This is the Continuous Integration Build of FHIR (will be incorrect/inconsistent at times).
See the Directory of published versions icon ValueSet http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/device-category

Orders and Observations icon Work Group Maturity Level: 0Trial Use Use Context: Country: World
Official URL: http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/device-category Version: 6.0.0-cibuild
draft as of 2020-12-28 Computable Name: FHIRDeviceCategory
Flags: Immutable OID: 2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.3.3307

This value set is used in the following places:

The association state of the device.


This expansion generated 17 Jun 2024

Expansion based on codesystem FHIR Device Category v6.0.0-cibuild (CodeSystem)

This value set contains 10 concepts.


Device where the operation depends on a source of energy.


Device communicates electronically to peer information systems or possibly another device.

  dmehttp://hl7.org/fhir/device-categoryDurable Medical Equipment

Equipment and supplies that provides therapeutic benefits to a patient.


Medical device intended for users in a non-medical setting.


A device that is placed into a surgically or naturally formed cavity of the human body.

  in-vitrohttp://hl7.org/fhir/device-categoryIn vitro

Tests done on samples such as blood or tissue that have been taken from the human body.

  point-of-carehttp://hl7.org/fhir/device-categoryPoint of Care

a class of communicating devices that are used by medical providers for various purposes (e.g., monitoring, delivering or measuring).

  single-usehttp://hl7.org/fhir/device-categorySingle Use

A device use on one individual during a single procedure.


A device that healthcare providers can use to diagnose and treat one or more patients.


A device that may include a software component or consist exclusively of software e.g. data transformer or converter, clinical support algorithms, clinical apps


See the full registry of value sets defined as part of FHIR.

Explanation of the columns that may appear on this page:

LvlA few code lists that FHIR defines are hierarchical - each code is assigned a level. For value sets, levels are mostly used to organize codes for user convenience, but may follow code system hierarchy - see Code System for further information
SourceThe source of the definition of the code (when the value set draws in codes defined elsewhere)
CodeThe code (used as the code in the resource instance). If the code is in italics, this indicates that the code is not selectable ('Abstract')
DisplayThe display (used in the display element of a Coding). If there is no display, implementers should not simply display the code, but map the concept into their application
DefinitionAn explanation of the meaning of the concept
CommentsAdditional notes about how to use the code