COVID 19 response

hello all,
I wanted to reach out to the community and see if we have any resources to support COVID 19 response, such as an architecture framework, interoperability/mediator configurations, etc. If anyone can share any resource or point in the right direction, please do.
Thanks for your help, much appreciated!
Best regards, Vikas

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Hi Vikas,
Two things:

  1. We are establishing a OpenHIE Covid-19 “Task Force” - more details will be shared tomorrow but the intent is to have a weekly connection point under the following (draft) TOR:
  • Collating information relating to data standards and exchange relevant to the Covid-19 response
  • Identifying gaps in and establishing standards for data exchange priorities
  • Provide documentation and guidance (to both the global good community as well as proprietary software tools) to adhere to these standards
  • Ensure that rapidly deployed solutions can be integrated into the national digital health architectures
  1. We are pulling together the various data models and standards relevant to the response here:

This is intended to capture “current state” to inform the Task Force.

Cheers,

-carl

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Hi Vikas! Digital Square has been documenting the data models and standards that are or will be in use as part of the Covid-19 response. We are looking at both international standards (e.g. ICD, HL7 FHIR) as well as the global good tools that are being deployed in many LMICs. Here is a link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1aB27qqWl-ragGlJT8FnqzKkcqRrrY_i2LiYcTLlXbNE/edit#gid=888384965

More will be shared through the Digital Square webinar tomorrow. The webinar will feature how PEPFAR Tools can be adapted for COVID response (DATIM, Patient Indicator Monitoring, GOFR). Webinar on March 26 from 10 - 11AM. Link to register here: https://path.zoom.us/meeting/register/upEtduGrpzMtsnCPYDZkEifKA1_8MYc_rQ

Amanda

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Thanks Amanda and Carl!

Look forward to joining the webinar and contributing to the task force.

Best regards, Vikas

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Here is some more information on the task force:

OpenHIE Covid-19 Task Force

Co-Chairs: @thcullen @cleitner1 @gmehl

Logistics:

Terms of Reference (draft):

  • Identifying and collating information relating to data standards and exchange relevant to the Covid-19 response
  • Identifying gaps in and establishing standards for data exchange priorities
  • Provide documentation and guidance (to both the global good community as well as proprietary software tools) to improve adherence to these standards
  • Ensure that rapidly deployed solutions can be integrated into the national digital health architectures

Outputs:

  • HL7 FHIR profile / implementation guide for case reporting & contact tracing
  • Other priorities set by community
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Hi all,
Thanks for your participation in the Doodle poll. Based on the results, we have landed on Mondays at 11am US Eastern. The OHIE COVID-19 Task Force is now on the OHIE calendar.

The community page is set up which is meant to provide a place to describe the task force and have quick links to a call page, discourse for communications and any other tools that arise https://wiki.ohie.org/display/SUB/COVID-19+Task+Force

Talk to you on Monday.

Cheers,
-carl

Hi all,

The below email is for the release of a COVID-19 FHIR implementation guide draft.

UPDATED NOTE - this was linked in the deck in the task force meeting, but it looks like they have added a number of additional components now.

The IG was shared through the Business Process Management for Healthcare (BPM+ Health) group, which some others here are also involved with. I’ve not dug into the it, but it was created by a nonprofit consortium, Logica Health. I’ve not gone through it yet (though would expect it currently would be more US-focused).

Someone also added that: “A platform-agnostic spreadsheet version will also be coming; FHIR R4 is just the subject of this deliverable. I would encourage anyone working on related BPM+ models to take a look at this and subsequent releases, as it is a large collaborative effort and inclusive of pre-release codes.”


From: Logica noreply@logicahealth.org
Sent: Sunday, April 05, 2020 2:30 AM
To: Kenneth Samuel Rubin ken.rubin@utah.edu
Subject: COVID-19 FHIR IG Released

Released!!

Logica has released the first iteration of a COVID-19 FHIR Implementation Guide 0.2.0.

We have created and are sharing at no cost HL7 FHIR profiles for COVID-19 related data. Our goal is to provide immediate help in the current crisis, not in 6 months from now, so we are publishing artifacts as soon as possible, recognizing they will not be perfect or comprehensive, but useful. With feedback from early reviews and implementations we will publish corrections and additional content iteratively as fast as we can.

All assets are available under Open Source license free of charge and are targeted at health systems and HIT implementors to rapidly produce semantically interoperable solutions across vendor platforms. The models are provided without warranty or guarantee of accuracy, completeness, or fit for purpose. Initial assets include clinically prioritized:
• FHIR R4 profiles.
• Value sets using proper LOINC, SNOMED, and vendor agnostic codes.
Initial focal categories are:
• Demographics
• Organizational Data
• Vital Signs
• Exposure History
• Symptoms
• Diagnostics Tests (labs, O2 sat…)
• Diagnosis
While the current priority is making useful, high impact models available for immediate worldwide implementation to aid pandemic response, Logica will rely on a broad collaboration of capable stakeholders to drive adoption, tool development, and improvement. We will also be working with HL7 to engage in standardization tracks. Please see the artifact index for a complete list of resources included. We will provide release notes with major deltas in subsequent releases.

Please keep your feedback coming!

Click here for the COVID-19 FHIR IG 0.2.0
https://covid-19-ig.logicahealth.org/?mc_cid=709e81f39c&mc_eid=da12f1f6ea

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Hi All,

I’m new to openHIE so do excuse this if it’s not quite your area.

We have been looking at improving access to existing sources of open data on health facility locations in Africa.

This is a part of afrimapr a small project running in 2020 making R components for improving access to public health relevant data in Africa.

As detailed in the news article, so far we have focused on data from healthsites.io and WHO. We are also thinking of collating open locations data that are available from national ministries of health and making components to compare and merge data from different sources.

I’m aware that what we are doing is quite different from your approaches but we are interested in any useful information or feedback you can give us.

Best wishes,
Andy