HL7 Terminology
2.0.0 - Publication

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ValueSet: UsageContextType


Defining URL:http://terminology.hl7.org/ValueSet/usage-context-type
Status:Draft as of 2020-02-24T12:41:39+11:00 (Standards Status: Trial Use)

A code that specifies a type of context being specified by a usage context.

Publisher:HL7 (FHIR Project)
Committee:FHIR Infrastructure
OID:2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.3.101 (for OID based terminology systems)
Source Resource:XML / JSON / Turtle


This value set is not used here; it may be used elsewhere (e.g. specifications and/or implementations that use this content)

Logical Definition (CLD)



This value set contains 9 concepts

Expansion based on UsageContextType v0.5.0 (CodeSystem)

All codes from system http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/usage-context-type

genderGenderThe gender of the patient. For this context type, appropriate values can be found in the http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/administrative-gender value set.
ageAge RangeThe age of the patient. For this context type, the value could be a range that specifies the applicable ages or a code from an appropriate value set such as the MeSH value set http://terminology.hl7.org/ValueSet/v3-AgeGroupObservationValue.
focusClinical FocusThe clinical concept(s) addressed by the artifact. For example, disease, diagnostic test interpretation, medication ordering as in http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/condition-code.
userUser TypeThe clinical specialty of the context in which the patient is being treated - For example, PCP, Patient, Cardiologist, Behavioral Professional, Oral Health Professional, Prescriber, etc... taken from a specialty value set such as the NUCC Health Care provider taxonomy value set http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/provider-taxonomy.
workflowWorkflow SettingThe settings in which the artifact is intended for use. For example, admission, pre-op, etc. For example, the ActEncounterCode value set http://terminology.hl7.org/ValueSet/v3-ActEncounterCode.
taskWorkflow TaskThe context for the clinical task(s) represented by this artifact. For example, this could be any task context represented by the HL7 ActTaskCode value set http://terminology.hl7.org/ValueSet/v3-ActTaskCode. General categories include: order entry, patient documentation and patient information review.
venueClinical VenueThe venue in which an artifact could be used. For example, Outpatient, Inpatient, Home, Nursing home. The code value may originate from the HL7 ServiceDeliveryLocationRoleType value set (http://terminology.hl7.org/ValueSet/v3-ServiceDeliveryLocationRoleType).
speciesSpeciesThe species to which an artifact applies. For example, SNOMED - 387961004 | Kingdom Animalia (organism).
programProgramA program/project of work for which this artifact is applicable.

Explanation of the columns that may appear on this page:

Level A few code lists that FHIR defines are hierarchical - each code is assigned a level. In this scheme, some codes are under other codes, and imply that the code they are under also applies
Source The source of the definition of the code (when the value set draws in codes defined elsewhere)
Code The code (used as the code in the resource instance)
Display The display (used in the display element of a Coding). If there is no display, implementers should not simply display the code, but map the concept into their application
Definition An explanation of the meaning of the concept
Comments Additional notes about how to use the code


2020-10-14reviseGrahame GrieveVocabulary WGReset Version after migration to UTG
2020-05-06reviseTed KleinVocabulary WGMigrated to the UTG maintenance environment and publishing tooling.