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Template:Information Model Design Pattern

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The displayed contents below this line is the outline for an design pattern

Return to Design Pattern List

Some Design Pattern Name

Design Pattern names should be descriptive and short. They may change as the design pattern approval process evolves

Effective Date

Date on which the pattern received final (ballot) approval. (Leave blank for an initial submission.)

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Why is this pattern needed and what does it accomplish? What problem is it trying to solve? Should ideally be only a few sentences

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  • Sponsor: Which Work Group has primary responsibility for the pattern and should be the first point of contact for proposed changes?
  • Diagram(s): Diagrams (generally incomplete HL7 RMIM-style diagrams) that show the key elements of the pattern (what connects to what, what constraints apply, etc.)
  • Description: Explanation of the pattern and how it works
  • Applicable circumstances: Identifies the model circumstances in which the pattern applies. Use "MAY" for optional and "SHALL" for mandatory
  • Non-applicable circumstances: Identifies the model circumstances in which the does not pattern applies. Use "SHOULD NOT" for optional and "SHALL NOT" for mandatory
  • Examples: Reference to models (and locations within them) where the pattern has been used
  • Variations: Other variations of this pattern


What is the Work Group or Task Group responsible for

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