PATIENT ADMINISTRTAION (PA) Workgroup Development Draft

6.0 Infrastructure Resources


Support
Generally useful resources wherever resources are used
NameAliasesDescription
MediaA photo, video, or audio recording acquired or used in healthcare. The actual content may be inline or provided by direct reference.
Other(Not defined yet)
ProvenanceHistory, EventProvenance of a resource is a record that describes entities and processes involved in producing and delivering or otherwise influencing that resource. Provenance provides a critical foundation for assessing authenticity, enabling trust, and allowing reproducibility. Provenance assertions are a form of contextual metadata and can themselves become important records with their own provenance. Provenance statement indicates clinical significance in terms of confidence in authenticity, reliability, and trustworthiness, integrity, and stage in lifecycle (e.g., Document Completion - has the artifact been legally authenticated), all of which may impact Security, Privacy, and Trust policies.
AuditEventA record of an event made for purposes of maintaining a security log. Typical uses include detection of intrusion attempts and monitoring for inappropriate usage.
BinaryPure Binary Content - opaque to FHIR

Documents & Structure Handling
Supporting management of documents and other organizing structures
NameAliasesDescription
ListCollection, WorkingListA set of information summarized from a list of other resources.
CompositionA set of healthcare-related information that is assembled together into a single logical document that provides a single coherent statement of meaning, establishes its own context and that has clinical attestation with regard to who is making the statement.
DocumentReferenceA reference to a document.
DocumentManifestA manifest that defines a set of documents.

Exchange
Used to support the process of exchanging data
NameAliasesDescription
MessageHeaderThe header for a message exchange that is either requesting or responding to an action. The Reference(s) that are the subject of the action as well as other Information related to the action are typically transmitted in a bundle in which the MessageHeader resource instance is the first resource in the bundle.
OperationOutcomeA collection of error, warning or information messages that result from a system action.
SubscriptionWebHook, HookThe subscription resource is used to define a push based subscription from a server to another system. Once a subscription is registered with the server, the server checks every resource that is created or updated, and if the resource matches the given criteria, it sends a message on the defined "channel" so that another system is able to take an appropriate action.
BundleA container for a collection of resources.
BinaryA binary resource can contain any content, whether text, image, pdf, zip archive, etc.

Conformance
Make statements about how resources are used
NameAliasesDescription
ConformanceA conformance statement is a set of requirements for a desired implementation or a description of how a target application fulfills those requirements in a particular implementation.
StructureDefinitionTemplateA definition of a FHIR structure. This resource is used to describe the underlying resources, data types defined in FHIR, and also for describing extensions, and constraints on resources and data types.
DataElementMaster Observation, Data ElementThe formal description of a single piece of information that can be gathered and reported.
SearchParameterA Search Parameter that defines a named search item that can be used to search/filter on a resource.
OperationDefinitionA formal computable definition of an operation (on the RESTful interface) or a named query (using the search interaction).
ValueSetA value set specifies a set of codes drawn from one or more code systems.
NamingSystemA curated namespace that issues unique symbols within that namespace for the identification of concepts, people, devices, etc. Represents a "System" used within the Identifier and Coding data types.
ConceptMapA statement of relationships from one set of concepts to one or more other concepts - either code systems or data elements, or classes in class models.

Additional Resources will be added in the future. A list of hypothesized resources can be found on the HL7 wiki. Feel free to add any you think are missing or engage with one of the HL7 Work Groups to submit a proposal to define a resource of particular interest.