International Patient Summary Implementation Guide
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International Patient Summary Implementation Guide, published by HL7 International / Patient Care. This guide is not an authorized publication; it is the continuous build for version 1.1.0 built by the FHIR (HL7® FHIR® Standard) CI Build. This version is based on the current content of https://github.com/HL7/fhir-ips/ and changes regularly. See the Directory of published versions

Data Type Profile: CodingIPS - Detailed Descriptions

Page standards status: Trial-use Maturity Level: 2

Definitions for the Coding-uv-ips data type profile.

Guidance on how to interpret the contents of this table can be found here

0. Coding
2. Coding.system
Must Supporttrue
4. Coding.version
NoteThis is a business version Id, not a resource version Id (see discussion)
6. Coding.code
Must Supporttrue
8. Coding.display
Must Supporttrue
10. Coding.display.extension
SlicingThis element introduces a set of slices on Coding.display.extension. The slices areUnordered and Open, and can be differentiated using the following discriminators:
  • value @ url
  • 12. Coding.display.extension:translation
    Slice Nametranslation
    ShortLanguage Translation (Localization)
    TypeExtension(Translation) (Complex Extension)

    Guidance on how to interpret the contents of this table can be found here

    0. Coding
    Definition

    A reference to a code defined by a terminology system.

    ShortA reference to a code defined by a terminology system
    Comments

    Codes may be defined very casually in enumerations or code lists, up to very formal definitions such as SNOMED CT - see the HL7 v3 Core Principles for more information.

    Control0..*
    This element is affected by the following invariants: ele-1
    Is Modifierfalse
    Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
    2. Coding.system
    Definition

    The identification of the code system that defines the meaning of the symbol in the code.

    ShortIdentity of the terminology system
    Comments

    The URI may be an OID (urn:oid:...) or a UUID (urn:uuid:...). OIDs and UUIDs SHALL be references to the HL7 OID registry. Otherwise, the URI should come from HL7's list of FHIR defined special URIs or it should reference to some definition that establishes the system clearly and unambiguously.

    Control0..1
    Typeuri
    Is Modifierfalse
    Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
    Must Supporttrue
    Summarytrue
    Requirements

    Need to be unambiguous about the source of the definition of the symbol.

    Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
    4. Coding.version
    Definition

    The version of the code system which was used when choosing this code. Note that a well-maintained code system does not need the version reported, because the meaning of codes is consistent across versions. However this cannot consistently be assured, and when the meaning is not guaranteed to be consistent, the version SHOULD be exchanged.

    ShortVersion of the system - if relevant
    Comments

    Where the terminology does not clearly define what string should be used to identify code system versions, the recommendation is to use the date (expressed in FHIR date format) on which that version was officially published as the version date.

    NoteThis is a business version Id, not a resource version Id (see discussion)
    Control0..1
    Typestring
    Is Modifierfalse
    Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
    Summarytrue
    Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
    6. Coding.code
    Definition

    A symbol in syntax defined by the system. The symbol may be a predefined code or an expression in a syntax defined by the coding system (e.g. post-coordination).

    ShortSymbol in syntax defined by the system
    Control0..1
    Typecode
    Is Modifierfalse
    Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
    Must Supporttrue
    Summarytrue
    Requirements

    Need to refer to a particular code in the system.

    Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
    8. Coding.display
    Definition

    A representation of the meaning of the code in the system, following the rules of the system.

    ShortRepresentation defined by the system
    Control0..1
    Typestring
    Is Modifierfalse
    Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
    Must Supporttrue
    Summarytrue
    Requirements

    Need to be able to carry a human-readable meaning of the code for readers that do not know the system.

    Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
    10. Coding.display.extension
    Definition

    An Extension


    May be used to represent additional information that is not part of the basic definition of the element. To make the use of extensions safe and manageable, there is a strict set of governance applied to the definition and use of extensions. Though any implementer can define an extension, there is a set of requirements that SHALL be met as part of the definition of the extension.

    ShortExtensionAdditional content defined by implementations
    Comments

    There can be no stigma associated with the use of extensions by any application, project, or standard - regardless of the institution or jurisdiction that uses or defines the extensions. The use of extensions is what allows the FHIR specification to retain a core level of simplicity for everyone.

    Control0..*
    TypeExtension
    Is Modifierfalse
    Summaryfalse
    Alternate Namesextensions, user content
    Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
    ext-1: Must have either extensions or value[x], not both (extension.exists() != value.exists())
    ext-1: Must have either extensions or value[x], not both (extension.exists() != value.exists())
    SlicingThis element introduces a set of slices on Coding.display.extension. The slices areUnordered and Open, and can be differentiated using the following discriminators:
    • value @ url
    • 12. Coding.display.extension:translation
      Slice Nametranslation
      Definition

      Language translation from base language of resource to another language.

      ShortLanguage Translation (Localization)
      Control0..*
      TypeExtension(Translation) (Complex Extension)
      Is Modifierfalse
      Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
      ext-1: Must have either extensions or value[x], not both (extension.exists() != value.exists())

      Guidance on how to interpret the contents of this table can be found here

      0. Coding
      Definition

      A reference to a code defined by a terminology system.

      ShortA reference to a code defined by a terminology system
      Comments

      Codes may be defined very casually in enumerations or code lists, up to very formal definitions such as SNOMED CT - see the HL7 v3 Core Principles for more information.

      Control0..*
      This element is affected by the following invariants: ele-1
      Is Modifierfalse
      Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
      2. Coding.id
      Definition

      Unique id for the element within a resource (for internal references). This may be any string value that does not contain spaces.

      ShortUnique id for inter-element referencing
      Control0..1
      Typestring
      Is Modifierfalse
      XML FormatIn the XML format, this property is represented as an attribute.
      Summaryfalse
      4. Coding.extension
      Definition

      May be used to represent additional information that is not part of the basic definition of the element. To make the use of extensions safe and manageable, there is a strict set of governance applied to the definition and use of extensions. Though any implementer can define an extension, there is a set of requirements that SHALL be met as part of the definition of the extension.

      ShortAdditional content defined by implementations
      Comments

      There can be no stigma associated with the use of extensions by any application, project, or standard - regardless of the institution or jurisdiction that uses or defines the extensions. The use of extensions is what allows the FHIR specification to retain a core level of simplicity for everyone.

      Control0..*
      TypeExtension
      Is Modifierfalse
      Summaryfalse
      Alternate Namesextensions, user content
      Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
      ext-1: Must have either extensions or value[x], not both (extension.exists() != value.exists())
      SlicingThis element introduces a set of slices on Coding.extension. The slices areUnordered and Open, and can be differentiated using the following discriminators:
      • value @ url
      • 6. Coding.system
        Definition

        The identification of the code system that defines the meaning of the symbol in the code.

        ShortIdentity of the terminology system
        Comments

        The URI may be an OID (urn:oid:...) or a UUID (urn:uuid:...). OIDs and UUIDs SHALL be references to the HL7 OID registry. Otherwise, the URI should come from HL7's list of FHIR defined special URIs or it should reference to some definition that establishes the system clearly and unambiguously.

        Control0..1
        Typeuri
        Is Modifierfalse
        Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
        Must Supporttrue
        Summarytrue
        Requirements

        Need to be unambiguous about the source of the definition of the symbol.

        Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
        8. Coding.version
        Definition

        The version of the code system which was used when choosing this code. Note that a well-maintained code system does not need the version reported, because the meaning of codes is consistent across versions. However this cannot consistently be assured, and when the meaning is not guaranteed to be consistent, the version SHOULD be exchanged.

        ShortVersion of the system - if relevant
        Comments

        Where the terminology does not clearly define what string should be used to identify code system versions, the recommendation is to use the date (expressed in FHIR date format) on which that version was officially published as the version date.

        NoteThis is a business version Id, not a resource version Id (see discussion)
        Control0..1
        Typestring
        Is Modifierfalse
        Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
        Summarytrue
        Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
        10. Coding.code
        Definition

        A symbol in syntax defined by the system. The symbol may be a predefined code or an expression in a syntax defined by the coding system (e.g. post-coordination).

        ShortSymbol in syntax defined by the system
        Control0..1
        Typecode
        Is Modifierfalse
        Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
        Must Supporttrue
        Summarytrue
        Requirements

        Need to refer to a particular code in the system.

        Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
        12. Coding.display
        Definition

        A representation of the meaning of the code in the system, following the rules of the system.

        ShortRepresentation defined by the system
        Control0..1
        Typestring
        Is Modifierfalse
        Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
        Must Supporttrue
        Summarytrue
        Requirements

        Need to be able to carry a human-readable meaning of the code for readers that do not know the system.

        Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
        14. Coding.display.id
        Definition

        unique id for the element within a resource (for internal references)

        Shortxml:id (or equivalent in JSON)
        Control0..1
        Typestring
        Is Modifierfalse
        XML FormatIn the XML format, this property is represented as an attribute.
        Summaryfalse
        16. Coding.display.extension
        Definition

        An Extension

        ShortExtension
        Control0..*
        TypeExtension
        Is Modifierfalse
        Summaryfalse
        Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
        ext-1: Must have either extensions or value[x], not both (extension.exists() != value.exists())
        SlicingThis element introduces a set of slices on Coding.display.extension. The slices areUnordered and Open, and can be differentiated using the following discriminators:
        • value @ url
        • 18. Coding.display.extension:translation
          Slice Nametranslation
          Definition

          Language translation from base language of resource to another language.

          ShortLanguage Translation (Localization)
          Control0..*
          TypeExtension(Translation) (Complex Extension)
          Is Modifierfalse
          Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
          ext-1: Must have either extensions or value[x], not both (extension.exists() != value.exists())
          20. Coding.display.value
          Definition

          The actual value

          ShortPrimitive value for string
          Control0..1
          Typestring
          Is Modifierfalse
          XML FormatIn the XML format, this property is represented as an attribute.
          Summaryfalse
          Max Length:1048576
          22. Coding.userSelected
          Definition

          Indicates that this coding was chosen by a user directly - e.g. off a pick list of available items (codes or displays).

          ShortIf this coding was chosen directly by the user
          Comments

          Amongst a set of alternatives, a directly chosen code is the most appropriate starting point for new translations. There is some ambiguity about what exactly 'directly chosen' implies, and trading partner agreement may be needed to clarify the use of this element and its consequences more completely.

          Control0..1
          Typeboolean
          Is Modifierfalse
          Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
          Summarytrue
          Requirements

          This has been identified as a clinical safety criterium - that this exact system/code pair was chosen explicitly, rather than inferred by the system based on some rules or language processing.

          Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))