DV_IDENTIFIER - add Realm attribute

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The current DV_IDENTIFIER datatype lacks a Realm attribute, which is required for compatibility with a number of international standards.

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Heath Frankel
May 10, 2015, 11:24 PM

I am not overly in favour of this proposal but I will say that it is in the ISO healthcare identification standard and FHIR still has this concept and realm is more general than country, it could be less than or greater than a country. It depends on the identifier.

Bjørn Næss
May 13, 2015, 11:33 AM

I'm not sure what kind of feature this will add and/or how this would work in practice.

Is there some references to documentation from other standards like the mentioned ISO/FHIR?
Is this the best documentation for FHIR Realm? http://www.hl7.org/FHIR/v3/hl7Realm/index.html

Thomas Beale
October 27, 2015, 12:02 PM

I think unless a clear problem / need exists here, we should reject or obsolete this PR.

Ian McNicoll
October 27, 2015, 1:50 PM

Agree

Koray Atalag
October 28, 2015, 7:56 AM

Agree - looks like it is for an OID type identifier.

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Ian McNicoll

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