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  1. FHIR Specification Feedback
  2. FHIR-28392

Encounter.serviceProvider Must Support and Encounter.location.location Optional

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    • Type: Change Request
    • Status: Applied (View Workflow)
    • Priority: Highest
    • Resolution: Persuasive with Modification
    • Specification:
      US Core (FHIR)
    • Raised in Version:
      3.1.1
    • Work Group:
      Cross-Group Projects
    • Related Artifact(s):
      USCoreEncounterProfile
    • Resolution Description:
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      Make both serviceProvider (US Core Organization) and Location Must Support and include text that you may have both but Must Support one or the other. Add clarifying sentence about location address.

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      Make both serviceProvider (US Core Organization) and Location Must Support and include text that you may have both but Must Support one or the other. Add clarifying sentence about location address.
    • Resolution Vote:
      Drew Torres/Brett Marquard:7-0-0
    • Change Category:
      Enhancement
    • Change Impact:
      Compatible, substantive

      Description

      In context of https://jira.hl7.org/browse/FHIR-28375 we propose that service provider is the better attribute to be Must Support rather than location. 

      We note that the service provider is more important.  There is a bigger need to obtain the organization responsible, which is the .serviceProvider. We recognize that for home visits the home location would be relevant, but not every system documents home or school visits while the serviceProvider would be clear and relevant.  If we only have location for those visits, as .location.managingOrganization would be irrelevant, we do not know who is responsible and can be contacted as needed.  Knowing who is responsible is more critical, hence .serviceProvider should be Must Support, and use US Core Organization Profile as the reference, while .location should be optional.

      Links to pages:

      https://build.fhir.org/ig/HL7/US-Core-R4/StructureDefinition-us-core-encounter.html

      https://build.fhir.org/ig/HL7/US-Core-R4/StructureDefinition-us-core-encounter.html

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              Reporter:
              hbuitendijk Hans Buitendijk
              Request in-person:
              Drew Torres, Hans Buitendijk
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