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

Orders and Observations icon Work Group Maturity Level: 0Trial Use Use Context: Any

This is a code system defined by the FHIR project.


Defining URL:http://hl7.org/fhir/device-category

The category of the device.

Committee:Orders and Observations icon Work Group
OID:2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.4.2105 (for OID based terminology systems)
Flags:CaseSensitive, Complete
All codes ValueSet:FHIRDeviceCategory

This Code system is used in the following value sets:

This code system http://hl7.org/fhir/device-category defines the following codes:

active ActiveDevice where the operation depends on a source of energy.btn btn
communicating communicatingDevice communicates electronically to peer information systems or possibly another device.btn btn
dme Durable Medical EquipmentEquipment and supplies that provides therapeutic benefits to a patient.btn btn
home-use MaintenanceMedical device intended for users in a non-medical setting.btn btn
implantable ImplantableA device that is placed into a surgically or naturally formed cavity of the human body.btn btn
in-vitro In vitroTests done on samples such as blood or tissue that have been taken from the human body.btn btn
point-of-care Point of Carea class of communicating devices that are used by medical providers for various purposes (e.g., monitoring, delivering or measuring).btn btn
single-use Single UseA device use on one individual during a single procedure.btn btn
reusable ReusableA device that healthcare providers can use to diagnose and treat one or more patients.btn btn
software SoftwareA device that may include a software component or consist exclusively of software e.g. data transformer or converter, clinical support algorithms, clinical appsbtn btn


See the full registry of code systems defined as part of FHIR.

Explanation of the columns that may appear on this page:

LevelA few code lists that FHIR defines are hierarchical - each code is assigned a level. 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