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2.47 Resource MessageHeader - Content

Infrastructure And Messaging Work Group Maturity Level : 3 4   Trial Use Security Category : Not Classified Compartments : Device , Practitioner

The header for a message exchange that is either requesting or responding to an action. The reference(s) that are the subject of the action as well as other information related to the action are typically transmitted in a bundle in which the MessageHeader resource instance is the first resource in the bundle.

The MessageHeader resource is defined in order to support Messaging using FHIR resources . The principle principal usage of the MessageHeader resource is when messages are exchanged. However, as a resource that can be used with the RESTful framework, the MessageHeader resource has the normal resource end-point ([base-url]/MessageHeader), which is used to manage a set of static messages resources. This could be used to make an archive of past messages available. Creating or updating Message resources in this fashion does not represent the actual occurrence of any event, nor can it trigger any logic associated with the actual event. It is just for managing a set of message resources.

No resources refer to this resource directly.

This resource does not implement any patterns.

Structure

Name Flags Card. Type Description & Constraints doco
. . MessageHeader Σ TU DomainResource A resource that describes a message that is exchanged between systems
Elements defined in Ancestors: id , meta , implicitRules , language , text , contained , extension , modifierExtension
. . event . event[x] Σ 1..1 Coding Code for the event this message represents or link to event definition
MessageEvent ( Example )
. . . . eventCoding Coding
.... eventUri uri
. . . destination Σ 0..* BackboneElement Message destination application(s)
. . . . name Σ 0..1 string Name of system
. . . . target Σ 0..1 Reference ( Device ) Particular delivery destination within the destination
. . . . endpoint Σ 1..1 uri url Actual destination address or id
. . . . receiver Σ 0..1 Reference ( Practitioner | PractitionerRole | Organization ) Intended "real-world" recipient for the data
. . . sender Σ 0..1 Reference ( Practitioner | PractitionerRole | Organization ) Real world sender of the message
. . timestamp Σ 1..1 instant Time that the message was sent . enterer Σ 0..1 Reference ( Practitioner | PractitionerRole ) The source of the data entry
. . . author Σ 0..1 Reference ( Practitioner | PractitionerRole ) The source of the decision
. . . source Σ 1..1 BackboneElement Message source application
. . . . name Σ 0..1 string Name of system
. . . . software Σ 0..1 string Name of software running the system
. . . . version Σ 0..1 string Version of software running
. . . . contact Σ 0..1 ContactPoint Human contact for problems
. . . . endpoint Σ 1..1 uri url Actual message source address or id
. . . responsible Σ 0..1 Reference ( Practitioner | PractitionerRole | Organization ) Final responsibility for event
. . . reason Σ 0..1 CodeableConcept Cause of event
Example Message Reason Codes ( Example )
. . . response Σ 0..1 BackboneElement If this is a reply to prior message
. . . . identifier Σ 1..1 id Id of original message
. . . . code Σ 1..1 code ok | transient-error | fatal-error
ResponseType ( Required )
. . . . details Σ 0..1 Reference ( OperationOutcome ) Specific list of hints/warnings/errors
. . . focus Σ 0..* Reference ( Any ) The actual content of the message
. . . definition Σ 0..1 canonical ( MessageDefinition ) Link to the definition for this message

doco Documentation for this format

UML Diagram ( Legend )

MessageHeader ( DomainResource ) Code that identifies the event this message represents and connects it with its definition. Events defined as part of the FHIR specification have the system value "http://hl7.org/fhir/message-events" "http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/message-events". Alternatively uri to the EventDefinition event event[x] : Coding Type [1..1] « Coding | uri ; One of the message events defined as part of this version of FHIR. (Strength=Example) MessageEvent ?? » Allows data conveyed by a message to be addressed to a particular person or department when routing to a specific application isn't sufficient receiver : Reference [0..1] Practitioner | Organization Identifies the sending system to allow the use of a trust relationship sender : Reference [0..1] « Practitioner | Organization PractitionerRole | The time that the message was sent timestamp : instant Organization [1..1] » The person or device that performed the data entry leading to this message. When there is more than one candidate, pick the most proximal to the message. Can provide other enterers in extensions enterer : Reference [0..1] « Practitioner | PractitionerRole » The logical author of the message - the person or device that decided the described event should happen. When there is more than one candidate, pick the most proximal to the MessageHeader. Can provide other authors in extensions author : Reference [0..1] « Practitioner | PractitionerRole » The person or organization that accepts overall responsibility for the contents of the message. The implication is that the message event happened under the policies of the responsible party responsible : Reference [0..1] « Practitioner | PractitionerRole | Organization » Coded indication of the cause for the event - indicates a reason for the occurrence of the event that is a focus of this message reason : CodeableConcept [0..1] « Reason for event occurrence occurrence. (Strength=Example) Example Message Reason ExampleMessageReasonCodes ?? » The actual data of the message - a reference to the root/focus class of the event focus : Reference [0..*] « Any » Permanent link to the MessageDefinition for this message definition : canonical [0..1] « MessageDefinition » MessageDestination Human-readable name for the target system name : string [0..1] Identifies the target end system in situations where the initial message transmission is to an intermediary system target : Reference [0..1] « Device » Indicates where the message should be routed to endpoint : uri url [1..1] Allows data conveyed by a message to be addressed to a particular person or department when routing to a specific application isn't sufficient receiver : Reference [0..1] « Practitioner | PractitionerRole | Organization » MessageSource Human-readable name for the source system name : string [0..1] May include configuration or other information useful in debugging software : string [0..1] Can convey versions of multiple systems in situations where a message passes through multiple hands version : string [0..1] An e-mail, phone, website or other contact point to use to resolve issues with message communications contact : ContactPoint [0..1] Identifies the routing target to send acknowledgements to endpoint : uri url [1..1] Response The MessageHeader.id of the message to which this message is a response identifier : id [1..1] Code that identifies the type of response to the message - whether it was successful or not, and whether it should be resent or not code : code [1..1] « The kind of response to a message message. (Strength=Required) ResponseType ! » Full details of any issues found in the message details : Reference [0..1] « OperationOutcome » The destination application which the message is intended for destination [0..*] The source application from which this message originated source [1..1] Information about the message that this message is a response to. Only present if this message is a response response [0..1]

XML Template

<MessageHeader xmlns="http://hl7.org/fhir"> doco
 <!-- from Resource: id, meta, implicitRules, and language -->
 <!-- from DomainResource: text, contained, extension, and modifierExtension -->
 <</event>

 <event[x]><!-- 1..1 Coding|uri Code for the event this message represents or link to event definition --></event[x]>

 <destination>  <!-- 0..* Message destination application(s) -->
  <name value="[string]"/><!-- 0..1 Name of system -->
  <target><!-- 0..1 Reference(Device) Particular delivery destination within the destination --></target>
  <

  <endpoint value="[url]"/><!-- 1..1 Actual destination address or id -->
  <receiver><!-- 0..1 Reference(Organization|Practitioner|PractitionerRole) Intended "real-world" recipient for the data --></receiver>

 </destination>
 <</receiver>
 <</sender>
 <
 <</enterer>
 <</author>

 <sender><!-- 0..1 Reference(Organization|Practitioner|PractitionerRole) Real world sender of the message --></sender>
 <enterer><!-- 0..1 Reference(Practitioner|PractitionerRole) The source of the data entry --></enterer>
 <author><!-- 0..1 Reference(Practitioner|PractitionerRole) The source of the decision --></author>

 <source>  <!-- 1..1 Message source application -->
  <name value="[string]"/><!-- 0..1 Name of system -->
  <software value="[string]"/><!-- 0..1 Name of software running the system -->
  <version value="[string]"/><!-- 0..1 Version of software running -->
  <contact><!-- 0..1 ContactPoint Human contact for problems --></contact>
  <

  <endpoint value="[url]"/><!-- 1..1 Actual message source address or id -->

 </source>
 <</responsible>

 <responsible><!-- 0..1 Reference(Organization|Practitioner|PractitionerRole) Final responsibility for event --></responsible>

 <reason><!-- 0..1 CodeableConcept Cause of event --></reason>
 <response>  <!-- 0..1 If this is a reply to prior message -->
  <identifier value="[id]"/><!-- 1..1 Id of original message -->
  <code value="[code]"/><!-- 1..1 ok | transient-error | fatal-error -->
  <details><!-- 0..1 Reference(OperationOutcome) Specific list of hints/warnings/errors --></details>
 </response>
 <focus><!-- 0..* Reference(Any) The actual content of the message --></focus>
 <definition><!-- 0..1 canonical(MessageDefinition) Link to the definition for this message --></definition>

</MessageHeader>

JSON Template

{doco
  "resourceType" : "MessageHeader",
  // from Resource: id, meta, implicitRules, and language
  // from DomainResource: text, contained, extension, and modifierExtension
  "

  // event[x]: Code for the event this message represents or link to event definition. One of these 2:
  "eventCoding" : { Coding },
  "eventUri" : "<uri>",

  "destination" : [{ // Message destination application(s)
    "name" : "<string>", // Name of system
    "target" : { Reference(Device) }, // Particular delivery destination within the destination
    "

    "endpoint" : "<url>", // R!  Actual destination address or id
    "receiver" : { Reference(Organization|Practitioner|PractitionerRole) } // Intended "real-world" recipient for the data

  }],
  "
  "
  "
  "
  "

  "sender" : { Reference(Organization|Practitioner|PractitionerRole) }, // Real world sender of the message
  "enterer" : { Reference(Practitioner|PractitionerRole) }, // The source of the data entry
  "author" : { Reference(Practitioner|PractitionerRole) }, // The source of the decision

  "source" : { // R!  Message source application
    "name" : "<string>", // Name of system
    "software" : "<string>", // Name of software running the system
    "version" : "<string>", // Version of software running
    "contact" : { ContactPoint }, // Human contact for problems
    "

    "endpoint" : "<url>" // R!  Actual message source address or id

  },
  "

  "responsible" : { Reference(Organization|Practitioner|PractitionerRole) }, // Final responsibility for event

  "reason" : { CodeableConcept }, // Cause of event
  "response" : { // If this is a reply to prior message
    "identifier" : "<id>", // R!  Id of original message
    "code" : "<code>", // R!  ok | transient-error | fatal-error
    "details" : { Reference(OperationOutcome) } // Specific list of hints/warnings/errors
  },
  "

  "focus" : [{ Reference(Any) }], // The actual content of the message
  "definition" : { canonical(MessageDefinition) } // Link to the definition for this message

}

Turtle Template

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

  # MessageHeader.event[x] : 1..1 Code for the event this message represents or link to event definition. One of these 2
    fhir:MessageHeader.eventCoding [ Coding ]
    fhir:MessageHeader.eventUri [ uri ]

  fhir:MessageHeader.destination [ # 0..* Message destination application(s)
    fhir:MessageHeader.destination.name [ string ]; # 0..1 Name of system
    fhir:MessageHeader.destination.target [ Reference(Device) ]; # 0..1 Particular delivery destination within the destination
    fhir:

    fhir:MessageHeader.destination.endpoint [ url ]; # 1..1 Actual destination address or id
    fhir:MessageHeader.destination.receiver [ Reference(Organization|Practitioner|PractitionerRole) ]; # 0..1 Intended "real-world" recipient for the data

  ], ...;
  fhir:
  fhir:
  fhir:
  fhir:
  fhir:

  fhir:MessageHeader.sender [ Reference(Organization|Practitioner|PractitionerRole) ]; # 0..1 Real world sender of the message
  fhir:MessageHeader.enterer [ Reference(Practitioner|PractitionerRole) ]; # 0..1 The source of the data entry
  fhir:MessageHeader.author [ Reference(Practitioner|PractitionerRole) ]; # 0..1 The source of the decision

  fhir:MessageHeader.source [ # 1..1 Message source application
    fhir:MessageHeader.source.name [ string ]; # 0..1 Name of system
    fhir:MessageHeader.source.software [ string ]; # 0..1 Name of software running the system
    fhir:MessageHeader.source.version [ string ]; # 0..1 Version of software running
    fhir:MessageHeader.source.contact [ ContactPoint ]; # 0..1 Human contact for problems
    fhir:

    fhir:MessageHeader.source.endpoint [ url ]; # 1..1 Actual message source address or id

  ];
  fhir:

  fhir:MessageHeader.responsible [ Reference(Organization|Practitioner|PractitionerRole) ]; # 0..1 Final responsibility for event

  fhir:MessageHeader.reason [ CodeableConcept ]; # 0..1 Cause of event
  fhir:MessageHeader.response [ # 0..1 If this is a reply to prior message
    fhir:MessageHeader.response.identifier [ id ]; # 1..1 Id of original message
    fhir:MessageHeader.response.code [ code ]; # 1..1 ok | transient-error | fatal-error
    fhir:MessageHeader.response.details [ Reference(OperationOutcome) ]; # 0..1 Specific list of hints/warnings/errors
  ];
  fhir:MessageHeader.focus [ Reference(Any) ], ... ; # 0..* The actual content of the message
  fhir:MessageHeader.definition [ canonical(MessageDefinition) ]; # 0..1 Link to the definition for this message

]

Changes since DSTU2 R3

MessageHeader MessageHeader.event No longer marked as Modifier MessageHeader.sender Added Element MessageHeader.response No longer marked as Modifier
MessageHeader.response.code
  • No longer marked as Modifier MessageHeader.focus Renamed Change value set from data http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/response-code|4.0.0 to focus http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/response-code|4.1.0

See the Full Difference for further information

This analysis is available as XML or JSON .

See R2 <--> R3 <--> R4 Conversion Maps (status = 1 test that all execute ok. All tests pass round-trip testing and all 1 r3 resources are valid.). invalid (0 errors). )

Structure

Name Flags Card. Type Description & Constraints doco
. . MessageHeader Σ TU DomainResource A resource that describes a message that is exchanged between systems
Elements defined in Ancestors: id , meta , implicitRules , language , text , contained , extension , modifierExtension
. . event . event[x] Σ 1..1 Coding Code for the event this message represents or link to event definition
MessageEvent ( Example )
. . . . eventCoding Coding
.... eventUri uri
. . . destination Σ 0..* BackboneElement Message destination application(s)
. . . . name Σ 0..1 string Name of system
. . . . target Σ 0..1 Reference ( Device ) Particular delivery destination within the destination
. . . . endpoint Σ 1..1 uri url Actual destination address or id
. . . . receiver Σ 0..1 Reference ( Practitioner | PractitionerRole | Organization ) Intended "real-world" recipient for the data
. . . sender Σ 0..1 Reference ( Practitioner | PractitionerRole | Organization ) Real world sender of the message
. . timestamp Σ 1..1 instant Time that the message was sent . enterer Σ 0..1 Reference ( Practitioner | PractitionerRole ) The source of the data entry
. . . author Σ 0..1 Reference ( Practitioner | PractitionerRole ) The source of the decision
. . . source Σ 1..1 BackboneElement Message source application
. . . . name Σ 0..1 string Name of system
. . . . software Σ 0..1 string Name of software running the system
. . . . version Σ 0..1 string Version of software running
. . . . contact Σ 0..1 ContactPoint Human contact for problems
. . . . endpoint Σ 1..1 uri url Actual message source address or id
. . . responsible Σ 0..1 Reference ( Practitioner | PractitionerRole | Organization ) Final responsibility for event
. . . reason Σ 0..1 CodeableConcept Cause of event
Example Message Reason Codes ( Example )
. . . response Σ 0..1 BackboneElement If this is a reply to prior message
. . . . identifier Σ 1..1 id Id of original message
. . . . code Σ 1..1 code ok | transient-error | fatal-error
ResponseType ( Required )
. . . . details Σ 0..1 Reference ( OperationOutcome ) Specific list of hints/warnings/errors
. . . focus Σ 0..* Reference ( Any ) The actual content of the message
. . . definition Σ 0..1 canonical ( MessageDefinition ) Link to the definition for this message

doco Documentation for this format

UML Diagram ( Legend )

MessageHeader ( DomainResource ) Code that identifies the event this message represents and connects it with its definition. Events defined as part of the FHIR specification have the system value "http://hl7.org/fhir/message-events" "http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/message-events". Alternatively uri to the EventDefinition event event[x] : Coding Type [1..1] « Coding | uri ; One of the message events defined as part of this version of FHIR. (Strength=Example) MessageEvent ?? » Allows data conveyed by a message to be addressed to a particular person or department when routing to a specific application isn't sufficient receiver : Reference [0..1] Practitioner | Organization Identifies the sending system to allow the use of a trust relationship sender : Reference [0..1] « Practitioner | Organization PractitionerRole | The time that the message was sent timestamp : instant Organization [1..1] » The person or device that performed the data entry leading to this message. When there is more than one candidate, pick the most proximal to the message. Can provide other enterers in extensions enterer : Reference [0..1] « Practitioner | PractitionerRole » The logical author of the message - the person or device that decided the described event should happen. When there is more than one candidate, pick the most proximal to the MessageHeader. Can provide other authors in extensions author : Reference [0..1] « Practitioner | PractitionerRole » The person or organization that accepts overall responsibility for the contents of the message. The implication is that the message event happened under the policies of the responsible party responsible : Reference [0..1] « Practitioner | PractitionerRole | Organization » Coded indication of the cause for the event - indicates a reason for the occurrence of the event that is a focus of this message reason : CodeableConcept [0..1] « Reason for event occurrence occurrence. (Strength=Example) Example Message Reason ExampleMessageReasonCodes ?? » The actual data of the message - a reference to the root/focus class of the event focus : Reference [0..*] « Any » Permanent link to the MessageDefinition for this message definition : canonical [0..1] « MessageDefinition » MessageDestination Human-readable name for the target system name : string [0..1] Identifies the target end system in situations where the initial message transmission is to an intermediary system target : Reference [0..1] « Device » Indicates where the message should be routed to endpoint : uri url [1..1] Allows data conveyed by a message to be addressed to a particular person or department when routing to a specific application isn't sufficient receiver : Reference [0..1] « Practitioner | PractitionerRole | Organization » MessageSource Human-readable name for the source system name : string [0..1] May include configuration or other information useful in debugging software : string [0..1] Can convey versions of multiple systems in situations where a message passes through multiple hands version : string [0..1] An e-mail, phone, website or other contact point to use to resolve issues with message communications contact : ContactPoint [0..1] Identifies the routing target to send acknowledgements to endpoint : uri url [1..1] Response The MessageHeader.id of the message to which this message is a response identifier : id [1..1] Code that identifies the type of response to the message - whether it was successful or not, and whether it should be resent or not code : code [1..1] « The kind of response to a message message. (Strength=Required) ResponseType ! » Full details of any issues found in the message details : Reference [0..1] « OperationOutcome » The destination application which the message is intended for destination [0..*] The source application from which this message originated source [1..1] Information about the message that this message is a response to. Only present if this message is a response response [0..1]

XML Template

<MessageHeader xmlns="http://hl7.org/fhir"> doco
 <!-- from Resource: id, meta, implicitRules, and language -->
 <!-- from DomainResource: text, contained, extension, and modifierExtension -->
 <</event>

 <event[x]><!-- 1..1 Coding|uri Code for the event this message represents or link to event definition --></event[x]>

 <destination>  <!-- 0..* Message destination application(s) -->
  <name value="[string]"/><!-- 0..1 Name of system -->
  <target><!-- 0..1 Reference(Device) Particular delivery destination within the destination --></target>
  <

  <endpoint value="[url]"/><!-- 1..1 Actual destination address or id -->
  <receiver><!-- 0..1 Reference(Organization|Practitioner|PractitionerRole) Intended "real-world" recipient for the data --></receiver>

 </destination>
 <</receiver>
 <</sender>
 <
 <</enterer>
 <</author>

 <sender><!-- 0..1 Reference(Organization|Practitioner|PractitionerRole) Real world sender of the message --></sender>
 <enterer><!-- 0..1 Reference(Practitioner|PractitionerRole) The source of the data entry --></enterer>
 <author><!-- 0..1 Reference(Practitioner|PractitionerRole) The source of the decision --></author>

 <source>  <!-- 1..1 Message source application -->
  <name value="[string]"/><!-- 0..1 Name of system -->
  <software value="[string]"/><!-- 0..1 Name of software running the system -->
  <version value="[string]"/><!-- 0..1 Version of software running -->
  <contact><!-- 0..1 ContactPoint Human contact for problems --></contact>
  <

  <endpoint value="[url]"/><!-- 1..1 Actual message source address or id -->

 </source>
 <</responsible>

 <responsible><!-- 0..1 Reference(Organization|Practitioner|PractitionerRole) Final responsibility for event --></responsible>

 <reason><!-- 0..1 CodeableConcept Cause of event --></reason>
 <response>  <!-- 0..1 If this is a reply to prior message -->
  <identifier value="[id]"/><!-- 1..1 Id of original message -->
  <code value="[code]"/><!-- 1..1 ok | transient-error | fatal-error -->
  <details><!-- 0..1 Reference(OperationOutcome) Specific list of hints/warnings/errors --></details>
 </response>
 <focus><!-- 0..* Reference(Any) The actual content of the message --></focus>
 <definition><!-- 0..1 canonical(MessageDefinition) Link to the definition for this message --></definition>

</MessageHeader>

JSON Template

{doco
  "resourceType" : "MessageHeader",
  // from Resource: id, meta, implicitRules, and language
  // from DomainResource: text, contained, extension, and modifierExtension
  "

  // event[x]: Code for the event this message represents or link to event definition. One of these 2:
  "eventCoding" : { Coding },
  "eventUri" : "<uri>",

  "destination" : [{ // Message destination application(s)
    "name" : "<string>", // Name of system
    "target" : { Reference(Device) }, // Particular delivery destination within the destination
    "

    "endpoint" : "<url>", // R!  Actual destination address or id
    "receiver" : { Reference(Organization|Practitioner|PractitionerRole) } // Intended "real-world" recipient for the data

  }],
  "
  "
  "
  "
  "

  "sender" : { Reference(Organization|Practitioner|PractitionerRole) }, // Real world sender of the message
  "enterer" : { Reference(Practitioner|PractitionerRole) }, // The source of the data entry
  "author" : { Reference(Practitioner|PractitionerRole) }, // The source of the decision

  "source" : { // R!  Message source application
    "name" : "<string>", // Name of system
    "software" : "<string>", // Name of software running the system
    "version" : "<string>", // Version of software running
    "contact" : { ContactPoint }, // Human contact for problems
    "

    "endpoint" : "<url>" // R!  Actual message source address or id

  },
  "

  "responsible" : { Reference(Organization|Practitioner|PractitionerRole) }, // Final responsibility for event

  "reason" : { CodeableConcept }, // Cause of event
  "response" : { // If this is a reply to prior message
    "identifier" : "<id>", // R!  Id of original message
    "code" : "<code>", // R!  ok | transient-error | fatal-error
    "details" : { Reference(OperationOutcome) } // Specific list of hints/warnings/errors
  },
  "

  "focus" : [{ Reference(Any) }], // The actual content of the message
  "definition" : { canonical(MessageDefinition) } // Link to the definition for this message

}

Turtle Template

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

  # MessageHeader.event[x] : 1..1 Code for the event this message represents or link to event definition. One of these 2
    fhir:MessageHeader.eventCoding [ Coding ]
    fhir:MessageHeader.eventUri [ uri ]

  fhir:MessageHeader.destination [ # 0..* Message destination application(s)
    fhir:MessageHeader.destination.name [ string ]; # 0..1 Name of system
    fhir:MessageHeader.destination.target [ Reference(Device) ]; # 0..1 Particular delivery destination within the destination
    fhir:

    fhir:MessageHeader.destination.endpoint [ url ]; # 1..1 Actual destination address or id
    fhir:MessageHeader.destination.receiver [ Reference(Organization|Practitioner|PractitionerRole) ]; # 0..1 Intended "real-world" recipient for the data

  ], ...;
  fhir:
  fhir:
  fhir:
  fhir:
  fhir:

  fhir:MessageHeader.sender [ Reference(Organization|Practitioner|PractitionerRole) ]; # 0..1 Real world sender of the message
  fhir:MessageHeader.enterer [ Reference(Practitioner|PractitionerRole) ]; # 0..1 The source of the data entry
  fhir:MessageHeader.author [ Reference(Practitioner|PractitionerRole) ]; # 0..1 The source of the decision

  fhir:MessageHeader.source [ # 1..1 Message source application
    fhir:MessageHeader.source.name [ string ]; # 0..1 Name of system
    fhir:MessageHeader.source.software [ string ]; # 0..1 Name of software running the system
    fhir:MessageHeader.source.version [ string ]; # 0..1 Version of software running
    fhir:MessageHeader.source.contact [ ContactPoint ]; # 0..1 Human contact for problems
    fhir:

    fhir:MessageHeader.source.endpoint [ url ]; # 1..1 Actual message source address or id

  ];
  fhir:

  fhir:MessageHeader.responsible [ Reference(Organization|Practitioner|PractitionerRole) ]; # 0..1 Final responsibility for event

  fhir:MessageHeader.reason [ CodeableConcept ]; # 0..1 Cause of event
  fhir:MessageHeader.response [ # 0..1 If this is a reply to prior message
    fhir:MessageHeader.response.identifier [ id ]; # 1..1 Id of original message
    fhir:MessageHeader.response.code [ code ]; # 1..1 ok | transient-error | fatal-error
    fhir:MessageHeader.response.details [ Reference(OperationOutcome) ]; # 0..1 Specific list of hints/warnings/errors
  ];
  fhir:MessageHeader.focus [ Reference(Any) ], ... ; # 0..* The actual content of the message
  fhir:MessageHeader.definition [ canonical(MessageDefinition) ]; # 0..1 Link to the definition for this message

]

Changes since DSTU2 Release 3

MessageHeader MessageHeader.event No longer marked as Modifier MessageHeader.sender Added Element MessageHeader.response No longer marked as Modifier
MessageHeader.response.code
  • No longer marked as Modifier MessageHeader.focus Renamed Change value set from data http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/response-code|4.0.0 to focus http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/response-code|4.1.0

See the Full Difference for further information

This analysis is available as XML or JSON .

See R2 <--> R3 <--> R4 Conversion Maps (status = 1 test that all execute ok. All tests pass round-trip testing and all 1 r3 resources are valid.). invalid (0 errors). )

 

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

Path Definition Type Reference
MessageHeader.event MessageHeader.event[x] One of the message events defined as part of this version of FHIR. Example Message Events
MessageHeader.reason Reason for event occurrence occurrence. Example Example Message Reason Codes ExampleMessageReasonCodes
MessageHeader.response.code The kind of response to a message message. Required ResponseType

  • The resources referenced by the enterer, author and responsible elements may all be included in the message bundle or left out on the basis that the recipient (and any intermediaries) are able to locate/resolve the resources independently. The former would be suitable for loosely coupled systems, and the latter for tightly coupled systems. The messaging Capability statement for an application may reference a Structure Definition that describes how the bundling occurs
  • The actual content of the focus resource is specified for each message event (see the list on the messaging page ). Any resources referenced in the focus element are always included in the bundle
  • If MessageHeader.source.endpoint and MessageHeader.destination.endpoint , are literal URLs, then they SHOULD identify the addresses to which messages can be delivered. If they are logical URIs (i.e. non-dereferenceable), message delivery intermediaries must know how to deliver the message to the destination application.
  • The time of the event will be found in the focus resource. The time of the message will be found in Bundle.timestamp
  • The author and the receiver are not the actual technical systems - these are the human or organizations that make use of the technical systems
  • A receiver is not obligated to reject messages which do not explicitly identify it as receiver (e.g. a tracker will get messages that are destined for some other system)
  • The value set MessageEvent is populated by the authors of the resources declaring the events

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

timestamp date Time that the message was sent MessageHeader.timestamp
Name Type Description Expression In Common
author reference The source of the decision MessageHeader.author
( Practitioner , PractitionerRole )
code token ok | transient-error | fatal-error MessageHeader.response.code
destination string Name of system MessageHeader.destination.name
destination-uri uri Actual destination address or id MessageHeader.destination.endpoint
enterer reference The source of the data entry MessageHeader.enterer
( Practitioner , PractitionerRole )
event token Code for the event this message represents or link to event definition MessageHeader.event
focus reference The actual content of the message MessageHeader.focus
(Any)
receiver reference Intended "real-world" recipient for the data MessageHeader.receiver MessageHeader.destination.receiver
( Practitioner , Organization , PractitionerRole )
response-id token Id of original message MessageHeader.response.identifier
responsible reference Final responsibility for event MessageHeader.responsible
( Practitioner , Organization , PractitionerRole )
sender reference Real world sender of the message MessageHeader.sender
( Practitioner , Organization , PractitionerRole )
source string Name of system MessageHeader.source.name
source-uri uri Actual message source address or id MessageHeader.source.endpoint
target reference Particular delivery destination within the destination MessageHeader.destination.target
( Device )