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Proposal: add InformRequestActType Concept Domain

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Proposal Name: New concept domain InformRequestActType and value set with example values

Submitted by: Patrick Loyd Revision date: February 25, 2009
Submitted date: January 2009 WGM Recommendation ID: CA-2009-04-4

Vocabulary Object Change Summary

Abbrev. Description: # to add: # to remove: # to change:
D Concept Domains 1
S Code Systems
C Concept Codes in a Code System 4
V Value Set
B Context Binding

Summary Recommendation

Create new concept domain InformRequestActType for use in the Provider Registry (PR) payload models for document routing (see InformRequest class).


Artifacts in the ballot use generic ActCode concept domain (which is retired). Seek to define a new concept domain.

Current State

PR Models which contain the InformRequest clone class, currently bind the code attribute to the ActCode concept domain, which was retired (removed during November 2008 Harmonization). There is currently no other specific concept domain which seems appropriate for usage with InformRequest.code.


See Issue

Recommendation Details

Create a new concept domain InformRequestActType as a parent concept domain and use for binding InformRequest.code.

Concept Domain definition: Codes which specify an information type for which a provider is requesting routing of health information. This could include messaging of results or documents especially in the context of a specific service delivery location. Examples include documents from the specific service delivery location to them. Examples could include Diagnostic Image Interpretations, Lab Test Results, Electro-Cardiogram Reports.


It was confirmed with Security WG – that from a security perspective, there are no issues with naming of the concept domain as InformRequestActType.

This is different from documentType concepts as this is within the InformRequest class which purpose is to indicate what type of health information is being routed from a specific service delivery location to them. The documentType concept domain is for general description of different types of documents that exist and health information may not necessary be documents.

Recommended Action Items

PA to implement recommendation