MedicalDeviceSystem FHIR Profile Proposal

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Profile Details

Parent Resource

Constraints to be Applied

  • parent = Resource(MedicalDeviceSystem)

Extensions to be Applied

Example Scenarios

  • A simple MDS from a pulse oximeter containment tree.

Scope of coverage

The MedicalDeviceSystem profile describes the characteristics, operational status and capabilities of a particular device specialization.


For the initial scope, this MedicalDeviceSystem profile is only applicable to describe a single MDS node represents in the containment tree that is produced by the context scanner in any medical device that implements or derives from the ISO/IEEE 11073 standard.


Owning committee name

Health Care Devices (DEV) WG

Contributing or Reviewing Work Groups

Health Care Devices (DEV) WG

Expected implementations

  • Center for Medical Interoperability will be in collaboration with Dräger Medical to work on the profile definition for MedicalDeviceSystem.

gForge Users


FHIR Profile Development Project Insight ID




  • This proposal will not be addressed in the current DSTU cycle. It is provided as guidance to our intended overall architecture for device communications and will be implemented in the future.

Balloting Requirements

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