Release 4
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Patient Care Work Group Maturity Level : 1   Trial Use Security Category : Patient Compartments : Device , Patient , Practitioner

Detailed Descriptions for the elements in the Flag resource.

Flag
Element Id Flag
Definition

Prospective warnings of potential issues when providing care to the patient.

Cardinality 0..*
Type DomainResource
Alternate Names Barriers to Care; Alert; Warning
Flag.identifier
Element Id Flag.identifier
Definition

Business identifiers assigned to this flag by the performer or other systems which remain constant as the resource is updated and propagates from server to server.

Note This is a business identifier, not a resource identifier (see discussion )
Cardinality 0..*
Type Identifier
Requirements

Allows identification of the flag as it is known by various participating systems and in a way that remains consistent across servers.

Summary true
Comments

This is a business identifier, not a resource identifier (see discussion ). It is best practice for the identifier to only appear on a single resource instance, however business practices may occasionally dictate that multiple resource instances with the same identifier can exist - possibly even with different resource types. For example, multiple Patient and a Person resource instance might share the same social insurance number.

Flag.status
Element Id Flag.status
Definition

Supports basic workflow.

Cardinality 1..1
Terminology Binding FlagStatus ( Required )
Type code
Is Modifier true (Reason: This element is labelled as a modifier because it is a status element that contains status entered-in-error which means that the resource should not be treated as valid)
Summary true
Comments

This element is labeled as a modifier because the status contains codes that mark the resource as not currently valid.

Flag.category
Element Id Flag.category
Definition

Allows a flag to be divided into different categories like clinical, administrative etc. Intended to be used as a means of filtering which flags are displayed to particular user or in a given context.

Cardinality 0..*
Terminology Binding Flag Category ( Example )
Type CodeableConcept
Summary true
Comments

The value set will often need to be adjusted based on local business rules and usage context.

Flag.code
Element Id Flag.code
Definition

The coded value or textual component of the flag to display to the user.

Cardinality 1..1
Terminology Binding Flag Code ( Example )
Type CodeableConcept
Summary true
Comments

If non-coded, use CodeableConcept.text. This element should always be included in the narrative.

Flag.subject
Element Id Flag.subject
Definition

The patient, location, group, organization, or practitioner etc. this is about record this flag is associated with.

Cardinality 1..1
Type Reference ( Patient | Location | Group | Organization | Practitioner | PractitionerRole | PlanDefinition | Medication | Procedure )
Patterns Reference(Patient,Location,Group,Organization,Practitioner,PractitionerRole,PlanDefinition,Medication,Procedure): No common pattern
Summary true
Flag.period
Element Id Flag.period
Definition

The period of time from the activation of the flag to inactivation of the flag. If the flag is active, the end of the period should be unspecified.

Cardinality 0..1
Type Period
Summary true
Flag.encounter
Element Id Flag.encounter
Definition

This alert is only relevant during the encounter.

Cardinality 0..1
Type Reference ( Encounter )
Summary true
Comments

If both Flag.encounter and Flag.period are valued, then Flag.period.start shall not be before Encounter.period.start and Flag.period.end shall not be after Encounter.period.end.

Flag.author
Element Id Flag.author
Definition

The person, organization or device that created the flag.

Cardinality 0..1
Type Reference ( Device | Organization | Patient | Practitioner | PractitionerRole )
Patterns Reference(Device,Organization,Patient,Practitioner,PractitionerRole): Common patterns = Participant
Summary true