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  1. FHIR Specification Feedback
  2. FHIR-25728

Identifiers Across Hospital Systems

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    • Type: Question
    • Status: Waiting for Input (View Workflow)
    • Priority: Medium
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Specification:
      FHIR Core (FHIR)
    • Raised in Version:
      R4
    • Work Group:
      Patient Administration
    • Related Artifact(s):
      Patient
      Person
      Practitioner

      Description

      What is the best way to represent identifiers that are common across hospital systems? For example, hospital systems in the US commonly have an Enterprise Master Patient Index (EMPI) and a National Provider Index (NPI). Is there some standardized way to capture these in FHIR since they are prevalent across hospital systems? Currently our approach has been to incorporate these as identifiers within resources.

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              Assignee:
              brian.postlethwaite Brian Postlethwaite
              Reporter:
              echesley Emma Chesley
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