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This is a value set defined by the FHIR project.


Defining URL:
Version: 4.0.1 4.5.0
Name: SubscriptionChannelType
Title: SubscriptionChannelType Subscription Channel Type

The type of method used to execute a subscription. Core-defined FHIR channel types allowed for use in Subscriptions.

Committee: FHIR Infrastructure Work Group
OID: 2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.3.500 (for OID based terminology systems)
Source Resource XML / JSON

This value set is used in the following places:

  • CodeSystem: This value set is the designated 'entire code system' value set for SubscriptionChannelType Resource: Subscription.channelType (code (Coding / Required Extensible )

This value set includes codes from the following code systems:


This expansion generated 01 Nov 2019 27 Feb 2021

This value set contains 5 4 concepts

Expansion based on version 4.0.1 SubscriptionChannel Type Codes v0.1.0 (CodeSystem)

All codes from system

Code Display Definition
rest-hook Rest Hook The channel is executed by making a post POST to the URI. If a payload is included, the URL is interpreted as URI with the service base, selected payload and an update (PUT) is made. MIME type.
websocket Websocket The channel is executed by sending a packet across a web socket connection maintained by the client. The URL identifies the websocket, and the client binds to this URL.
email Email The channel is executed by sending an email to the email addressed in the URI (which must be a mailto:).
sms SMS The channel is executed by sending an SMS message to the phone number identified in the URL (tel:). message Message The channel is executed by sending a message (e.g. a Bundle with a MessageHeader resource etc.) to the application identified in the URI.


See the full registry of value sets defined as part of FHIR.

Explanation of the columns that may appear on this page:

Lvl A few code lists that FHIR defines are hierarchical - each code is assigned a level. For value sets, levels are mostly used to organize codes for user convenience, but may follow code system hierarchy - see Code System for further information
Source The source of the definition of the code (when the value set draws in codes defined elsewhere)
Code The code (used as the code in the resource instance). If the code is in italics, this indicates that the code is not selectable ('Abstract')
Display The display (used in the display element of a Coding ). If there is no display, implementers should not simply display the code, but map the concept into their application
Definition An explanation of the meaning of the concept
Comments Additional notes about how to use the code