Release 5 Preview #2
FHIR Infrastructure Maturity Level: 1Informative

Detailed Descriptions for the elements in the participant pattern.

Participant
Definition

A pattern followed by resources that represent the participant in some activity, process, or responsible for providing information about a resource.

Cardinality0..*
TypeLogical
Participant.identifier
Definition

Business identifiers assigned to this participant by one of the applications involved. These identifiers remain constant as the resource is updated and propagates from server to server.

NoteThis is a business identifier, not a resource identifier (see discussion)
Cardinality0..*
TypeIdentifier
Requirements

Allows identification of the participant as it is known by various participating systems and in a way that remains consistent across servers.

Summarytrue
Comments

Note: This is a business identifier, not a resource identifier (see discussion). It is best practice for the identifier to only appear on a single resource instance, however business practices may occasionally dictate that multiple resource instances with the same identifier can exist - possibly even with different resource types. For example, multiple Patient and a Person resource instance might share the same social insurance number.

Participant.active
Definition

Whether this participant record is in active use.

Cardinality0..1
Typeboolean
Summarytrue
Participant.name
Definition

Description of participant as presented to a consumer while searching.

Cardinality0..1
Typestring
Summarytrue