IHE FormatCode Vocabulary
0.2.2 - CI Build

IHE FormatCode Vocabulary, published by Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE). This is not an authorized publication; it is the continuous build for version 0.2.2). This version is based on the current content of https://github.com/IHE/FormatCode/ and changes regularly. See the Directory of published versions

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Introduction

This Implementation Guide publishes the IHE vocabulary for FormatCode and the IHE managed ValueSet for FormatCode. Given that the FormatCode is contriuted to by many IHE domains, this IG is dedicated to the publication and management of the FormatCode vocabulary.

Technical Overview

FormatCode is a metadata element for identifying the technical format that a document follows. This is related to mimeType, but is more specific to the content requirements than the encoding requirement. Therefore a document following a FormatCode may have many mimeType encodings. The FormatCode is also related to the document type (e.g. LOINC document type), but is more specific to the requirements (constraints) of the content.

The main sections of this IG are:

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The source code for this Implementation Guide can be found on IHE GitHub repository for FormatCode