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  • FHIR Healthcare Service Resource
  • Electronic Health Records Exchange Through FHIR


  • FHIR
  • HL7
  • Medical Terminology
  • Processes Data
  • Processes Information
  • Processes Documentation
  • Health Information Exchange
  • Electronic Health Records
  • FHIR Smart
  • Smart on FHIR

Healthcare Service

The Healthcare Service resource is used to describe a single healthcare service or category of services that are provided by an organization at a location. The location of the services could be virtual, as with telemedicine services. The Healthcare Service resource can be used with the Schedule resource to define actual availability of the service. This would be done by using the Schedule’s Actor property.

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Common examples of Healthcare Services resources are:
– Allied Health
– Clinical Neuropsychologist
– Podiatry Service
– Smallville Hospital Emergency Services
– Respite care provided at a nursing home or hostel
– 24hr crisis telephone counseling service
– Information, advice and/or referral services; Disability, Telecommunications
– Rural Tele-Health Services
– Hospital in the home
– Yellow Cabs
– Pharmacy
– Active Rehab
– Social Support
– Drug and/or alcohol counseling
– Day Programs, Adult Training & Support Services
– Consulting psychologists and/or psychology services
– Group Hydrotherapy
– Little River Home Maintenance
– Healthcare Service resources do not represent Computer related Services (not SOA)

Example uses of Healthcare Service resources are:
– National Services Directory – Consumer Focus
– National Services Directory – Practitioner Referrals Searching
– Organization’s Client Portal – to locate services / book appointments
– Address book of services for Referrals including references to Questionnaires for assessments that are required as part of the referral
– Health Network internal directory is used for tracking available services offered internally, and also those offered by business partners. This information may also include costing information.

When creating an Appointment, the Healthcare Service is to be assigned to one of the participants.
It is up to the scheduling system to determine if the service is available and can be accepted.

The Healthcare Service resource is used with the following resources:
– Organization: The organization provides the services, the healthcare service describes the services
– Service Request: This is a subject specific request for a specific service, it may be to a specific healthcare service, and/or simply a coded service value. The granularity included in the request codes may be finer than defined in the healthcare service.
– Organization Affiliation: Might constrain a list of healthcare services that are available between two organizations
– Location: Specifies the place where the service(s) are offered/available within.

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United States


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

Other Titles

FHIR Healthcare Service Resource, Electronic Health Records Exchange Through FHIR

Data Fields

Name Description Type Constraints
Concept_NameName of the concept in the FHIR structure.stringrequired : 1
Computer_Ready_NameA 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.string-
TypeThe type the structure describes.string-
Dollar_RefThe "$ref" string value contains a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) which identifies the location of the JSON value being referenced.string-
DescriptionA free text natural language description of the structure and its use.string-
ItemsThe 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.string-
RequiredThe 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.string-
ConstThe value of this keyword can be anything. The data is valid if it is deeply equal to the value of the keyword.string-

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Concept NameComputer Ready NameTypeDollar RefDescriptionItemsRequiredConst
HealthcareServiceresourceTypeThis is a HealthcareService resourceHealthcareService
HealthcareServiceid#/definitions/idThe logical id of the resource as used in the URL for the resource. Once assigned this value never changes.
HealthcareServicemeta#/definitions/MetaThe 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.
HealthcareServiceimplicitRules#/definitions/uriA 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.
HealthcareService_implicitRules#/definitions/ElementExtensions for implicitRules
HealthcareServicelanguage#/definitions/codeThe base language in which the resource is written.
HealthcareService_language#/definitions/ElementExtensions for language
HealthcareServicetext#/definitions/NarrativeA 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.
HealthcareServicecontainedarrayThese 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.{'$ref': '#/definitions/ResourceList'}
HealthcareServiceextensionarrayMay be used to represent additional information that is not part of the basic definition of the resource. To make the use of extensions safe and manageable there is a strict set of governance applied to the definition and use of extensions. Though any implementer can define an extension there is a set of requirements that SHALL be met as part of the definition of the extension.{'$ref': '#/definitions/Extension'}