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  1. FHIR Specification Feedback
  2. FHIR-26636

Differentiation of implantable Vs patient-use and "non-implantable" devices unclear

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    • Type: Change Request
    • Status: Applied (View Workflow)
    • Priority: Medium
    • Resolution: Persuasive with Modification
    • Specification:
      FHIR Core (FHIR)
    • Raised in Version:
      R4
    • Work Group:
      Orders & Observations
    • Related Artifact(s):
      Device
      DeviceDefinition
      DeviceMetric
      DeviceRequest (was DeviceUseRequest)
      DeviceUsage (DeviceUseStatement)
    • Resolution Description:
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      Proposed motion to include these definition/scope clarifications on general types of devices covered into both Device and Device Definition.

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      Proposed motion to include these definition/scope clarifications on general types of devices covered into both Device and Device Definition.
    • Resolution Vote:
      Marti Velezis/Jose Costa-Teixeira: 4-0-7
    • Change Category:
      Clarification
    • Change Impact:
      Non-substantive

      Description

      Neither FHIR Core nor US Core clearly define "implantable device" without ambiguity. All existing definitions assume the reader/user already understands the meaning of both "implantable" device, "patient-use" device, what might (by exclusion) be considered a non-patient-use and non-implantable device.  To assist with clarity perhaps these three references may add more specification for users to understand how to use various resources:

      Implantable device:

      Patient-use device:

       

      Greater clarity in definitions is essential.  Trying to navigate through the various FHIR device-related resources is highly problematic without clear definitions (Device, DeviceRequest, DeviceUseStatement, DeviceDefinition, and when to differentiate between DeviceRequest and ServiceRequest). AND US Core inherits the definition of implantable device from FHIR Core leading the user into endless circular loops to find there really is no clear definition.  

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            Assignee:
            jdlnolen John D.L. Nolen
            Reporter:
            feisenberg Floyd Eisenberg
            Request in-person:
            Floyd Eisenberg
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