Sunday, May 26, 2013

Cecil: FIHR will be fine with PHIN VADS VASC; no need to worry at all

To: HL7 Vocabulary List
Cc: fhir <>
Subject: (FHIR) Value Set -> Code Set


At present, FHIR has a "value set" resource that is a simple representation of what the core principles defines a value set to be (In addition to this, it also allows a single resource that defines both a code system and a value set that includes the entire code system as an implementation convenience). 

From an implementer perspective, "value set" is a completely opaque term. What's a value set-  a set of values? Values of what...? 

I propose to rename the FHIR ValueSet resource to "CodeSet" - this is actually what it defines - a set of codes that may be used in some context.


On Sun, May 19, 2013 at 9:48 PM, <> wrote:

I am opposed to this as I think it just adds confusion when the implementer looks at anything else such as PHIN VADS VASC, CTS2 or the core principles. At some point it is just better to say that the implementers need to learn the jargon rather than trying to change every other group to use yet another ambiguous term.


The 'core principles' referred to are documented here.  

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