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VirtualMedicalDevice FHIR Profile Proposal

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Profile Details

Parent Resource

Constraints to be Applied

  • parent = Resource(MedicalDeviceSystem)

Extensions to be Applied

  • None

Example Scenarios

  • A plugin module (virtual medical device) from a patient monitoring system containment tree.

Scope of coverage

The VirtualMedicalDevice profile describes the characteristics, operational status and capabilities of a medical-related subsystem. It can either be a physical hardware piece or a pure software plugin component of a medical device.


For the initial scope, this VirtualMedicalDevice profile is only applicable to describe a single VMD 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


Contributing or Reviewing Work Groups

  • Work Group Name
  • or link
  • or "None"

Expected implementations

gForge Users

FHIR Profile Development Project Insight ID



  • TargetDateForInternalReview

Balloting Requirements

Choose one:

  • Ballot with next FHIR DSTU or Normative Edition
  • or Ballot independently as DSTU
  • or Realm specific ballot
  • or No Ballot

Desired Ballot Date

  • PutDesiredBallotDateHere