IHE FormatCode Vocabulary
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IHE FormatCode Vocabulary, published by Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE). This guide is not an authorized publication; it is the continuous build for version 1.3.1-current built by the FHIR (HL7® FHIR® Standard) CI Build. This version is based on the current content of https://github.com/IHE/FormatCode/ and changes regularly. See the Directory of published versions

FormatCode Home Page

Official URL: https://profiles.ihe.net/fhir/ihe.formatcode.fhir/ImplementationGuide/ihe.formatcode.fhir Version: 1.3.1-current
Active as of 2024-05-29 Computable Name: IHE_FORMATCODE

This Implementation Guide publishes the IHE vocabulary for FormatCode and the IHE managed ValueSet for FormatCode. Given that the FormatCode is contributed to by many IHE domains, this IG is dedicated to the publication and management of the FormatCode vocabulary.

Technical Overview

FormatCode is a metadata element for identifying the technical format that a document follows. This is related to mimeType, but is more specific to the content requirements than the encoding requirement. Therefore a document following a FormatCode may have many mimeType encodings. The FormatCode is also related to the document type (e.g. LOINC document type), but is more specific to the requirements (constraints) of the content.

The main sections of this IG are:


Cross Version Analysis

This is an R4 IG. None of the features it uses are changed in R4B, so it can be used as is with R4B systems. Packages for both R4 (ihe.formatcode.fhir.r4) and R4B (ihe.formatcode.fhir.r4b) are available.

Dependency Table

.. IHE FormatCode Vocabularyihe.formatcode.fhir#1.3.1-currentR4
... HL7 Terminology (THO)hl7.terminology.r4#5.5.0R4Automatically added as a dependency - all IGs depend on HL7 Terminology
... FHIR Extensions Packhl7.fhir.uv.extensions.r4#5.1.0R4Automatically added as a dependency - all IGs depend on the HL7 Extension Pack

Package hl7.fhir.uv.extensions.r4#5.1.0

This IG defines the global extensions - the ones defined for everyone. These extensions are always in scope wherever FHIR is being used (built Sat, Apr 27, 2024 18:39+1000+10:00)

IP Statements

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