- FHIR Device Resource
- Electronic Health Records Exchange Through FHIR
- Medical Terminology
- Processes Data
- Processes Information
- Processes Documentation
- Health Information Exchange
- Electronic Health Records
- FHIR Smart
- Smart on FHIR
Device is a type of a manufactured item that is used in the provision of healthcare without being substantially changed through that activity. The device may be a medical or non-medical device.
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This resource is an administrative resource that tracks individual instances of a device and their location. It is referenced by other resources for recording which device performed an action such as a procedure or an observation, referenced when prescribing and dispensing devices for patient use or for ordering supplies, and used to record and transmit Unique Device Identifier (UDI) information about a device such as a patient’s implant.
These are the device related resources
– Device (this resource)
– Device Definition – Describes a “kind” of device – not a physical instance, cut a “catalog entry” where a device is defined by the manufacturer, reseller, or regulator.
– Device Metric – Describes a measurement, calculation or setting capability of a medical device.
In FHIR, the “Device” is the “administrative” resource for the device (it does not change much and has manufacturer information etc.), whereas the Device Component and Device Metric (which is really a kind of Device Component) model the physical part, including operation status and is much more volatile. The physical composition of a Device is represented by the Devices pointing to their “parent”.
Devices differ from medications because they are not “used up” – they remain active in a patient in an ongoing fashion. However, the specific boundary between medications and devices is defined at the implementation level and this standard does not enforce a boundary with the exception of devices that are implanted in a patient. The Medication resource should not be used to represent implanted devices.
Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) is a draft standard describing data formats and elements (known as “resources”) and an application programming interface (API) for exchanging electronic health records. The standard was created by the Health Level Seven International (HL7) health-care standards organization.
Its goal is to facilitate interoperation between legacy healthcare systems, to make it easy to provide healthcare information to healthcare providers and individuals on a wide variety of devices from computers to tablets to cell phones, and to allow third-party application developers to provide medical applications which can be easily integrated into existing systems.
FHIR provides an alternative to document-centric approaches by directly exposing discrete data elements as services. For example, basic elements of healthcare like patients, admissions, diagnostic reports and medications can each be retrieved and manipulated via their own resource URLs (Uniform Resource Locators). FHIR was supported at an American Medical Informatics Association meeting by many EHR (Electronic Health Record) vendors which value its open and extensible nature.
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John Snow Labs; Health Level Seven International;
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FHIR, HL7, Medical Terminology, Processes Data, Processes Information, Processes Documentation, Health Information Exchange, Electronic Health Records, FHIR Smart, Smart on FHIR
FHIR Device Resource, Electronic Health Records Exchange Through FHIR
|Name of the concept in the FHIR structure
|required : 1
|A Computer-ready name (e.g. a token) that identifies the structure - suitable for code generation. Note that this name (and other names relevant for code generation, including element & slice names, codes etc) may collide with reserved words in the relevant target language, and code generators will need to handle this.
|The type the structure describes.
|A free text natural language description of the structure and its use
|The value of the keyword should be an object or an array of objects. If the keyword value is an object, then for the data array to be valid each item of the array should be valid according to the schema in this value.
|The enum is used to restrict a value to a fixed set of values. It must be an array with at least one element, where each element is unique.
|The value of the keyword should be an array of unique strings. The data object to be valid should contain all properties with names equal to the elements in the keyword value.
|The value of this keyword can be anything. The data is valid if it is deeply equal to the value of the keyword.
|Computer Ready Name
|This is a Device resource
|The logical id of the resource
|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.
|A reference to a set of rules that were followed when the resource was constructed
|Extensions for implicitRules
|The base language in which the resource is written.
|Extensions for language
|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
|These resources do not have an independent existence apart from the resource that contains them - they cannot be identified independently
|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 managable