Canonical Identifiers

FHIR resources often contain canonical identifiers. This datatype uses an URI to refer to the used system. Note when these take the form of a URL they are not by definition resolvable. Specific URIs to use in Belgian profiles are explained in the profiles and a general overview can be found here: oid-overview.

To refer to a number of the national registry:
<use value="official"/>
<system value=""/>
<value value="7031966696"/>

Special Remarks for KMEHR users:
Note there is no S=’LOCAL’ way in FHIR. A local system will be identified by its own unique URI.

Textual and parts/structured information

A narrative SHOULD be included in resource instances. When doing so, the guidelines of the HL7 FHIR specification SHALL be followed strictly.