I’m new to the health ecosystem, considering architectures. Startup mindset.
As we’ve established long long long time ago health is complicated, with the digitalisation of healthcare a “health-in-flux” chronicle might be in order.
Exploring FHIR in depth I’ve came to be somewhat confused by current state of affairs, namely the “Resources” concept.
Q1: Would “resources” be a good enough generalisation to say that they are supposed to represent actual “things” that a care giver needs to “know” in order to provide treatment to a patient? (for ex. CarePlan, Medications, FamilyMedicalHistory) ?
Q2: There are resources grounded in FHIR, then there are resources defined in project argonaut.
- Are these the same?
- Can they conflict?
- Might they be eventually merged?
Q3: How smart on FHIR who are creating “specifications” related to the resources defined by FHIR/argonaut? What difference purpose do these serve?
Q4: How (or is?) opencem.org related to any of the above?
Q5: Any other initiatives that I’ve not listed working towards making FHIR more startups get go friendly?