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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




  • Ready for Draft for Comment ballot: January 2015
  • Complete for DSTU 2.0: August 2015

Balloting Requirements

  • Ballot with next FHIR DSTU or Normative Edition