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Resource Profile: CHCoreOrganization - Detailed Descriptions

Active as of 2024-02-23

Definitions for the ch-core-organization resource profile.

Guidance on how to interpret the contents of this table can be found here

0. Organization
ShortCH Core Organization
2. Organization.identifier
NoteThis is a business identifier, not a resource identifier (see discussion)
SlicingThis element introduces a set of slices on Organization.identifier. The slices are unordered and Open, and can be differentiated using the following discriminators:
  • pattern @ $this
4. Organization.identifier.value
Control1..?
6. Organization.identifier:BER
Slice NameBER
Definition

See BER

ShortBER (Business and Enterprise Register), BUR (Betriebs- und Unternehmensregister), REE (Registre des entreprises et des établissements), RIS (Registro delle imprese e degli stabilimenti)
NoteThis is a business identifier, not a resource identifier (see discussion)
Control0..1
TypeIdentifier(BER Identifier)
Pattern Value{
  "system" : "urn:oid:2.16.756.5.45"
}
8. Organization.identifier:UIDB
Slice NameUIDB
Definition

See UIDB

ShortUIDB (Unique Identification Business), UID (Verwendung der Unternehmens-Identifikationsnummer), IDE (Utilisation du numéro d'identification des entreprises), IDI (Utilizzo del numero d'identificazione delle imprese)
NoteThis is a business identifier, not a resource identifier (see discussion)
Control0..1
TypeIdentifier(UIDB Identifier)
Pattern Value{
  "system" : "urn:oid:2.16.756.5.35"
}
10. Organization.identifier:ZSR
Slice NameZSR
Definition

See ZSR/RCC

ShortZSR (Zahlstellenregister), RCC (Registre des codes-créanciers), RCC (Registro dei codici creditori)
NoteThis is a business identifier, not a resource identifier (see discussion)
Control0..1
TypeIdentifier(ZSR Identifier)
Pattern Value{
  "system" : "urn:oid:2.16.756.5.30.1.123.100.2.1.1"
}
12. Organization.identifier:GLN
Slice NameGLN
Definition

See GLN

ShortGlobal Location Number (GLN)
NoteThis is a business identifier, not a resource identifier (see discussion)
Control0..1
TypeIdentifier(GLN Identifier)
Pattern Value{
  "system" : "urn:oid:2.51.1.3"
}
14. Organization.type
BindingThe codes SHOULD be taken from DocumentEntry.healthcareFacilityTypeCode
(preferred to http://fhir.ch/ig/ch-term/ValueSet/DocumentEntry.healthcareFacilityTypeCode
16. Organization.telecom
SlicingThis element introduces a set of slices on Organization.telecom. The slices are unordered and Open, and can be differentiated using the following discriminators:
  • value @ system
18. Organization.telecom.system
Control1..?
20. Organization.telecom.value
Control1..?
22. Organization.telecom:email
Slice Nameemail
Control0..*
TypeContactPoint(CH Core ContactPoint eCH-0046 Email)
24. Organization.telecom:phone
Slice Namephone
Control0..*
TypeContactPoint(CH Core ContactPoint eCH-0046 Phone)
26. Organization.telecom:internet
Slice Nameinternet
Control0..*
TypeContactPoint(CH Core ContactPoint eCH-0046 Internet)
28. Organization.address
TypeAddress(CH Core Address)

Guidance on how to interpret the contents of this table can be found here

0. Organization
Definition

A formally or informally recognized grouping of people or organizations formed for the purpose of achieving some form of collective action. Includes companies, institutions, corporations, departments, community groups, healthcare practice groups, payer/insurer, etc.

ShortCH Core OrganizationA grouping of people or organizations with a common purpose
Control0..*
Is Modifierfalse
Summaryfalse
Invariantsdom-2: If the resource is contained in another resource, it SHALL NOT contain nested Resources (contained.contained.empty())
dom-3: If the resource is contained in another resource, it SHALL be referred to from elsewhere in the resource or SHALL refer to the containing resource (contained.where((('#'+id in (%resource.descendants().reference | %resource.descendants().as(canonical) | %resource.descendants().as(uri) | %resource.descendants().as(url))) or descendants().where(reference = '#').exists() or descendants().where(as(canonical) = '#').exists() or descendants().where(as(canonical) = '#').exists()).not()).trace('unmatched', id).empty())
dom-4: If a resource is contained in another resource, it SHALL NOT have a meta.versionId or a meta.lastUpdated (contained.meta.versionId.empty() and contained.meta.lastUpdated.empty())
dom-5: If a resource is contained in another resource, it SHALL NOT have a security label (contained.meta.security.empty())
dom-6: A resource should have narrative for robust management (text.`div`.exists())
org-1: The organization SHALL at least have a name or an identifier, and possibly more than one ((identifier.count() + name.count()) > 0)
org-1: The organization SHALL at least have a name or an identifier, and possibly more than one ((identifier.count() + name.count()) > 0)
2. Organization.implicitRules
Definition

A reference to a set of rules that were followed when the resource was constructed, and which must be understood when processing the content. Often, this is a reference to an implementation guide that defines the special rules along with other profiles etc.

ShortA set of rules under which this content was created
Comments

Asserting this rule set restricts the content to be only understood by a limited set of trading partners. This inherently limits the usefulness of the data in the long term. However, the existing health eco-system is highly fractured, and not yet ready to define, collect, and exchange data in a generally computable sense. Wherever possible, implementers and/or specification writers should avoid using this element. Often, when used, the URL is a reference to an implementation guide that defines these special rules as part of it's narrative along with other profiles, value sets, etc.

Control0..1
Typeuri
Is Modifiertrue because This element is labeled as a modifier because the implicit rules may provide additional knowledge about the resource that modifies it's meaning or interpretation
Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
Summarytrue
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
4. Organization.modifierExtension
Definition

May be used to represent additional information that is not part of the basic definition of the resource and that modifies the understanding of the element that contains it and/or the understanding of the containing element's descendants. Usually modifier elements provide negation or qualification. To make the use of extensions safe and manageable, there is a strict set of governance applied to the definition and use of extensions. Though any implementer is allowed to define an extension, there is a set of requirements that SHALL be met as part of the definition of the extension. Applications processing a resource are required to check for modifier extensions.

Modifier extensions SHALL NOT change the meaning of any elements on Resource or DomainResource (including cannot change the meaning of modifierExtension itself).

ShortExtensions that cannot be ignored
Comments

There can be no stigma associated with the use of extensions by any application, project, or standard - regardless of the institution or jurisdiction that uses or defines the extensions. The use of extensions is what allows the FHIR specification to retain a core level of simplicity for everyone.

Control0..*
TypeExtension
Is Modifiertrue because Modifier extensions are expected to modify the meaning or interpretation of the resource that contains them
Summaryfalse
Requirements

Modifier extensions allow for extensions that cannot be safely ignored to be clearly distinguished from the vast majority of extensions which can be safely ignored. This promotes interoperability by eliminating the need for implementers to prohibit the presence of extensions. For further information, see the definition of modifier extensions.

Alternate Namesextensions, user content
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
ext-1: Must have either extensions or value[x], not both (extension.exists() != value.exists())
6. Organization.identifier
Definition

Identifier for the organization that is used to identify the organization across multiple disparate systems.

ShortIdentifies this organization across multiple systems
NoteThis is a business identifier, not a resource identifier (see discussion)
Control0..*
This element is affected by the following invariants: org-1
TypeIdentifier
Is Modifierfalse
Summarytrue
Requirements

Organizations are known by a variety of ids. Some institutions maintain several, and most collect identifiers for exchange with other organizations concerning the organization.

Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
SlicingThis element introduces a set of slices on Organization.identifier. The slices are unordered and Open, and can be differentiated using the following discriminators:
  • pattern @ $this
8. Organization.identifier.use
Definition

The purpose of this identifier.

Shortusual | official | temp | secondary | old (If known)
Comments

Applications can assume that an identifier is permanent unless it explicitly says that it is temporary.

Control0..1
BindingThe codes SHALL be taken from IdentifierUsehttp://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/identifier-use|4.0.1
(required to http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/identifier-use|4.0.1
Typecode
Is Modifiertrue because This is labeled as "Is Modifier" because applications should not mistake a temporary id for a permanent one.
Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
Summarytrue
Requirements

Allows the appropriate identifier for a particular context of use to be selected from among a set of identifiers.

Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
10. Organization.identifier.value
Definition

The portion of the identifier typically relevant to the user and which is unique within the context of the system.

ShortThe value that is unique
Comments

If the value is a full URI, then the system SHALL be urn:ietf:rfc:3986. The value's primary purpose is computational mapping. As a result, it may be normalized for comparison purposes (e.g. removing non-significant whitespace, dashes, etc.) A value formatted for human display can be conveyed using the Rendered Value extension. Identifier.value is to be treated as case sensitive unless knowledge of the Identifier.system allows the processer to be confident that non-case-sensitive processing is safe.

Control10..1
Typestring
Is Modifierfalse
Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
Summarytrue
Example<br/><b>General</b>:123456
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
12. Organization.identifier:BER
Slice NameBER
Definition

See BER


Identifier for the organization that is used to identify the organization across multiple disparate systems.

ShortBER (Business and Enterprise Register), BUR (Betriebs- und Unternehmensregister), REE (Registre des entreprises et des établissements), RIS (Registro delle imprese e degli stabilimenti)Identifies this organization across multiple systems
NoteThis is a business identifier, not a resource identifier (see discussion)
Control0..1*
This element is affected by the following invariants: ele-1, org-1
TypeIdentifier(BER Identifier)
Is Modifierfalse
Requirements

Organizations are known by a variety of ids. Some institutions maintain several, and most collect identifiers for exchange with other organizations concerning the organization.

Pattern Value{
  "system" : "urn:oid:2.16.756.5.45"
}
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
14. Organization.identifier:UIDB
Slice NameUIDB
Definition

See UIDB


Identifier for the organization that is used to identify the organization across multiple disparate systems.

ShortUIDB (Unique Identification Business), UID (Verwendung der Unternehmens-Identifikationsnummer), IDE (Utilisation du numéro d'identification des entreprises), IDI (Utilizzo del numero d'identificazione delle imprese)Identifies this organization across multiple systems
NoteThis is a business identifier, not a resource identifier (see discussion)
Control0..1*
This element is affected by the following invariants: ele-1, org-1
TypeIdentifier(UIDB Identifier)
Is Modifierfalse
Requirements

Organizations are known by a variety of ids. Some institutions maintain several, and most collect identifiers for exchange with other organizations concerning the organization.

Pattern Value{
  "system" : "urn:oid:2.16.756.5.35"
}
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
16. Organization.identifier:ZSR
Slice NameZSR
Definition

See ZSR/RCC


Identifier for the organization that is used to identify the organization across multiple disparate systems.

ShortZSR (Zahlstellenregister), RCC (Registre des codes-créanciers), RCC (Registro dei codici creditori)Identifies this organization across multiple systems
NoteThis is a business identifier, not a resource identifier (see discussion)
Control0..1*
This element is affected by the following invariants: ele-1, org-1
TypeIdentifier(ZSR Identifier)
Is Modifierfalse
Requirements

Organizations are known by a variety of ids. Some institutions maintain several, and most collect identifiers for exchange with other organizations concerning the organization.

Pattern Value{
  "system" : "urn:oid:2.16.756.5.30.1.123.100.2.1.1"
}
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
18. Organization.identifier:GLN
Slice NameGLN
Definition

See GLN


Identifier for the organization that is used to identify the organization across multiple disparate systems.

ShortGlobal Location Number (GLN)Identifies this organization across multiple systems
NoteThis is a business identifier, not a resource identifier (see discussion)
Control0..1*
This element is affected by the following invariants: ele-1, org-1
TypeIdentifier(GLN Identifier)
Is Modifierfalse
Requirements

Organizations are known by a variety of ids. Some institutions maintain several, and most collect identifiers for exchange with other organizations concerning the organization.

Pattern Value{
  "system" : "urn:oid:2.51.1.3"
}
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
20. Organization.active
Definition

Whether the organization's record is still in active use.

ShortWhether the organization's record is still in active use
Comments

This active flag is not intended to be used to mark an organization as temporarily closed or under construction. Instead the Location(s) within the Organization should have the suspended status. If further details of the reason for the suspension are required, then an extension on this element should be used.

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

Control0..1
Typeboolean
Is Modifiertrue because 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
Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
Summarytrue
Requirements

Need a flag to indicate a record is no longer to be used and should generally be hidden for the user in the UI.

Meaning if MissingThis resource is generally assumed to be active if no value is provided for the active element
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
22. Organization.type
Definition

The kind(s) of organization that this is.

ShortKind of organization
Comments

Organizations can be corporations, wards, sections, clinical teams, government departments, etc. Note that code is generally a classifier of the type of organization; in many applications, codes are used to identity a particular organization (say, ward) as opposed to another of the same type - these are identifiers, not codes

When considering if multiple types are appropriate, you should evaluate if child organizations would be a more appropriate use of the concept, as different types likely are in different sub-areas of the organization. This is most likely to be used where type values have orthogonal values, such as a religious, academic and medical center.

We expect that some jurisdictions will profile this optionality to be a single cardinality.

Control0..*
BindingThe codes SHOULD be taken from For example codes, see DocumentEntry.healthcareFacilityTypeCodehttp://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/organization-type
(preferred to http://fhir.ch/ig/ch-term/ValueSet/DocumentEntry.healthcareFacilityTypeCode
TypeCodeableConcept
Is Modifierfalse
Summarytrue
Requirements

Need to be able to track the kind of organization that this is - different organization types have different uses.

Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
24. Organization.telecom
Definition

A contact detail for the organization.

ShortA contact detail for the organization
Comments

The use code 'home' is not to be used. Note that these contacts are not the contact details of people who are employed by or represent the organization, but official contacts for the organization itself.

Control0..*
This element is affected by the following invariants: org-3
TypeContactPoint
Is Modifierfalse
Summaryfalse
Requirements

Human contact for the organization.

Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
org-3: The telecom of an organization can never be of use 'home' (where(use = 'home').empty())
SlicingThis element introduces a set of slices on Organization.telecom. The slices are unordered and Open, and can be differentiated using the following discriminators:
  • value @ system
26. Organization.telecom.system
Definition

Telecommunications form for contact point - what communications system is required to make use of the contact.

Shortphone | fax | email | pager | url | sms | other
Control10..1
This element is affected by the following invariants: cpt-2
BindingThe codes SHALL be taken from ContactPointSystemhttp://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/contact-point-system|4.0.1
(required to http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/contact-point-system|4.0.1
Typecode
Is Modifierfalse
Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
Summarytrue
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
28. Organization.telecom.value
Definition

The actual contact point details, in a form that is meaningful to the designated communication system (i.e. phone number or email address).

ShortThe actual contact point details
Comments

Additional text data such as phone extension numbers, or notes about use of the contact are sometimes included in the value.

Control10..1
Typestring
Is Modifierfalse
Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
Summarytrue
Requirements

Need to support legacy numbers that are not in a tightly controlled format.

Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
30. Organization.telecom.use
Definition

Identifies the purpose for the contact point.

Shorthome | work | temp | old | mobile - purpose of this contact point
Comments

Applications can assume that a contact is current unless it explicitly says that it is temporary or old.

Control0..1
BindingThe codes SHALL be taken from ContactPointUsehttp://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/contact-point-use|4.0.1
(required to http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/contact-point-use|4.0.1
Typecode
Is Modifiertrue because This is labeled as "Is Modifier" because applications should not mistake a temporary or old contact etc.for a current/permanent one
Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
Summarytrue
Requirements

Need to track the way a person uses this contact, so a user can choose which is appropriate for their purpose.

Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
32. Organization.telecom:email
Slice Nameemail
Definition

Details for all kinds of technology mediated contact points for a person or organization, including telephone, email, etc.


A contact detail for the organization.

ShortCH Core ContactPoint eCH-0046 EmailA contact detail for the organization
Comments

The use code 'home' is not to be used. Note that these contacts are not the contact details of people who are employed by or represent the organization, but official contacts for the organization itself.

Control0..*
This element is affected by the following invariants: ele-1, org-3
TypeContactPoint(CH Core ContactPoint eCH-0046 Email)
Is Modifierfalse
Requirements

Human contact for the organization.

Invariantscpt-2: A system is required if a value is provided. (value.empty() or system.exists())
ele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
org-3: The telecom of an organization can never be of use 'home' (where(use = 'home').empty())
34. Organization.telecom:phone
Slice Namephone
Definition

Details for all kinds of technology mediated contact points for a person or organization, including telephone, email, etc.


A contact detail for the organization.

ShortCH Core ContactPoint eCH-0046 PhoneA contact detail for the organization
Comments

The use code 'home' is not to be used. Note that these contacts are not the contact details of people who are employed by or represent the organization, but official contacts for the organization itself.

Control0..*
This element is affected by the following invariants: ele-1, org-3
TypeContactPoint(CH Core ContactPoint eCH-0046 Phone)
Is Modifierfalse
Requirements

Human contact for the organization.

Invariantscpt-2: A system is required if a value is provided. (value.empty() or system.exists())
ele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
org-3: The telecom of an organization can never be of use 'home' (where(use = 'home').empty())
36. Organization.telecom:internet
Slice Nameinternet
Definition

Details for all kinds of technology mediated contact points for a person or organization, including telephone, email, etc.


A contact detail for the organization.

ShortCH Core ContactPoint eCH-0046 InternetA contact detail for the organization
Comments

The use code 'home' is not to be used. Note that these contacts are not the contact details of people who are employed by or represent the organization, but official contacts for the organization itself.

Control0..*
This element is affected by the following invariants: ele-1, org-3
TypeContactPoint(CH Core ContactPoint eCH-0046 Internet)
Is Modifierfalse
Requirements

Human contact for the organization.

Invariantscpt-2: A system is required if a value is provided. (value.empty() or system.exists())
ele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
org-3: The telecom of an organization can never be of use 'home' (where(use = 'home').empty())
38. Organization.address
Definition

An address expressed using postal conventions (as opposed to GPS or other location definition formats). This data type may be used to convey addresses for use in delivering mail as well as for visiting locations which might not be valid for mail delivery. There are a variety of postal address formats defined around the world.


An address for the organization.

ShortAn address expressed using postal conventions (as opposed to GPS or other location definition formats)An address for the organization
Comments

Note: address is intended to describe postal addresses for administrative purposes, not to describe absolute geographical coordinates. Postal addresses are often used as proxies for physical locations (also see the Location resource).


Organization may have multiple addresses with different uses or applicable periods. The use code 'home' is not to be used.

Control0..*
This element is affected by the following invariants: ele-1, org-2
TypeAddress(CH Core Address)
Is Modifierfalse
Requirements

May need to keep track of the organization's addresses for contacting, billing or reporting requirements.

Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
ch-addr-2: For a Swiss address, a canton abbreviation from the value set 'eCH-0007 Canton Abbreviation' must be used. (country.extension.where(url = 'http://hl7.org/fhir/StructureDefinition/iso21090-SC-coding').empty() or (country.extension.where(url = 'http://hl7.org/fhir/StructureDefinition/iso21090-SC-coding').value.code.startsWith('CH') = false) or (country.extension.where(url = 'http://hl7.org/fhir/StructureDefinition/iso21090-SC-coding').value.code.startsWith('CH').exists() and (state.empty() or state.memberOf('http://fhir.ch/ig/ch-core/ValueSet/ech-7-cantonabbreviation'))))
org-2: An address of an organization can never be of use 'home' (where(use = 'home').empty())

Guidance on how to interpret the contents of this table can be found here

0. Organization
Definition

A formally or informally recognized grouping of people or organizations formed for the purpose of achieving some form of collective action. Includes companies, institutions, corporations, departments, community groups, healthcare practice groups, payer/insurer, etc.

ShortCH Core Organization
Control0..*
Is Modifierfalse
Summaryfalse
Invariantsdom-2: If the resource is contained in another resource, it SHALL NOT contain nested Resources (contained.contained.empty())
dom-3: If the resource is contained in another resource, it SHALL be referred to from elsewhere in the resource or SHALL refer to the containing resource (contained.where((('#'+id in (%resource.descendants().reference | %resource.descendants().as(canonical) | %resource.descendants().as(uri) | %resource.descendants().as(url))) or descendants().where(reference = '#').exists() or descendants().where(as(canonical) = '#').exists() or descendants().where(as(canonical) = '#').exists()).not()).trace('unmatched', id).empty())
dom-4: If a resource is contained in another resource, it SHALL NOT have a meta.versionId or a meta.lastUpdated (contained.meta.versionId.empty() and contained.meta.lastUpdated.empty())
dom-5: If a resource is contained in another resource, it SHALL NOT have a security label (contained.meta.security.empty())
dom-6: A resource should have narrative for robust management (text.`div`.exists())
org-1: The organization SHALL at least have a name or an identifier, and possibly more than one ((identifier.count() + name.count()) > 0)
2. Organization.id
Definition

The logical id of the resource, as used in the URL for the resource. Once assigned, this value never changes.

ShortLogical id of this artifact
Comments

The only time that a resource does not have an id is when it is being submitted to the server using a create operation.

Control0..1
Typeid
Is Modifierfalse
Summarytrue
4. Organization.meta
Definition

The metadata about the resource. This is content that is maintained by the infrastructure. Changes to the content might not always be associated with version changes to the resource.

ShortMetadata about the resource
Control0..1
TypeMeta
Is Modifierfalse
Summarytrue
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
6. Organization.implicitRules
Definition

A reference to a set of rules that were followed when the resource was constructed, and which must be understood when processing the content. Often, this is a reference to an implementation guide that defines the special rules along with other profiles etc.

ShortA set of rules under which this content was created
Comments

Asserting this rule set restricts the content to be only understood by a limited set of trading partners. This inherently limits the usefulness of the data in the long term. However, the existing health eco-system is highly fractured, and not yet ready to define, collect, and exchange data in a generally computable sense. Wherever possible, implementers and/or specification writers should avoid using this element. Often, when used, the URL is a reference to an implementation guide that defines these special rules as part of it's narrative along with other profiles, value sets, etc.

Control0..1
Typeuri
Is Modifiertrue because This element is labeled as a modifier because the implicit rules may provide additional knowledge about the resource that modifies it's meaning or interpretation
Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
Summarytrue
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
8. Organization.language
Definition

The base language in which the resource is written.

ShortLanguage of the resource content
Comments

Language is provided to support indexing and accessibility (typically, services such as text to speech use the language tag). The html language tag in the narrative applies to the narrative. The language tag on the resource may be used to specify the language of other presentations generated from the data in the resource. Not all the content has to be in the base language. The Resource.language should not be assumed to apply to the narrative automatically. If a language is specified, it should it also be specified on the div element in the html (see rules in HTML5 for information about the relationship between xml:lang and the html lang attribute).

Control0..1
BindingThe codes SHOULD be taken from CommonLanguages
(preferred to http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/languages
Typecode
Is Modifierfalse
Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
Summaryfalse
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
10. Organization.text
Definition

A human-readable narrative that contains a summary of the resource and can be used to represent the content of the resource to a human. The narrative need not encode all the structured data, but is required to contain sufficient detail to make it "clinically safe" for a human to just read the narrative. Resource definitions may define what content should be represented in the narrative to ensure clinical safety.

ShortText summary of the resource, for human interpretation
Comments

Contained resources do not have narrative. Resources that are not contained SHOULD have a narrative. In some cases, a resource may only have text with little or no additional discrete data (as long as all minOccurs=1 elements are satisfied). This may be necessary for data from legacy systems where information is captured as a "text blob" or where text is additionally entered raw or narrated and encoded information is added later.

Control0..1
TypeNarrative
Is Modifierfalse
Summaryfalse
Alternate Namesnarrative, html, xhtml, display
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
12. Organization.contained
Definition

These resources do not have an independent existence apart from the resource that contains them - they cannot be identified independently, and nor can they have their own independent transaction scope.

ShortContained, inline Resources
Comments

This should never be done when the content can be identified properly, as once identification is lost, it is extremely difficult (and context dependent) to restore it again. Contained resources may have profiles and tags In their meta elements, but SHALL NOT have security labels.

Control0..*
TypeResource
Is Modifierfalse
Summaryfalse
Alternate Namesinline resources, anonymous resources, contained resources
14. Organization.extension
Definition

May be used to represent additional information that is not part of the basic definition of the resource. To make the use of extensions safe and manageable, there is a strict set of governance applied to the definition and use of extensions. Though any implementer can define an extension, there is a set of requirements that SHALL be met as part of the definition of the extension.

ShortAdditional content defined by implementations
Comments

There can be no stigma associated with the use of extensions by any application, project, or standard - regardless of the institution or jurisdiction that uses or defines the extensions. The use of extensions is what allows the FHIR specification to retain a core level of simplicity for everyone.

Control0..*
TypeExtension
Is Modifierfalse
Summaryfalse
Alternate Namesextensions, user content
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
ext-1: Must have either extensions or value[x], not both (extension.exists() != value.exists())
16. Organization.modifierExtension
Definition

May be used to represent additional information that is not part of the basic definition of the resource and that modifies the understanding of the element that contains it and/or the understanding of the containing element's descendants. Usually modifier elements provide negation or qualification. To make the use of extensions safe and manageable, there is a strict set of governance applied to the definition and use of extensions. Though any implementer is allowed to define an extension, there is a set of requirements that SHALL be met as part of the definition of the extension. Applications processing a resource are required to check for modifier extensions.

Modifier extensions SHALL NOT change the meaning of any elements on Resource or DomainResource (including cannot change the meaning of modifierExtension itself).

ShortExtensions that cannot be ignored
Comments

There can be no stigma associated with the use of extensions by any application, project, or standard - regardless of the institution or jurisdiction that uses or defines the extensions. The use of extensions is what allows the FHIR specification to retain a core level of simplicity for everyone.

Control0..*
TypeExtension
Is Modifiertrue because Modifier extensions are expected to modify the meaning or interpretation of the resource that contains them
Summaryfalse
Requirements

Modifier extensions allow for extensions that cannot be safely ignored to be clearly distinguished from the vast majority of extensions which can be safely ignored. This promotes interoperability by eliminating the need for implementers to prohibit the presence of extensions. For further information, see the definition of modifier extensions.

Alternate Namesextensions, user content
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
ext-1: Must have either extensions or value[x], not both (extension.exists() != value.exists())
18. Organization.identifier
Definition

Identifier for the organization that is used to identify the organization across multiple disparate systems.

ShortIdentifies this organization across multiple systems
NoteThis is a business identifier, not a resource identifier (see discussion)
Control0..*
This element is affected by the following invariants: org-1
TypeIdentifier
Is Modifierfalse
Summarytrue
Requirements

Organizations are known by a variety of ids. Some institutions maintain several, and most collect identifiers for exchange with other organizations concerning the organization.

Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
SlicingThis element introduces a set of slices on Organization.identifier. The slices are unordered and Open, and can be differentiated using the following discriminators:
  • pattern @ $this
20. Organization.identifier.id
Definition

Unique id for the element within a resource (for internal references). This may be any string value that does not contain spaces.

ShortUnique id for inter-element referencing
Control0..1
Typestring
Is Modifierfalse
XML FormatIn the XML format, this property is represented as an attribute.
Summaryfalse
22. Organization.identifier.extension
Definition

May be used to represent additional information that is not part of the basic definition of the element. To make the use of extensions safe and manageable, there is a strict set of governance applied to the definition and use of extensions. Though any implementer can define an extension, there is a set of requirements that SHALL be met as part of the definition of the extension.

ShortAdditional content defined by implementations
Comments

There can be no stigma associated with the use of extensions by any application, project, or standard - regardless of the institution or jurisdiction that uses or defines the extensions. The use of extensions is what allows the FHIR specification to retain a core level of simplicity for everyone.

Control0..*
TypeExtension
Is Modifierfalse
Summaryfalse
Alternate Namesextensions, user content
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
ext-1: Must have either extensions or value[x], not both (extension.exists() != value.exists())
SlicingThis element introduces a set of slices on Organization.identifier.extension. The slices are unordered and Open, and can be differentiated using the following discriminators:
  • value @ url
24. Organization.identifier.use
Definition

The purpose of this identifier.

Shortusual | official | temp | secondary | old (If known)
Comments

Applications can assume that an identifier is permanent unless it explicitly says that it is temporary.

Control0..1
BindingThe codes SHALL be taken from IdentifierUse
(required to http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/identifier-use|4.0.1
Typecode
Is Modifiertrue because This is labeled as "Is Modifier" because applications should not mistake a temporary id for a permanent one.
Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
Summarytrue
Requirements

Allows the appropriate identifier for a particular context of use to be selected from among a set of identifiers.

Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
26. Organization.identifier.type
Definition

A coded type for the identifier that can be used to determine which identifier to use for a specific purpose.

ShortDescription of identifier
Comments

This element deals only with general categories of identifiers. It SHOULD not be used for codes that correspond 1..1 with the Identifier.system. Some identifiers may fall into multiple categories due to common usage. Where the system is known, a type is unnecessary because the type is always part of the system definition. However systems often need to handle identifiers where the system is not known. There is not a 1:1 relationship between type and system, since many different systems have the same type.

Control0..1
BindingUnless not suitable, these codes SHALL be taken from Identifier Type Codes
(extensible to http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/identifier-type
TypeCodeableConcept
Is Modifierfalse
Summarytrue
Requirements

Allows users to make use of identifiers when the identifier system is not known.

Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
28. Organization.identifier.system
Definition

Establishes the namespace for the value - that is, a URL that describes a set values that are unique.

ShortThe namespace for the identifier value
Comments

Identifier.system is always case sensitive.

Control0..1
Typeuri
Is Modifierfalse
Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
Summarytrue
Requirements

There are many sets of identifiers. To perform matching of two identifiers, we need to know what set we're dealing with. The system identifies a particular set of unique identifiers.

Example<br/><b>General</b>:http://www.acme.com/identifiers/patient
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
30. Organization.identifier.value
Definition

The portion of the identifier typically relevant to the user and which is unique within the context of the system.

ShortThe value that is unique
Comments

If the value is a full URI, then the system SHALL be urn:ietf:rfc:3986. The value's primary purpose is computational mapping. As a result, it may be normalized for comparison purposes (e.g. removing non-significant whitespace, dashes, etc.) A value formatted for human display can be conveyed using the Rendered Value extension. Identifier.value is to be treated as case sensitive unless knowledge of the Identifier.system allows the processer to be confident that non-case-sensitive processing is safe.

Control1..1
Typestring
Is Modifierfalse
Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
Summarytrue
Example<br/><b>General</b>:123456
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
32. Organization.identifier.period
Definition

Time period during which identifier is/was valid for use.

ShortTime period when id is/was valid for use
Control0..1
TypePeriod
Is Modifierfalse
Summarytrue
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
34. Organization.identifier.assigner
Definition

Organization that issued/manages the identifier.

ShortOrganization that issued id (may be just text)
Comments

The Identifier.assigner may omit the .reference element and only contain a .display element reflecting the name or other textual information about the assigning organization.

Control0..1
TypeReference(Organization)
Is Modifierfalse
Summarytrue
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
36. Organization.identifier:BER
Slice NameBER
Definition

See BER

ShortBER (Business and Enterprise Register), BUR (Betriebs- und Unternehmensregister), REE (Registre des entreprises et des établissements), RIS (Registro delle imprese e degli stabilimenti)
NoteThis is a business identifier, not a resource identifier (see discussion)
Control0..1
This element is affected by the following invariants: ele-1
TypeIdentifier(BER Identifier)
Is Modifierfalse
Requirements

Organizations are known by a variety of ids. Some institutions maintain several, and most collect identifiers for exchange with other organizations concerning the organization.

Pattern Value{
  "system" : "urn:oid:2.16.756.5.45"
}
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
38. Organization.identifier:UIDB
Slice NameUIDB
Definition

See UIDB

ShortUIDB (Unique Identification Business), UID (Verwendung der Unternehmens-Identifikationsnummer), IDE (Utilisation du numéro d'identification des entreprises), IDI (Utilizzo del numero d'identificazione delle imprese)
NoteThis is a business identifier, not a resource identifier (see discussion)
Control0..1
This element is affected by the following invariants: ele-1
TypeIdentifier(UIDB Identifier)
Is Modifierfalse
Requirements

Organizations are known by a variety of ids. Some institutions maintain several, and most collect identifiers for exchange with other organizations concerning the organization.

Pattern Value{
  "system" : "urn:oid:2.16.756.5.35"
}
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
40. Organization.identifier:ZSR
Slice NameZSR
Definition

See ZSR/RCC

ShortZSR (Zahlstellenregister), RCC (Registre des codes-créanciers), RCC (Registro dei codici creditori)
NoteThis is a business identifier, not a resource identifier (see discussion)
Control0..1
This element is affected by the following invariants: ele-1
TypeIdentifier(ZSR Identifier)
Is Modifierfalse
Requirements

Organizations are known by a variety of ids. Some institutions maintain several, and most collect identifiers for exchange with other organizations concerning the organization.

Pattern Value{
  "system" : "urn:oid:2.16.756.5.30.1.123.100.2.1.1"
}
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
42. Organization.identifier:GLN
Slice NameGLN
Definition

See GLN

ShortGlobal Location Number (GLN)
NoteThis is a business identifier, not a resource identifier (see discussion)
Control0..1
This element is affected by the following invariants: ele-1
TypeIdentifier(GLN Identifier)
Is Modifierfalse
Requirements

Organizations are known by a variety of ids. Some institutions maintain several, and most collect identifiers for exchange with other organizations concerning the organization.

Pattern Value{
  "system" : "urn:oid:2.51.1.3"
}
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
44. Organization.active
Definition

Whether the organization's record is still in active use.

ShortWhether the organization's record is still in active use
Comments

This active flag is not intended to be used to mark an organization as temporarily closed or under construction. Instead the Location(s) within the Organization should have the suspended status. If further details of the reason for the suspension are required, then an extension on this element should be used.

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

Control0..1
Typeboolean
Is Modifiertrue because 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
Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
Summarytrue
Requirements

Need a flag to indicate a record is no longer to be used and should generally be hidden for the user in the UI.

Meaning if MissingThis resource is generally assumed to be active if no value is provided for the active element
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
46. Organization.type
Definition

The kind(s) of organization that this is.

ShortKind of organization
Comments

Organizations can be corporations, wards, sections, clinical teams, government departments, etc. Note that code is generally a classifier of the type of organization; in many applications, codes are used to identity a particular organization (say, ward) as opposed to another of the same type - these are identifiers, not codes

When considering if multiple types are appropriate, you should evaluate if child organizations would be a more appropriate use of the concept, as different types likely are in different sub-areas of the organization. This is most likely to be used where type values have orthogonal values, such as a religious, academic and medical center.

We expect that some jurisdictions will profile this optionality to be a single cardinality.

Control0..*
BindingThe codes SHOULD be taken from DocumentEntry.healthcareFacilityTypeCode
(preferred to http://fhir.ch/ig/ch-term/ValueSet/DocumentEntry.healthcareFacilityTypeCode
TypeCodeableConcept
Is Modifierfalse
Summarytrue
Requirements

Need to be able to track the kind of organization that this is - different organization types have different uses.

Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
48. Organization.name
Definition

A name associated with the organization.

ShortName used for the organization
Comments

If the name of an organization changes, consider putting the old name in the alias column so that it can still be located through searches.

Control0..1
This element is affected by the following invariants: org-1
Typestring
Is Modifierfalse
Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
Summarytrue
Requirements

Need to use the name as the label of the organization.

Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
50. Organization.alias
Definition

A list of alternate names that the organization is known as, or was known as in the past.

ShortA list of alternate names that the organization is known as, or was known as in the past
Comments

There are no dates associated with the alias/historic names, as this is not intended to track when names were used, but to assist in searching so that older names can still result in identifying the organization.

Control0..*
Typestring
Is Modifierfalse
Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
Summaryfalse
Requirements

Over time locations and organizations go through many changes and can be known by different names.

For searching knowing previous names that the organization was known by can be very useful.

Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
52. Organization.telecom
Definition

A contact detail for the organization.

ShortA contact detail for the organization
Comments

The use code 'home' is not to be used. Note that these contacts are not the contact details of people who are employed by or represent the organization, but official contacts for the organization itself.

Control0..*
This element is affected by the following invariants: org-3
TypeContactPoint
Is Modifierfalse
Summaryfalse
Requirements

Human contact for the organization.

Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
org-3: The telecom of an organization can never be of use 'home' (where(use = 'home').empty())
SlicingThis element introduces a set of slices on Organization.telecom. The slices are unordered and Open, and can be differentiated using the following discriminators:
  • value @ system
54. Organization.telecom.id
Definition

Unique id for the element within a resource (for internal references). This may be any string value that does not contain spaces.

ShortUnique id for inter-element referencing
Control0..1
Typestring
Is Modifierfalse
XML FormatIn the XML format, this property is represented as an attribute.
Summaryfalse
56. Organization.telecom.extension
Definition

May be used to represent additional information that is not part of the basic definition of the element. To make the use of extensions safe and manageable, there is a strict set of governance applied to the definition and use of extensions. Though any implementer can define an extension, there is a set of requirements that SHALL be met as part of the definition of the extension.

ShortAdditional content defined by implementations
Comments

There can be no stigma associated with the use of extensions by any application, project, or standard - regardless of the institution or jurisdiction that uses or defines the extensions. The use of extensions is what allows the FHIR specification to retain a core level of simplicity for everyone.

Control0..*
TypeExtension
Is Modifierfalse
Summaryfalse
Alternate Namesextensions, user content
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
ext-1: Must have either extensions or value[x], not both (extension.exists() != value.exists())
SlicingThis element introduces a set of slices on Organization.telecom.extension. The slices are unordered and Open, and can be differentiated using the following discriminators:
  • value @ url
58. Organization.telecom.system
Definition

Telecommunications form for contact point - what communications system is required to make use of the contact.

Shortphone | fax | email | pager | url | sms | other
Control1..1
This element is affected by the following invariants: cpt-2
BindingThe codes SHALL be taken from ContactPointSystem
(required to http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/contact-point-system|4.0.1
Typecode
Is Modifierfalse
Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
Summarytrue
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
60. Organization.telecom.value
Definition

The actual contact point details, in a form that is meaningful to the designated communication system (i.e. phone number or email address).

ShortThe actual contact point details
Comments

Additional text data such as phone extension numbers, or notes about use of the contact are sometimes included in the value.

Control1..1
Typestring
Is Modifierfalse
Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
Summarytrue
Requirements

Need to support legacy numbers that are not in a tightly controlled format.

Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
62. Organization.telecom.use
Definition

Identifies the purpose for the contact point.

Shorthome | work | temp | old | mobile - purpose of this contact point
Comments

Applications can assume that a contact is current unless it explicitly says that it is temporary or old.

Control0..1
BindingThe codes SHALL be taken from ContactPointUse
(required to http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/contact-point-use|4.0.1
Typecode
Is Modifiertrue because This is labeled as "Is Modifier" because applications should not mistake a temporary or old contact etc.for a current/permanent one
Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
Summarytrue
Requirements

Need to track the way a person uses this contact, so a user can choose which is appropriate for their purpose.

Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
64. Organization.telecom.rank
Definition

Specifies a preferred order in which to use a set of contacts. ContactPoints with lower rank values are more preferred than those with higher rank values.

ShortSpecify preferred order of use (1 = highest)
Comments

Note that rank does not necessarily follow the order in which the contacts are represented in the instance.

Control0..1
TypepositiveInt
Is Modifierfalse
Primitive ValueThis primitive element may be present, or absent, or replaced by an extension
Summarytrue
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
66. Organization.telecom.period
Definition

Time period when the contact point was/is in use.

ShortTime period when the contact point was/is in use
Control0..1
TypePeriod
Is Modifierfalse
Summarytrue
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
68. Organization.telecom:email
Slice Nameemail
Definition

Details for all kinds of technology mediated contact points for a person or organization, including telephone, email, etc.

ShortCH Core ContactPoint eCH-0046 Email
Comments

The use code 'home' is not to be used. Note that these contacts are not the contact details of people who are employed by or represent the organization, but official contacts for the organization itself.

Control0..*
This element is affected by the following invariants: ele-1
TypeContactPoint(CH Core ContactPoint eCH-0046 Email)
Is Modifierfalse
Requirements

Human contact for the organization.

Invariantscpt-2: A system is required if a value is provided. (value.empty() or system.exists())
ele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
org-3: The telecom of an organization can never be of use 'home' (where(use = 'home').empty())
70. Organization.telecom:phone
Slice Namephone
Definition

Details for all kinds of technology mediated contact points for a person or organization, including telephone, email, etc.

ShortCH Core ContactPoint eCH-0046 Phone
Comments

The use code 'home' is not to be used. Note that these contacts are not the contact details of people who are employed by or represent the organization, but official contacts for the organization itself.

Control0..*
This element is affected by the following invariants: ele-1
TypeContactPoint(CH Core ContactPoint eCH-0046 Phone)
Is Modifierfalse
Requirements

Human contact for the organization.

Invariantscpt-2: A system is required if a value is provided. (value.empty() or system.exists())
ele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
org-3: The telecom of an organization can never be of use 'home' (where(use = 'home').empty())
72. Organization.telecom:internet
Slice Nameinternet
Definition

Details for all kinds of technology mediated contact points for a person or organization, including telephone, email, etc.

ShortCH Core ContactPoint eCH-0046 Internet
Comments

The use code 'home' is not to be used. Note that these contacts are not the contact details of people who are employed by or represent the organization, but official contacts for the organization itself.

Control0..*
This element is affected by the following invariants: ele-1
TypeContactPoint(CH Core ContactPoint eCH-0046 Internet)
Is Modifierfalse
Requirements

Human contact for the organization.

Invariantscpt-2: A system is required if a value is provided. (value.empty() or system.exists())
ele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
org-3: The telecom of an organization can never be of use 'home' (where(use = 'home').empty())
74. Organization.address
Definition

An address expressed using postal conventions (as opposed to GPS or other location definition formats). This data type may be used to convey addresses for use in delivering mail as well as for visiting locations which might not be valid for mail delivery. There are a variety of postal address formats defined around the world.

ShortAn address expressed using postal conventions (as opposed to GPS or other location definition formats)
Comments

Note: address is intended to describe postal addresses for administrative purposes, not to describe absolute geographical coordinates. Postal addresses are often used as proxies for physical locations (also see the Location resource).

Control0..*
This element is affected by the following invariants: ele-1
TypeAddress(CH Core Address)
Is Modifierfalse
Requirements

May need to keep track of the organization's addresses for contacting, billing or reporting requirements.

Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
ch-addr-2: For a Swiss address, a canton abbreviation from the value set 'eCH-0007 Canton Abbreviation' must be used. (country.extension.where(url = 'http://hl7.org/fhir/StructureDefinition/iso21090-SC-coding').empty() or (country.extension.where(url = 'http://hl7.org/fhir/StructureDefinition/iso21090-SC-coding').value.code.startsWith('CH') = false) or (country.extension.where(url = 'http://hl7.org/fhir/StructureDefinition/iso21090-SC-coding').value.code.startsWith('CH').exists() and (state.empty() or state.memberOf('http://fhir.ch/ig/ch-core/ValueSet/ech-7-cantonabbreviation'))))
org-2: An address of an organization can never be of use 'home' (where(use = 'home').empty())
76. Organization.partOf
Definition

The organization of which this organization forms a part.

ShortThe organization of which this organization forms a part
Control0..1
TypeReference(Organization)
Is Modifierfalse
Summarytrue
Requirements

Need to be able to track the hierarchy of organizations within an organization.

Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
78. Organization.contact
Definition

Contact for the organization for a certain purpose.

ShortContact for the organization for a certain purpose
Comments

Where multiple contacts for the same purpose are provided there is a standard extension that can be used to determine which one is the preferred contact to use.

Control0..*
TypeBackboneElement
Is Modifierfalse
Summaryfalse
Requirements

Need to keep track of assigned contact points within bigger organization.

Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
80. Organization.contact.id
Definition

Unique id for the element within a resource (for internal references). This may be any string value that does not contain spaces.

ShortUnique id for inter-element referencing
Control0..1
Typestring
Is Modifierfalse
XML FormatIn the XML format, this property is represented as an attribute.
Summaryfalse
82. Organization.contact.extension
Definition

May be used to represent additional information that is not part of the basic definition of the element. To make the use of extensions safe and manageable, there is a strict set of governance applied to the definition and use of extensions. Though any implementer can define an extension, there is a set of requirements that SHALL be met as part of the definition of the extension.

ShortAdditional content defined by implementations
Comments

There can be no stigma associated with the use of extensions by any application, project, or standard - regardless of the institution or jurisdiction that uses or defines the extensions. The use of extensions is what allows the FHIR specification to retain a core level of simplicity for everyone.

Control0..*
TypeExtension
Is Modifierfalse
Summaryfalse
Alternate Namesextensions, user content
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
ext-1: Must have either extensions or value[x], not both (extension.exists() != value.exists())
84. Organization.contact.modifierExtension
Definition

May be used to represent additional information that is not part of the basic definition of the element and that modifies the understanding of the element in which it is contained and/or the understanding of the containing element's descendants. Usually modifier elements provide negation or qualification. To make the use of extensions safe and manageable, there is a strict set of governance applied to the definition and use of extensions. Though any implementer can define an extension, there is a set of requirements that SHALL be met as part of the definition of the extension. Applications processing a resource are required to check for modifier extensions.

Modifier extensions SHALL NOT change the meaning of any elements on Resource or DomainResource (including cannot change the meaning of modifierExtension itself).

ShortExtensions that cannot be ignored even if unrecognized
Comments

There can be no stigma associated with the use of extensions by any application, project, or standard - regardless of the institution or jurisdiction that uses or defines the extensions. The use of extensions is what allows the FHIR specification to retain a core level of simplicity for everyone.

Control0..*
TypeExtension
Is Modifiertrue because Modifier extensions are expected to modify the meaning or interpretation of the element that contains them
Summarytrue
Requirements

Modifier extensions allow for extensions that cannot be safely ignored to be clearly distinguished from the vast majority of extensions which can be safely ignored. This promotes interoperability by eliminating the need for implementers to prohibit the presence of extensions. For further information, see the definition of modifier extensions.

Alternate Namesextensions, user content, modifiers
Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
ext-1: Must have either extensions or value[x], not both (extension.exists() != value.exists())
86. Organization.contact.purpose
Definition

Indicates a purpose for which the contact can be reached.

ShortThe type of contact
Control0..1
BindingUnless not suitable, these codes SHALL be taken from ContactEntityType
(extensible to http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/contactentity-type
TypeCodeableConcept
Is Modifierfalse
Summaryfalse
Requirements

Need to distinguish between multiple contact persons.

Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
88. Organization.contact.name
Definition

A name associated with the contact.

ShortA name associated with the contact
Control0..1
TypeHumanName
Is Modifierfalse
Summaryfalse
Requirements

Need to be able to track the person by name.

Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
90. Organization.contact.telecom
Definition

A contact detail (e.g. a telephone number or an email address) by which the party may be contacted.

ShortContact details (telephone, email, etc.) for a contact
Control0..*
TypeContactPoint
Is Modifierfalse
Summaryfalse
Requirements

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

Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
92. Organization.contact.address
Definition

Visiting or postal addresses for the contact.

ShortVisiting or postal addresses for the contact
Control0..1
TypeAddress
Is Modifierfalse
Summaryfalse
Requirements

May need to keep track of a contact party's address for contacting, billing or reporting requirements.

Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
94. Organization.endpoint
Definition

Technical endpoints providing access to services operated for the organization.

ShortTechnical endpoints providing access to services operated for the organization
Control0..*
TypeReference(Endpoint)
Is Modifierfalse
Summaryfalse
Requirements

Organizations have multiple systems that provide various services and need to be able to define the technical connection details for how to connect to them, and for what purpose.

Invariantsele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))