Reference information model

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Reference Information Model (RIM)

  • Reference Information Model specifies the grammar and, specifically, the basic building blocks of the language and their permitted relationships.
    • REF: SAIF-CD:Figure 12: Information Framework Concept Map

HL7 Reference Information Model (RIM) is the HL7 model, which specifies the grammar of HL7 messages and, specifically, the basic building blocks of the language and their permitted relationships. The RIM is not a model of healthcare, although it is healthcare specific, nor is it a model of any message, although it is used in messages. The RIM is used to express the information content for the collective work of the HL7 working group. This information model encompasses the HL7 domain of interest as a whole. The RIM is a coherent, shared information model that is the source for the data content of all HL7 messages. As such, it provides consistent data and concept reuse across multiple information structures, including messages.

Tony Julian 21:10, 20 April 2011 (UTC)

Notes

  • Note that because of its focus on interoperability the description in SAIF is limited to the use of the RIM for interoperability. The use of the RIM as a persistence model or as a processing model (as advocated by RIMBAA) are not covered by SAIF. The above definition is based on a limited view of the world. This is not meant as criticism, but it is caused by the very purpose of the SAIF framework. Rene spronk 07:03, 21 April 2011 (UTC)