Converting ODM Metadata to FHIR Questionnaire Resources

Stud Health Technol Inform. 2016:228:456-60.


Interoperability between systems and data sharing between domains is becoming more and more important. The portal offers more than 5.300 UMLS annotated forms in CDISC ODM format in order to support interoperability, but several additional export formats are available. CDISC's ODM and HL7's framework FHIR Questionnaire resource were analyzed, a mapping between elements created and a converter implemented. The developed converter was integrated into the portal with FHIR Questionnaire XML or JSON download options. New FHIR applications can now use this large library of forms.

MeSH terms

  • Electronic Health Records*
  • Health Level Seven / standards*
  • Medical Record Linkage
  • Metadata*
  • Semantics
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Systems Integration