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2.48 2.50 Resource MessageDefinition - Content

Infrastructure And Messaging Work Group Maturity Level : 1   Trial Use Security Category : Anonymous Compartments : Not linked to any defined compartments

Defines the characteristics of a message that can be shared between systems, including the type of event that initiates the message, the content to be transmitted and what response(s), if any, are permitted.

Implementers should be familiar with the messaging concepts and descriptions found in Messaging using FHIR Resources before working with this resource.

This resource is referenced by CapabilityStatement , itself and MessageHeader .

This resource does not implement any patterns.

Structure

Name Flags Card. Type Description & Constraints doco
. . MessageDefinition I TU DomainResource CanonicalResource A resource that defines a type of message that can be exchanged between systems
+ Warning: Name should be usable as an identifier for the module by machine processing applications such as code generation
Elements defined in Ancestors: id , meta , implicitRules , language , text , contained , extension , modifierExtension , url , identifier , version , name , title , status , experimental , date , publisher , contact , description , useContext , jurisdiction , purpose , copyright
. . . url Σ 0..1 uri Business Identifier for a given MessageDefinition
. . . identifier Σ 0..* Identifier Primary key for the message definition on a given server
. . . version Σ 0..1 string Business version of the message definition
. . . title Σ 0..1 string Name for this message definition (human friendly)
. . . replaces Σ 0..* canonical ( MessageDefinition ) Takes the place of
. . . status ?! Σ 1..1 code draft | active | retired | unknown
PublicationStatus ( Required )
. . . experimental Σ 0..1 boolean For testing purposes, not real usage
. . . date Σ 1..1 dateTime Date last changed
. . . publisher Σ 0..1 string Name of the publisher (organization or individual)
. . . contact Σ 0..* ContactDetail Contact details for the publisher
. . . description Σ 0..1 markdown Natural language description of the message definition
. . . useContext Σ 0..* UsageContext The context that the content is intended to support
. . . jurisdiction Σ 0..* CodeableConcept Intended jurisdiction for message definition (if applicable)
Jurisdiction ( Extensible )
. . . purpose Σ 0..1 markdown Why this message definition is defined
. . . copyright 0..1 markdown Use and/or publishing restrictions
. . . base Σ 0..1 canonical ( MessageDefinition ) Definition this one is based on
. . . parent Σ 0..* canonical ( ActivityDefinition | PlanDefinition ) Protocol/workflow this is part of
. . . event[x] Σ 1..1 Event code or link to the EventDefinition
MessageEvent ( Example )
. . . . eventCoding Coding
. . . . eventUri uri
. . . category Σ 0..1 code consequence | currency | notification
MessageSignificanceCategory ( Required )
. . . focus Σ I 0..* BackboneElement Resource(s) that are the subject of the event
+ Rule: Max must be postive int or *
. . . . code Σ 1..1 code Type of resource
ResourceType ( Required )
. . . . profile 0..1 canonical ( StructureDefinition ) Profile that must be adhered to by focus
. . . . min Σ 1..1 unsignedInt Minimum number of focuses of this type
. . . . max I 0..1 string Maximum number of focuses of this type
. . . responseRequired 0..1 code always | on-error | never | on-success
messageheader-response-request ( Required )
. . . allowedResponse 0..* BackboneElement Responses to this message
. . . . message 1..1 canonical ( MessageDefinition ) Reference to allowed message definition response
. . . . situation 0..1 markdown When should this response be used
. . . graph 0..* canonical ( GraphDefinition ) Canonical reference to a GraphDefinition

doco Documentation for this format

UML Diagram ( Legend )

MessageDefinition ( DomainResource CanonicalResource ) The business identifier that is used to reference the MessageDefinition and *is* expected to be consistent from server to server url : uri [0..1] A formal identifier that is used to identify this message definition when it is represented in other formats, or referenced in a specification, model, design or an instance identifier : Identifier [0..*] The identifier that is used to identify this version of the message definition when it is referenced in a specification, model, design or instance. This is an arbitrary value managed by the message definition author and is not expected to be globally unique. For example, it might be a timestamp (e.g. yyyymmdd) if a managed version is not available. There is also no expectation that versions can be placed in a lexicographical sequence version : string [0..1] A natural language name identifying the message definition. This name should be usable as an identifier for the module by machine processing applications such as code generation name : string [0..1] A short, descriptive, user-friendly title for the message definition title : string [0..1] A MessageDefinition that is superseded by this definition replaces : canonical [0..*] « MessageDefinition » The status of this message definition. Enables tracking the life-cycle of the content (this element modifies the meaning of other elements) status : code [1..1] « The lifecycle status of an artifact. (Strength=Required) PublicationStatus ! » A Boolean value to indicate that this message definition is authored for testing purposes (or education/evaluation/marketing) and is not intended to be used for genuine usage experimental : boolean [0..1] The date (and optionally time) when the message definition was published. The date must change when the business version changes and it must change if the status code changes. In addition, it should change when the substantive content of the message definition changes date : dateTime [1..1] The name of the organization or individual that published the message definition publisher : string [0..1] Contact details to assist a user in finding and communicating with the publisher contact : ContactDetail [0..*] A free text natural language description of the message definition from a consumer's perspective description : markdown [0..1] The content was developed with a focus and intent of supporting the contexts that are listed. These contexts may be general categories (gender, age, ...) or may be references to specific programs (insurance plans, studies, ...) and may be used to assist with indexing and searching for appropriate message definition instances useContext : UsageContext [0..*] A legal or geographic region in which the message definition is intended to be used jurisdiction : CodeableConcept [0..*] « Countries and regions within which this artifact is targeted for use. (Strength=Extensible) Jurisdiction ValueSet + » Explanation of why this message definition is needed and why it has been designed as it has purpose : markdown [0..1] A copyright statement relating to the message definition and/or its contents. Copyright statements are generally legal restrictions on the use and publishing of the message definition copyright : markdown [0..1] The MessageDefinition that is the basis for the contents of this resource base : canonical [0..1] « MessageDefinition » Identifies a protocol or workflow that this MessageDefinition represents a step in parent : canonical [0..*] « ActivityDefinition | PlanDefinition » Event code or link to the EventDefinition event[x] : Type DataType [1..1] « Coding | uri ; One of the message events defined as part of this version of FHIR. (Strength=Example) MessageEvent ?? » The impact of the content of the message category : code [0..1] « The impact of the content of a message. (Strength=Required) MessageSignificanceCategory ! » Declare at a message definition level whether a response is required or only upon error or success, or never responseRequired : code [0..1] « HL7-defined table of codes which identify conditions under which acknowledgments are required to be returned in response to a message. (Strength=Required) messageheader-response-request ! » Canonical reference to a GraphDefinition. If a URL is provided, it is the canonical reference to a [[[GraphDefinition]]] that it controls what resources are to be added to the bundle when building the document. The GraphDefinition can also specify profiles that apply to the various resources graph : canonical [0..*] « GraphDefinition » Focus The kind of resource that must be the focus for this message code : code [1..1] « One of the resource types defined as part of this version of FHIR. (Strength=Required) ResourceType ! » A profile that reflects constraints for the focal resource (and potentially for related resources) profile : canonical [0..1] « StructureDefinition » Identifies the minimum number of resources of this type that must be pointed to by a message in order for it to be valid against this MessageDefinition min : unsignedInt [1..1] Identifies the maximum number of resources of this type that must be pointed to by a message in order for it to be valid against this MessageDefinition max : string [0..1] AllowedResponse A reference to the message definition that must be adhered to by this supported response message : canonical [1..1] « MessageDefinition » Provides a description of the circumstances in which this response should be used (as opposed to one of the alternative responses) situation : markdown [0..1] Identifies the resource (or resources) that are being addressed by the event. For example, the Encounter for an admit message or two Account records for a merge focus [0..*] Indicates what types of messages may be sent as an application-level response to this message allowedResponse [0..*]

XML Template

<MessageDefinition xmlns="http://hl7.org/fhir"> doco
 <!-- from Resource: id, meta, implicitRules, and language -->
 <!-- from  -->

 <url value="[uri]"/><!-- 0..1 Business Identifier for a given MessageDefinition -->
 <identifier><!-- 0..* Identifier Primary key for the message definition on a given server --></identifier>
 <version value="[string]"/><!-- 0..1 Business version of the message definition -->
 <

 <name value="[string]"/><!-- ?? 0..1 Name for this message definition (computer friendly) -->

 <title value="[string]"/><!-- 0..1 Name for this message definition (human friendly) -->
 <replaces><!-- 0..* canonical(MessageDefinition) Takes the place of --></replaces>
 <status value="[code]"/><!-- 1..1 draft | active | retired | unknown -->
 <experimental value="[boolean]"/><!-- 0..1 For testing purposes, not real usage -->
 <date value="[dateTime]"/><!-- 1..1 Date last changed -->
 <publisher value="[string]"/><!-- 0..1 Name of the publisher (organization or individual) -->
 <contact><!-- 0..* ContactDetail Contact details for the publisher --></contact>
 <description value="[markdown]"/><!-- 0..1 Natural language description of the message definition -->
 <useContext><!-- 0..* UsageContext The context that the content is intended to support --></useContext>
 <jurisdiction><!-- 0..* CodeableConcept Intended jurisdiction for message definition (if applicable) --></jurisdiction>
 <purpose value="[markdown]"/><!-- 0..1 Why this message definition is defined -->
 <copyright value="[markdown]"/><!-- 0..1 Use and/or publishing restrictions -->
 <base><!-- 0..1 canonical(MessageDefinition) Definition this one is based on --></base>
 <parent><!-- 0..* canonical(ActivityDefinition|PlanDefinition) Protocol/workflow this is part of --></parent>
 <event[x]><!-- 1..1 Coding|uri Event code  or link to the EventDefinition --></event[x]>
 <category value="[code]"/><!-- 0..1 consequence | currency | notification -->
 <focus>  <!-- 0..* Resource(s) that are the subject of the event -->
  <code value="[code]"/><!-- 1..1 Type of resource -->
  <profile><!-- 0..1 canonical(StructureDefinition) Profile that must be adhered to by focus --></profile>
  <min value="[unsignedInt]"/><!-- 1..1 Minimum number of focuses of this type -->
  <max value="[string]"/><!-- ?? 0..1 Maximum number of focuses of this type -->
 </focus>
 <responseRequired value="[code]"/><!-- 0..1 always | on-error | never | on-success -->
 <allowedResponse>  <!-- 0..* Responses to this message -->
  <message><!-- 1..1 canonical(MessageDefinition) Reference to allowed message definition response --></message>
  <situation value="[markdown]"/><!-- 0..1 When should this response be used -->
 </allowedResponse>
 <graph><!-- 0..* canonical(GraphDefinition) Canonical reference to a GraphDefinition --></graph>
</MessageDefinition>

JSON Template

{doco
  "resourceType" : "MessageDefinition",
  // from Resource: id, meta, implicitRules, and language
  // from 

  "url" : "<uri>", // Business Identifier for a given MessageDefinition
  "identifier" : [{ Identifier }], // Primary key for the message definition on a given server
  "version" : "<string>", // Business version of the message definition
  "

  "name" : "<string>", // C? Name for this message definition (computer friendly)

  "title" : "<string>", // Name for this message definition (human friendly)
  "replaces" : [{ canonical(MessageDefinition) }], // Takes the place of
  "status" : "<code>", // R!  draft | active | retired | unknown
  "experimental" : <boolean>, // For testing purposes, not real usage
  "date" : "<dateTime>", // R!  Date last changed
  "publisher" : "<string>", // Name of the publisher (organization or individual)
  "contact" : [{ ContactDetail }], // Contact details for the publisher
  "description" : "<markdown>", // Natural language description of the message definition
  "useContext" : [{ UsageContext }], // The context that the content is intended to support
  "jurisdiction" : [{ CodeableConcept }], // Intended jurisdiction for message definition (if applicable)
  "purpose" : "<markdown>", // Why this message definition is defined
  "copyright" : "<markdown>", // Use and/or publishing restrictions
  "base" : { canonical(MessageDefinition) }, // Definition this one is based on
  "parent" : [{ canonical(ActivityDefinition|PlanDefinition) }], // Protocol/workflow this is part of
  // event[x]: Event code  or link to the EventDefinition. One of these 2:
  "eventCoding" : { Coding },
  "eventUri" : "<uri>",
  "category" : "<code>", // consequence | currency | notification
  "focus" : [{ // Resource(s) that are the subject of the event
    "code" : "<code>", // R!  Type of resource
    "profile" : { canonical(StructureDefinition) }, // Profile that must be adhered to by focus
    "min" : "<unsignedInt>", // R!  Minimum number of focuses of this type
    "max" : "<string>" // C? Maximum number of focuses of this type
  }],
  "responseRequired" : "<code>", // always | on-error | never | on-success
  "allowedResponse" : [{ // Responses to this message
    "message" : { canonical(MessageDefinition) }, // R!  Reference to allowed message definition response
    "situation" : "<markdown>" // When should this response be used
  }],
  "graph" : [{ canonical(GraphDefinition) }] // Canonical reference to a GraphDefinition
}

Turtle Template

@prefix fhir: <http://hl7.org/fhir/> .doco
[ a fhir:MessageDefinition;
  fhir:nodeRole fhir:treeRoot; # if this is the parser root
  # from Resource: .id, .meta, .implicitRules, and .language
  # from 

  fhir:MessageDefinition.url [ uri ]; # 0..1 Business Identifier for a given MessageDefinition
  fhir:MessageDefinition.identifier [ Identifier ], ... ; # 0..* Primary key for the message definition on a given server
  fhir:MessageDefinition.version [ string ]; # 0..1 Business version of the message definition
  fhir:MessageDefinition.name [ string ]; # 0..1 Name for this message definition (computer friendly)
  fhir:MessageDefinition.title [ string ]; # 0..1 Name for this message definition (human friendly)
  fhir:MessageDefinition.replaces [ canonical(MessageDefinition) ], ... ; # 0..* Takes the place of
  fhir:MessageDefinition.status [ code ]; # 1..1 draft | active | retired | unknown
  fhir:MessageDefinition.experimental [ boolean ]; # 0..1 For testing purposes, not real usage
  fhir:MessageDefinition.date [ dateTime ]; # 1..1 Date last changed
  fhir:MessageDefinition.publisher [ string ]; # 0..1 Name of the publisher (organization or individual)
  fhir:MessageDefinition.contact [ ContactDetail ], ... ; # 0..* Contact details for the publisher
  fhir:MessageDefinition.description [ markdown ]; # 0..1 Natural language description of the message definition
  fhir:MessageDefinition.useContext [ UsageContext ], ... ; # 0..* The context that the content is intended to support
  fhir:MessageDefinition.jurisdiction [ CodeableConcept ], ... ; # 0..* Intended jurisdiction for message definition (if applicable)
  fhir:MessageDefinition.purpose [ markdown ]; # 0..1 Why this message definition is defined
  fhir:MessageDefinition.copyright [ markdown ]; # 0..1 Use and/or publishing restrictions
  fhir:MessageDefinition.base [ canonical(MessageDefinition) ]; # 0..1 Definition this one is based on
  fhir:MessageDefinition.parent [ canonical(ActivityDefinition|PlanDefinition) ], ... ; # 0..* Protocol/workflow this is part of
  # MessageDefinition.event[x] : 1..1 Event code  or link to the EventDefinition. One of these 2
    fhir:MessageDefinition.eventCoding [ Coding ]
    fhir:MessageDefinition.eventUri [ uri ]
  fhir:MessageDefinition.category [ code ]; # 0..1 consequence | currency | notification
  fhir:MessageDefinition.focus [ # 0..* Resource(s) that are the subject of the event
    fhir:MessageDefinition.focus.code [ code ]; # 1..1 Type of resource
    fhir:MessageDefinition.focus.profile [ canonical(StructureDefinition) ]; # 0..1 Profile that must be adhered to by focus
    fhir:MessageDefinition.focus.min [ unsignedInt ]; # 1..1 Minimum number of focuses of this type
    fhir:MessageDefinition.focus.max [ string ]; # 0..1 Maximum number of focuses of this type
  ], ...;
  fhir:MessageDefinition.responseRequired [ code ]; # 0..1 always | on-error | never | on-success
  fhir:MessageDefinition.allowedResponse [ # 0..* Responses to this message
    fhir:MessageDefinition.allowedResponse.message [ canonical(MessageDefinition) ]; # 1..1 Reference to allowed message definition response
    fhir:MessageDefinition.allowedResponse.situation [ markdown ]; # 0..1 When should this response be used
  ], ...;
  fhir:MessageDefinition.graph [ canonical(GraphDefinition) ], ... ; # 0..* Canonical reference to a GraphDefinition
]

Changes since R3

MessageDefinition
MessageDefinition.identifier Max Cardinality changed from 1 to * MessageDefinition.replaces Type changed from Reference(MessageDefinition) to canonical(MessageDefinition) MessageDefinition.status
  • Change value set from http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/publication-status to http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/publication-status|4.0.1 MessageDefinition.experimental No longer marked as Modifier MessageDefinition.base Type changed from Reference(MessageDefinition) to canonical(MessageDefinition) MessageDefinition.parent Type changed from Reference(ActivityDefinition | PlanDefinition) to canonical(ActivityDefinition | PlanDefinition) MessageDefinition.event[x] Renamed from event http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/publication-status|4.0.0 to event[x] Add Type uri http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/publication-status|4.2.0
MessageDefinition.category
  • Change value set from http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/message-significance-category http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/message-significance-category|4.0.0 to http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/message-significance-category|4.0.1 http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/message-significance-category|4.2.0
MessageDefinition.focus.code
  • Change value set from http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/resource-types to http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/resource-types|4.0.1 MessageDefinition.focus.profile Type changed from Reference(StructureDefinition) to canonical(StructureDefinition) MessageDefinition.focus.min Min Cardinality changed from 0 http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/resource-types|4.0.0 to 1 Default Value "0" removed http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/resource-types|4.2.0
MessageDefinition.responseRequired
  • Type changed from boolean to code Add Binding http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/messageheader-response-request|4.0.1 (required) Default Value "false" removed MessageDefinition.allowedResponse.message Type changed Change value set from Reference(MessageDefinition) http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/messageheader-response-request|4.0.0 to canonical(MessageDefinition) MessageDefinition.graph Added Element http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/messageheader-response-request|4.2.0

See the Full Difference for further information

This analysis is available as XML or JSON .

See R3 <--> R4 Conversion Maps (status = 3 tests that all execute ok. All tests pass round-trip testing and 2 r3 resources are invalid (0 errors). )

Structure

Name Flags Card. Type Description & Constraints doco
. . MessageDefinition I TU DomainResource CanonicalResource A resource that defines a type of message that can be exchanged between systems
+ Warning: Name should be usable as an identifier for the module by machine processing applications such as code generation
Elements defined in Ancestors: id , meta , implicitRules , language , text , contained , extension , modifierExtension , url , identifier , version , name , title , status , experimental , date , publisher , contact , description , useContext , jurisdiction , purpose , copyright
. . . url Σ 0..1 uri Business Identifier for a given MessageDefinition
. . . identifier Σ 0..* Identifier Primary key for the message definition on a given server
. . . version Σ 0..1 string Business version of the message definition
. . . title Σ 0..1 string Name for this message definition (human friendly)
. . . replaces Σ 0..* canonical ( MessageDefinition ) Takes the place of
. . . status ?! Σ 1..1 code draft | active | retired | unknown
PublicationStatus ( Required )
. . . experimental Σ 0..1 boolean For testing purposes, not real usage
. . . date Σ 1..1 dateTime Date last changed
. . . publisher Σ 0..1 string Name of the publisher (organization or individual)
. . . contact Σ 0..* ContactDetail Contact details for the publisher
. . . description Σ 0..1 markdown Natural language description of the message definition
. . . useContext Σ 0..* UsageContext The context that the content is intended to support
. . . jurisdiction Σ 0..* CodeableConcept Intended jurisdiction for message definition (if applicable)
Jurisdiction ( Extensible )
. . . purpose Σ 0..1 markdown Why this message definition is defined
. . . copyright 0..1 markdown Use and/or publishing restrictions
. . . base Σ 0..1 canonical ( MessageDefinition ) Definition this one is based on
. . . parent Σ 0..* canonical ( ActivityDefinition | PlanDefinition ) Protocol/workflow this is part of
. . . event[x] Σ 1..1 Event code or link to the EventDefinition
MessageEvent ( Example )
. . . . eventCoding Coding
. . . . eventUri uri
. . . category Σ 0..1 code consequence | currency | notification
MessageSignificanceCategory ( Required )
. . . focus Σ I 0..* BackboneElement Resource(s) that are the subject of the event
+ Rule: Max must be postive int or *
. . . . code Σ 1..1 code Type of resource
ResourceType ( Required )
. . . . profile 0..1 canonical ( StructureDefinition ) Profile that must be adhered to by focus
. . . . min Σ 1..1 unsignedInt Minimum number of focuses of this type
. . . . max I 0..1 string Maximum number of focuses of this type
. . . responseRequired 0..1 code always | on-error | never | on-success
messageheader-response-request ( Required )
. . . allowedResponse 0..* BackboneElement Responses to this message
. . . . message 1..1 canonical ( MessageDefinition ) Reference to allowed message definition response
. . . . situation 0..1 markdown When should this response be used
. . . graph 0..* canonical ( GraphDefinition ) Canonical reference to a GraphDefinition

doco Documentation for this format

UML Diagram ( Legend )

MessageDefinition ( DomainResource CanonicalResource ) The business identifier that is used to reference the MessageDefinition and *is* expected to be consistent from server to server url : uri [0..1] A formal identifier that is used to identify this message definition when it is represented in other formats, or referenced in a specification, model, design or an instance identifier : Identifier [0..*] The identifier that is used to identify this version of the message definition when it is referenced in a specification, model, design or instance. This is an arbitrary value managed by the message definition author and is not expected to be globally unique. For example, it might be a timestamp (e.g. yyyymmdd) if a managed version is not available. There is also no expectation that versions can be placed in a lexicographical sequence version : string [0..1] A natural language name identifying the message definition. This name should be usable as an identifier for the module by machine processing applications such as code generation name : string [0..1] A short, descriptive, user-friendly title for the message definition title : string [0..1] A MessageDefinition that is superseded by this definition replaces : canonical [0..*] « MessageDefinition » The status of this message definition. Enables tracking the life-cycle of the content (this element modifies the meaning of other elements) status : code [1..1] « The lifecycle status of an artifact. (Strength=Required) PublicationStatus ! » A Boolean value to indicate that this message definition is authored for testing purposes (or education/evaluation/marketing) and is not intended to be used for genuine usage experimental : boolean [0..1] The date (and optionally time) when the message definition was published. The date must change when the business version changes and it must change if the status code changes. In addition, it should change when the substantive content of the message definition changes date : dateTime [1..1] The name of the organization or individual that published the message definition publisher : string [0..1] Contact details to assist a user in finding and communicating with the publisher contact : ContactDetail [0..*] A free text natural language description of the message definition from a consumer's perspective description : markdown [0..1] The content was developed with a focus and intent of supporting the contexts that are listed. These contexts may be general categories (gender, age, ...) or may be references to specific programs (insurance plans, studies, ...) and may be used to assist with indexing and searching for appropriate message definition instances useContext : UsageContext [0..*] A legal or geographic region in which the message definition is intended to be used jurisdiction : CodeableConcept [0..*] « Countries and regions within which this artifact is targeted for use. (Strength=Extensible) Jurisdiction ValueSet + » Explanation of why this message definition is needed and why it has been designed as it has purpose : markdown [0..1] A copyright statement relating to the message definition and/or its contents. Copyright statements are generally legal restrictions on the use and publishing of the message definition copyright : markdown [0..1] The MessageDefinition that is the basis for the contents of this resource base : canonical [0..1] « MessageDefinition » Identifies a protocol or workflow that this MessageDefinition represents a step in parent : canonical [0..*] « ActivityDefinition | PlanDefinition » Event code or link to the EventDefinition event[x] : Type DataType [1..1] « Coding | uri ; One of the message events defined as part of this version of FHIR. (Strength=Example) MessageEvent ?? » The impact of the content of the message category : code [0..1] « The impact of the content of a message. (Strength=Required) MessageSignificanceCategory ! » Declare at a message definition level whether a response is required or only upon error or success, or never responseRequired : code [0..1] « HL7-defined table of codes which identify conditions under which acknowledgments are required to be returned in response to a message. (Strength=Required) messageheader-response-request ! » Canonical reference to a GraphDefinition. If a URL is provided, it is the canonical reference to a [[[GraphDefinition]]] that it controls what resources are to be added to the bundle when building the document. The GraphDefinition can also specify profiles that apply to the various resources graph : canonical [0..*] « GraphDefinition » Focus The kind of resource that must be the focus for this message code : code [1..1] « One of the resource types defined as part of this version of FHIR. (Strength=Required) ResourceType ! » A profile that reflects constraints for the focal resource (and potentially for related resources) profile : canonical [0..1] « StructureDefinition » Identifies the minimum number of resources of this type that must be pointed to by a message in order for it to be valid against this MessageDefinition min : unsignedInt [1..1] Identifies the maximum number of resources of this type that must be pointed to by a message in order for it to be valid against this MessageDefinition max : string [0..1] AllowedResponse A reference to the message definition that must be adhered to by this supported response message : canonical [1..1] « MessageDefinition » Provides a description of the circumstances in which this response should be used (as opposed to one of the alternative responses) situation : markdown [0..1] Identifies the resource (or resources) that are being addressed by the event. For example, the Encounter for an admit message or two Account records for a merge focus [0..*] Indicates what types of messages may be sent as an application-level response to this message allowedResponse [0..*]

XML Template

<MessageDefinition xmlns="http://hl7.org/fhir"> doco
 <!-- from Resource: id, meta, implicitRules, and language -->
 <!-- from  -->

 <url value="[uri]"/><!-- 0..1 Business Identifier for a given MessageDefinition -->
 <identifier><!-- 0..* Identifier Primary key for the message definition on a given server --></identifier>
 <version value="[string]"/><!-- 0..1 Business version of the message definition -->
 <

 <name value="[string]"/><!-- ?? 0..1 Name for this message definition (computer friendly) -->

 <title value="[string]"/><!-- 0..1 Name for this message definition (human friendly) -->
 <replaces><!-- 0..* canonical(MessageDefinition) Takes the place of --></replaces>
 <status value="[code]"/><!-- 1..1 draft | active | retired | unknown -->
 <experimental value="[boolean]"/><!-- 0..1 For testing purposes, not real usage -->
 <date value="[dateTime]"/><!-- 1..1 Date last changed -->
 <publisher value="[string]"/><!-- 0..1 Name of the publisher (organization or individual) -->
 <contact><!-- 0..* ContactDetail Contact details for the publisher --></contact>
 <description value="[markdown]"/><!-- 0..1 Natural language description of the message definition -->
 <useContext><!-- 0..* UsageContext The context that the content is intended to support --></useContext>
 <jurisdiction><!-- 0..* CodeableConcept Intended jurisdiction for message definition (if applicable) --></jurisdiction>
 <purpose value="[markdown]"/><!-- 0..1 Why this message definition is defined -->
 <copyright value="[markdown]"/><!-- 0..1 Use and/or publishing restrictions -->
 <base><!-- 0..1 canonical(MessageDefinition) Definition this one is based on --></base>
 <parent><!-- 0..* canonical(ActivityDefinition|PlanDefinition) Protocol/workflow this is part of --></parent>
 <event[x]><!-- 1..1 Coding|uri Event code  or link to the EventDefinition --></event[x]>
 <category value="[code]"/><!-- 0..1 consequence | currency | notification -->
 <focus>  <!-- 0..* Resource(s) that are the subject of the event -->
  <code value="[code]"/><!-- 1..1 Type of resource -->
  <profile><!-- 0..1 canonical(StructureDefinition) Profile that must be adhered to by focus --></profile>
  <min value="[unsignedInt]"/><!-- 1..1 Minimum number of focuses of this type -->
  <max value="[string]"/><!-- ?? 0..1 Maximum number of focuses of this type -->
 </focus>
 <responseRequired value="[code]"/><!-- 0..1 always | on-error | never | on-success -->
 <allowedResponse>  <!-- 0..* Responses to this message -->
  <message><!-- 1..1 canonical(MessageDefinition) Reference to allowed message definition response --></message>
  <situation value="[markdown]"/><!-- 0..1 When should this response be used -->
 </allowedResponse>
 <graph><!-- 0..* canonical(GraphDefinition) Canonical reference to a GraphDefinition --></graph>
</MessageDefinition>

JSON Template

{doco
  "resourceType" : "MessageDefinition",
  // from Resource: id, meta, implicitRules, and language
  // from 

  "url" : "<uri>", // Business Identifier for a given MessageDefinition
  "identifier" : [{ Identifier }], // Primary key for the message definition on a given server
  "version" : "<string>", // Business version of the message definition
  "

  "name" : "<string>", // C? Name for this message definition (computer friendly)

  "title" : "<string>", // Name for this message definition (human friendly)
  "replaces" : [{ canonical(MessageDefinition) }], // Takes the place of
  "status" : "<code>", // R!  draft | active | retired | unknown
  "experimental" : <boolean>, // For testing purposes, not real usage
  "date" : "<dateTime>", // R!  Date last changed
  "publisher" : "<string>", // Name of the publisher (organization or individual)
  "contact" : [{ ContactDetail }], // Contact details for the publisher
  "description" : "<markdown>", // Natural language description of the message definition
  "useContext" : [{ UsageContext }], // The context that the content is intended to support
  "jurisdiction" : [{ CodeableConcept }], // Intended jurisdiction for message definition (if applicable)
  "purpose" : "<markdown>", // Why this message definition is defined
  "copyright" : "<markdown>", // Use and/or publishing restrictions
  "base" : { canonical(MessageDefinition) }, // Definition this one is based on
  "parent" : [{ canonical(ActivityDefinition|PlanDefinition) }], // Protocol/workflow this is part of
  // event[x]: Event code  or link to the EventDefinition. One of these 2:
  "eventCoding" : { Coding },
  "eventUri" : "<uri>",
  "category" : "<code>", // consequence | currency | notification
  "focus" : [{ // Resource(s) that are the subject of the event
    "code" : "<code>", // R!  Type of resource
    "profile" : { canonical(StructureDefinition) }, // Profile that must be adhered to by focus
    "min" : "<unsignedInt>", // R!  Minimum number of focuses of this type
    "max" : "<string>" // C? Maximum number of focuses of this type
  }],
  "responseRequired" : "<code>", // always | on-error | never | on-success
  "allowedResponse" : [{ // Responses to this message
    "message" : { canonical(MessageDefinition) }, // R!  Reference to allowed message definition response
    "situation" : "<markdown>" // When should this response be used
  }],
  "graph" : [{ canonical(GraphDefinition) }] // Canonical reference to a GraphDefinition
}

Turtle Template

@prefix fhir: <http://hl7.org/fhir/> .doco
[ a fhir:MessageDefinition;
  fhir:nodeRole fhir:treeRoot; # if this is the parser root
  # from Resource: .id, .meta, .implicitRules, and .language
  # from 

  fhir:MessageDefinition.url [ uri ]; # 0..1 Business Identifier for a given MessageDefinition
  fhir:MessageDefinition.identifier [ Identifier ], ... ; # 0..* Primary key for the message definition on a given server
  fhir:MessageDefinition.version [ string ]; # 0..1 Business version of the message definition
  fhir:MessageDefinition.name [ string ]; # 0..1 Name for this message definition (computer friendly)
  fhir:MessageDefinition.title [ string ]; # 0..1 Name for this message definition (human friendly)
  fhir:MessageDefinition.replaces [ canonical(MessageDefinition) ], ... ; # 0..* Takes the place of
  fhir:MessageDefinition.status [ code ]; # 1..1 draft | active | retired | unknown
  fhir:MessageDefinition.experimental [ boolean ]; # 0..1 For testing purposes, not real usage
  fhir:MessageDefinition.date [ dateTime ]; # 1..1 Date last changed
  fhir:MessageDefinition.publisher [ string ]; # 0..1 Name of the publisher (organization or individual)
  fhir:MessageDefinition.contact [ ContactDetail ], ... ; # 0..* Contact details for the publisher
  fhir:MessageDefinition.description [ markdown ]; # 0..1 Natural language description of the message definition
  fhir:MessageDefinition.useContext [ UsageContext ], ... ; # 0..* The context that the content is intended to support
  fhir:MessageDefinition.jurisdiction [ CodeableConcept ], ... ; # 0..* Intended jurisdiction for message definition (if applicable)
  fhir:MessageDefinition.purpose [ markdown ]; # 0..1 Why this message definition is defined
  fhir:MessageDefinition.copyright [ markdown ]; # 0..1 Use and/or publishing restrictions
  fhir:MessageDefinition.base [ canonical(MessageDefinition) ]; # 0..1 Definition this one is based on
  fhir:MessageDefinition.parent [ canonical(ActivityDefinition|PlanDefinition) ], ... ; # 0..* Protocol/workflow this is part of
  # MessageDefinition.event[x] : 1..1 Event code  or link to the EventDefinition. One of these 2
    fhir:MessageDefinition.eventCoding [ Coding ]
    fhir:MessageDefinition.eventUri [ uri ]
  fhir:MessageDefinition.category [ code ]; # 0..1 consequence | currency | notification
  fhir:MessageDefinition.focus [ # 0..* Resource(s) that are the subject of the event
    fhir:MessageDefinition.focus.code [ code ]; # 1..1 Type of resource
    fhir:MessageDefinition.focus.profile [ canonical(StructureDefinition) ]; # 0..1 Profile that must be adhered to by focus
    fhir:MessageDefinition.focus.min [ unsignedInt ]; # 1..1 Minimum number of focuses of this type
    fhir:MessageDefinition.focus.max [ string ]; # 0..1 Maximum number of focuses of this type
  ], ...;
  fhir:MessageDefinition.responseRequired [ code ]; # 0..1 always | on-error | never | on-success
  fhir:MessageDefinition.allowedResponse [ # 0..* Responses to this message
    fhir:MessageDefinition.allowedResponse.message [ canonical(MessageDefinition) ]; # 1..1 Reference to allowed message definition response
    fhir:MessageDefinition.allowedResponse.situation [ markdown ]; # 0..1 When should this response be used
  ], ...;
  fhir:MessageDefinition.graph [ canonical(GraphDefinition) ], ... ; # 0..* Canonical reference to a GraphDefinition
]

Changes since Release 3

MessageDefinition
MessageDefinition.identifier Max Cardinality changed from 1 to * MessageDefinition.replaces Type changed from Reference(MessageDefinition) to canonical(MessageDefinition) MessageDefinition.status
  • Change value set from http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/publication-status to http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/publication-status|4.0.1 MessageDefinition.experimental No longer marked as Modifier MessageDefinition.base Type changed from Reference(MessageDefinition) to canonical(MessageDefinition) MessageDefinition.parent Type changed from Reference(ActivityDefinition | PlanDefinition) to canonical(ActivityDefinition | PlanDefinition) MessageDefinition.event[x] Renamed from event http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/publication-status|4.0.0 to event[x] Add Type uri http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/publication-status|4.2.0
MessageDefinition.category
  • Change value set from http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/message-significance-category http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/message-significance-category|4.0.0 to http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/message-significance-category|4.0.1 http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/message-significance-category|4.2.0
MessageDefinition.focus.code
  • Change value set from http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/resource-types to http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/resource-types|4.0.1 MessageDefinition.focus.profile Type changed from Reference(StructureDefinition) to canonical(StructureDefinition) MessageDefinition.focus.min Min Cardinality changed from 0 http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/resource-types|4.0.0 to 1 Default Value "0" removed http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/resource-types|4.2.0
MessageDefinition.responseRequired
  • Type changed from boolean to code Add Binding http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/messageheader-response-request|4.0.1 (required) Default Value "false" removed MessageDefinition.allowedResponse.message Type changed Change value set from Reference(MessageDefinition) http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/messageheader-response-request|4.0.0 to canonical(MessageDefinition) MessageDefinition.graph Added Element http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/messageheader-response-request|4.2.0

See the Full Difference for further information

This analysis is available as XML or JSON .

See R3 <--> R4 Conversion Maps (status = 3 tests that all execute ok. All tests pass round-trip testing and 2 r3 resources are invalid (0 errors). )

 

See the Profiles & Extensions and the alternate definitions: Master Definition XML + JSON , XML Schema / Schematron + JSON Schema , ShEx (for Turtle ) + see , the extensions spreadsheet version & the dependency analysis a

Path Definition Type Reference
MessageDefinition.status The lifecycle status of an artifact. Required PublicationStatus
MessageDefinition.jurisdiction Countries and regions within which this artifact is targeted for use. Extensible Jurisdiction ValueSet
MessageDefinition.event[x] One of the message events defined as part of this version of FHIR. Example Message Events
MessageDefinition.category The impact of the content of a message. Required MessageSignificanceCategory
MessageDefinition.focus.code One of the resource types defined as part of this version of FHIR. Required Resource Types
MessageDefinition.responseRequired HL7-defined table of codes which identify conditions under which acknowledgments are required to be returned in response to a message. Required messageheader-response-request

id Level Location Description Expression
msd-0 cnl-0 Warning (base) Name should be usable as an identifier for the module by machine processing applications such as code generation name.matches('[A-Z]([A-Za-z0-9_]){0,254}')
md-1 Rule MessageDefinition.focus Max must be postive int or * max='*' or (max.toInteger() > 0)

Search parameters for this resource. The common parameters also apply. See Searching for more information about searching in REST, messaging, and services.

Name Type Description Expression In Common
category N token The behavior associated with the message MessageDefinition.category
context token A use context assigned to the message definition (MessageDefinition.useContext.value as CodeableConcept)
context-quantity quantity A quantity- or range-valued use context assigned to the message definition (MessageDefinition.useContext.value as Quantity) | (MessageDefinition.useContext.value as Range)
context-type token A type of use context assigned to the message definition MessageDefinition.useContext.code
context-type-quantity composite A use context type and quantity- or range-based value assigned to the message definition On MessageDefinition.useContext:
  context-type: code
  context-quantity: value.as(Quantity) | value.as(Range)
context-type-value composite A use context type and value assigned to the message definition On MessageDefinition.useContext:
  context-type: code
  context: value.as(CodeableConcept)
date N date The message definition publication date MessageDefinition.date
description N string The description of the message definition MessageDefinition.description
event token The event that triggers the message or link to the event definition. MessageDefinition.event
focus N token A resource that is a permitted focus of the message MessageDefinition.focus.code
identifier token External identifier for the message definition MessageDefinition.identifier
jurisdiction token Intended jurisdiction for the message definition MessageDefinition.jurisdiction
name N string Computationally friendly name of the message definition MessageDefinition.name
parent N reference A resource that is the parent of the definition MessageDefinition.parent
( PlanDefinition , ActivityDefinition )
publisher N string Name of the publisher of the message definition MessageDefinition.publisher
status N token The current status of the message definition MessageDefinition.status
title N string The human-friendly name of the message definition MessageDefinition.title
url N uri The uri that identifies the message definition MessageDefinition.url
version N token The business version of the message definition MessageDefinition.version