Terminology in FHIR is hard.
Getting it wrong is costly and time consuming to fix. Where possible, try to get it right from the start.
The biggest issue with Terminology is finding resources that explain it well. Resources that make you confident enough to build it into your FHIR app or solution.
There’s a quote attributed to Einstein that fits here:
“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.”
Articles, videos and tutorials all exist on terminology, but very few are understandable and almost none are simple.
The best resource I’ve found for terminology in the FHIR context is Grahame Grieve’s video from a 2022 FHIR meetup.
It’s 30 minutes that could help save your project.
If you’re new to terminology, watch this video.
If you’re a terminology expert and find your audience’s eyes glaze over when you try to explain it, watch this video.
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