FHIR Implementation Guide for ABDM CI Build v2.0.1
banner

This Implementation guide is published and maintained by NRCeS for NHA.
This version is based on the ABDM Health Data Interchange Specifications 1.0 and updated periodically.

StructureDefinition-DocumentReference

This profile sets minimum expectations for searching and fetching fetching patient documents including Clinical Notes using the DocumentReference resource. It identifies the mandatory core elements, extensions, vocabularies and value sets which SHALL be present in the DocumentReference resource when using this profile.

Examples

Formal Views of Profile Content

Description of Profiles, Differentials, and Snapshots.

The official URL for this profile is: https://nrces.in/ndhm/fhir/r4/StructureDefinition/DocumentReference

This profile builds on DocumentReference


NameFlagsCard.TypeDescription & Constraintsdoco
.. DocumentReference 0..*DocumentReferenceA reference to a document
... status S1..1codecurrent | superseded | entered-in-error
... subject 0..1Reference(Group | Device | Patient | Practitioner)Who/what is the subject of the document
... author 0..*Reference(Device | RelatedPerson | Practitioner | PractitionerRole | Organization | Patient)Who and/or what authored the document
... authenticator 0..1Reference(Practitioner | PractitionerRole | Organization)Who/what authenticated the document
... custodian 0..1Reference(Organization)Organization which maintains the document
... relatesTo
.... target 1..1Reference(DocumentReference)Target of the relationship
... content S1..*BackboneElementDocument referenced
.... attachment S1..1AttachmentWhere to access the document
..... contentType S1..1codeMime type of the content, with charset etc.
..... data S1..1base64BinaryData inline, base64ed
... context
.... sourcePatientInfo 0..1Reference(Patient)Patient demographics from source

doco Documentation for this format
NameFlagsCard.TypeDescription & Constraintsdoco
.. DocumentReference 0..*DocumentReferenceA reference to a document
... id Σ0..1stringLogical id of this artifact
... meta Σ0..1MetaMetadata about the resource
... implicitRules ?!Σ0..1uriA set of rules under which this content was created
... language 0..1codeLanguage of the resource content
Binding: CommonLanguages (preferred)
Max Binding: AllLanguages: A human language.

... text 0..1NarrativeText summary of the resource, for human interpretation
... contained 0..*ResourceContained, inline Resources
... extension 0..*ExtensionAdditional content defined by implementations
... modifierExtension ?!0..*ExtensionExtensions that cannot be ignored
... masterIdentifier Σ0..1IdentifierMaster Version Specific Identifier
... identifier Σ0..*IdentifierOther identifiers for the document
... status ?!SΣ1..1codecurrent | superseded | entered-in-error
Binding: DocumentReferenceStatus (required): The status of the document reference.

... docStatus Σ0..1codepreliminary | final | amended | entered-in-error
Binding: CompositionStatus (required): Status of the underlying document.

... type Σ0..1CodeableConceptKind of document (LOINC if possible)
Binding: DocumentTypeValueSet (preferred): Precise type of clinical document.

... category Σ0..*CodeableConceptCategorization of document
Binding: DocumentClassValueSet (example): High-level kind of a clinical document at a macro level.


... subject Σ0..1Reference(Group | Device | Patient | Practitioner)Who/what is the subject of the document
... date Σ0..1instantWhen this document reference was created
... author Σ0..*Reference(Device | RelatedPerson | Practitioner | PractitionerRole | Organization | Patient)Who and/or what authored the document
... authenticator 0..1Reference(Practitioner | PractitionerRole | Organization)Who/what authenticated the document
... custodian 0..1Reference(Organization)Organization which maintains the document
... relatesTo Σ0..*BackboneElementRelationships to other documents
.... id 0..1stringUnique id for inter-element referencing
.... extension 0..*ExtensionAdditional content defined by implementations
.... modifierExtension ?!Σ0..*ExtensionExtensions that cannot be ignored even if unrecognized
.... code Σ1..1codereplaces | transforms | signs | appends
Binding: DocumentRelationshipType (required): The type of relationship between documents.

.... target Σ1..1Reference(DocumentReference)Target of the relationship
... description Σ0..1stringHuman-readable description
... securityLabel Σ0..*CodeableConceptDocument security-tags
Binding: All Security Labels (extensible): Security Labels from the Healthcare Privacy and Security Classification System.


... content SΣ1..*BackboneElementDocument referenced
.... id 0..1stringUnique id for inter-element referencing
.... extension 0..*ExtensionAdditional content defined by implementations
.... modifierExtension ?!Σ0..*ExtensionExtensions that cannot be ignored even if unrecognized
.... attachment SΣ1..1AttachmentWhere to access the document
..... id 0..1stringUnique id for inter-element referencing
..... Slices for extension 0..*ExtensionAdditional content defined by implementations
Slice: Unordered, Open by value:url
..... contentType SΣ1..1codeMime type of the content, with charset etc.
Binding: Mime Types (required): The mime type of an attachment. Any valid mime type is allowed.


Example General: text/plain; charset=UTF-8, image/png
..... language Σ0..1codeHuman language of the content (BCP-47)
Binding: CommonLanguages (preferred)
Max Binding: AllLanguages: A human language.


Example General: en-AU
..... data S1..1base64BinaryData inline, base64ed
..... url Σ0..1urlUri where the data can be found
Example General: http://www.acme.com/logo-small.png
..... size Σ0..1unsignedIntNumber of bytes of content (if url provided)
..... hash Σ0..1base64BinaryHash of the data (sha-1, base64ed)
..... title Σ0..1stringLabel to display in place of the data
Example General: Official Corporate Logo
..... creation Σ0..1dateTimeDate attachment was first created
.... format Σ0..1CodingFormat/content rules for the document
Binding: DocumentReferenceFormatCodeSet (preferred): Document Format Codes.

... context Σ0..1BackboneElementClinical context of document
.... id 0..1stringUnique id for inter-element referencing
.... extension 0..*ExtensionAdditional content defined by implementations
.... modifierExtension ?!Σ0..*ExtensionExtensions that cannot be ignored even if unrecognized
.... encounter 0..*Reference(Encounter | EpisodeOfCare)Context of the document content
.... event 0..*CodeableConceptMain clinical acts documented
Binding: v3 Code System ActCode (example): This list of codes represents the main clinical acts being documented.


.... period Σ0..1PeriodTime of service that is being documented
.... facilityType 0..1CodeableConceptKind of facility where patient was seen
Binding: FacilityTypeCodeValueSet (example): XDS Facility Type.

.... practiceSetting 0..1CodeableConceptAdditional details about where the content was created (e.g. clinical specialty)
Binding: PracticeSettingCodeValueSet (example): Additional details about where the content was created (e.g. clinical specialty).

.... sourcePatientInfo 0..1Reference(Patient)Patient demographics from source
.... related 0..*Reference(Resource)Related identifiers or resources

doco Documentation for this format

Differential View

NameFlagsCard.TypeDescription & Constraintsdoco
.. DocumentReference 0..*DocumentReferenceA reference to a document
... status S1..1codecurrent | superseded | entered-in-error
... subject 0..1Reference(Group | Device | Patient | Practitioner)Who/what is the subject of the document
... author 0..*Reference(Device | RelatedPerson | Practitioner | PractitionerRole | Organization | Patient)Who and/or what authored the document
... authenticator 0..1Reference(Practitioner | PractitionerRole | Organization)Who/what authenticated the document
... custodian 0..1Reference(Organization)Organization which maintains the document
... relatesTo
.... target 1..1Reference(DocumentReference)Target of the relationship
... content S1..*BackboneElementDocument referenced
.... attachment S1..1AttachmentWhere to access the document
..... contentType S1..1codeMime type of the content, with charset etc.
..... data S1..1base64BinaryData inline, base64ed
... context
.... sourcePatientInfo 0..1Reference(Patient)Patient demographics from source

doco Documentation for this format

Snapshot View

NameFlagsCard.TypeDescription & Constraintsdoco
.. DocumentReference 0..*DocumentReferenceA reference to a document
... id Σ0..1stringLogical id of this artifact
... meta Σ0..1MetaMetadata about the resource
... implicitRules ?!Σ0..1uriA set of rules under which this content was created
... language 0..1codeLanguage of the resource content
Binding: CommonLanguages (preferred)
Max Binding: AllLanguages: A human language.

... text 0..1NarrativeText summary of the resource, for human interpretation
... contained 0..*ResourceContained, inline Resources
... extension 0..*ExtensionAdditional content defined by implementations
... modifierExtension ?!0..*ExtensionExtensions that cannot be ignored
... masterIdentifier Σ0..1IdentifierMaster Version Specific Identifier
... identifier Σ0..*IdentifierOther identifiers for the document
... status ?!SΣ1..1codecurrent | superseded | entered-in-error
Binding: DocumentReferenceStatus (required): The status of the document reference.

... docStatus Σ0..1codepreliminary | final | amended | entered-in-error
Binding: CompositionStatus (required): Status of the underlying document.

... type Σ0..1CodeableConceptKind of document (LOINC if possible)
Binding: DocumentTypeValueSet (preferred): Precise type of clinical document.

... category Σ0..*CodeableConceptCategorization of document
Binding: DocumentClassValueSet (example): High-level kind of a clinical document at a macro level.


... subject Σ0..1Reference(Group | Device | Patient | Practitioner)Who/what is the subject of the document
... date Σ0..1instantWhen this document reference was created
... author Σ0..*Reference(Device | RelatedPerson | Practitioner | PractitionerRole | Organization | Patient)Who and/or what authored the document
... authenticator 0..1Reference(Practitioner | PractitionerRole | Organization)Who/what authenticated the document
... custodian 0..1Reference(Organization)Organization which maintains the document
... relatesTo Σ0..*BackboneElementRelationships to other documents
.... id 0..1stringUnique id for inter-element referencing
.... extension 0..*ExtensionAdditional content defined by implementations
.... modifierExtension ?!Σ0..*ExtensionExtensions that cannot be ignored even if unrecognized
.... code Σ1..1codereplaces | transforms | signs | appends
Binding: DocumentRelationshipType (required): The type of relationship between documents.

.... target Σ1..1Reference(DocumentReference)Target of the relationship
... description Σ0..1stringHuman-readable description
... securityLabel Σ0..*CodeableConceptDocument security-tags
Binding: All Security Labels (extensible): Security Labels from the Healthcare Privacy and Security Classification System.


... content SΣ1..*BackboneElementDocument referenced
.... id 0..1stringUnique id for inter-element referencing
.... extension 0..*ExtensionAdditional content defined by implementations
.... modifierExtension ?!Σ0..*ExtensionExtensions that cannot be ignored even if unrecognized
.... attachment SΣ1..1AttachmentWhere to access the document
..... id 0..1stringUnique id for inter-element referencing
..... Slices for extension 0..*ExtensionAdditional content defined by implementations
Slice: Unordered, Open by value:url
..... contentType SΣ1..1codeMime type of the content, with charset etc.
Binding: Mime Types (required): The mime type of an attachment. Any valid mime type is allowed.


Example General: text/plain; charset=UTF-8, image/png
..... language Σ0..1codeHuman language of the content (BCP-47)
Binding: CommonLanguages (preferred)
Max Binding: AllLanguages: A human language.


Example General: en-AU
..... data S1..1base64BinaryData inline, base64ed
..... url Σ0..1urlUri where the data can be found
Example General: http://www.acme.com/logo-small.png
..... size Σ0..1unsignedIntNumber of bytes of content (if url provided)
..... hash Σ0..1base64BinaryHash of the data (sha-1, base64ed)
..... title Σ0..1stringLabel to display in place of the data
Example General: Official Corporate Logo
..... creation Σ0..1dateTimeDate attachment was first created
.... format Σ0..1CodingFormat/content rules for the document
Binding: DocumentReferenceFormatCodeSet (preferred): Document Format Codes.

... context Σ0..1BackboneElementClinical context of document
.... id 0..1stringUnique id for inter-element referencing
.... extension 0..*ExtensionAdditional content defined by implementations
.... modifierExtension ?!Σ0..*ExtensionExtensions that cannot be ignored even if unrecognized
.... encounter 0..*Reference(Encounter | EpisodeOfCare)Context of the document content
.... event 0..*CodeableConceptMain clinical acts documented
Binding: v3 Code System ActCode (example): This list of codes represents the main clinical acts being documented.


.... period Σ0..1PeriodTime of service that is being documented
.... facilityType 0..1CodeableConceptKind of facility where patient was seen
Binding: FacilityTypeCodeValueSet (example): XDS Facility Type.

.... practiceSetting 0..1CodeableConceptAdditional details about where the content was created (e.g. clinical specialty)
Binding: PracticeSettingCodeValueSet (example): Additional details about where the content was created (e.g. clinical specialty).

.... sourcePatientInfo 0..1Reference(Patient)Patient demographics from source
.... related 0..*Reference(Resource)Related identifiers or resources

doco Documentation for this format

Downloads: StructureDefinition: (XML, JSON), Schema: XML Schematron