National Directory of Healthcare Providers & Services (NDH) Implementation Guide
1.0.0-ballot - ballot United States of America flag

National Directory of Healthcare Providers & Services (NDH) Implementation Guide, published by HL7 International / Patient Administration. This guide is not an authorized publication; it is the continuous build for version 1.0.0-ballot built by the FHIR (HL7® FHIR® Standard) CI Build. This version is based on the current content of https://github.com/HL7/fhir-us-ndh/ and changes regularly. See the Directory of published versions

Resource Profile: NdhNetwork - Detailed Descriptions

Active as of 2024-06-17

Definitions for the ndh-Network resource profile.

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

0. Organization
2. Organization.meta
4. Organization.meta.lastUpdated
Control1..?
6. Organization.contained
TypeConsent(NDH Base Restriction)
8. Organization.extension
SlicingThis element introduces a set of slices on Organization.extension. The slices areUnordered and Open, and can be differentiated using the following discriminators:
  • value @ url
  • 10. Organization.extension:location
    Slice Namelocation
    ShortNetwork coverage area
    Control0..*
    TypeExtension(NDH Location Reference) (Extension Type: Reference(NDH Base Location Profile))
    12. Organization.extension:organization-period
    Slice Nameorganization-period
    ShortValid time period for this Network
    Control0..1
    TypeExtension(Period) (Extension Type: Period)
    14. Organization.extension:usage-restriction
    Slice Nameusage-restriction
    ShortUsage Restriction
    Control0..*
    TypeExtension(NDH Usage Restriction) (Extension Type: Reference(NDH Base Restriction)contained)
    16. Organization.extension:verification-status
    Slice Nameverification-status
    Control0..1
    TypeExtension(NDH Verification Status) (Extension Type: CodeableConcept)
    18. Organization.identifier
    NoteThis is a business identifier, not a resource identifier (see discussion)
    20. Organization.identifier.extension:identifier-status
    Slice Nameidentifier-status
    Control0..1
    TypeExtension(NDH Identifier Status) (Extension Type: code)
    22. Organization.identifier.assigner
    TypeReference(NDH Base Organization Profile)
    24. Organization.identifier:NPI
    Slice NameNPI
    NoteThis is a business identifier, not a resource identifier (see discussion)
    Control0..0
    26. Organization.identifier:CLIA
    Slice NameCLIA
    NoteThis is a business identifier, not a resource identifier (see discussion)
    Control0..0
    28. Organization.active
    Fixed Valuetrue
    30. Organization.type
    Control1..1
    BindingThe codes SHALL be taken from Network Type Value Set
    (required to http://hl7.org/fhir/us/ndh/ValueSet/NetworkTypeVS)
    Must Supporttrue
    32. Organization.partOf
    ShortThe organization that manages this network
    Control1..?
    TypeReference(NDH Base Organization Profile)
    Must Supporttrue
    34. Organization.contact
    36. Organization.contact.telecom
    38. Organization.contact.telecom.extension:contactpoint-availabletime
    Slice Namecontactpoint-availabletime
    Control0..*
    TypeExtension(NDH Contactpoint Availabletime) (Complex Extension)
    40. Organization.contact.telecom.extension:via-intermediary
    Slice Namevia-intermediary
    ShortVia Intermediary
    Control0..1
    TypeExtension(NDH Via Intermediary) (Extension Type: Reference(NDH Base PractitionerRole, NDH Base OrganizationAffiliation Profile, NDH Base Location Profile, NDH Base Organization Profile))
    42. Organization.endpoint
    TypeReference(NDH Base Endpoint Profile)
    Must Supporttrue

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

    0. Organization
    Definition

    -


    A formally or informally recognized grouping of people or organizations formed for the purpose of achieving some form of collective action. Includes companies, institutions, corporations, departments, community groups, healthcare practice groups, payer/insurer, etc.

    ShortA grouping of people or organizations with a common purpose
    Comments

    -

    Control0..*
    Is Modifierfalse
    Must Supportfalse
    Summaryfalse
    Invariantsdom-2: If the resource is contained in another resource, it SHALL NOT contain nested Resources (contained.contained.empty())
    dom-3: If the resource is contained in another resource, it SHALL be referred to from elsewhere in the resource or SHALL refer to the containing resource (contained.where((('#'+id in (%resource.descendants().reference | %resource.descendants().as(canonical) | %resource.descendants().as(uri) | %resource.descendants().as(url))) or descendants().where(reference = '#').exists() or descendants().where(as(canonical) = '#').exists() or descendants().where(as(canonical) = '#').exists()).not()).trace('unmatched', id).empty())
    dom-4: If a resource is contained in another resource, it SHALL NOT have a meta.versionId or a meta.lastUpdated (contained.meta.versionId.empty() and contained.meta.lastUpdated.empty())
    dom-5: If a resource is contained in another resource, it SHALL NOT have a security label (contained.meta.security.empty())
    dom-6: A resource should have narrative for robust management (text.`div`.exists())
    org-1: The organization SHALL at least have a name or an identifier, and possibly more than one ((identifier.count() + name.count()) > 0)
    org-1: The organization SHALL at least have a name or an identifier, and possibly more than one ((identifier.count() + name.count()) > 0)
    2. Organization.implicitRules
    Definition

    A reference to a set of rules that were followed when the resource was constructed, and which must be understood when processing the content. Often, this is a reference to an implementation guide that defines the special rules along with other profiles etc.

    ShortA set of rules under which this content was created
    Comments

    Asserting this rule set restricts the content to be only understood by a limited set of trading partners. This inherently limits the usefulness of the data in the long term. However, the existing health eco-system is highly fractured, and not yet ready to define, collect, and exchange data in a generally computable sense. Wherever possible, implementers and/or specification writers should avoid using this element. Often, when used, the URL is a reference to an implementation guide that defines these special rules as part of it's narrative along with other profiles, value sets, etc.

    Control0..1
    Typeuri
    Is Modifiertrue because This element is labeled as a modifier because the implicit rules may provide additional knowledge about the resource that modifies it's meaning or interpretation
    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()))
    4. Organization.contained
    Definition

    A record of a healthcare consumer’s choices, which permits or denies identified recipient(s) or recipient role(s) to perform one or more actions within a given policy context, for specific purposes and periods of time.


    These resources do not have an independent existence apart from the resource that contains them - they cannot be identified independently, and nor can they have their own independent transaction scope.

    ShortA healthcare consumer's choices to permit or deny recipients or roles to perform actions for specific purposes and periods of timeContained, inline Resources
    Comments

    Broadly, there are 3 key areas of consent for patients: Consent around sharing information (aka Privacy Consent Directive - Authorization to Collect, Use, or Disclose information), consent for specific treatment, or kinds of treatment, and general advance care directives.


    This should never be done when the content can be identified properly, as once identification is lost, it is extremely difficult (and context dependent) to restore it again. Contained resources may have profiles and tags In their meta elements, but SHALL NOT have security labels.

    Control0..*
    TypeConsentResource(NDH Base Restriction)
    Is Modifierfalse
    Summaryfalse
    Alternate Namesinline resources, anonymous resources, contained resources
    6. Organization.extension
    Definition

    An Extension


    May be used to represent additional information that is not part of the basic definition of the resource. 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())
    SlicingThis element introduces a set of slices on Organization.extension. The slices areUnordered and Open, and can be differentiated using the following discriminators:
    • value @ url
    • 8. Organization.extension:location
      Slice Namelocation
      Definition

      A reference to a Location resource (NDH-Location) defining the coverage area of a health insurance provider network

      ShortNetwork coverage area
      Control0..*
      This element is affected by the following invariants: ele-1
      TypeExtension(NDH Location Reference) (Extension Type: Reference(NDH Base Location Profile))
      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())
      ext-1: Must have either extensions or value[x], not both (extension.exists() != value.exists())
      10. Organization.extension:organization-period
      Slice Nameorganization-period
      Definition

      The date range that this organization should be considered available.

      ShortValid time period for this Network
      Control0..1
      This element is affected by the following invariants: ele-1
      TypeExtension(Period) (Extension Type: Period)
      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())
      ext-1: Must have either extensions or value[x], not both (extension.exists() != value.exists())
      12. Organization.extension:usage-restriction
      Slice Nameusage-restriction
      Definition

      Identifies and conveys information about restrictions on the use or release of exchanged information, e.g. information that can only be shared under particular condition, such as a signed data use agreement between parties

      ShortUsage Restriction
      Control0..*
      This element is affected by the following invariants: ele-1
      TypeExtension(NDH Usage Restriction) (Extension Type: Reference(NDH Base Restriction)contained)
      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())
      ext-1: Must have either extensions or value[x], not both (extension.exists() != value.exists())
      14. Organization.extension:verification-status
      Slice Nameverification-status
      Definition

      Indicates a resource instance verification status

      ShortNDH Verification Status
      Control0..1
      This element is affected by the following invariants: ele-1
      TypeExtension(NDH Verification Status) (Extension Type: CodeableConcept)
      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())
      ext-1: Must have either extensions or value[x], not both (extension.exists() != value.exists())
      16. Organization.modifierExtension
      Definition

      May be used to represent additional information that is not part of the basic definition of the resource and that modifies the understanding of the element that contains it and/or the understanding of the containing element's descendants. Usually modifier elements provide negation or qualification. 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 is allowed to define an extension, there is a set of requirements that SHALL be met as part of the definition of the extension. Applications processing a resource are required to check for modifier extensions.

      Modifier extensions SHALL NOT change the meaning of any elements on Resource or DomainResource (including cannot change the meaning of modifierExtension itself).

      ShortExtensions that cannot be ignored
      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 Modifiertrue because Modifier extensions are expected to modify the meaning or interpretation of the resource that contains them
      Summaryfalse
      Requirements

      Modifier extensions allow for extensions that cannot be safely ignored to be clearly distinguished from the vast majority of extensions which can be safely ignored. This promotes interoperability by eliminating the need for implementers to prohibit the presence of extensions. For further information, see the definition of modifier extensions.

      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())
      18. Organization.identifier
      Definition

      Identifier for the organization that is used to identify the organization across multiple disparate systems.

      ShortIdentifies this organization across multiple systems
      Comments

      NPI preferred.

      NoteThis is a business identifier, not a resource identifier (see discussion)
      Control0..*
      This element is affected by the following invariants: org-1
      TypeIdentifier
      Is Modifierfalse
      Must Supporttrue
      Summarytrue
      Requirements

      Organizations are known by a variety of ids. Some institutions maintain several, and most collect identifiers for exchange with other organizations concerning the organization.

      Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
      SlicingThis element introduces a set of slices on Organization.identifier. The slices areUnordered and Open, and can be differentiated using the following discriminators:
      • pattern @ $this
      • 20. Organization.identifier.extension:identifier-status
        Slice Nameidentifier-status
        Definition

        Describes the status of an identifier

        ShortNDH Identifier Status
        Control0..1
        TypeExtension(NDH Identifier Status) (Extension Type: code)
        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())
        22. Organization.identifier.use
        Definition

        The purpose of this identifier.

        Shortusual | official | temp | secondary | old (If known)
        Comments

        Applications can assume that an identifier is permanent unless it explicitly says that it is temporary.

        Control0..1
        BindingThe codes SHALL be taken from IdentifierUsehttp://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/identifier-use|4.0.1
        (required to http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/identifier-use|4.0.1)

        Identifies the purpose for this identifier, if known .

        Typecode
        Is Modifiertrue because This is labeled as "Is Modifier" because applications should not mistake a temporary id for a permanent one.
        Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
        Summarytrue
        Requirements

        Allows the appropriate identifier for a particular context of use to be selected from among a set of identifiers.

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

        Establishes the namespace for the value - that is, a URL that describes a set values that are unique.

        ShortThe namespace for the identifier value
        Comments

        Identifier.system is always case sensitive.

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

        There are many sets of identifiers. To perform matching of two identifiers, we need to know what set we're dealing with. The system identifies a particular set of unique identifiers.

        Example<br/><b>General</b>:http://www.acme.com/identifiers/patient
        Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
        26. Organization.identifier.value
        Definition

        The portion of the identifier typically relevant to the user and which is unique within the context of the system.

        ShortThe value that is unique
        Comments

        If the value is a full URI, then the system SHALL be urn:ietf:rfc:3986. The value's primary purpose is computational mapping. As a result, it may be normalized for comparison purposes (e.g. removing non-significant whitespace, dashes, etc.) A value formatted for human display can be conveyed using the Rendered Value extension. Identifier.value is to be treated as case sensitive unless knowledge of the Identifier.system allows the processer to be confident that non-case-sensitive processing is safe.

        Control0..1
        Typestring
        Is Modifierfalse
        Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
        Must Supporttrue
        Summarytrue
        Example<br/><b>General</b>:123456
        Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
        28. Organization.identifier.assigner
        Definition

        Organization that issued/manages the identifier.

        ShortOrganization that issued id (may be just text)
        Comments

        The Identifier.assigner may omit the .reference element and only contain a .display element reflecting the name or other textual information about the assigning organization.

        Control0..1
        TypeReference(NDH Base Organization Profile, Organization)
        Is Modifierfalse
        Summarytrue
        Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
        30. Organization.identifier:NPI
        Slice NameNPI
        Definition

        Identifier for the organization that is used to identify the organization across multiple disparate systems.

        ShortNational Provider Identifier (NPI)Identifies this organization across multiple systems
        NoteThis is a business identifier, not a resource identifier (see discussion)
        Control0..0*
        This element is affected by the following invariants: org-1, us-core-16, us-core-17
        TypeIdentifier
        Is Modifierfalse
        Must Supporttrue
        Summarytrue
        Requirements

        Organizations are known by a variety of ids. Some institutions maintain several, and most collect identifiers for exchange with other organizations concerning the organization.

        Pattern Value{
          "system" : "http://hl7.org/fhir/sid/us-npi"
        }
        Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
        us-core-16: NPI must be 10 digits (value.matches('^[0-9]{10}$'))
        us-core-17: NPI check digit must be valid (Luhn algorithm check) ((((select(value.substring(0,1).toInteger()).select(iif($this<5, $this*2, (($this*2)-9))))+(value.substring(1,1).toInteger())+(select(value.substring(2,1).toInteger()).select(iif($this<5, $this*2, (($this*2)-9))))+(value.substring(3,1).toInteger())+(select(value.substring(4,1).toInteger()).select(iif($this<5, $this*2, (($this*2)-9))))+(value.substring(5,1).toInteger())+(select(value.substring(6,1).toInteger()).select(iif($this<5, $this*2, (($this*2)-9))))+(value.substring(7,1).toInteger())+(select(value.substring(8,1).toInteger()).select(iif($this<5, $this*2, (($this*2)-9))))+(value.substring(9,1).toInteger()) + 24)mod 10=0))
        32. Organization.identifier:CLIA
        Slice NameCLIA
        Definition

        Identifier for the organization that is used to identify the organization across multiple disparate systems.

        ShortClinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) Number for laboratoriesIdentifies this organization across multiple systems
        NoteThis is a business identifier, not a resource identifier (see discussion)
        Control0..0*
        This element is affected by the following invariants: org-1, us-core-18
        TypeIdentifier
        Is Modifierfalse
        Must Supportfalse
        Summarytrue
        Requirements

        Organizations are known by a variety of ids. Some institutions maintain several, and most collect identifiers for exchange with other organizations concerning the organization.

        Pattern Value{
          "system" : "urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.4.7"
        }
        Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
        us-core-18: CLIA number must be 10 digits with a letter "D" in third position (value.matches('^[0-9]{2}D[0-9]{7}$'))
        34. Organization.identifier:NAIC
        Slice NameNAIC
        Definition

        Identifier for the organization that is used to identify the organization across multiple disparate systems.

        ShortNAIC CodeIdentifies this organization across multiple systems
        Comments

        NAIC Company code (sometimes called "NAIC Number" or "cocode") for payers.

        NoteThis is a business identifier, not a resource identifier (see discussion)
        Control0..*
        This element is affected by the following invariants: org-1, us-core-19
        TypeIdentifier
        Is Modifierfalse
        Must Supportfalse
        Summarytrue
        Requirements

        Organizations are known by a variety of ids. Some institutions maintain several, and most collect identifiers for exchange with other organizations concerning the organization.

        Pattern Value{
          "system" : "urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.6.300"
        }
        Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
        us-core-19: NAIC must be 5 digits (value.matches('^[0-9]{5}$'))
        36. Organization.active
        Definition

        Whether the organization's record is still in active use.

        ShortWhether the organization's record is still in active use
        Comments

        This active flag is not intended to be used to mark an organization as temporarily closed or under construction. Instead the Location(s) within the Organization should have the suspended status. If further details of the reason for the suspension are required, then an extension on this element should be used.

        This element is labeled as a modifier because it may be used to mark that the resource was created in error.

        Control10..1
        Typeboolean
        Is Modifiertrue because This element is labelled as a modifier because it is a status element that can indicate that a record should not be treated as valid
        Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
        Must Supporttrue
        Summarytrue
        Requirements

        Need a flag to indicate a record is no longer to be used and should generally be hidden for the user in the UI.

        Meaning if MissingThis resource is generally assumed to be active if no value is provided for the active element
        Fixed Valuetrue
        Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
        38. Organization.type
        Definition

        The kind(s) of organization that this is.

        ShortKind of organization
        Comments

        Organizations can be corporations, wards, sections, clinical teams, government departments, etc. Note that code is generally a classifier of the type of organization; in many applications, codes are used to identity a particular organization (say, ward) as opposed to another of the same type - these are identifiers, not codes

        When considering if multiple types are appropriate, you should evaluate if child organizations would be a more appropriate use of the concept, as different types likely are in different sub-areas of the organization. This is most likely to be used where type values have orthogonal values, such as a religious, academic and medical center.

        We expect that some jurisdictions will profile this optionality to be a single cardinality.

        Control10..1*
        BindingThe codes SHALL be taken from For example codes, see Network Type Value Sethttp://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/organization-type
        (required to http://hl7.org/fhir/us/ndh/ValueSet/NetworkTypeVS)
        TypeCodeableConcept
        Is Modifierfalse
        Must Supporttrue
        Summarytrue
        Requirements

        Need to be able to track the kind of organization that this is - different organization types have different uses.

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

        A name associated with the organization.

        ShortName used for the organization
        Comments

        If the name of an organization changes, consider putting the old name in the alias column so that it can still be located through searches.

        Control10..1
        This element is affected by the following invariants: org-1
        Typestring
        Is Modifierfalse
        Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
        Must Supporttrue
        Summarytrue
        Requirements

        Need to use the name as the label of the organization.

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

        A contact detail for the organization.

        ShortA contact detail for the organization
        Comments

        The use code 'home' is not to be used. Note that these contacts are not the contact details of people who are employed by or represent the organization, but official contacts for the organization itself.

        Control0..*
        This element is affected by the following invariants: org-3
        TypeContactPoint
        Is Modifierfalse
        Must Supporttrue
        Summaryfalse
        Requirements

        Human contact for the organization.

        Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
        org-3: The telecom of an organization can never be of use 'home' (where(use = 'home').empty())
        org-3: The telecom of an organization can never be of use 'home' (where(use = 'home').empty())
        44. Organization.telecom.system
        Definition

        Telecommunications form for contact point - what communications system is required to make use of the contact.

        Shortphone | fax | email | pager | url | sms | other
        Control0..1
        This element is affected by the following invariants: cpt-2
        BindingThe codes SHALL be taken from ContactPointSystemhttp://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/contact-point-system|4.0.1
        (required to http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/contact-point-system|4.0.1)

        Telecommunications form for contact point.

        Typecode
        Is Modifierfalse
        Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
        Must Supporttrue
        Summarytrue
        Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
        46. Organization.telecom.value
        Definition

        The actual contact point details, in a form that is meaningful to the designated communication system (i.e. phone number or email address).

        ShortThe actual contact point details
        Comments

        Additional text data such as phone extension numbers, or notes about use of the contact are sometimes included in the value.

        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 support legacy numbers that are not in a tightly controlled format.

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

        Identifies the purpose for the contact point.

        Shorthome | work | temp | old | mobile - purpose of this contact point
        Comments

        Applications can assume that a contact is current unless it explicitly says that it is temporary or old.

        Control0..1
        BindingThe codes SHALL be taken from ContactPointUsehttp://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/contact-point-use|4.0.1
        (required to http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/contact-point-use|4.0.1)

        Use of contact point.

        Typecode
        Is Modifiertrue because This is labeled as "Is Modifier" because applications should not mistake a temporary or old contact etc.for a current/permanent one
        Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
        Summarytrue
        Requirements

        Need to track the way a person uses this contact, so a user can choose which is appropriate for their purpose.

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

        An address for the organization.

        ShortAn address for the organization
        Comments

        Organization may have multiple addresses with different uses or applicable periods. The use code 'home' is not to be used.

        Control0..*
        This element is affected by the following invariants: org-2
        TypeAddress
        Is Modifierfalse
        Must Supporttrue
        Summaryfalse
        Requirements

        May need to keep track of the organization's addresses for contacting, billing or reporting requirements.

        Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
        org-2: An address of an organization can never be of use 'home' (where(use = 'home').empty())
        org-2: An address of an organization can never be of use 'home' (where(use = 'home').empty())
        52. Organization.address.use
        Definition

        The purpose of this address.

        Shorthome | work | temp | old | billing - purpose of this address
        Comments

        Applications can assume that an address is current unless it explicitly says that it is temporary or old.

        Control0..1
        BindingThe codes SHALL be taken from AddressUsehttp://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/address-use|4.0.1
        (required to http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/address-use|4.0.1)

        The use of an address.

        Typecode
        Is Modifiertrue because This is labeled as "Is Modifier" because applications should not mistake a temporary or old address etc.for a current/permanent one
        Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
        Summarytrue
        Requirements

        Allows an appropriate address to be chosen from a list of many.

        Example<br/><b>General</b>:home
        Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
        54. Organization.address.line
        Definition

        This component contains the house number, apartment number, street name, street direction, P.O. Box number, delivery hints, and similar address information.

        ShortStreet name, number, direction & P.O. Box etc.
        Control0..4*
        Typestring
        Is Modifierfalse
        Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
        Must Supporttrue
        Summarytrue
        Example<br/><b>General</b>:137 Nowhere Street
        Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
        56. Organization.address.city
        Definition

        The name of the city, town, suburb, village or other community or delivery center.

        ShortName of city, town etc.
        Control0..1
        Typestring
        Is Modifierfalse
        Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
        Must Supporttrue
        Summarytrue
        Alternate NamesMunicpality
        Example<br/><b>General</b>:Erewhon
        Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
        58. Organization.address.state
        Definition

        Sub-unit of a country with limited sovereignty in a federally organized country. A code may be used if codes are in common use (e.g. US 2 letter state codes).

        ShortSub-unit of country (abbreviations ok)
        Control0..1
        BindingUnless not suitable, these codes SHALL be taken from For codes, see USPS Two Letter Alphabetic Codes
        (extensible to http://hl7.org/fhir/us/core/ValueSet/us-core-usps-state)

        Two letter USPS alphabetic codes.

        Typestring
        Is Modifierfalse
        Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
        Must Supporttrue
        Summarytrue
        Alternate NamesProvince, Territory
        Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
        60. Organization.address.postalCode
        Definition

        A postal code designating a region defined by the postal service.

        ShortUS Zip CodesPostal code for area
        Control0..1
        Typestring
        Is Modifierfalse
        Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
        Must Supporttrue
        Summarytrue
        Alternate NamesZip
        Example<br/><b>General</b>:9132
        Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
        62. Organization.address.country
        Definition

        Country - a nation as commonly understood or generally accepted.

        ShortCountry (e.g. can be ISO 3166 2 or 3 letter code)
        Comments

        ISO 3166 3 letter codes can be used in place of a human readable country name.

        Control0..1
        Typestring
        Is Modifierfalse
        Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
        Must Supporttrue
        Summarytrue
        Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
        64. Organization.partOf
        Definition

        The organization of which this organization forms a part.

        ShortThe organization that manages this networkThe organization of which this organization forms a part
        Control10..1
        TypeReference(NDH Base Organization Profile, Organization)
        Is Modifierfalse
        Must Supporttrue
        Summarytrue
        Requirements

        Need to be able to track the hierarchy of organizations within an organization.

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

        Technical endpoints providing access to services operated for the organization.

        ShortTechnical endpoints providing access to services operated for the organization
        Control0..*
        TypeReference(NDH Base Endpoint Profile, Endpoint)
        Is Modifierfalse
        Must Supporttrue
        Summaryfalse
        Requirements

        Organizations have multiple systems that provide various services and need to be able to define the technical connection details for how to connect to them, and for what purpose.

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

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

        0. Organization
        Definition

        -

        ShortA grouping of people or organizations with a common purpose
        Comments

        -

        Control0..*
        Is Modifierfalse
        Must Supportfalse
        Summaryfalse
        Invariantsdom-2: If the resource is contained in another resource, it SHALL NOT contain nested Resources (contained.contained.empty())
        dom-3: If the resource is contained in another resource, it SHALL be referred to from elsewhere in the resource or SHALL refer to the containing resource (contained.where((('#'+id in (%resource.descendants().reference | %resource.descendants().as(canonical) | %resource.descendants().as(uri) | %resource.descendants().as(url))) or descendants().where(reference = '#').exists() or descendants().where(as(canonical) = '#').exists() or descendants().where(as(canonical) = '#').exists()).not()).trace('unmatched', id).empty())
        dom-4: If a resource is contained in another resource, it SHALL NOT have a meta.versionId or a meta.lastUpdated (contained.meta.versionId.empty() and contained.meta.lastUpdated.empty())
        dom-5: If a resource is contained in another resource, it SHALL NOT have a security label (contained.meta.security.empty())
        dom-6: A resource should have narrative for robust management (text.`div`.exists())
        org-1: The organization SHALL at least have a name or an identifier, and possibly more than one ((identifier.count() + name.count()) > 0)
        2. Organization.id
        Definition

        The logical id of the resource, as used in the URL for the resource. Once assigned, this value never changes.

        ShortLogical id of this artifact
        Comments

        The only time that a resource does not have an id is when it is being submitted to the server using a create operation.

        Control0..1
        Typeid
        Is Modifierfalse
        Summarytrue
        4. Organization.meta
        Definition

        The metadata about the resource. This is content that is maintained by the infrastructure. Changes to the content might not always be associated with version changes to the resource.

        ShortMetadata about the resource
        Control0..1
        TypeMeta
        Is Modifierfalse
        Summarytrue
        Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
        6. Organization.meta.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
        8. Organization.meta.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 Organization.meta.extension. The slices areUnordered and Open, and can be differentiated using the following discriminators:
        • value @ url
        • 10. Organization.meta.versionId
          Definition

          The version specific identifier, as it appears in the version portion of the URL. This value changes when the resource is created, updated, or deleted.

          ShortVersion specific identifier
          Comments

          The server assigns this value, and ignores what the client specifies, except in the case that the server is imposing version integrity on updates/deletes.

          Control0..1
          Typeid
          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()))
          12. Organization.meta.lastUpdated
          Definition

          When the resource last changed - e.g. when the version changed.

          ShortWhen the resource version last changed
          Comments

          This value is always populated except when the resource is first being created. The server / resource manager sets this value; what a client provides is irrelevant. This is equivalent to the HTTP Last-Modified and SHOULD have the same value on a read interaction.

          Control1..1
          Typeinstant
          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()))
          14. Organization.meta.source
          Definition

          A uri that identifies the source system of the resource. This provides a minimal amount of Provenance information that can be used to track or differentiate the source of information in the resource. The source may identify another FHIR server, document, message, database, etc.

          ShortIdentifies where the resource comes from
          Comments

          In the provenance resource, this corresponds to Provenance.entity.what[x]. The exact use of the source (and the implied Provenance.entity.role) is left to implementer discretion. Only one nominated source is allowed; for additional provenance details, a full Provenance resource should be used.

          This element can be used to indicate where the current master source of a resource that has a canonical URL if the resource is no longer hosted at the canonical URL.

          Control0..1
          Typeuri
          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()))
          16. Organization.meta.profile
          Definition

          A list of profiles (references to StructureDefinition resources) that this resource claims to conform to. The URL is a reference to StructureDefinition.url.

          ShortProfiles this resource claims to conform to
          Comments

          It is up to the server and/or other infrastructure of policy to determine whether/how these claims are verified and/or updated over time. The list of profile URLs is a set.

          Control0..*
          Typecanonical(StructureDefinition)
          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()))
          18. Organization.meta.security
          Definition

          Security labels applied to this resource. These tags connect specific resources to the overall security policy and infrastructure.

          ShortSecurity Labels applied to this resource
          Comments

          The security labels can be updated without changing the stated version of the resource. The list of security labels is a set. Uniqueness is based the system/code, and version and display are ignored.

          Control0..*
          BindingUnless not suitable, these codes SHALL be taken from All Security Labels
          (extensible to http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/security-labels)

          Security Labels from the Healthcare Privacy and Security Classification System.

          TypeCoding
          Is Modifierfalse
          Summarytrue
          Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
          20. Organization.meta.tag
          Definition

          Tags applied to this resource. Tags are intended to be used to identify and relate resources to process and workflow, and applications are not required to consider the tags when interpreting the meaning of a resource.

          ShortTags applied to this resource
          Comments

          The tags can be updated without changing the stated version of the resource. The list of tags is a set. Uniqueness is based the system/code, and version and display are ignored.

          Control0..*
          BindingFor example codes, see CommonTags
          (example to http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/common-tags)

          Codes that represent various types of tags, commonly workflow-related; e.g. "Needs review by Dr. Jones".

          TypeCoding
          Is Modifierfalse
          Summarytrue
          Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
          22. Organization.implicitRules
          Definition

          A reference to a set of rules that were followed when the resource was constructed, and which must be understood when processing the content. Often, this is a reference to an implementation guide that defines the special rules along with other profiles etc.

          ShortA set of rules under which this content was created
          Comments

          Asserting this rule set restricts the content to be only understood by a limited set of trading partners. This inherently limits the usefulness of the data in the long term. However, the existing health eco-system is highly fractured, and not yet ready to define, collect, and exchange data in a generally computable sense. Wherever possible, implementers and/or specification writers should avoid using this element. Often, when used, the URL is a reference to an implementation guide that defines these special rules as part of it's narrative along with other profiles, value sets, etc.

          Control0..1
          Typeuri
          Is Modifiertrue because This element is labeled as a modifier because the implicit rules may provide additional knowledge about the resource that modifies it's meaning or interpretation
          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()))
          24. Organization.language
          Definition

          The base language in which the resource is written.

          ShortLanguage of the resource content
          Comments

          Language is provided to support indexing and accessibility (typically, services such as text to speech use the language tag). The html language tag in the narrative applies to the narrative. The language tag on the resource may be used to specify the language of other presentations generated from the data in the resource. Not all the content has to be in the base language. The Resource.language should not be assumed to apply to the narrative automatically. If a language is specified, it should it also be specified on the div element in the html (see rules in HTML5 for information about the relationship between xml:lang and the html lang attribute).

          Control0..1
          BindingThe codes SHOULD be taken from CommonLanguages
          (preferred to http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/languages)

          A human language.

          Additional BindingsPurpose
          AllLanguagesMax Binding
          Typecode
          Is Modifierfalse
          Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
          Summaryfalse
          Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
          26. Organization.text
          Definition

          A human-readable narrative that contains a summary of the resource and can be used to represent the content of the resource to a human. The narrative need not encode all the structured data, but is required to contain sufficient detail to make it "clinically safe" for a human to just read the narrative. Resource definitions may define what content should be represented in the narrative to ensure clinical safety.

          ShortText summary of the resource, for human interpretation
          Comments

          Contained resources do not have narrative. Resources that are not contained SHOULD have a narrative. In some cases, a resource may only have text with little or no additional discrete data (as long as all minOccurs=1 elements are satisfied). This may be necessary for data from legacy systems where information is captured as a "text blob" or where text is additionally entered raw or narrated and encoded information is added later.

          Control0..1
          TypeNarrative
          Is Modifierfalse
          Summaryfalse
          Alternate Namesnarrative, html, xhtml, display
          Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
          28. Organization.contained
          Definition

          A record of a healthcare consumer’s choices, which permits or denies identified recipient(s) or recipient role(s) to perform one or more actions within a given policy context, for specific purposes and periods of time.

          ShortA healthcare consumer's choices to permit or deny recipients or roles to perform actions for specific purposes and periods of time
          Comments

          Broadly, there are 3 key areas of consent for patients: Consent around sharing information (aka Privacy Consent Directive - Authorization to Collect, Use, or Disclose information), consent for specific treatment, or kinds of treatment, and general advance care directives.

          Control0..*
          TypeConsent(NDH Base Restriction)
          Is Modifierfalse
          Summaryfalse
          30. Organization.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 Organization.extension. The slices areUnordered and Open, and can be differentiated using the following discriminators:
          • value @ url
          • 32. Organization.extension:location
            Slice Namelocation
            Definition

            A reference to a Location resource (NDH-Location) defining the coverage area of a health insurance provider network

            ShortNetwork coverage area
            Control0..*
            This element is affected by the following invariants: ele-1
            TypeExtension(NDH Location Reference) (Extension Type: Reference(NDH Base Location Profile))
            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())
            34. Organization.extension:organization-period
            Slice Nameorganization-period
            Definition

            The date range that this organization should be considered available.

            ShortValid time period for this Network
            Control0..1
            This element is affected by the following invariants: ele-1
            TypeExtension(Period) (Extension Type: Period)
            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())
            36. Organization.extension:usage-restriction
            Slice Nameusage-restriction
            Definition

            Identifies and conveys information about restrictions on the use or release of exchanged information, e.g. information that can only be shared under particular condition, such as a signed data use agreement between parties

            ShortUsage Restriction
            Control0..*
            This element is affected by the following invariants: ele-1
            TypeExtension(NDH Usage Restriction) (Extension Type: Reference(NDH Base Restriction)contained)
            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())
            38. Organization.extension:verification-status
            Slice Nameverification-status
            Definition

            Indicates a resource instance verification status

            ShortNDH Verification Status
            Control0..1
            This element is affected by the following invariants: ele-1
            TypeExtension(NDH Verification Status) (Extension Type: CodeableConcept)
            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())
            40. Organization.modifierExtension
            Definition

            May be used to represent additional information that is not part of the basic definition of the resource and that modifies the understanding of the element that contains it and/or the understanding of the containing element's descendants. Usually modifier elements provide negation or qualification. 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 is allowed to define an extension, there is a set of requirements that SHALL be met as part of the definition of the extension. Applications processing a resource are required to check for modifier extensions.

            Modifier extensions SHALL NOT change the meaning of any elements on Resource or DomainResource (including cannot change the meaning of modifierExtension itself).

            ShortExtensions that cannot be ignored
            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 Modifiertrue because Modifier extensions are expected to modify the meaning or interpretation of the resource that contains them
            Summaryfalse
            Requirements

            Modifier extensions allow for extensions that cannot be safely ignored to be clearly distinguished from the vast majority of extensions which can be safely ignored. This promotes interoperability by eliminating the need for implementers to prohibit the presence of extensions. For further information, see the definition of modifier extensions.

            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())
            42. Organization.identifier
            Definition

            Identifier for the organization that is used to identify the organization across multiple disparate systems.

            ShortIdentifies this organization across multiple systems
            Comments

            NPI preferred.

            NoteThis is a business identifier, not a resource identifier (see discussion)
            Control0..*
            This element is affected by the following invariants: org-1
            TypeIdentifier
            Is Modifierfalse
            Must Supporttrue
            Summarytrue
            Requirements

            Organizations are known by a variety of ids. Some institutions maintain several, and most collect identifiers for exchange with other organizations concerning the organization.

            Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
            SlicingThis element introduces a set of slices on Organization.identifier. The slices areUnordered and Open, and can be differentiated using the following discriminators:
            • pattern @ $this
            • 44. Organization.identifier.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
              46. Organization.identifier.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 Organization.identifier.extension. The slices areUnordered and Open, and can be differentiated using the following discriminators:
              • value @ url
              • 48. Organization.identifier.extension:identifier-status
                Slice Nameidentifier-status
                Definition

                Describes the status of an identifier

                ShortNDH Identifier Status
                Control0..1
                TypeExtension(NDH Identifier Status) (Extension Type: code)
                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())
                50. Organization.identifier.use
                Definition

                The purpose of this identifier.

                Shortusual | official | temp | secondary | old (If known)
                Comments

                Applications can assume that an identifier is permanent unless it explicitly says that it is temporary.

                Control0..1
                BindingThe codes SHALL be taken from IdentifierUse
                (required to http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/identifier-use|4.0.1)

                Identifies the purpose for this identifier, if known .

                Typecode
                Is Modifiertrue because This is labeled as "Is Modifier" because applications should not mistake a temporary id for a permanent one.
                Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
                Summarytrue
                Requirements

                Allows the appropriate identifier for a particular context of use to be selected from among a set of identifiers.

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

                A coded type for the identifier that can be used to determine which identifier to use for a specific purpose.

                ShortDescription of identifier
                Comments

                This element deals only with general categories of identifiers. It SHOULD not be used for codes that correspond 1..1 with the Identifier.system. Some identifiers may fall into multiple categories due to common usage. Where the system is known, a type is unnecessary because the type is always part of the system definition. However systems often need to handle identifiers where the system is not known. There is not a 1:1 relationship between type and system, since many different systems have the same type.

                Control0..1
                BindingUnless not suitable, these codes SHALL be taken from Identifier Type Codes
                (extensible to http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/identifier-type)

                A coded type for an identifier that can be used to determine which identifier to use for a specific purpose.

                TypeCodeableConcept
                Is Modifierfalse
                Summarytrue
                Requirements

                Allows users to make use of identifiers when the identifier system is not known.

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

                Establishes the namespace for the value - that is, a URL that describes a set values that are unique.

                ShortThe namespace for the identifier value
                Comments

                Identifier.system is always case sensitive.

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

                There are many sets of identifiers. To perform matching of two identifiers, we need to know what set we're dealing with. The system identifies a particular set of unique identifiers.

                Example<br/><b>General</b>:http://www.acme.com/identifiers/patient
                Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
                56. Organization.identifier.value
                Definition

                The portion of the identifier typically relevant to the user and which is unique within the context of the system.

                ShortThe value that is unique
                Comments

                If the value is a full URI, then the system SHALL be urn:ietf:rfc:3986. The value's primary purpose is computational mapping. As a result, it may be normalized for comparison purposes (e.g. removing non-significant whitespace, dashes, etc.) A value formatted for human display can be conveyed using the Rendered Value extension. Identifier.value is to be treated as case sensitive unless knowledge of the Identifier.system allows the processer to be confident that non-case-sensitive processing is safe.

                Control0..1
                Typestring
                Is Modifierfalse
                Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
                Must Supporttrue
                Summarytrue
                Example<br/><b>General</b>:123456
                Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
                58. Organization.identifier.period
                Definition

                Time period during which identifier is/was valid for use.

                ShortTime period when id is/was valid for use
                Control0..1
                TypePeriod
                Is Modifierfalse
                Summarytrue
                Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
                60. Organization.identifier.assigner
                Definition

                Organization that issued/manages the identifier.

                ShortOrganization that issued id (may be just text)
                Comments

                The Identifier.assigner may omit the .reference element and only contain a .display element reflecting the name or other textual information about the assigning organization.

                Control0..1
                TypeReference(NDH Base Organization Profile)
                Is Modifierfalse
                Summarytrue
                Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
                62. Organization.identifier:NPI
                Slice NameNPI
                Definition

                Identifier for the organization that is used to identify the organization across multiple disparate systems.

                ShortNational Provider Identifier (NPI)
                NoteThis is a business identifier, not a resource identifier (see discussion)
                Control0..0
                This element is affected by the following invariants: org-1, us-core-16, us-core-17
                TypeIdentifier
                Is Modifierfalse
                Must Supporttrue
                Summarytrue
                Requirements

                Organizations are known by a variety of ids. Some institutions maintain several, and most collect identifiers for exchange with other organizations concerning the organization.

                Pattern Value{
                  "system" : "http://hl7.org/fhir/sid/us-npi"
                }
                Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
                us-core-16: NPI must be 10 digits (value.matches('^[0-9]{10}$'))
                us-core-17: NPI check digit must be valid (Luhn algorithm check) ((((select(value.substring(0,1).toInteger()).select(iif($this<5, $this*2, (($this*2)-9))))+(value.substring(1,1).toInteger())+(select(value.substring(2,1).toInteger()).select(iif($this<5, $this*2, (($this*2)-9))))+(value.substring(3,1).toInteger())+(select(value.substring(4,1).toInteger()).select(iif($this<5, $this*2, (($this*2)-9))))+(value.substring(5,1).toInteger())+(select(value.substring(6,1).toInteger()).select(iif($this<5, $this*2, (($this*2)-9))))+(value.substring(7,1).toInteger())+(select(value.substring(8,1).toInteger()).select(iif($this<5, $this*2, (($this*2)-9))))+(value.substring(9,1).toInteger()) + 24)mod 10=0))
                64. Organization.identifier:CLIA
                Slice NameCLIA
                Definition

                Identifier for the organization that is used to identify the organization across multiple disparate systems.

                ShortClinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) Number for laboratories
                NoteThis is a business identifier, not a resource identifier (see discussion)
                Control0..0
                This element is affected by the following invariants: org-1, us-core-18
                TypeIdentifier
                Is Modifierfalse
                Must Supportfalse
                Summarytrue
                Requirements

                Organizations are known by a variety of ids. Some institutions maintain several, and most collect identifiers for exchange with other organizations concerning the organization.

                Pattern Value{
                  "system" : "urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.4.7"
                }
                Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
                us-core-18: CLIA number must be 10 digits with a letter "D" in third position (value.matches('^[0-9]{2}D[0-9]{7}$'))
                66. Organization.identifier:NAIC
                Slice NameNAIC
                Definition

                Identifier for the organization that is used to identify the organization across multiple disparate systems.

                ShortNAIC Code
                Comments

                NAIC Company code (sometimes called "NAIC Number" or "cocode") for payers.

                NoteThis is a business identifier, not a resource identifier (see discussion)
                Control0..*
                This element is affected by the following invariants: org-1, us-core-19
                TypeIdentifier
                Is Modifierfalse
                Must Supportfalse
                Summarytrue
                Requirements

                Organizations are known by a variety of ids. Some institutions maintain several, and most collect identifiers for exchange with other organizations concerning the organization.

                Pattern Value{
                  "system" : "urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.6.300"
                }
                Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
                us-core-19: NAIC must be 5 digits (value.matches('^[0-9]{5}$'))
                68. Organization.active
                Definition

                Whether the organization's record is still in active use.

                ShortWhether the organization's record is still in active use
                Comments

                This active flag is not intended to be used to mark an organization as temporarily closed or under construction. Instead the Location(s) within the Organization should have the suspended status. If further details of the reason for the suspension are required, then an extension on this element should be used.

                This element is labeled as a modifier because it may be used to mark that the resource was created in error.

                Control1..1
                Typeboolean
                Is Modifiertrue because This element is labelled as a modifier because it is a status element that can indicate that a record should not be treated as valid
                Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
                Must Supporttrue
                Summarytrue
                Requirements

                Need a flag to indicate a record is no longer to be used and should generally be hidden for the user in the UI.

                Meaning if MissingThis resource is generally assumed to be active if no value is provided for the active element
                Fixed Valuetrue
                Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
                70. Organization.type
                Definition

                The kind(s) of organization that this is.

                ShortKind of organization
                Comments

                Organizations can be corporations, wards, sections, clinical teams, government departments, etc. Note that code is generally a classifier of the type of organization; in many applications, codes are used to identity a particular organization (say, ward) as opposed to another of the same type - these are identifiers, not codes

                When considering if multiple types are appropriate, you should evaluate if child organizations would be a more appropriate use of the concept, as different types likely are in different sub-areas of the organization. This is most likely to be used where type values have orthogonal values, such as a religious, academic and medical center.

                We expect that some jurisdictions will profile this optionality to be a single cardinality.

                Control1..1
                BindingThe codes SHALL be taken from Network Type Value Set
                (required to http://hl7.org/fhir/us/ndh/ValueSet/NetworkTypeVS)
                TypeCodeableConcept
                Is Modifierfalse
                Must Supporttrue
                Summarytrue
                Requirements

                Need to be able to track the kind of organization that this is - different organization types have different uses.

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

                A name associated with the organization.

                ShortName used for the organization
                Comments

                If the name of an organization changes, consider putting the old name in the alias column so that it can still be located through searches.

                Control1..1
                This element is affected by the following invariants: org-1
                Typestring
                Is Modifierfalse
                Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
                Must Supporttrue
                Summarytrue
                Requirements

                Need to use the name as the label of the organization.

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

                A list of alternate names that the organization is known as, or was known as in the past.

                ShortA list of alternate names that the organization is known as, or was known as in the past
                Comments

                There are no dates associated with the alias/historic names, as this is not intended to track when names were used, but to assist in searching so that older names can still result in identifying the organization.

                Control0..*
                Typestring
                Is Modifierfalse
                Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
                Summaryfalse
                Requirements

                Over time locations and organizations go through many changes and can be known by different names.

                For searching knowing previous names that the organization was known by can be very useful.

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

                A contact detail for the organization.

                ShortA contact detail for the organization
                Comments

                The use code 'home' is not to be used. Note that these contacts are not the contact details of people who are employed by or represent the organization, but official contacts for the organization itself.

                Control0..*
                This element is affected by the following invariants: org-3
                TypeContactPoint
                Is Modifierfalse
                Must Supporttrue
                Summaryfalse
                Requirements

                Human contact for the organization.

                Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
                org-3: The telecom of an organization can never be of use 'home' (where(use = 'home').empty())
                78. Organization.telecom.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
                80. Organization.telecom.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 Organization.telecom.extension. The slices areUnordered and Open, and can be differentiated using the following discriminators:
                • value @ url
                • 82. Organization.telecom.system
                  Definition

                  Telecommunications form for contact point - what communications system is required to make use of the contact.

                  Shortphone | fax | email | pager | url | sms | other
                  Control0..1
                  This element is affected by the following invariants: cpt-2
                  BindingThe codes SHALL be taken from ContactPointSystem
                  (required to http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/contact-point-system|4.0.1)

                  Telecommunications form for contact point.

                  Typecode
                  Is Modifierfalse
                  Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
                  Must Supporttrue
                  Summarytrue
                  Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
                  84. Organization.telecom.value
                  Definition

                  The actual contact point details, in a form that is meaningful to the designated communication system (i.e. phone number or email address).

                  ShortThe actual contact point details
                  Comments

                  Additional text data such as phone extension numbers, or notes about use of the contact are sometimes included in the value.

                  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 support legacy numbers that are not in a tightly controlled format.

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

                  Identifies the purpose for the contact point.

                  Shorthome | work | temp | old | mobile - purpose of this contact point
                  Comments

                  Applications can assume that a contact is current unless it explicitly says that it is temporary or old.

                  Control0..1
                  BindingThe codes SHALL be taken from ContactPointUse
                  (required to http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/contact-point-use|4.0.1)

                  Use of contact point.

                  Typecode
                  Is Modifiertrue because This is labeled as "Is Modifier" because applications should not mistake a temporary or old contact etc.for a current/permanent one
                  Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
                  Summarytrue
                  Requirements

                  Need to track the way a person uses this contact, so a user can choose which is appropriate for their purpose.

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

                  Specifies a preferred order in which to use a set of contacts. ContactPoints with lower rank values are more preferred than those with higher rank values.

                  ShortSpecify preferred order of use (1 = highest)
                  Comments

                  Note that rank does not necessarily follow the order in which the contacts are represented in the instance.

                  Control0..1
                  TypepositiveInt
                  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()))
                  90. Organization.telecom.period
                  Definition

                  Time period when the contact point was/is in use.

                  ShortTime period when the contact point was/is in use
                  Control0..1
                  TypePeriod
                  Is Modifierfalse
                  Summarytrue
                  Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
                  92. Organization.address
                  Definition

                  An address for the organization.

                  ShortAn address for the organization
                  Comments

                  Organization may have multiple addresses with different uses or applicable periods. The use code 'home' is not to be used.

                  Control0..*
                  This element is affected by the following invariants: org-2
                  TypeAddress
                  Is Modifierfalse
                  Must Supporttrue
                  Summaryfalse
                  Requirements

                  May need to keep track of the organization's addresses for contacting, billing or reporting requirements.

                  Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
                  org-2: An address of an organization can never be of use 'home' (where(use = 'home').empty())
                  94. Organization.address.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
                  96. Organization.address.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 Organization.address.extension. The slices areUnordered and Open, and can be differentiated using the following discriminators:
                  • value @ url
                  • 98. Organization.address.use
                    Definition

                    The purpose of this address.

                    Shorthome | work | temp | old | billing - purpose of this address
                    Comments

                    Applications can assume that an address is current unless it explicitly says that it is temporary or old.

                    Control0..1
                    BindingThe codes SHALL be taken from AddressUse
                    (required to http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/address-use|4.0.1)

                    The use of an address.

                    Typecode
                    Is Modifiertrue because This is labeled as "Is Modifier" because applications should not mistake a temporary or old address etc.for a current/permanent one
                    Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
                    Summarytrue
                    Requirements

                    Allows an appropriate address to be chosen from a list of many.

                    Example<br/><b>General</b>:home
                    Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
                    100. Organization.address.type
                    Definition

                    Distinguishes between physical addresses (those you can visit) and mailing addresses (e.g. PO Boxes and care-of addresses). Most addresses are both.

                    Shortpostal | physical | both
                    Comments

                    The definition of Address states that "address is intended to describe postal addresses, not physical locations". However, many applications track whether an address has a dual purpose of being a location that can be visited as well as being a valid delivery destination, and Postal addresses are often used as proxies for physical locations (also see the Location resource).

                    Control0..1
                    BindingThe codes SHALL be taken from AddressType
                    (required to http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/address-type|4.0.1)

                    The type of an address (physical / postal).

                    Typecode
                    Is Modifierfalse
                    Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
                    Summarytrue
                    Example<br/><b>General</b>:both
                    Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
                    102. Organization.address.text
                    Definition

                    Specifies the entire address as it should be displayed e.g. on a postal label. This may be provided instead of or as well as the specific parts.

                    ShortText representation of the address
                    Comments

                    Can provide both a text representation and parts. Applications updating an address SHALL ensure that when both text and parts are present, no content is included in the text that isn't found in a part.

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

                    A renderable, unencoded form.

                    Example<br/><b>General</b>:137 Nowhere Street, Erewhon 9132
                    Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
                    104. Organization.address.line
                    Definition

                    This component contains the house number, apartment number, street name, street direction, P.O. Box number, delivery hints, and similar address information.

                    ShortStreet name, number, direction & P.O. Box etc.
                    Control0..4
                    Typestring
                    Is Modifierfalse
                    Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
                    Must Supporttrue
                    Summarytrue
                    Example<br/><b>General</b>:137 Nowhere Street
                    Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
                    106. Organization.address.city
                    Definition

                    The name of the city, town, suburb, village or other community or delivery center.

                    ShortName of city, town etc.
                    Control0..1
                    Typestring
                    Is Modifierfalse
                    Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
                    Must Supporttrue
                    Summarytrue
                    Alternate NamesMunicpality
                    Example<br/><b>General</b>:Erewhon
                    Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
                    108. Organization.address.district
                    Definition

                    The name of the administrative area (county).

                    ShortDistrict name (aka county)
                    Comments

                    District is sometimes known as county, but in some regions 'county' is used in place of city (municipality), so county name should be conveyed in city instead.

                    Control0..1
                    Typestring
                    Is Modifierfalse
                    Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
                    Summarytrue
                    Alternate NamesCounty
                    Example<br/><b>General</b>:Madison
                    Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
                    110. Organization.address.state
                    Definition

                    Sub-unit of a country with limited sovereignty in a federally organized country. A code may be used if codes are in common use (e.g. US 2 letter state codes).

                    ShortSub-unit of country (abbreviations ok)
                    Control0..1
                    BindingUnless not suitable, these codes SHALL be taken from USPS Two Letter Alphabetic Codes
                    (extensible to http://hl7.org/fhir/us/core/ValueSet/us-core-usps-state)

                    Two letter USPS alphabetic codes.

                    Typestring
                    Is Modifierfalse
                    Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
                    Must Supporttrue
                    Summarytrue
                    Alternate NamesProvince, Territory
                    Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
                    112. Organization.address.postalCode
                    Definition

                    A postal code designating a region defined by the postal service.

                    ShortUS Zip Codes
                    Control0..1
                    Typestring
                    Is Modifierfalse
                    Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
                    Must Supporttrue
                    Summarytrue
                    Alternate NamesZip
                    Example<br/><b>General</b>:9132
                    Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
                    114. Organization.address.country
                    Definition

                    Country - a nation as commonly understood or generally accepted.

                    ShortCountry (e.g. can be ISO 3166 2 or 3 letter code)
                    Comments

                    ISO 3166 3 letter codes can be used in place of a human readable country name.

                    Control0..1
                    Typestring
                    Is Modifierfalse
                    Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
                    Must Supporttrue
                    Summarytrue
                    Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
                    116. Organization.address.period
                    Definition

                    Time period when address was/is in use.

                    ShortTime period when address was/is in use
                    Control0..1
                    TypePeriod
                    Is Modifierfalse
                    Summarytrue
                    Requirements

                    Allows addresses to be placed in historical context.

                    Example<br/><b>General</b>:{ "start" : "2010-03-23", "end" : "2010-07-01" }
                    Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
                    118. Organization.partOf
                    Definition

                    The organization of which this organization forms a part.

                    ShortThe organization that manages this network
                    Control1..1
                    TypeReference(NDH Base Organization Profile)
                    Is Modifierfalse
                    Must Supporttrue
                    Summarytrue
                    Requirements

                    Need to be able to track the hierarchy of organizations within an organization.

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

                    Contact for the organization for a certain purpose.

                    ShortContact for the organization for a certain purpose
                    Comments

                    Where multiple contacts for the same purpose are provided there is a standard extension that can be used to determine which one is the preferred contact to use.

                    Control0..*
                    TypeBackboneElement
                    Is Modifierfalse
                    Summaryfalse
                    Requirements

                    Need to keep track of assigned contact points within bigger organization.

                    Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
                    122. Organization.contact.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
                    124. Organization.contact.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())
                    126. Organization.contact.modifierExtension
                    Definition

                    May be used to represent additional information that is not part of the basic definition of the element and that modifies the understanding of the element in which it is contained and/or the understanding of the containing element's descendants. Usually modifier elements provide negation or qualification. 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. Applications processing a resource are required to check for modifier extensions.

                    Modifier extensions SHALL NOT change the meaning of any elements on Resource or DomainResource (including cannot change the meaning of modifierExtension itself).

                    ShortExtensions that cannot be ignored even if unrecognized
                    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 Modifiertrue because Modifier extensions are expected to modify the meaning or interpretation of the element that contains them
                    Summarytrue
                    Requirements

                    Modifier extensions allow for extensions that cannot be safely ignored to be clearly distinguished from the vast majority of extensions which can be safely ignored. This promotes interoperability by eliminating the need for implementers to prohibit the presence of extensions. For further information, see the definition of modifier extensions.

                    Alternate Namesextensions, user content, modifiers
                    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())
                    128. Organization.contact.purpose
                    Definition

                    Indicates a purpose for which the contact can be reached.

                    ShortThe type of contact
                    Control0..1
                    BindingUnless not suitable, these codes SHALL be taken from ContactEntityType
                    (extensible to http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/contactentity-type)

                    The purpose for which you would contact a contact party.

                    TypeCodeableConcept
                    Is Modifierfalse
                    Summaryfalse
                    Requirements

                    Need to distinguish between multiple contact persons.

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

                    A name associated with the contact.

                    ShortA name associated with the contact
                    Control0..1
                    TypeHumanName
                    Is Modifierfalse
                    Summaryfalse
                    Requirements

                    Need to be able to track the person by name.

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

                    A contact detail (e.g. a telephone number or an email address) by which the party may be contacted.

                    ShortContact details (telephone, email, etc.) for a contact
                    Control0..*
                    TypeContactPoint
                    Is Modifierfalse
                    Summaryfalse
                    Requirements

                    People have (primary) ways to contact them in some way such as phone, email.

                    Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
                    134. Organization.contact.telecom.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
                    136. Organization.contact.telecom.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 Organization.contact.telecom.extension. The slices areUnordered and Open, and can be differentiated using the following discriminators:
                    • value @ url
                    • 138. Organization.contact.telecom.extension:contactpoint-availabletime
                      Slice Namecontactpoint-availabletime
                      Definition

                      An extension representing the days and times a contact point is available

                      ShortNDH Contactpoint Availabletime
                      Control0..*
                      TypeExtension(NDH Contactpoint Availabletime) (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())
                      140. Organization.contact.telecom.extension:via-intermediary
                      Slice Namevia-intermediary
                      Definition

                      A reference to an alternative point of contact (NdhPractitionerRole, NdhOrganization, NdhOrganizationAffiliation, or NdhLocation) for this organization

                      ShortVia Intermediary
                      Control0..1
                      TypeExtension(NDH Via Intermediary) (Extension Type: Reference(NDH Base PractitionerRole, NDH Base OrganizationAffiliation Profile, NDH Base Location Profile, NDH Base Organization Profile))
                      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())
                      142. Organization.contact.telecom.system
                      Definition

                      Telecommunications form for contact point - what communications system is required to make use of the contact.

                      Shortphone | fax | email | pager | url | sms | other
                      Control0..1
                      This element is affected by the following invariants: cpt-2
                      BindingThe codes SHALL be taken from ContactPointSystem
                      (required to http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/contact-point-system|4.0.1)

                      Telecommunications form for contact point.

                      Typecode
                      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()))
                      144. Organization.contact.telecom.value
                      Definition

                      The actual contact point details, in a form that is meaningful to the designated communication system (i.e. phone number or email address).

                      ShortThe actual contact point details
                      Comments

                      Additional text data such as phone extension numbers, or notes about use of the contact are sometimes included in the value.

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

                      Need to support legacy numbers that are not in a tightly controlled format.

                      Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
                      146. Organization.contact.telecom.use
                      Definition

                      Identifies the purpose for the contact point.

                      Shorthome | work | temp | old | mobile - purpose of this contact point
                      Comments

                      Applications can assume that a contact is current unless it explicitly says that it is temporary or old.

                      Control0..1
                      BindingThe codes SHALL be taken from ContactPointUse
                      (required to http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/contact-point-use|4.0.1)

                      Use of contact point.

                      Typecode
                      Is Modifiertrue because This is labeled as "Is Modifier" because applications should not mistake a temporary or old contact etc.for a current/permanent one
                      Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
                      Summarytrue
                      Requirements

                      Need to track the way a person uses this contact, so a user can choose which is appropriate for their purpose.

                      Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
                      148. Organization.contact.telecom.rank
                      Definition

                      Specifies a preferred order in which to use a set of contacts. ContactPoints with lower rank values are more preferred than those with higher rank values.

                      ShortSpecify preferred order of use (1 = highest)
                      Comments

                      Note that rank does not necessarily follow the order in which the contacts are represented in the instance.

                      Control0..1
                      TypepositiveInt
                      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()))
                      150. Organization.contact.telecom.period
                      Definition

                      Time period when the contact point was/is in use.

                      ShortTime period when the contact point was/is in use
                      Control0..1
                      TypePeriod
                      Is Modifierfalse
                      Summarytrue
                      Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
                      152. Organization.contact.address
                      Definition

                      Visiting or postal addresses for the contact.

                      ShortVisiting or postal addresses for the contact
                      Control0..1
                      TypeAddress
                      Is Modifierfalse
                      Summaryfalse
                      Requirements

                      May need to keep track of a contact party's address for contacting, billing or reporting requirements.

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

                      Technical endpoints providing access to services operated for the organization.

                      ShortTechnical endpoints providing access to services operated for the organization
                      Control0..*
                      TypeReference(NDH Base Endpoint Profile)
                      Is Modifierfalse
                      Must Supporttrue
                      Summaryfalse
                      Requirements

                      Organizations have multiple systems that provide various services and need to be able to define the technical connection details for how to connect to them, and for what purpose.

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