State vital records offices will be working with The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) to move to production beginning in early 2023. This effort will include the transmission of FHIR messages using HL7 Vital Records Death Reporting (VRDR) FHIR Implementation Guide 2.0.0 - STU 2.
The following specifications are being retired to allow implementers to concentrate on the FHIR IG that has been created to support death reporting requirements. There are no current or planned standards development activity within NCHS for these standards; which may no longer be in use, or which should not be considered for use for these specifications:
- The Vital Records Common Library (http://hl7.org/fhir/us/vr-common-library/STU1/) is a US Realm specific framework that provides common data elements between the birth and fetal death reporting and birth defects reporting FHIR® implementation guides. The purpose of this library is to avoid defining the same profiles multiple times within respective implementation guides.