We are very excited to have the FHIR Central Cancer Registry Reporting Content IG (Cancer Content IG) released for ballot review from 12/10/2021 through 1/9/2022. The official HL7 ballot name of this guide is HL7 FHIR® Implementation Guide: Making EHR Data More Available for Research and Public Health (MedMorph); Cancer Use Case, Release 1- US Realm (FHIR_IG_MEDMORPH_CANCER_R1_D1_2022JAN ).
We would like to alert everyone to a known issue with the Primary Cancer Condition profile of the Cancer Content IG. The Cancer Content IG makes use of the mCODE Profiles where US Core and US Public Health do not meet the data needs for cancer registries. For most cancer registry data needs, the mCODE Profiles are a good fit. However, there are two (2) data elements in the mCODE profiles that do not meet the cancer registries need. In an effort to not create a new separate cancer registry primary cancer condition profile, MedMorph would like to discuss the below items with mCODE further:
If the two items cannot be resolved with modifications to the existing mCODE profiles, then a new Cancer Registry Primary Cancer Condition profile will be developed.
NOTE: Registration to participate in the official HL7 Ballot closed on 12/9/2021. If you were unable to register for the HL7 Ballot and would like to contribute comments on the IG, then please email Gakeria Kirton at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on how to do so.
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