Order Catalog Implementation Guide
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Order Catalog Implementation Guide, published by HL7 International - Orders and Observations Work Group. This is not an authorized publication; it is the continuous build for version current). This version is based on the current content of https://github.com/HL7/fhir-order-catalog/ and changes regularly. See the Directory of published versions

Use cases - Devices


This section lists the use cases for using catalogs of medical devices.

  1. A manufacturer publishes its catalog of medical devices. Healthcare providers and organizations access this catalog to retrieve all the details of the devices they are using or intend to purchase.
  2. LIVD IG A manufacturer of in vitro diagnostic devices shares with its customers its catalog of analyzers providing for each analyzer the suggested mappings of its proprietary test result codes to LOINC.
  3. A content vendor publishes the general catalog of medical devices authorized to a national market. Health care organizations of the country access this catalog in real time during their health care processes using medical devices, so as to retrieve all the details of the devices, and to include those in tracing their association to patients.
  4. An authoritative catalog of all medical devices authorized for use in a jurisdiction is accessible to healthcare professional so they can check the characteristics of a device model, its market distribution status, and the latest safety issue stated for this model.