Release 4
FHIR Infrastructure Maturity Level: 1Informative

Detailed Descriptions for the elements in the participantliving pattern.

ParticipantLiving
Definition

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

Cardinality0..*
TypeParticipantContactable
ParticipantLiving.birthDate
Definition

The date of birth for the individual.

Cardinality0..1
Typedate
ParticipantLiving.gender
Definition

Administrative Gender - the gender that the participant is considered to have for administration and record keeping purposes.

Cardinality0..1
Terminology BindingAdministrativeGender (Required)
Typecode
Requirements

Needed for identification of the individual, in combination with (at least) name and birth date.

ParticipantLiving.photo
Definition

Image of the participant.

Cardinality0..*
TypeAttachment
Requirements

Many EHR systems have the capability to capture an image of the participant. Fits with newer social media usage too.

ParticipantLiving.communication
Definition

The ISO-639-1 alpha 2 code in lower case for the language, optionally followed by a hyphen and the ISO-3166-1 alpha 2 code for the region in upper case; e.g. "en" for English, or "en-US" for American English versus "en-EN" for England English.

Cardinality0..*
Terminology BindingCommon Languages (Preferred but limited to All Languages)
TypeCodeableConcept
Requirements

Most systems in multilingual countries will want to convey language. Not all systems actually need the regional dialect.