Substance FHIR Resource Proposal
Owning committee name
Interested Work Groups
- Anatomic Pathology
- Clinical Genomics
- Imaging Integration
- Public Health and Emergency Response
FHIR Resource Development Project Insight ID
Scope of coverage
DEFINITION (SUBSTANCE): This resource will cover data elements, structures and relationships required to uniquely define and identify substances and specified substances within medicinal products or used for medicinal purposes, dietary supplements, food and feed additives, cosmetics, etc.
Any material is a substance. Substances come in a wide variety of physical forms and can pass through different states (ie. Gas, liquid, solid) while still retaining their physical composition and material characteristics.
Examples: Pharmaceutical substances, disposable supplies, durable equipment, implantable devices, food items, waste, traded goods
Scope Challenge: When to use substance vs medication. Medication is a subtype of substance.
- Entity: Material (EntityClass="MAT")
In healthcare, substances are used to treat patients, substances are analyzed for diagnostic, treatment, and research, subjects come in contact with certain substance thereby causing a need for healthcare, and so forth.
Commonly as part of the use of other resources - such as MedicationPrescription or MedicationAdministration. A substance might also be related to dietary observations.
- HL7 v3 Laboratory Standard - Normative
- HL7 v3 IDMP Standard
- HL7 v2.x
- Approved by OO WG: May 2013 WGM
- Planned Ballot: September 2013
- Lorraine Constable
- Patrick Loyd