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Patient Administration Work GroupMaturity Level: 2 Trial Use Compartments: Patient, RelatedPerson

Detailed Descriptions for the elements in the RelatedPerson resource.

RelatedPerson
Definition

Information about a person that is involved in the care for a patient, but who is not the target of healthcare, nor has a formal responsibility in the care process.

Control1..1
Requirements

Need to track persons related to the patient or the healthcare process.

RelatedPerson.identifier
Definition

Identifier for a person within a particular scope.

NoteThis is a business identifer, not a resource identifier (see discussion)
Control0..*
TypeIdentifier
Requirements

People are known by a variety of ids. Some institutions maintain several, and most collect identifiers for exchange with other organizations concerning the patient. Examples are national person identifier and local identifier.

Summarytrue
RelatedPerson.active
Definition

Whether this related person record is in active use.

Control0..1
Typeboolean
Is Modifiertrue (Reason: 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)
Default Valuetrue
Requirements

Need to be able to mark a related person record as not to be used, such as if it was created in error.

Summarytrue
Comments

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

RelatedPerson.patient
Definition

The patient this person is related to.

Control1..1
TypeReference(Patient)
Requirements

We need to know which patient this RelatedPerson is related to.

Summarytrue
RelatedPerson.relationship
Definition

The nature of the relationship between a patient and the related person.

Control0..*
Terminology BindingPatientRelationshipType (Preferred)
TypeCodeableConcept
Requirements

We need to know the relationship with the patient since it influences the interpretation of the information attributed to this person.

Summarytrue
RelatedPerson.name
Definition

A name associated with the person.

Control0..*
TypeHumanName
Requirements

Related persons need to be identified by name, but it is uncommon to need details about multiple other names for that person.

Summarytrue
RelatedPerson.telecom
Definition

A contact detail for the person, e.g. a telephone number or an email address.

Control0..*
TypeContactPoint
Requirements

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

Summarytrue
Comments

Person may have multiple ways to be contacted with different uses or applicable periods. May need to have options for contacting the person urgently, and also to help with identification.

RelatedPerson.gender
Definition

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

Control0..1
Terminology BindingAdministrativeGender (Required)
Typecode
Requirements

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

Summarytrue
RelatedPerson.birthDate
Definition

The date on which the related person was born.

Control0..1
Typedate
Summarytrue
RelatedPerson.address
Definition

Address where the related person can be contacted or visited.

Control0..*
TypeAddress
Requirements

Need to keep track where the related person can be contacted per postal mail or visited.

Summarytrue
RelatedPerson.photo
Definition

Image of the person.

Control0..*
TypeAttachment
Requirements

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

RelatedPerson.period
Definition

The period of time during which this relationship is or was active. If there are no dates defined, then the interval is unknown.

Control0..1
TypePeriod