Period

$10 / year

The dataset “Period” refers to the time period defined by a start and end date/time. A period specifies a range of times. The context of use will specify whether the entire range applies (e.g. “the patient was an inpatient of the hospital for this time range”) or one value from the period applies (e.g. “give to the patient between 2 and 4 pm on 24-Mar 2019”).

Complexity

If the start element is missing, the start of the period is not known. If the end element is missing, it means that the period is ongoing, or the start may be in the past, and the end date in the future, which means that period is expected/planned to end at the specified time. The end value includes any matching date/time.

Period is used in the following places:
– Identifier
– Account
– Care Plan
– Communication Request
– Composition
– Condition
– Contract
– Coverage
– Device Use Request
– Device Use Statement
– Diagnostic Report
– Document Reference
– Encounter
– Episode Of Care
– Family Member History
– Flag
– Group
– Healthcare Service
– Medication Administration
– Medication Order
– Medication Statement
– Naming System
– Observation
– Patient
– Payment Reconciliation
– Practitioner
– Procedure
– Procedure Request
– Process Request
– Provenance
– Referral Request
– Related Person
– Risk Assessment
– Schedule
– Specimen
– Supply Delivery

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.

Date Created

2018-09-20

Last Modified

2019-11-01

Version

4.0.1

Update Frequency

Annual

Temporal Coverage

N/A

Spatial Coverage

United States

Source

John Snow Labs; Health Level Seven International;

Source License URL

Source License Requirements

N/A

Source Citation

N/A

Keywords

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

Other Titles

FHIR Period Resource, Electronic Health Records Exchange Through FHIR

NameDescriptionTypeConstraints
Concept_NameName of the concept in the FHIR structurestringrequired : 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 Dollar_Ref ($ref) string value contains a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) which identifies the location of the JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) value being referenced.string-
DescriptionA free text natural language description of the structure and its usestring-
ItemsThe value of the keyword should be an object or an array of objects. If the keyword value is an object, then for the data array to be valid each item of the array should be valid according to the schema in this value.string-
Concept NameComputer Ready NameTypeDollar RefDescriptionItems
Periodid#/definitions/stringUnique id for the element within a resource (for internal references). This may be any string value that does not contain spaces.
PeriodextensionarrayMay be used to represent additional information that is not part of the basic definition of the element. To make the use of extensions safe and manageable there is a strict set of governance applied to the definition and use of extensions. Though any implementer can define an extension there is a set of requirements that SHALL be met as part of the definition of the extension.{'$ref': '#/definitions/Extension'}
Periodstart#/definitions/dateTimeThe start of the period. The boundary is inclusive.
Period_start#/definitions/ElementExtensions for start
Periodend#/definitions/dateTimeThe end of the period. If the end of the period is missing it means no end was known or planned at the time the instance was created. The start may be in the past and the end date in the future
Period_end#/definitions/ElementExtensions for end
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