct invalid SearchParameter expression for USCoreConditionAssertedDate FHIR-41673 See Changes Here
  7. APPLIED: Fix Typo in Tribal Extension FHIR-41739 See Changes Here
  8. APPLIED: Fix Missing Data Example FHIR-42805 See Changes Here
  9. APPLIED: Update introduction to USCDI tableFHIR-42801 See Changes Here
  10. APPLIED: Fix us-core-5 invariant FHIR-42814 See Changes Here
  11. APPLIED: Update guidance on referencing PractitionerRole FHIR-42906 See Changes Here and Here
  12. APPLIED: Add Project US@ Requirements FHIR-43025 See Changes:
  13. APPLIED: Fix Typo: Change ServiceRequest.reasonReference to Observation.derivedFrom FHIR-43045 See Changes Here
  14. APPLIED: Add link in history page to approved patches FHIR-42950 See Changes Here
  15. APPLIED: Medication Adherence Scope Clarification FHIR-42845 See Changes Here and Here
  16. APPLIED: Update profile + interaction requirements FHIR-42789 and FHIR-42847 See Changes Here
  17. APPLIED: Provide guidance on NAHDO SOP codes for Medicare Part A,B,C,and D FHIR-42793 See Changes Here
  18. APPLIED: Correct description of Occupation Profile FHIR-42867 See Changes Here
  19. APPLIED: Move the SMART scopes guidance from Future of US Core to a Conformance Page FHIR-42864 See Changes Here and Here
  20. APPLIED: Add Argonaut Write Guidance for Vital Sign Observations to Record or Update Data section on the Future of US Core Page FHIR-42863 See Changes Here and Here
  21. APPLIED: Migrate US Core Terminology to VSAC FHIR-42846 See this version’s introduction
  22. APPLIED: Clarify note in Search Parameters and Operations page FHIR-42783 See Changes Here
  23. APPLIED: Fix errors in USCDI mapping table FHIR-42862 See Changes Here
  24. APPLIED: Clarify Coverage status FHIR-42777 See Changes Here
  25. APPLIED: Permit Subject element to references to other entities besides Patient FHIR-42759 See Changes Here
  26. APPLIED: Correct Regex for us-core-1 XPath invariant FHIR-42738 See Changes Here)
  27. APPLIED: Add USCDI Version 4 Data Elements to US Core FHIR-42161 See the Introduction to this version above and Changes Here
  28. APPLIED: Remove guidance to identify version of SNOMED in an instance FHIR-42160 See Changes Here
  29. APPLIED: Add Procedure.reasonCode and Procedure.reasonReference as Reason for Referral FHIR-42136 and FHIR-41761 See Changes:
  30. APPLIED: USCDI - FHIR US Core Relationship Clarification FHIR-42130 See Changes Here
  31. APPLIED: Typo FHIR-42069 See Changes Here
  32. APPLIED: Clarify when to include multiple attachments as part of a clinical note FHIR-41902 See Changes Here
  33. APPLIED: Limit context for jurisdiction extension FHIR-41867 See Changes Here
  34. APPLIED: Add VSAC Value Sets to Terminology Page FHIR-41681 See Changes Here
  35. APPLIED: APGAR should be Apgar FHIR-41666 See Changes Here
  36. APPLIED: Correct invalid invariants pd-1 and us-core-13 FHIR-41586 See Changes Here
  37. APPLIED: Clarify Additional USCDI Requirements FHIR-41572 See Changes:
  38. APPLIED: Change ASKU in value set to asked-declined FHIR-41571 See Changes Here and Here
  39. APPLIED: update canonical urls in examples and capability statements to include the version FHIR-41256 See Changes Here and Here
  40. APPLIED: Add Preferred Language guidance FHIR-40773 See Changes Here
  41. APPLIED: Update UCUM guidance FHIR-40604 See Changes Here
  42. APPLIED: Added interpretation to laboratory result examples FHIR-40297 See Changes Here

The following trackers have been identified as publishing issues and we will work with HL7 publishing to resolve them.

  1. APPLIED Excel downloads missing header row FHIR-41709
  2. PUBLISHING Condition profile descriptions are not appearing in IG Detailed Description Snapshot View (other places) FHIR-40813
  3. PUBLISHING RelatedPerson relationshiptype should have binding to FHIR value set RelatedPerson-relationshiptype FHIR-34755
  4. PUBLISHING: AllergyIntolerance does not show constraint FHIR-34636
  5. PUBLISHING Confusing for commercial vendor. Reads very confusing. FHIR-30783
  6. PUBLISHING In most of the data elements – “Binding is from base FHIR and US Core Vital Signs” Need this to be one single combined listing FHIR-30780
  7. PUBLISHING valueset-simple-language.xml QA Error FHIR-30107
  8. APPLIED Patient Examples QA Errors: CDCREC code system in VSAC FHIR-30105

Version = 6.1.0

The changes in this STU Update to US Core 6.0.0 have been reviewed by the public through the HL7 STU update process. The resolution of the community comments has been agreed to and voted on by the members of the HL7 International Cross-Group Projects work group.

What’s new in Version 6.1.0 of US Core:

To meet the U.S. Core Data for Interoperability (USCDI) v3 "sex" data element, US Core added the US Core Sex Extension as a USCDI Requirement(). The US Core Birth Sex Extension is no longer a USCDI Requirement.

Updates and Corrected Errata in Version 6.1.0 of US Core:

Tracker Status: Summary Jira Issue Link to Updated Content

  1. Applied: Add Sex extension necessary to satisfy USCDI v3 FHIR-41301 and FHIR-41352 See Changes Here, Here, and Here
  2. Applied: Update link to CDC Race and Ethnicity Code Set FHIR-41277 See Changes Here
  3. Applied: Typo change Condition.onsetDate to Condition.onsetDateTime FHIR-41239 See Changes Here
  4. Applied: Clarify US Core USCDI Requirement Extension not intended for implementers FHIR-41238 See Changes Here
  5. Applied: Correct Provenance Example FHIR-41316 See Changes Here
  6. Applied: Update Changes between versions table FHIR-41434 See Changes Here
  7. Applied: update us-core-3 and us-core-4 FHIR-41454 See Changes Here

Version = 6.0.0

The changes in this annual update to US Core have been reviewed and commented upon by the public through the January 2023 HL7 balloting process. The resolution of the community comments has been agreed to and voted on by the members of the HL7 International Cross-Group Projects work group.

What’s new in Version 6.0.0 of US Core:

Each update to a new version of US Core changes the US Core Profiles and conformance expectations. Implementers can find detailed comparisons between the FHIR artifacts in this 6.0.0 version of US Core and each previous major release on Changes Between Versions page. This section provides an overview of the significant changes in Version 6.0.0 of US Core.

Changes:

These changes are a result of over 150 January 2023 Ballot related trackers which are listed below:

Tracker Status: Summary Jira Issue Link to Updated Content

  1. Applied: Remove html entities from examples FHIR-37474
  2. Applied: Change Condition patient + category search to SHALL support FHIR-37918 See Changes Here
  3. Applied: Diagnostic Report Laboratory Codes LOINC CLASSTYPE value should be ““1”” FHIR-37933 See Changes Here
  4. Applied: Additional guidance for accessing imaging studies FHIR-38808 See Changes Here
  5. Applied: Allow multiple NPIs for Organizations and Practitioners FHIR-39382 See Changes Here
  6. Applied: Keep QuestionnaireResponse and Update Screening and Assessments page FHIR-39495 See Changes:
  7. Applied: Fix slicing in Observation.component:industryFHIR-39608 See Changes Here
  8. Applied: Add support for Condition search that include patient + category + status FHIR-39610 See Changes Here
  9. Applied: Reference only reason for using MedicationDispense FHIR-39611 See Changes Here
  10. Applied: Revert to simplegenderIdentify extension FHIR-39615 See Changes Here
  11. Applied: Duplicated words FHIR-39637 See Changes Here
  12. Applied: Missing comma FHIR-39638 See Changes Here
  13. Applied: Clarify that Observation.specimen is a MustSupport FHIR-39639 See Changes Here
  14. Applied: Clarify and updates examples to use SNOMED CT US Edition FHIR-39640 See Changes Here and Here
  15. Applied: Add NDC codes to the Medication Guidance FHIR-39641 See Changes Here
  16. Applied: Extra trailing parenthesis FHIR-39643 See Changes Here
  17. Applied: Clinical Judgement Profile does not exist FHIR-39650 See Changes Here
  18. Applied: Clarify the difference between Simple Observation and Screening Assessment FHIR-39652 See Changes Here and Here
  19. Applied: uscore or us-core FHIR-39653
  20. Applied: Fix $docref examples FHIR-39658 See Changes Here
  21. Applied: Resolve conflicting guidance in Observation Blood Pressure FHIR-39659 See Changes Here
  22. Applied: Clarify how profiles are defined FHIR-39703 See Changes Here and Here and Here
  23. Applied: Clarify where the US Core Profile FHIR Restful transactions are defined? FHIR-39704 See Changes Here
  24. Applied: Use ValueSet and not value set when a FHIR ValueSet is intended FHIR-39705 See Changes Here
  25. Applied: Use uppercase “Must Support” and not lowercase “must suppor”t FHIR-39706
  26. Applied: Document Must Support and Modifier Elements FHIR-39707 See Changes Here
  27. Applied: Common format for Resources and Resource fields FHIR-39708
  28. Applied: Use of mandatory text FHIR-39709
  29. Applied: Add reference to FHIR section on language support FHIR-39710 See Changes Here
  30. Applied: Refer to FHIR specification as base definition for RESTful operations FHIR-39711 See Changes Here
  31. Applied: POST based searches FHIR-39712 See Changes Here
  32. Applied: Clarify compartment based search FHIR-39713 See Changes Here
  33. Applied: Updated CapabilityStatement to list un-profiled required resources FHIR-39714 See Changes Here
  34. Applied: Change “Systems” to “Servers” FHIR-39716 See Changes Here
  35. Applied: Update “Clinical Note Server” to “FHIR Server” FHIR-39717 See Changes Here and Here
  36. Applied: DocumentReference, DiagnosticReport and embedded documents FHIR-39718 See Changes Here
  37. Applied: Correction and clarify use of $expand FHIR-39719 See Changes Here and Here
  38. Applied: Clarify MedicationAdministration and MedicationStatement support. FHIR-39720 See Changes Here
  39. Applied: The use of Observations where QuestionnaireReponse is more applicable FHIR-39722 See Changes Here
  40. Applied: Updated CapabilityStatement to list required referenced profiles and resources FHIR-39723 See Changes Here
  41. Applied: External link is missing FHIR-39725 See Changes Here
  42. Applied: Change whenHandedOver from min =1 to min =0 FHIR-39732 See Changes Here
  43. Applied: Wrong resource referenced FHIR-39733 See Changes Here
  44. Applied: plural/singular mismatch FHIR-39734 See Changes Here
  45. Applied: Screening and Assessment typo FHIR-39735 See Changes Here
  46. Applied: Missing Hyperlinks FHIR-39736 See Changes Here
  47. Applied: Clarify period of pregnancy intent FHIR-39737 See Changes Here
  48. Applied: Missing Hyperlinks FHIR-39738 See Changes Here and See Changes Here
  49. Applied: Add a “memberId” slice to Coverage.identifier and add guidanceFHIR-39743 See Changes Here
  50. Applied: Change RelatedPerson search to combination of Patient + Name FHIR-39791 See Changes Here
  51. Applied: RelatedPerson uses text from Observation Laboratory profile FHIR-39792 See Changes Here
  52. Applied: Reference only reason for using MedicationDispense FHIR-39856 See Changes Here
  53. Applied: Adjust USCDI Mapping references to MedicationRequest Profile FHIR-39857 See Changes Here
  54. Applied: Adjust USCDI Mapping references to DiagnosticReport Profile FHIR-39858 See Changes Here
  55. Applied: Add USCDI Mapping references for Disability Status and Mental/Cognitive Status FHIR-39859 See Changes Here
  56. Applied: Adjust USCDI Mapping references to Patient Profile FHIR-39860 See Changes Here
  57. Applied: Fix Value set expansion FHIR-39861 See Changes Here
  58. Applied: Extensions - context of use FHIR-39863 See Changes Here
  59. Applied: Add more Lab Result examples FHIR-39868 See Changes Here
  60. Applied: MedicationRequest - Change prescriber to 0..1 this information is not known for patient reported medications. FHIR-39869 See Changes Here
  61. Applied: Update Profile Formal Views labels FHIR-39873
  62. Applied: Provide guidance for Prescriptions Sent by Mail FHIR-39878 See Changes Here
  63. Applied: Change CarePlan.text from Mandatory min = 1 to Must Support min = 0 FHIR-39902 See Changes Here
  64. Applied: Using SNOMED CT United States Edition Typo FHIR-39903 See Changes Here
  65. Applied: Update the Change log FHIR-39923 See Changes Here
  66. Applied: Define the term Screening and Assessment FHIR-39938 See Changes Here](http://hl7.org/fhir/us/core/STU6/screening-and-assessments.html#introduction)
  67. Applied: Clarify that Simple Observation Profile captures any sort of “simple” observations FHIR-39940 See Changes Here
  68. Applied: Correct the description of the Simple Observation Profile FHIR-39942 See Changes Here
  69. Applied: Provide further guidance on use of US Core vs other domain specific IGs FHIR-39943 See Changes Here
  70. Applied: Reframe Screening and Assessments Page FHIR-39944 See Changes Here
  71. Applied: Update the Screening and Assessment Activities diagram FHIR-39945 See Changes Here
  72. Applied: Update the “Screening and Assessment Activities” diagram with proper profile name FHIR-39946 See Changes Here
  73. Applied: Update Screening and Assessments” title and content FHIR-39947 See Changes Here
  74. Applied: Correct titleFHIR-39948 See Changes Here
  75. Aoplied: Update description of Screening Assessments Profile FHIR-39949 See Changes Here
  76. Applied: Change Header FHIR-39950 See Changes Here
  77. Applied: Correct title of section 3.6.2.2 US Core Observation Simple Observation Profile FHIR-39951 See Changes Here
  78. Applied: Require US Core Server to support the Simple Observation profile for simple assessments FHIR-39953 See Changes Here
  79. Applied: Correct the link and sentence for assessment category codes FHIR-39954 See Changes Here
  80. Applied: Describe the purpose and intent of “Grouping” and update the diagram FHIR-39955 See Changes Here
  81. Applied: Remove US Core Common SDOH Assessments ValueSet FHIR-39956
  82. Applied: Fix link text FHIR-39958 See Changes Here
  83. Applied: Remove MS from Observation Screening Assessment Observation.performer Practitioner Reference FHIR-39964 See Changes Here
  84. Applied: Revert references the US Core QuestionnaireResponse Profile FHIR-39965 See Changes Here
  85. Applied: Correct link issue in “Profile specific implementation guidance section” of the ServiceRequest Profile FHIR-39966 See Changes Here
  86. Applied: Coverage.type binding clarification FHIR-39982 See Changes Here
  87. Applied: Rename US Core Observation Category Value Set FHIR-40034 See Changes Here
  88. Applied: Extra ) in Screening and Assessments FHIR-40041 See Changes Here
  89. Applied: Fix the link. FHIR-40043 See Changes Here
  90. Applied: Fix Pregnancy status codes FHIR-40045 See Changes Here
  91. Applied: RelatedPerson profile text contains Observation content FHIR-40048 See Changes Here
  92. Applied: 2 typos in history page FHIR-40069 See Changes Here
  93. Applied: Reword a Quick Start example FHIR-40072 See Changes Here
  94. Applied: Consider alternative answer choices for pregnancy intect codes FHIR-40084 See Changes Here
  95. Applied: Improve Screening Assessment Observation.hasMember short description FHIR-40085 See Changes Here
  96. Applied Update the “bindings when slicing by value sets” figure FHIR-40086 See Changes Here
  97. Applied: Update Condition category slices to align with Observation/ServiceRequestFHIR-40087 See Changes Here
  98. Applied: Add guidance to the Procedure profile to express sdoh category FHIR-40088 See Changes Here and
  99. Applied: Improve language as to the expectations of clinicalStatus when category is problem list FHIR-40089 See Changes Here
  100. Applied: Align with FHIR DS4P IG FHIR-40090 See Changes Here
  101. Applied: Remove AHC HRSN screening tool examples FHIR-40091
  102. Applied: Add guidance show collection method and performer can be captured using Provenance FHIR-40092 See Changes Here and Here
  103. Applied: Remove MustSupport from DocumentReference.category requiring clinical-note FHIR-40102 See Changes Here
  104. Applied: Add Goal.startDate as 0..1 MS with choice of supporting this or Goal.target.dueDate FHIR-40103 See Changes Here
  105. Applied: Clarify that other category codes are permitted and Remove MS from Observation.performer Practitioner Reference FHIR-40104 See Changes Here
  106. Applied: Add to the code systems chart FHIR-40124 See Changes Here
  107. Applied: Make Specimen.subject must support FHIR-40136 See Changes Here
  108. Applied: Clarify use of unknown for occupation. FHIR-40137 See Changes Here, Here and Here
  109. Applied: Clarify applicability of DiagnosticReport in USCDI Mapping FHIR-40138 See Changes Here
  110. Applied: Remove the word ““status”” from introductory text FHIR-40149 See Changes Here
  111. Applied: Incorrect link for ““record or update”” and additional examples FHIR-40151 See Changes Here
  112. Applied: Incorrect Resource noted in the introductory paragraph FHIR-40155 See Changes Here
  113. Applied: Define JobFHIR-40158 See Changes Here
  114. Applied: Member or subscriber id is must have but the element cardinality is 0..* FHIR-40160 See Changes Here
  115. Applied: Modify comment regarding Screening and Assessments FHIR-40161 See Changes Here
  116. Applied: Modify Examples/ValueSet for Language Codes FHIR-40165 See Changes Here
  117. Applied: Add Guidance for more advanced Occupation detail.FHIR-40166 See Changes Here
  118. Applied: Add implementer guidance FHIR-40170 See Changes Here
  119. Applied: Add guidance for current job FHIR-40172 See Changes Here
  120. Applied: Add guidance to clarify multiple codings can be used FHIR-40178 See Changes Here
  121. Applied: Add _include guidance for Specimen FHIR-40180 See Changes Here
  122. Applied: Update Industry NAICS Detail (ODH) to extensible. FHIR-40181 See Changes Here
  123. Applied: Remove duplicate of Notes: Quick Start intro bullets FHIR-40182 See Changes Here
  124. Applied: Add search guidance FHIR-40183 See Changes Here
  125. Applied: Update profile description to state the profile represents a patient’s ‘Past or Present Job’ FHIR-40187 See Changes Here
  126. Applied: Give guidance on SMART v2 scopes FHIR-40192 See Changes Here and Here
  127. Applied: Remove the SFCU extension, and retain the birth-sex extension to meet USCDI Patient Sex. FHIR-40197 See Changes Here
  128. Applied: Clarify guidance FHIR-40199 See Changes Here
  129. Applied: Document expectations for Additional USCDI Requirements FHIR-40200 See Changes Here and Here
  130. Applied: ServiceRequest Profile Implementation Specific Guidance - incorrect reference to ServiceRequest.reasonCode FHIR-40202 See Changes Here
  131. Applied: Tribal Affiliation Extension - add guidance to that extension:isEnrolled is an optional extension FHIR-40203 See Changes Here
  132. Applied: Change Observation Occupation binding strength extensible FHIR-40204 See Changes Here
  133. Applied: Change whenHandedOver cardinality 0..1 FHIR-40205 See Changes Here
  134. Applied: MedicationRequest.reasonCodeableConcept does not exist FHIR-40235 See Changes Here
  135. Applied: Clarify patient previous name and previous address FHIR-40299 See Changes Here
  136. Applied: Update PractitionerRole.role binding FHIR-40372 See Changes Here
  137. Applied: Remove MS from Patient on CareTeam.participant.member FHIR-40415 See Changes Here
  138. Applied: Update laboratory results example FHIR-40427 See Changes Here
  139. Applied: Update laboratory results example FHIR-40428 See Changes Here
  140. Applied: Add Specimen to BUN example FHIR-40429 See Changes Here
  141. Applied: Additional guidance for accessing imaging studies FHIR-40514 See Changes Here
  142. Applied: Update example to follow 58410-2 CBC panel FHIR-40521 See Changes Here
  143. Applied: Flag additional USCDI requirements in a computable way FHIR-40553 See Changes Here
  144. Applied: Corrected expression in Condition asserted-date search parameter FHIR-40573 See Changes Here
  145. Applied: List only base profiles for reasonReference. FHIR-40656 See Changes Here and Here
  146. Applied: Remove US Core QuestionnaireResponse Tag Element FHIR-40742 See Changes Here and Here
  147. Applied: Clarify Direct address options FHIR-40583 See Changes Here

Version = 6.0.0 - ballot

The January 2023 Ballot

This ballot addresses the following:

Tracker Status: Summary Jira Issue Link to Updated Content

  1. Applied: US Core: Require Provenance Resource for Create/Update/Delete Events, AuditEvent for Read FHIR-14388 See Changes Here and See Changes Here
  2. Applied: Add recommended search combination of patient + status FHIR-19803 See Changes Here
  3. Applied: Consider adding years since quite smoking FHIR-20131 See Changes Here
  4. Applied: Create a US Core extension to communicate the state jurisdiction for an element FHIR-26943 See Changes Here
  5. Applied: Update missing data for coded data examples FHIR-31381 See Changes Here
  6. Applied: Clarify the purpose of Clinical Test Observation Profile FHIR-35114 See Changes Here
  7. Applied: Clarify how to read Profile Page FHIR-36083 See Changes Here
  8. Applied: Clarify organization responsible for the DocumentReference FHIR-36654 See Changes Here
  9. Applied: Clarify Device UDI-PI requirements FHIR-36657 See Changes Here
  10. Applied: Add ‘problem-list-item’ condition example FHIR-36759 See Changes Here
  11. Applied: Fix LOINC LP code links FHIR-36763 See Changes Here
  12. Applied: Fix Link to “Direct Secure Messaging” FHIR-36764 See Changes Here
  13. Applied: Update US Core Practitioner to clarify work related contact information FHIR-36765 See Changes Here
  14. Applied: CLD for US Core Non Laboratory Codes value set is not computable FHIR-36789 See Changes Here
  15. Applied: US Core Organization slice for CLIA does not list an HTA/THO approved external identifier system FHIR-36926 See Changes Here
  16. Applied: Remove effectiveDateTime invariant from Sexual Orientation and Simple Observation (aka Social History) Profiles FHIR-36932 See Changes Here and See Changes Here
  17. Applied: Correct code system URI for HCPCS FHIR-37336 See Changes Here
  18. Applied change ‘resources’ to ‘profiles’ FHIR-37343 See Changes Here
  19. Applied: Clarify Expectations for Observation.value[x] in blood pressure and pulse oximetry profiles FHIR-37358 See Changes Here and See Changes Here
  20. Applied: Clarify vaccineCode code system URI FHIR-37400 See Changes Here
  21. Applied: Typos on SDOH Guidance Page FHIR-37469 See Changes Here
  22. Applied Add Constraint to validate NPI FHIR-37498 See Changes Here and See Changes Here
  23. Applied: Remove extra instance or the word “resource” in Lab observation narrative profile FHIR-37507 See Changes Here
  24. Applied: Allow multiple Gender Identities and associated dates. FHIR-37509 See Changes Here
  25. Applied: Typos on Patient and Practitioner “Name” SearchParameter pages FHIR-37541 See Changes Here and See Changes Here
  26. Applied: Add Guidance on DocumentReference.category FHIR-37592 See Changes Here
  27. Applied: Correct us-core-6 invariant expression FHIR-37704 See Changes Here
  28. Applied: Change Immunization.primarySource to must support and update definition FHIR-37723 See Changes Here
  29. Applied: Added supportedProfiles to US Core CapabilityStatementsFHIR-37766 See Changes Here
  30. Applied: Clarify how to use categories vis a vis codes in US Core Diagnostic Report Category element FHIR-37770 See Changes Here
  31. Applied: Clarify that US Core requires any version of SMART? FHIR-37813 See Changes Here
  32. Applied: Typo of “DiagnostisReport” in Clinical Notes Guidance FHIR-37819 See Changes Here
  33. Applied: Update $docref type input to multiple Codings FHIR-37894 See Changes Here and See Changes Here
  34. Applied: Add Conformance expectation of SHOULD to resolve for server Capability FHIR-37901 See Changes Here
  35. Applied: Change Condition patient + category search to SHALL support FHIR-37918 See Changes Here
  36. Applied: Typo in Observation SDOH profile FHIR-37928 See Changes Here
  37. Applied: Typo in Condition Problems and Health Concerns search example FHIR-37929 See Changes Here
  38. Applied: Update Laboratory Loinc Valueset description FHIR-37933 See Changes Here
  39. Applied: Clarify that guide uses US Edition of SNOMED and update links to it FHIR-38190 See Changes Here
  40. Applied: Update QuickStart to include all the search requirements by type. FHIR-38629 See Changes Here
  41. Applied: Specify $docref’s operates on DocumentReference endpoint FHIR-38658 See Changes Here
  42. Applied: Remove comment in $docref FHIR-38686 See Changes Here
  43. Applied: Add USCDI V3 Requirements FHIR-38702 See Changes Listed in introduction above.
  44. Applied: Correct documentation on Procedure.performed attribute FHIR-38737 See Changes Here
  45. Applied: Improve docref documentation FHIR-38746 See Changes Here
  46. Applied: Fix title for US Core Pediatric Head Occipital Frontal Circumference Observation Profile FHIR-38794 See Changes Here
  47. Applied: Add Refill and Quantity to MedRequest FHIR-39343 See Changes Here
  48. Applied: Fix Quick Start Rendering FHIR-39367 See Changes Here
  49. Applied: Remove Bulk Dependency FHIR-39377 See Changes Here
  50. Applied: Fix Cross Version Comparisons section FHIR-39417 See Changes Here
  51. Applied: Add Ballot Comment to CarePlan for community feedback FHIR-32949 See Changes Here
  52. Applied: Change ServiceRequest.category to min=0 FHIR-39493 See Changes Here
  53. Applied: Fix provenance-1 FHIR-39518 See Changes Here

Version = 5.0.1

The changes in this errata to version 5.0.0 of US Core have been reviewed by the public through the HL7 errata process. The resolution of the community comments has been agreed to and voted on by the members of the HL7 International Cross-Group Projects work group.

Corrected Errata in Version 5.0.1 of US Core:

Tracker Status: Summary Jira Issue Link to Updated Content

  1. Applied: Typos in Condition Profile URls FHIR-37585 See Changes:
  2. Applied: Update VSAC dependency package version and remove STU Notes where expansion now supported by publisher FHIR-37586
  3. Applied: Correct misapplied tracker - for agent.who remove MS from reference Practitioner and add to Organization FHIR-28517 See Change Here

Version = 5.0.0

The changes in this annual update to US Core have been reviewed and commented upon by the public through the January 2022 HL7 balloting process. The resolution of the community comments has been agreed to and voted on by the members of the HL7 International Cross-Group Projects work group.

What’s new in Version 5.0.0 of US Core:

Changes:

These changes are a result of over 100 January 2022 Ballot related trackers which are listed below:

Tracker Status: Summary Jira Issue Link to Updated Content

  1. Applied: Remove requirement for component SDOH Assessment’s Observations FHIR-34384 See Change Here
  2. Applied: Clarify clinicalStatus invariant FHIR-34468 See Change Here
  3. Applied: Fix Ethnicity ValueSet description FHIR-34488 See Change Here
  4. Applied: Remove MS from ServiceRequest.occurrenceDateTime add MS to ServiceRequest.occurrencePeriod FHIR-34493 See Change Here
  5. Applied: Change Goal.description search requirement from SHALL to SHOULD FHIR-34546 See Change Here
  6. Applied: Warn client that categorization is fuzzy for SDOH FHIR-34550 See Change Here
  7. Applied: Split US Core Condition into two profile: Encounter Diagnosis and Problems/Health Concerns FHIR-34553 See Change:
  8. Applied: Update narrative on abatement date FHIR-34554 See Change Here
  9. Applied: Change Clinical Tests Observations category to “clinical-test” and add guidance FHIR-34555 See Changes:
  10. Applied: Update all occurrences of U.S. Core Data for Interoperability (USCDI) v1 to v2 or removed specific references to version. FHIR-34613 For Example, See Change Here
  11. Applied: Referencing US Core Profiles FHIR-34623 See Change Here
  12. Applied: Correct code system in example snippetFHIR-34624 See Change Here
  13. Applied: Add further clarification between slicing a binding (4.1.0) vs using extensible binding (4.0.0) FHIR-34626 See Change Here
  14. Applied: Fix typo FHIR-34627
  15. Applied: Clarify reported guidance on how secondary sourced MedicationRequest information can be represented. FHIR-34628 See Change Here
  16. Applied: Fix contextDirection in Example 1FHIR-34629 See Change Here
  17. Applied: Fix Medication List Examples FHIR-34630 See Change Here
  18. Applied: Correct Careteam Narrative errors (remove reference to Organization) FHIR-34637 See Change Here
  19. Applied: Fix typo FHIR-34638
  20. Applied: Added missing search query parameter values FHIR-34642 See Change Here
  21. Applied: Inconsistent on conditional required element FHIR-34643 See Change:
  22. Applied: ServiceRequest.category:us-core should be required? FHIR-34645 See Change Here
  23. Applied: Remove Condition.category “us-core-1” (due to FHIR-34553) and change Immunization.vaccineCode “us-core-1” to “us-core-5”, Patient.name.family “us-core-8” to “us-core-6 “ to remove duplicate invariant id, is now [‘us-core-1’, ‘us-core-2’, ‘us-core-3’, ‘us-core-4’, ‘us-core-5’, ‘us-core-6’, ‘us-core-7’, ‘us-core-8’, ‘us-core-9’,’us-core-10’,’us-core-13’, ‘us-core-14’,] FHIR-34646 [See Change:
  24. Applied: Clarify that SDOH data elements does not include work information (see ODH) FHIR-34701 See Change:
  25. Applied: Add 386053000 “Evaluation procedure” ,410606002 “Social service procedure” to the ServiceRequest Category Code FHIR-34747 See Change Here
  26. Applied: Broaden Common SDOH assessment concepts and clarify is a starter set FHIR-34752 See Change:
  27. Applied: Clinical Test Result Observation Profile Must Have needs to address the 3 slices for procedure, exam, and activity in the explanatory text FHIR-34753 See Change Here
  28. Applied: Clarify guidance for use of Patient.genderIdentity, Patient.birthsex, and pre-existing Patient.gender FHIR-34754 See Change Here
  29. Resolved - change required: List profiles by type and create table comparing Observation Profiles FHIR-34890 See Changes:
  30. Applied: Lab Result and Specimen Information for RBC Observation is Missing FHIR-34910 See Change
  31. Applied: Added guidance on Observation.category limitations FHIR-34949 See Change Here
  32. Applied: Add guidance on Imaging DiagnosticReport ontology FHIR-34958 See Change Here
  33. Applied: Clarify that the profile guidance is not limited to profiled elements FHIR-34971 See Change Here
  34. Applied: Fix asterisk notation in profiles FHIR-34972 See Change Here
  35. Applied: Clarify “time” elements used in the DiagnosticReport profiles FHIR-34973 See Change:
  36. Applied: Change the query parameter value to be consistent with previous statement FHIR-35047 See Change Here
  37. Applied: Re-ordered sections in Downloads page and provide a zip file of schematrons FHIR-35064 See Change Here
  38. Applied: Split General Guidance page into 1) USCDI 3)General Guidance. Split Conformance Expectations into General Requirements and Must Support. Move General Guidance to General Requirements FHIR-35065 See Changes:
  39. Applied: Clarify expectations for supporting multiple versions of US Core.FHIR-35067 See Change Here
  40. Applied: Clarify that Changes Between Versions (né DSTU2 to R4 Conversion) page documents a set of best practices FHIR-35068 See Change Here
  41. Applied: Typo in Category Codes section FHIR-35072 See Change Here
  42. Applied: Typo FHIR-35115
  43. Applied: Provide guidance when specific code systems are to be used in ServiceRequest FHIR-35122 See Change Here
  44. Applied: Clarify description for effective time. FHIR-35125 See Change Here
  45. Applied: Fix CareTeam example’s participant.role value FHIR-35152 See Change Here
  46. Applied: US Core Condition profile “status” is ambiguous; clarify to be clinicalStatus FHIR-35280 See Change Here
  47. Applied: Align Observation category for SDOH assessments FHIR-35282 See Change Here
  48. Applied: Add effective[x] 0..1 MS to US Core Observation Social History Profile FHIR-35283 See Change Here
  49. Applied: Clarify Condition.clinicalStatus requirements and searching using clinical-status FHIR-35318 See Change Here
  50. Applied: Fix link FHIR-35362
  51. Applied: Modify example usage text in all profile pages FHIR-35363 See Change Here
  52. Applied: Clarify modeling of SDOH screening using Observations, Add QuestionnaireResponse profile as alternative screening instrument FHIR-35364 See Changes:
  53. Applied: Clarify $docref operation expectations FHIR-35380 See Change Here
  54. Applied: Typo FHIR-35388
  55. Applied: Duplicate sections in US Core RelatedPerson Profile profile FHIR-35452
  56. Applied: Updated guidance on changes between versions FHIR-35576 See Change Here
  57. Applied: Split section on “deleted” from “entered in error” FHIR-35622 See Change Here
  58. Applied: Use “sdoh” instead of “LG41762-2” for SDOH Categories and Tags FHIR-35644 See Changes:
  59. Applied: Update Gender Identity Value setFHIR-35677 See Change Here
  60. Applied: Remove “OTH” from OMB Race Category valueSet FHIR-35694 See Change Here
  61. Applied:Add basic introduction to the FHIR RESTful Search interaction in the home page FHIR-35755 See Change Here
  62. Applied: Remove MS from DiagnosticReport.imagingStudy FHIR-35759 See Change Here
  63. Applied: Media example data value fails regex FHIR-35790 See Change Here
  64. Applied: Typo FHIR-35844
  65. Applied: Typo FHIR-35851
  66. Applied: Change fixed category slice to max=1 FHIR-35854 See Change Here
  67. Applied: Clarify narrative of status “active” element. FHIR-35870 See Change Here
  68. Applied: allow ethnicity extension in FamilyMemberHistory FHIR-35997 See Change Here
  69. Applied: allow race extension in FamilyMemberHistory FHIR-35998 See Change Here
  70. Applied: Update Condition Implementation Guidance to reflect current USCDI terminology standards FHIR-36056 See Change Here
  71. Applied: Clarify expectations for reader FHIR-36057 See Changes:
  72. Applied: Update US Core Yearly Updates FHIR-36058 See Change Here
  73. Applied: Remove “Cause of death” from Condition.category and remove US Core Condition Category Codes ValueSet FHIR-36104
  74. Applied: Add OTH to sexual orientation ValueSet FHIR-36166 See Change Here
  75. Applied: Updated coding system in Missing Data documentation FHIR-36177 See Change Here
  76. Applied: Add “Other Race” to OMB Race Categories FHIR-36247 See Change Here
  77. Applied: Add MS to Device.distinctIdentifier to correct editorial error FHIR-36303 See Change Here
  78. Applied: Fix provenance-1 invariant FHIR-36328 See Change Here
  79. Applied: Correct _targetProfile element in Provenance StructureDefinition FHIR-36344 See Change Here
  80. Applied: Correct guidance on accessing VSAC Valuesets FHIR-36639 See Change Here
  81. Applied: Move change log from version history to new change log page in IG FHIR-36703 See Change Here
  82. Applied: Remove redundant example sections FHIR-36728
  83. Applied: Realign ids names and titles for all new profiles for consistency FHIR-36766 See Change Here
  84. Applied: Move profile page introduction into StructureDefinition description FHIR-36824 See Change Here
  85. Applied: Fixed profile, Added STU Note, Updated FHIR Core Vitals Profile binding in FHIR R4B. FHIR-27845 See Change Here
  86. Applied: Change Encounter.reasonReference from 0..1 to 0..* FHIR-36862 See Change Here
  87. Applied: Change URL for CDT from http://ada.org/cdt to http://www.ada.org/cdt. FHIR-36861 See Change Here

The Following Trackers Will be Applied in Future Version

Due external dependencies and publication tooling limitations, the application of these resolutions have been deferred.

Working with HL7 publishing to resolve these publishing issues:

Tracker Status: Summary Jira Issue Application Status

  1. Resolved - change required: Patient Examples QA Errors: CDCREC code system in VSAC FHIR-30105 Manual code expansion and STU Note Present. Working with HL7 publishing to fix integration with VSAC.
  2. Resolved - change required: valueset-simple-language.xml QA Error FHIR-30107 Working with HL7 publishing to fix.
  3. Resolved - change required: Extensions used that are not defined in the scope FHIR-35775
Working with HL7 IG Authoring project to address these issues on IG readability:

Tracker Status: Summary Jira Issue Application Status

  1. Resolved - change required: In most of the data elements – “Binding is from base FHIR and US Core Vital Signs” Need this to be one single combined listing FHIR-30780
  2. Resolved - change required: AllergyIntolerance does not show constraint FHIR-34636
  3. Resolved - change required: RelatedPerson relationshiptype should have binding to FHIR value set RelatedPerson-relationshiptype FHIR-34755

Version = 4.1.0

Changes:

The January 2022 Ballot

This Ballot addresses the following issues:

Tracker Status: Summary Jira Issue Link to Updated Content

  1. Applied: Make values in direct and birth sex extensions min=1 FHIR-26459 See Change:
  2. Applied: FIX imm-1.json NDC/CVX codes QA Error FHIR-30104 See Change:
  3. Applied: Fix patient search parameter definitions to only target Patient FHIR-32305 See Change Here
  4. Applied: Provide a caution to the user that a query of MedicationRequest does not provide complete information. FHIR-32720 See Change Here
  5. Applied: Make Condition.encounter 0..1 MS FHIR-32844 See Change Here
  6. Applied: Correction on USCoreCarePlanProfile Binding FHIR-32846 See Change Here
  7. Applied: Fix title for BMI Profile FHIR-32847 See Change Here
  8. Applied: Remove unchanged elements from Differentials FHIR-32848 For example change see
  9. Applied: Create US Core slices for category elements FHIR-32857 See Change:
  10. Applied: Change drug class value set for allergens to align with C-CDA FHIR-32953 See Change Here
  11. Applied: Referencing incorrect figure FHIR-32961 See Change Here
  12. Applied: Clarify Guidance for missing data for Coding data type element FHIR-33048 See Change Here
  13. Applied: Fix us-core-1 Invariant for Observation FHIR-33052 See Change Here
  14. Applied: Remove requirement to use only 401 from capabiltystatement FHIR-33069 See Change Here
  15. Applied: US Core to USCDI guidance page – add patient email FHIR-33079 See Change Here
  16. Applied: Utilize “use” field for patient previous name and previous address FHIR-33080 See Change Here
  17. Applied: Fix search parameter list FHIR-33123 See Change Here
  18. Applied: Clarify requirement on date searches without prefix FHIR-33156 See Change Here
  19. Applied: Clarify distinction between repeated search params and “composite” params FHIR-33159 See Change Here
  20. Applied: Add content as mandatory element in narrative for documentreference FHIR-33160 See Change Here
  21. Applied: Fix invalid elements in extensions FHIR-33233 See Change: - Here - Here - Here
  22. Applied: Make Procedure.performed conditionally mandatory FHIR-33243 See Change Here
  23. Applied: add same Null options to Race and Ethnicity FHIR-34036 See Change - Here - Here - Here - Here
  24. Applied: Clarify MustSupport for Observation.component.value[x] vs dataAbsentReason FHIR-34061 See Change: - Here - Here
  25. Applied: Add Null options to US Core Birth Sex Extension FHIR-34133 See Change Here
  26. Applied: USCDI v2 update FHIR-34231 SEE SECTION ABOVE
  27. Applied: Fix Observation Examples using appliesTo FHIR-34286 See Change Here
  28. Applied: Correct CapabilityStatement SMART IG reference FHIR-34281 See Change Here
  29. Applied: Make DiagnosticReport.effective and DiagnosticReport.issued conditionally mandatory FHIR-34330 See Change:
  30. Applied: fix URLSee Change Here
  31. Applied: US Core search page is not working FHIR-34028 - Coordination with HL7 IG publishing team to Correct

The Following Trackers Will be Applied Following this Ballot

Due external dependencies and publication tooling limitations, the application of these resolutions have been deferred.

Tracker Status: Summary Jira Issue Link to Updated Content

  1. Resolved - change required: US Core Pulse Oximetry Profile noncomformant UCUM Unit for Oxygen Concentration FHIR-27845 - Awaiting FHIR-4b updates to update base FHIR Vitals Profile, STU Note Present
  2. Resolved - change required: Patient Examples QA Errors: CDCREC code system in VSAC FHIR-30105 - Coordination with VSAC and IG publishing team to Correct and align Code System OIDS between FHIR, CCDA, and VSAC, Note To Balloters Present
  3. Resolved - change required: valueset-simple-language.xml QA Error FHIR-30107 - Coordination with IG publishing team to Correct - Note To Balloters present
  4. Resolved - change required: Display only differential invariants and terminology tables in Differential View FHIR-30780 - Coordination with HL7 IG publishing team to Correct
  5. Resolved - change required: Confusing to reads invariants and terminology tables in Differential View FHIR-30783 - Coordination with HL7 IG publishing team to Correct
  6. Resolved - change required: Wrong link to IG homepage from package manifest FHIR-33132 - Coordination with HL7 IG publishing team to Correct

Version = 4.0.0

Changes:

The changes in this annual update to US Core have been reviewed and commented upon by the public through the January 2021 HL7 balloting process. The resolution of the community comments has been agreed to and voted on by the members of the sponsoring work group HL7 International Cross-Group Projects.

The key changes are summarized below:

  1. New Conformance Expectations page
    • Defining different ways to implement and conform to US Core.
    • Clarification of the Must Support definitions as it relates to various FHIR elements such a choice datatype and references.
  2. Publishing a set US Core Vital Signs independent of the FHIR core profile upon which it is based
    • US Core Vital Signs Profile
    • US Core Blood Pressure Profile
    • US Core BMI Profile
    • US Core Head Circumference Profile
    • US Core Body Height Profile
    • US Core Body Weight Profile
    • US Core Body Temperature Profile
    • US Core Heart Rate Profile
    • US Core Respiratory Rate Profile
  3. Linking terminology directly to the FHIR® Terminology Service for VSAC Resources (Value Set Authority Center (VSAC) - NIH) where applicable: US Core Value Set, VSAC Value Set, VSAC OID, extensional? 1. Detailed ethnicity, Detailed Ethnicity, 2.16.840.1.114222.4.11.877, No 1. OMB Ethnicity Categories, Ethnicity, 2.16.840.1.114222.4.11.837, Yes 1. US Core CareTeam Provider Roles, Care Team Member Function, 2.16.840.1.113762.1.4.1099.30, Yes 1. US Core Medication Codes (RxNorm), Medication Clinical Drug, 2.16.840.1.113762.1.4.1010.4, Yes 1. US Core Provider Specialty (NUCC), Healthcare Provider Taxonomy, 2.16.840.1.114222.4.11.1066, No 1. US Core Smoking Status, Smoking Status, 2.16.840.1.113883.11.20.9.38, Yes 1. US Core Vaccine Administered Value Set (CVX), CVX Vaccines Administered Vaccine Set, 2.16.840.1.113762.1.4.1010.6, Yes 1. US Core Common substances for allergy and intolerance documentation including refutations, Common substances for allergy and intolerance documentation including refutations, 2.16.840.1.113762.1.4.1186.8, No
  4. Migrating to the standard set of HL7 FHIR IG templates for publishing. Although we strove to minimize the differences between this version and the previous versions of US Core, these changes are notable:
    • Additional Features include:
      • Addition of vocabulary and constraint tables to the profile pages
      • Addition of a summary table and to the profile page introduction
      • Addition of “Snapshot Table (Must Support)” Tab to profile views
    • Due to restrictions on customizable content, the full narrative text summaries of profiles is no longer available.
  5. Addressing over 90 January 2021 Ballot related trackers resulting in the followed detailed changes.

Listed below are the resolved trackers for this version:

Status: Summary:(Jira Issue) Link to Change

  1. Applied:Update PractitionerRole.practitioner to )..1 MS (FHIR-29681) See Change Here
  2. Applied:Change CareTeam status search parameter compositeOR expectation to SHOULD (FHIR-29768) See Change Here
  3. Applied:Provide guidance on the population of narrative (FHIR-29777) See Change Here
  4. Applied: Change $docref start and end input parameter types from date to dateTime (FHIR-29825) See Change Here
  5. Applied: The history file markdown rendering of the table (FHIR-30100) See Change Here
  6. Applied:footnote rendering - pre-applied (FHIR-30101) See Change Here
  7. Applied:Random Section Numbering (Reminder for tooling issue) (FHIR-30102) See Change Here
  8. Applied:Move section 1.5 US Core Conformance Requirements (FHIR-30103) See Change Here
  9. Applied:Make custodian optional on document reference (FHIR-30108) See Change Here
  10. Applied:Remove required binding on procedure and condition (FHIR-30109) See Changes:
  11. Applied:Update DocumentReference CCD operation (FHIR-30110) See Change Here
  12. Applied:Update DocumentReference MustSupport to choice of data or url (FHIR-30111) See Change Here
  13. Applied:Reference to 3 new document types - addressing corresponding metadat (FHIR-30112) See Change Here AND See Change Here
  14. Applied:Typo (FHIR-30113)
  15. Applied:Clarify Must Support of Complex elements (FHIR-30321) See Change Here
  16. Applied:Clarify that VSAC FHIR API only retrieves a definition (FHIR-30344) See Change Here
  17. Applied:Allergy Intolerance example for UNKNOWN allergy status does not use unknown (FHIR-30345) See Change Here
  18. Applied:Corrected allergy intolerance example SNOMED CT code (FHIR-30346) See Change Here
  19. Applied:Allergy codes updated to snomed product hierarchy in VSAC(FHIR-30347) See Change Here
  20. Applied:Clarify plans to align with Gender Harmony(FHIR-30350) See Change Here
  21. Applied:Typos on Conformance Expectations Page (FHIR-30353) See Change Here
  22. Applied:clarify use of additional codings (FHIR-30354) See Change Here
  23. Applied:Clarify server requirements for Choice of Profile Elements scenario (FHIR-30355) See Change Here
  24. Applied:Add all options to Procedure.performed[x] (FHIR-30391) See Change Here
  25. Applied:Updated MedicationRequest.authoredOn from mandatory to must support(FHIR-30430) See Change Here
  26. Applied:Typo (FHIR-30460) See Change Here
  27. Applied: Update Encounter Type CPT Description (FHIR-30470) See Change Here
  28. Applied: Clarify Missing Data language for coded data elements with required binding strength (FHIR-30630) See Change Here
  29. Applied:Note re language codes(FHIR-30654) See Change Here
  30. Applied:Change URL for Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) level II alphanumeric codes(FHIR-30655) See Changes Here and Here
  31. Applied:Typo (FHIR-30656)
  32. Applied: Explain the relationship between US CORE and an evolving USCDI. (FHIR-30657) See Change Here
  33. Applied:Correct 2 bullet points in section 1.2. (FHIR-30658) See Change Here
  34. Applied:Clarify actors (FHIR-30659) See Change Here
  35. Applied:Edit basic provenance (FHIR-30660) See Change Here
  36. Applied:Clarify the duplication requirement for scanned documents in DocumentReference and DiagnosticReport. (FHIR-30662) See Change Here
  37. Applied:Clarify that clients should retain data visualization between DSTU2 to R4 upgrades. (FHIR-30665) See Change Here
  38. Applied:Add provenance to writing/updating guidance? (FHIR-30666) See Change Here
  39. Applied:Clarify Code System section and update codesystem table (FHIR-30667) See Change Here
  40. Applied: Clarify guidance on implantable medical devices. (FHIR-30669) [See Change Here
  41. Applied: Make udi_HRF a Must Support element. (FHIR-30670) See Change Here
  42. Applied: Clarify UDI information. (FHIR-30672) See Changes:
  43. Applied:Clarify text (FHIR-30673) See Change Here
  44. Applied:Typos (FHIR-30674)
  45. Applied:Clarify prohibition on using contained resources. (FHIR-30677) See Change Here
  46. Applied:Add guidance on suppressed data. (FHIR-30678) See Change Here
  47. Applied:Clarify what is meant by “support the other elements.” (FHIR-30680) See Change Here
  48. Applied:Typo(FHIR-30681)
  49. Applied:Fix typos (FHIR-30683) Various Changes
  50. Applied:Update on Guidance on DataAbsentReason for Observations (FHIR-30685) See Change Here
  51. Applied:Clarify use of qualifier LOINCs (FHIR-30690) See Change Here
  52. Applied: Fix Typo (FHIR-30695) See Change Here
  53. Applied: Update on Guidance on DataAbsentReason for Observations (FHIR-30699) See Change Here
  54. Applied: Clarify what is intended with “additional observations”(FHIR-30772) See Change Here
  55. Applied: Add statement about clinical safety to the security page (FHIR-30776) See Change Here
  56. Applied: Added clarification to vitals profile regarding use of additional codings and component observations. (FHIR-30778) See Change Here
  57. Applied: Typo (FHIR-30782) See Change Here
  58. Applied: Clarify resource search requirements CapabilityStatements and provide guidance on search for multiple patients using Bulk data (FHIR-30787) See Changes:
  59. Applied: Add MedicationAdministration to the Future Page. (FHIR-30788) See Change Here
  60. Applied: Fix text in $docref description (FHIR-30810) See Change Here
  61. Applied: Mandate that CapabilityStatement.instantiates refer to US Core (FHIR-30889) See Change Here
  62. Applied: Add binding so Vitals will render it in differential view (FHIR-31391) See Change Here
  63. Applied: Update to URI from OID for CDT in Procedure Code ValueSet (FHIR-31556) See Change Here
  64. Applied: Add DocumentReference.content is under “must have” list (FHIR-31364) See Change Here
  65. Applied: Update Must Support Bullet regarding missing data (FHIR-31507) See Change Here
  66. Applied: Update use context for Race and Ethnicity extensions (FHIR-31008) See Change Here
  67. Applied: Add guidance on “POST based search” (FHIR-31585) See Changes:
  68. Applied: Add reference to Mapping from LOINC scale type to FHIR data type (FHIR-31084) See Change Here
  69. Applied: Update Observation.value[x] definition (FHIR-31083) See Change Here
  70. Applied: Add LOINC to procedure codes (FHIR-31514) See Change Here
  71. Applied: Make PractitionerRole.organization must support and add invariant (FHIR-29680) See Change Here
  72. Applied: Fix FHIRPath constraint for provenance-1(FHIR-31020) See Change Here
  73. Applied: Add guidance to BMI Profile(FHIR-32658) See Change Here
  74. Applied: Write usage note for non-vaccination CVX codes(FHIR-31899) See Change Here
  75. Applied: Clarify that Extensible binding can always provide a mapped code(FHIR-32010) See Change Here
  76. Applied: Clarify RESTFul requirements(FHIR-31490) See Changes:
  77. Applied: fix Procedure Example error (FHIR-30106) See Change Here

Known issues:

We are working to fix these issues that may come up when using US CORE. We will correct them in a future version of the guide

Publishing

  • Resolved - change required:Confusing for commercial vendor. Reads very confusing. (FHIR-30783) proposal is to make the differential tab the default view, see publishing plans here timeline unknown.
  • Resolved - change required:In most of the data elements – “Binding is from base FHIR and US Core Vital Signs” Need this to be one single combined listing (FHIR-30780) proposal is to limit the terminology and invariants to view shown. see Zulip chat timeline unknown.
  • Resolved - change required:Why are there separate codes for USCoreVitalSigns and the Systolic.value and the diastolic value? (FHIR-30779) proposal is to work with publishing to “clean up” terminology and invariants to view shown. see: see Zulip chat timeline unknown.

Terminology

  • Resolved - change required: valueset-simple-language.xml QA error “Error from server: Language valuesets cannot be expanded as they are based on a grammar” (FHIR-30107) this error is still extant from prior version of US Core and has yet to be resolved. Work with publishing to fix and created STU note. see Zulip chat
  • Resolved - change required: Patient Examples QA Errors: CDCREC code system in VSAC Patient (FHIR-30105) CDCREC codes and code system value not aligned with VSAC. Workaround is to publish the CDCREC code system and valuesets in USCore until this content is moved to HL7 Terminology Add an STU Note. Zulip chat1 and Zulip chat2 and Zulip chat3
  • Resolved - change required:imm-1.json NDC/CVX codes QA Error (FHIR-30104) Work with terminology server team to correct. see Zulip chat
  • Resolved - change required:Pulse Ox Example: observation-satO2-fiO2 (FHIR-27845) Proposed Jira ticket to resolve in base made an STU note that is technically not conformant with the base FHIR vital profile. See Zulip chat

Version = 3.2.0

Changes:

The changes in this version have been voted on by the members of the sponsoring work group HL7 International Cross-Group Projects. This version addresses the following key issues:

  1. Clarification of the Must Support definitions as it relates to:
    • Polymorphic datatypes, which of the possible types must be supported
    • Reference datatype (Reference, canonical) which of the target types must be supported
    • The vital signs profile in the Core Specification which profiles must be supported
    • New [Conformance Expectations]](http://hl7.org/fhir/us/core/2021Jan/conformance-expectations.html) page (see individual trackers below for details)
  2. Publishing a set US Core Vital Signs independent of the FHIR core profile upon which it is based (see individual trackers below for details)
  3. Linking terminology directly to the FHIR® Terminology Service for VSAC Resources (Value Set Authority Center (VSAC) - NIH) where applicable
  • We are seeking to resolve several technical and policy glitches when using VSAC directly prior to publishing which include the requirement to log in using your own UMLS API Key requiring a current UMLS account to view the value sets. VSAC UMLS Licensing information.
  • To view the VSAC value set, use the link https://vsac.nlm.nih.gov/valueset/{OID}/expansion in your browser replacing the {OID} with the OID from the table below.
  • Enumerated (extensional) value sets can also be downloaded as a FHIR ValueSet resource. To do this, use the link https://cts.nlm.nih.gov/fhir/ValueSet/{OID} in your browser replacing the {OID} with the OID from the table below.
  • NOTE that the Code System value used in FHIR® Terminology Service for VSAC Resources for Race and Ethnicity (CDCREC) concepts does not align with historical and current usage of OIDs in C-CDA and US Core. This issue has not been resolved in time for publication of the ballot version of this guide. As a result validation errors may occur when validating against this version of the US Core Patient Profile. Feedback on which code system value to use is welcome.

    1. US Core Value Set, VSAC Value Set, VSAC OID, extensional?
    2. Detailed ethnicity, Detailed Ethnicity, 2.16.840.1.114222.4.11.877, No
    3. Detailed Race, Race, 2.16.840.1.113883.1.11.14914, No
    4. OMB Ethnicity Categories, Ethnicity, 2.16.840.1.114222.4.11.837, Yes
    5. US Core CareTeam Provider Roles, Care Team Member Function, 2.16.840.1.113762.1.4.1099.30, Yes
    6. US Core Medication Codes (RxNorm), Medication Clinical Drug, 2.16.840.1.113762.1.4.1010.4, Yes
    7. US Core Provider Specialty (NUCC), Healthcare Provider Taxonomy, 2.16.840.1.114222.4.11.1066, No
    8. US Core Smoking Status, Smoking Status, 2.16.840.1.113883.11.20.9.38, Yes
    9. US Core Vaccine Administered Value Set (CVX), CVX Vaccines Administered Vaccine Set, 2.16.840.1.113762.1.4.1010.6, Yes
    10. US Core Common substances for allergy and intolerance documentation including refutations, Common substances for allergy and intolerance documentation including refutations, 2.16.840.1.113762.1.4.1186.8, No
  1. Migrating to the standard set of HL7 FHIR IG templates for publishing. Although we strove to minimize the differences between this version and the previous versions of US Core, these changes are notable:
    • Additional Features include:
      • Addition of vocabulary and constraint tables to the profile pages
      • Addition of a summary table and to the profile page introduction
      • Addition of “Snapshot Table (Must Support)” Tab to profile views
    • Due to restrictions on customizable content, the following features of prior versions are no longer available:
      • Full narrative text summaries of profiles NOTE: We are seeking feedback on whether to retain these full narrative text summaries for this guide (an example can be seen here by clicking on the “Text Summary” tab)*
  2. Addressing over 95 outstanding trackers.

Trackers items and links to the updated content listed below are the resolved trackers for this version:

  1. Must Support Over Interpreted (FHIR-28375) Changes throughout the profiles – added conformance page See Change Here

  2. Replace the US Core Update Allergy substances value set with VSAC reference (FHIR-29322) See Change Here

  3. Update Organization Quick Start Example Search. (FHIR-29269) See Change Here

  4. birthsex binding applied to the wrong element in US Core Patient StructuredDefinition/differential (FHIR-29262) See Change Here

  5. us-core-12 invariant interpretation (FHIR-28942) See Changes Here

  6. Incorrect Description Observation.component (Pulse Ox) (FHIR-28934) See Change Here

  7. References should be constrained to use reference not identifier (FHIR-28573) See Change Here

  8. Update USCorePatientName search description for consistency (FHIR-28540) See Change Here

  9. Make Provenance.author optional (FHIR-28517) See Change Here

  10. Add must support type choices for US Core Goal.target.due[x]. (FHIR-28477) See Change Here

  11. Immunization Profile Mandatory and Must Support Intro is missing attributes (FHIR-28452) See Change Here

  12. DiagnosticReport-cardiology-report JSON and XML samples contain invalid hashes (FHIR-28408) See Change Here

  13. MedicationRequest.medication[x] (FHIR-28395) See Change Here

  14. Fix MedicationRequest.encounter reference (FHIR-28258) See Change Here

  15. Fix typo: “an another” -> “another” (FHIR-28227) See Change Here

  16. Declare mustSupport on Organization telecom children (FHIR-28216) See Change Here

  17. Resolve remaining discrepancies with FHIR R4 Search Parameters (FHIR-28181) See Changes Here:
  18. Provenance without activity is not very useful (FHIR-28179) See Change Here

  19. Make Provenance.target.reference mandatory (FHIR-28165) See Change Here

  20. Missing narrative Element (FHIR-28159) See Change Here

  21. “Updated guidance regarding gender and sex.” (FHIR-28138) See Change Here

  22. Replace the US Core Smoking Status with VSAC reference (FHIR-28123,FHIR-26059) See Change Here

  23. Timing association for smoking status changed from issued to effectiveDateTime (FHIR-28090) See Change Here

  24. Remove Must Support from Patient.telecom (FHIR-27731) See Change Here

  25. Remove Must Support from Patient.communication.language (FHIR-27730) See Change Here

  26. Remove Must Support from us-core-birthsex extension (FHIR-27729) See Change Here

  27. Remove Must Support from us-core-ethnicity extension (FHIR-27728) See Change Here

  28. Remove Must Support from us-core-race extension (FHIR-27727) See Change Here

  29. Expand US Core state value set to include US Military codes (FHIR-26833) See Change Here

  30. Fixed Value Set Expansion Operation examples (FHIR-26625) See Change Here

  31. Add must support reference type choices for US Core laboratory DiagnosticReport.performer (FHIR-25120) See Change Here

  32. Fix US-Core-1 constraint on Observation.effectivePeriod (FHIR-29658) See Change Here

  33. Change bindings from extensible to required for Condition.code value set: US Core Condition Category Codes Procedure.code value set: US Core Procedure Codes (FHIR-29563) See Changes Here:
  34. Remove text “an author responsible for the update”. Keep author organization (FHIR-28516) See Change Here

  35. “Clarify expectations when accessing “other endpoint” for DocumentReference.content.attachment.url” (FHIR-28472) See Change Here

  36. Add a required category to smoking status (FHIR-28436) See Change Here

  37. Use of US Core Profile when not explicitly referenced when using Contained resources (FHIR-28396) See Change Here

  38. DocumentReference.custodian to be Optional (FHIR-28393) See Proposed Change Here

  39. Encounter.serviceProvider Must Support and Encounter.location.location Optional (FHIR-28392) See Change Here

  40. Observation.hasMember Vital Signs Panel Profile Reference Choice (FHIR-28391) See Change Here

  41. Add must support type choices for Observation.value[x] for Lab Observation Profile (FHIR-28390) See Change Here

  42. Add must support type choices for Observation.effective[x] for Lab Observation Profile (FHIR-28389) See Change Here

  43. Add must support type choices for Immunization.occurrence[x] (FHIR-28388) See Change Here

  44. Add must support type choices for DiagnosticReport.effective[x] for Note Data (FHIR-28387) See Change Here

  45. Add must support type choices for DiagnosticReport.effective[x] for Lab Data Type (FHIR-28385) See Change Here

  46. Add must support reference type choices for Provenance.agent.who Reference (FHIR-28383) See Change Here

  47. Add must support reference type choices for MedicationRequest.requester Reference (FHIR-28382) See Change Here

  48. Add must support reference type choices for MedicationRequest.reported Choice (FHIR-28381) See Change Here

  49. Add must support reference type choices for DocumentReference.author Reference (FHIR-28380) See Change Here

  50. Add must support reference type choices for DiagnosticReport.performer for Note (FHIR-28379) See Change Here

  51. Add must support reference type choices for DiagnosticReport.performer for Lab (FHIR-28378) See Change Here

  52. Add must support reference type choices for CareTeam.participant.member Reference (FHIR-28376) See Change Here

  53. Add choice for and type choices for Encounter.reasonReference (FHIR-27951) See Change Here

  54. Add choice for Procedure.performed[x] (FHIR-29695) See Change Here

  55. Clarify deleted resources requirements and guidance (FHIR-28091) See Change Here

  56. Clarify search by date precision conformance expectations (FHIR-27906) See Change Here
  57. Clarify search by reference conformance expectations (FHIR-27905) See Changes Here:
  58. Add “Cause of Death” to category codes to meet the Public Health Use Case for VRDR (FHIR-27904) See Change Here

  59. Address non-implantable device and how to document usage (FHIR-27896, FHIR-23715, FHIR-23715) See Change Here

  60. Resource constraints based on Jurisdiction which are not well documented (FHIR-27810) See Change Here

  61. Updated CPT copyright to current year (FHIR-27770) See Change Here

  62. Change binding for CareTeam.participant.role from NUCC to Care Team Member Function, replace the US Core Careteam Provider Roles Value Set with VSAC reference (FHIR-27769) See Change Here

  63. Remove US Core Server Capability Statement requires support for HTTP status 410-deleted (FHIR-26597) See Change Here

  64. Change US Core Condition Codes Value Set Logical Definition (FHIR-26060) See Change Here

  65. Recommend against using SSN for Patient.identifier (FHIR-24903) See Change Here

  66. Remove identifier (OID) from ValueSet: US Core Encounter Type (FHIR-29691) See Change Here

  67. Review vocabulary to align with CCDA and use VSAC valueset where possible (FHIR-22488) [See Changes Here:
  68. Remove CVX-NDC mapping table (FHIR-29745) See Change Here

  69. Since CarePlan.text.div is min== 1 add must support == true element to be consistent with US Core design (FHIR-29765) See Change Here

  70. Remove unused US Core ICD-10-PCS Procedure Codes valueset (FHIR-29822)

  71. Remove Clinical Notes Guidance References to ONC 2019 NPRM and move requirements to main body (FHIR-29824) See Change Here

Version = 3.1.1

Changes:

This update addresses several technical corrections and errata and clarifications. They have been reviewed and voted on by the members of the HL7 International Cross-Group Projects WorkGroup who is sponsoring this errata release and reconciliation of the comments.:

  1. Add guidance for representing patient name suffix and previous patient name to the US Core Patient Profile (FHIR-28129)
  2. Correct copy/paste error in Goal Profile (FHIR-28109)
  3. Correct US Core Provider Specialty (NUCC) ValueSet to hide abstract grouping codes (FHIR-27975)
  4. Added example of US Core Direct Extension to Practitioner-2 Example (FHIR-27947)
  5. Corrected technical errors in pediatric profiles StructureDefinitions (FHIR-27946)
  6. Corrected errors in DiagnosticReport Cardiology Example (FHIR-27913)
  7. Update Federal Register link for OMB race and ethnicity category classifications. (FHIR-27907)
  8. Clarified token search syntax (FHIR-27897).
  9. Corrected US Core DocumentReference Profile to support multiple attachments (FHIR-25778).
  10. Fix FHIRPath Expression in USCoreGoalTargetDate (FHIR-27892).
  11. Fix FHIRPath Expression in USCoreProcedureDate(FHIR-27887).
  12. Add omitted “ge” comparators to SearchParameters (FHIR-27893).
  13. Remove Must Support References to non US Core Profiles (FHIR-27876)
  14. Add missing reaction to the US Core AllergyIntolerance Profile (FHIR-27867).
  15. Clarify reference to US Core Patient in Vitals Signs Profiles (FHIR-27857).
  16. Corrected US Core Pulse Oximetry Profile component.valueQuantity.code and component.valueQuantity.unit min from 0 to 1 to be consistent with the valueQuantity constraints within US Core (FHIR-27846)
  17. Correct UCUM Unit in US Core Pulse Oximetry Profile Text Summary (FHIR-27845)
  18. Update Procedure Codes Value Set to include ICD-10 PCS codes (FHIR-27836)
  19. Update Procedure Codes Value Set to include CDT codes (FHIR-27737)
  20. Clarify that pediatric vital sign percentile Observations should reference growth chart (FHIR-27549),
  21. Added Missing US core Head Occipital-frontal Circumference Percentile Profile (FHIR-27542).
  22. Correct requirements for supporting CLIA identifiers (FHIR-27158)
  23. Change Description of ICD-10-PCS Value Set (FHIR-27116)
  24. Correct AllergyIntolerance guidance for verificationStatus (FHIR-27096)
  25. Fix example US Core heart-rate example (FHIR-27086)
  26. review period comments Update smoking status codes to align with USCDI (FHIR-27082).
  27. Fix invariant provenance-1 (FHIR-27065)
  28. Fix invalid json snippet (FHIR-27001)
  29. review period comments Remove Provenance requirement from Medication, Location, Practitioner, PractitionerRole, and Organization and correct copy and paste error to Medication and Provenance searchType support in CapabilityStatement (FHIR-26840, FHIR-28161).
  30. Correction on USCDI Table change “MedicationStatement” to “MedicationRequest” and remove references to MedicationStatement in the Medication Profile and CapabilityStatements (FHIR-26840).
  31. Clarify that US Core Location/PractitionerRole are not being referenced by other resources (FHIR-26840).
  32. Correct editing error restoring Write and Operation capability guidance into DocumentReference QuickStart (FHIR-26840).
  33. Clarify guidance that servers SHALL support search with status if status required (FHIR-26840).
  34. Correct canonical url for ImplementationGuide (FHIR-26686).
  35. Correct system URI for ICD-10 procedure codes (FHIR-26679).
  36. Fix invariant us-core-1 (FHIR-26605).
  37. Change valueCode min from 0 to 1 for US Core Birth Sex Extension and valueBoolean min from 0 to 1 forUS Core Direct email Extension (FHIR-26459).
  38. Change valueQuantity min from 1 to 0 for US Core Pediatric BMI for Age Observation Profile and US Core Pediatric Weight for Height Observation Profile (FHIR-26363).
  39. Add page contents to Clinical Notes Guidance and Basic Provenance pages (FHIR-25785).
  40. Fix duplicate URL causing validation failure. (FHIR-25536).
  41. Fix Invariant us-core-8 (FHIR-25459).
  42. Corrected the wording “should support” to “shall support” in Clinical Notes Guidance (FHIR-25455).
  43. Fix Invariant us-core-8 to allow for Data Absent Reason Extension on Patient name.(FHIR-25249).
  44. Fix Link to LOINC LP29708-2 (FHIR-25213).
  45. Corrected guidance for conveying “Patient-Reported medications” (FHIR-25035)

Version = 3.1.0

Changes:

In order meet the proposed *ONC U.S. Core Data for Interoperability** (USCDI) regulatory requirements for access to patient data, this STU Update of the US Core Implementation Guide has added new content. Structured Documents and the Argonaut Project Team have spent the last several months reviewing, testing and providing invaluable feedback on these and other topics including most notably: 1) A US Core Provenance Profile and Basic Provenance guidance on fetching Provenance for patient data. 2) Medication List Guidance for fetching a patient medications 3) Recasting the US Core Device profile into a US Core Implantable Device Profile 4) A US Core spO2 by US Core Pulse Oximetry Profile 5) Updated search to support requiring search by multiple statuses 6) Guidance when the source has no data 7) General guidelines and considerations for DSTU2 to R4 Conversion 8) Guidance for language support 9) Considerations for fetching data for multiple patients] 10) Future considerations for times offset and timezone guidelines 11) Future Considerations for writing and updating data 12) Update security pageto reflect current testing. 13) Clarify definition of MustSupport to reflect the intent that the server must be able to populate a MustSupport element in order to claim conformance to the profile. 14) Expanding bindings for Procedure and Condition codes for quality measures and other purposes. These sections as well as several other clarifications, corrections and technical changes that are listed in the sections below have been reviewed and voted on by the members of the HL7 International Structured Documents WorkGroup who is sponsoring this STU Update comment period and reconciliation of the comments.


Version = 3.0.1

Changes:

In order meet the proposed ONC U.S. Core Data for Interoperability (USCDI) regulatory requirements for access to patient data, this STU Update for Comment Version of the US Core Implementation Guide has added new content. The Argonaut Project Team has spent the last several months reviewing, testing and providing invaluable feedback on these and other topics including most notably: 1) A US Core Provenance Profile and guidance on fetching Provenance for patient data. 2) Guidance on fetching a patient’s medications 3) A US Core spO2 by Pulse Oximetry profile 4) Recasting the US Core Device profile into a US Core Implantable Device profile 5) Making server search requirements less opaque and requiring search by multiple statuses. 6) Guidance when the source has no data 7) General guidelines and considerations for DSTU2 to R4 Conversion 8) Guidance for language support 9) Considerations for Fetching data for multiple patients 10) Future considerations for times offset and timezone guidelines These sections as well as several other clarifications, corrections and technical changes that are listed in the sections below have been reviewed and voted on by the members of the HL7 International Structured Documents WorkGroup who is sponsoring this STU Update comment period and reconciliation of the comments.


Version = 3.0.0

Changes:

FHIR R4 version of US Core which added profiles for exchanging Clinical Notes, expanded search expectations, and updated guidance as a results of comments from balloters.


Version = 2.1.0

Changes:

STU 3 Ballot #1. First ballot on FHIR R4.


Version = 2.0.0

Changes:

Publication added the following profiles: 1)US Core DocumentReference Profile 2)US Core Encounter Profile 3)US Core PractitionerRole Profile


Version = 1.1.0

Changes:

STU2 Ballot


Version = 1.0.1

Changes:

This version corrects technical errata from the original publication and for FHIR R3.


Version = 1.0.0

Changes:

The first official published version of this IG published immediately following the release of FHIR STU3


Version = 0.0.0

Changes:

STU1 Ballot