FHIM Terminology Modeling
The terminology modeling process: 1) clarifies and confirms information model semantics based-on use cases starting with terminology standards and ending with fully defined value sets, 2) focuses on identifying/defining standard based value sets for information exchange implementations, 3) provides value set bindings for incorporation into the information model.
Terminology modeling content describes code systems and value sets that harmonize requirements and existing standards. Terminology content is critical to computable interoperability and is the primary modeling focus. Most content has direct tracing to extant standards specifications. All terminology content not already specified in standards are published in a terminology repository.
Terminology modeling architecture consists of terminology systems, value sets and terminology bindings. It supports the requirements of coded data attributes for multiple target implementation specifications and provides the information model bindings to link data attributes to value sets for implementation standards such as HL7 FHIR, CCDA V2, etc.