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HL7 RIM References

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HL7 RIM References

The following diagram is an extract from HL7 RIM reference documentation and illustrates how HL7 defines "healthcare trigger events" and it illustrates the life cycle of a typical healthcare object (e.g. Act).

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States of Act (also specified using the ActStatus coding system):

  • aborted (sub-state of normal): The Act has been terminated prior to the originally intended completion.
  • active (sub-state of normal): The Act can be performed or is being performed.
  • canceled (sub-state of normal): The Act has been abandoned before activation.
  • completed (sub-state of normal): An Act that has terminated normally after all of its constituents have been performed.
  • held (sub-state of normal): An Act that is still in the preparatory stages has been put aside. No action can occur until the Act is released.
  • new (sub-state of normal): An Act that has been activated (actions could or have been performed against it), but has been temporarily disabled. No further action should be taken against it until it is released.
  • normal: Encompasses the expected states of a service object, but excludes "nullified" and "obsolete" which represent unusual terminal states for the life-cycle.
  • nullified: This Act instance was created in error and has been 'removed' and is treated as though it never existed. A record is retained for audit purposes only.
  • obsolete: This Act instance has been replaced by a new instance.
  • suspended (sub-state of normal): Active service object is temporarily suspended.

State transitions of Act:

  • abort (from active to aborted)
  • revise (from active to active)
  • complete (from active to completed)
  • suspend (from active to suspended)
  • reactivate (from completed to active)
  • revise (from completed to completed)
  • cancel (from held to canceled)
  • revise (from held to held)
  • release (from held to new)
  • activate (from new to active)
  • cancel (from new to canceled)
  • complete (from new to completed)
  • hold (from new to held)
  • revise (from new to new)
  • nullify (from normal to nullified)
  • obsolete (from normal to obsolete)
  • activate (from null to active)
  • complete (from null to completed)
  • create (from null to new)
  • jump (from null to normal)
  • abort (from suspended to aborted)
  • resume (from suspended to active)
  • complete (from suspended to completed)
  • revise (from suspended to suspended)