Thanks so much!
We have done some research by ourselves but there are still a few questions that we could not find the answers to. Would you kindly please tell us some more information about these questions?
a. Data / Metadata is standardized to fit the datatype/framework defined by FHIR and this framework can also be referenced from a W3C defined model. Is that right?
b. To ensure Data source reliability, is there any functionality / framework which manages data history, or data processing logging / management (if data providers process their data before providing)
C. On data connection/ alignment, is there any technology utilized to manage Data ID, regarding data provided from each data provider? Or to rephrase, is there any technology used to ensure each dataset is kept unique?
d. On data connection, we understand that ID certification, and related technologies will be the key point. Could you kindly tell us (1) the main player of certification (Data provider/ platform), (2) the timing of certification, and (3) the technologies used for certifications.
e. In the platform of interest, when connecting / aligning data platforms using FHIR softwares, what are the technique requirements for each end user? Is there a centralized infrastructure to control all the data transactions or maybe in charge of authentication management?
f. Does FHIR have something like a roadmap for future development?
g. We are aware that FHIR is a free product. How could the team manage to operate, do they have financial support from public organizations?
h. Since you mentioned that there are regional regulations that any FHIR interfaces would need to comply with, are there any measures taken to correspond to the “Agreement between Japan and the United States of America Concerning Digital Trade”? Or, are there any concerns / potential effects by these agreements?
Agreement between Japan and the United States of America Concerning Digital Trade