Terminology in FHIR is hard

“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” ~ Einstein.

Terminology is a complex topic, and articulating that complexity in such a way that novices or non-experts can understand it is difficult.

The video below includes a 30 minute walk through of Terminologies in FHIR by Grahame Grieve. It’s the only introduction to FHIR terminology I’ve seen that succeeds — and I’ve watched so many of them!

If you work with FHIR and use Terminologies you should watch it.

If you’re a terminology expert and find your audience’s eyes glaze over when you try to explain it, you should watch it.

It’s part of a FHIR meetup from Health Samurai last year, and kicks off at the 7 minute mark.



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