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ValueSet: Organization type

Official URL: http://terminology.hl7.org/ValueSet/organization-type Version: 1.0.0
Draft as of 2020-02-24 Maturity Level: 1 Responsible: Health Level Seven International Computable Name: OrganizationType
Other Identifiers: urn:ietf:rfc:3986#Uniform Resource Identifier (URI)#urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.3.414

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This example value set defines a set of codes that can be used to indicate a type of organization.


This value set is not used here; it may be used elsewhere (e.g. specifications and/or implementations that use this content)

Logical Definition (CLD)



Expansion based on codesystem Organization type v2.0.0 (CodeSystem)

This value set contains 17 concepts.

  provhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/organization-typeHealthcare Provider

An organization that provides healthcare services.

  depthttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/organization-typeHospital Department

A department or ward within a hospital (Generally is not applicable to top level organizations)

  teamhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/organization-typeOrganizational team

An organizational team is usually a grouping of practitioners that perform a specific function within an organization (which could be a top level organization, or a department).


A political body, often used when including organization records for government bodies such as a Federal Government, State or Local Government.

  inshttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/organization-typeInsurance Company

A company that provides insurance to its subscribers that may include healthcare related policies.


A company, charity, or governmental organization, which processes claims and/or issues payments to providers on behalf of patients or groups of patients.

  eduhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/organization-typeEducational Institute

An educational institution that provides education or research facilities.

  relihttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/organization-typeReligious Institution

An organization that is identified as a part of a religious institution.

  crshttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/organization-typeClinical Research Sponsor

An organization that is identified as a Pharmaceutical/Clinical Research Sponsor.

  cghttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/organization-typeCommunity Group

An un-incorporated community group.

  bushttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/organization-typeNon-Healthcare Business or Corporation

An organization that is a registered business or corporation but not identified by other types.


Other type of organization not already specified.


An organization that conducts medical tests.

  imaginghttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/organization-typeImaging Center

An organization specialized in providing diagnostic imaging services.


An organization focused on dispensing medications and offering pharmaceutical care.

  health-information-networkhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/organization-typeHealth Information Network

An organization focused on enabling the exchange and integration of health information among healthcare entities.

  health-data-aggregatorhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/organization-typeHealth Data Aggregator

An organization focused on compiling health-related data from various sources.

Explanation of the columns that may appear on this page:

Level A few code lists that FHIR defines are hierarchical - each code is assigned a level. In this scheme, some codes are under other codes, and imply that the code they are under also applies
System The source of the definition of the code (when the value set draws in codes defined elsewhere)
Code The code (used as the code in the resource instance)
Display The 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
Definition An explanation of the meaning of the concept
Comments Additional notes about how to use the code


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