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Contributing or Reviewing Work Groups

RCRIM may be involved in reviewing from a "study subject" perspective

No other workgroups are involved

FHIR Resource Development Project Insight ID


Scope of coverage

Demographics and other administrative information about a person or animal receiving care or other health-related services. This Resource covers data about persons and animals involved in a wide range of health-related activities, including:

  • Curative activities
  • Psychiatric care
  • Social services
  • Pregnancy care
  • Nursing and assisted living
  • Dietary services
  • Tracking of personal health and exercise data
  • Financial claims and administrative activities

The data in the Resource covers the "who" information about the patient: Its attributes are focused on the demographic information necessary to support the administrative, financial and logistic procedures and does not contain medical or care-related information. Data may be time-dependent but should not be opinion-dependent.

RIM scope


Resource appropriateness

Patients are ubiquitous in healthcare and almost all systems track them. Patients are assigned patient id's and their demographics data is tracked and kept up-to-date. Patient data has been part of HL7 since version 2.

Expected implementations

Almost all systems need to have some patient data. Also present in CCDA.

Content sources

CIMI, Norwegian Person Registry v3 implementation manuals, v2 PID & PD1, v3 Patient CMETs, OpenEHR

Example Scenarios

  • A patient in the hospital patient registration
  • An animal registered in a veterinary clinic

Resource Relationships

This resource references Organization and Picture. It is expected almost all Resources will refer to Patient.


Expected to be ready for sept 2013 DSTU

gForge Users

ewoutkramer, Alexander Henket


  • Some tweaks made to scope & mapping sources
  • Need example scenarios added