Just trying to get my head around FHIR Observations. So a few random questions:
Q1. Would I be right in saying that where we have specific observation types:
These are essentially identical to the generic observation API call but are being used for common use cases and are testing to ensure the right information is present? (e.g. at least systolic or diastolic pressure).
So even though it is asking for category it would have to be - Vital Signs?
Q2. If I was pushing a ‘Peak Flow’ observation - I would use Snomed Code 18491006?
And the Category would be Vital Signs?
Q3. Is there any way to get a list of snomed codes by Observable category - or at least more common ones? Also can I plug in a Snomed Code somewhere and get an Observable Category?
I have read Kevins observations on Observations - very helpful.
It does reinforce the idea for me - as I have brought up with both Kevin and Marcus that we could do with a layer that hides the complexity of FHIR from PHR developers who may be working with a few observation types (e.g blood pressure or peak flow), are driven by specific conditions and are limited by clearly defined Scopes. I’m still tweaking some ideas around this but will post a separate post for discussion soon.