R4 Ballot #1 (Mixed Normative/Trial use) Current Build
This is the FHIR R4 Mixed Normative/Trial Use Ballot #1, and the version for the Cologne Connectathon in May 2018. The current version is R3 . See the ballot introduction for details about the ballot. For a full list of available versions, see the Directory of published versions and Timelines for an explanation of STU and other statuses.
Maturity Level : N/A Ballot Standards Status : Informative

The FHIR community meets as part of the wider HL7 community and draws on its extensive human resources, institutional memory, previous standards and corporate support. HL7 itself owns FHIR and makes it freely available and the community relies on HL7 provided HL7-provided infrastructure.

The FHIR community gathers, meets, or communicates using the following infrastructure, provided by HL7 directly, or by the HL7 FHIR Foundation :

In addition, the community holds regular face to face connectathons and meetings as part of the HL7 Working Group meetings . The formal governance arrangements that manage FHIR development are documented on HL7's wiki Confluence site .

FHIR is a specification produced by the HL7 Community. Many individuals and organizations (1000s) contribute to the FHIR specification. specification through many roles:

  • Balloters / QA reviewers
  • Testers / Implementers who give feedback or help others
  • Editors / Committee Co-chairs / Minute keepers
  • Secretariat: Process support / ANSI compliance
  • Regulators / Advocates (e.g. Social Media) / Question answerers

Of particular note: note as contributers: