HL7 Terminology
2.1.0 - Publication

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: Unified Code for Units of Measure (UCUM) - XML Representation

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<NamingSystem xmlns="http://hl7.org/fhir">
  <id value="v3-ucum"/>
  <text>
    <status value="generated"/>
    <div xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"><h3>Summary</h3><table class="grid"><tr><td>Defining URL</td><td>http://terminology.hl7.org/NamingSystem/v3-ucum</td></tr><tr><td>Name</td><td>UCUM</td></tr><tr><td>Status</td><td>active</td></tr><tr><td>Definition</td><td><div><p>The Unified Code for Units of Measure (UCUM) is a code system intended to include all units of measures being contemporarily used in international science, engineering, and business. The purpose is to facilitate unambiguous electronic communication of quantities together with their units. The focus is on electronic communication, as opposed to communication between humans. A typical application of The Unified Code for Units of Measure are electronic data interchange (EDI) protocols, but there is nothing that prevents it from being used in other types of machine communication.</p>
</div></td></tr><tr><td>Publisher</td><td>Regenstrief</td></tr></table><h3>Identifiers</h3><table class="grid"><tr><td><b>Type</b></td><td><b>Value</b></td><td><b>Preferred</b></td></tr><tr><td>OID</td><td>2.16.840.1.113883.6.8</td><td>true</td></tr><tr><td>URI</td><td>http://unitsofmeasure.org</td><td>true</td></tr></table></div>
  </text>
  <extension url="http://hl7.org/fhir/tools/StructureDefinition/extension-title">
    <valueString value="Unified Code for Units of Measure (UCUM)"/>
  </extension>
  <extension
             url="http://hl7.org/fhir/5.0/StructureDefinition/extension-NamingSystem.url">
    <valueUri value="http://terminology.hl7.org/NamingSystem/v3-ucum"/>
  </extension>
  <extension
             url="http://terminology.hl7.org/StructureDefinition/ext-namingsystem-version">
    <valueString value="3.0.0"/>
  </extension>
  <name value="UCUM"/>
  <status value="active"/>
  <kind value="codesystem"/>
  <date value="2020-11-03"/>
  <publisher value="Regenstrief"/>
  <contact>
    <name value="LOINC and Health Data Standards, Regenstrief Institute, Inc."/>
  </contact>
  <responsible
               value="LOINC and Health Data Standards, Regenstrief Institute, Inc."/>
  <description
               value="The Unified Code for Units of Measure (UCUM) is a code system intended to include all units of measures being contemporarily used in international science, engineering, and business. The purpose is to facilitate unambiguous electronic communication of quantities together with their units. The focus is on electronic communication, as opposed to communication between humans. A typical application of The Unified Code for Units of Measure are electronic data interchange (EDI) protocols, but there is nothing that prevents it from being used in other types of machine communication."/>
  <uniqueId>
    <type value="oid"/>
    <value value="2.16.840.1.113883.6.8"/>
    <preferred value="true"/>
  </uniqueId>
  <uniqueId>
    <type value="uri"/>
    <value value="http://unitsofmeasure.org"/>
    <preferred value="true"/>
  </uniqueId>
</NamingSystem>