Vital Signs

Vital Signs

The profiles in the table can be either in development, completed, in joint testing or some application uses it in production.

The data contents are the Observation resource type of the FHIR standard. The first table lists the profiles in production use that are used by an application associated with the Personal Health Record. The second table contains the other profiles.

Read more about STU3 Observation resource type of the FHIR standard (hl7.org)

Read more about R4 Observation resource type of the FHIR standard (hl7.org)

Profiles in production

Table: PHR Vital Signs profiles in production
Data content STU3 Specifications  R4 Specifications (not yet in production use) Description
Vital Signs base profile

Implementation guide for STU3 Vital Signs base profile (simplifier.net) 

STU3 Vital Signs FHIR profile (simplifier.net)

Implementation guide for R4 Vital Signs base profile (simplifier.net)

R4 Vital Signs FHIR profile (simplifier.net)

Base definition which is used for all actual data content definition of each different physiological measurement.
Blood glucose

Implementation guide for STU3 Blood glucose profile (simplifier.net)

STU3 Blood glucose FHIR profile (simplifier.net)

Implementation guide for R4 Blood glucose profile (simplifier.net)

R4 Blood glucose FHIR profile (simplifier.net)

Blood sugar level in mmol/l
Body weight

Implementation guide for STU3 Body weight profile (simplifier.net)

STU3 Body weight FHIR profile (simplifier.net)

Implementation guide for R4 Body weight profile (simplifier.net)

R4 Body weight FHIR profile (simplifier.net)

Weight in kilograms

Other profiles

Table: PHR Vital Signs other profiles

Data content

STU3 Specifications R4 Specifications (not yet in production use) Description
Blood pressure

Implementation guide for STU3 Blood pressure profile(simplifier.net)

STU3 Blood pressure FHIR profile (simplifier.net)

Implementation guide for R4 Blood pressure profile(simplifier.net)

R4 Blood pressure FHIR profile (simplifier.net)

Diastolic and systolic blood pressure in mm[Hg]
Body height

Implementation guide for body height profile (simplifier.net)

STU3 Body height FHIR profile (simplifier.net)

Not specified yet. Length in centimeters
Body temperature

Implementation guide for Body temperature profile (simplifier.net)

STU3 Body temperature FHIR profile (simplifier.net)

Not specified yet. Body temperature in celsius degrees
Heart rate

Implementation guide for Heart rate profile (simplifier.net)

STU3 Heart rate FHIR profile (simplifier.net)

Not specified yet. Heart rate beats per minute
Peak expiratory rate (PEF)

Implementation guide for Peak expiratory rate (simplifier.net)

STU3 Peak expiratory rate FHIR profile (simplifier.net)

Not specified yet. Peak expiratory flow rate during the first second
Respiratory rate

Implementation guide for Respiratory rate profile(simplifier.net)

STU3 Respiratory rate FHIR profile (simplifier.net)

Not specified yet. Respiratory rate of breaths per minute
Waist circumference

Implementation guide for Waist circumference profile (simplifier.net)

STU3 Waist circumference FHIR profile (simplifier.net)

Not specified yet. Waist circumference in centimeters
Last updated 28.09.2021