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Re: JSON-LD for emerging healthcare standard (FHIR)?

From: David Booth <david@dbooth.org>
Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2015 15:02:17 -0500
Message-ID: <54ECD8C9.1020201@dbooth.org>
To: "public-linked-json@w3.org" <public-linked-json@w3.org>
On 02/24/2015 02:44 PM, Nicholas Bollweg wrote:
> Had investigated this some in the past.
> There's this...
> http://docs-v06.smartplatforms.org/framework/json-ld.html
> Though it makes it sound like they are moving off JSON-LD to FHIR else?

Yes, they are throwing their efforts toward FHIR now.  But if we can get 
FHIR to use JSON-LD, then SMART would support both.  :)


> Nevertheless, I am certain there would be interest in pursuing this.
> On Tue, Feb 24, 2015 at 2:29 PM, David Booth <david@dbooth.org
> <mailto:david@dbooth.org>> wrote:
>     Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) is an emerging
>     healthcare standard being developed at HL7 that is gaining lots of
>     momentum, and currently has both XML and JSON representations.  A
>     joint HL7-W3C work group[1] has been formed to promote the use of
>     RDF for healthcare information interoperability, and we've been
>     investigating the potential use of JSON-LD for FHIR instead of plain
>     JSON, so that the same FHIR JSON-LD messages could be automatically
>     interpretable both as plain JSON and as RDF (because JSON-LD is both
>     JSON and an RDF serialization).
>     This is potentially a fantastic opportunity to get JSON-LD adopted
>     in healthcare IT.  *However*, if the draft standards for FHIR JSON
>     are to be changed to specify JSON-LD, the proposed changes need to
>     be made ASAP -- in the next 2-3 weeks -- before the FHIR
>     standardization effort gets too far along.
>     I have started investigating the technical impact of switching to
>     JSON-LD -- see my interim report[2] -- but I'm running into some
>     issues around scoping and identifiers that I'm not sure of the best
>     way to solve.  I'm not a JSON-LD expert, so I'm concerned that in my
>     ignorance I may miss an important potential solution.
>     Would anyone who is JSON-LD savvy be willing to help on this?  You
>     do NOT need to know FHIR or anything about healthcare IT, but your
>     JSON-LD insight would be very helpful.
>     Thanks!
>     David Booth
>     1.
>     http://wiki.hl7.org/index.php?__title=RDF_for_Semantic___Interoperability
>     <http://wiki.hl7.org/index.php?title=RDF_for_Semantic_Interoperability>
>     2. http://dbooth.org/2015/fhir/__json-ld/fhir-in-json-ld.pdf
>     <http://dbooth.org/2015/fhir/json-ld/fhir-in-json-ld.pdf>
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