HL7 Terminology (THO)
3.0.0 - Publication

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CodeSystem: EntityClass


Defining URL:http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-EntityClass
Status:Active as of 3/20/19

Classifies the Entity class and all of its subclasses. The terminology is hierarchical. At the top is this HL7-defined domain of high-level categories (such as represented by the Entity subclasses). Each of these terms must be harmonized and is specializable. The value sets beneath are drawn from multiple, frequently external, domains that reflect much more fine-grained typing.

Publisher:Health Level 7
Content:Complete: All the concepts defined by the code system are included in the code system resource
OID:2.16.840.1.113883.5.41 (for OID based terminology systems)
Source Resource:XML / JSON / Turtle

This Code system is referenced in the content logical definition of the following value sets:


SpecializesThe child code is a more narrow version of the concept represented by the parent code. I.e. Every child concept is also a valid parent concept. Used to allow determination of subsumption. Must be transitive, irreflexive, antisymmetric.Coding
GeneralizesInverse of Specializes. Only included as a derived relationship.Coding
internalIdhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/utg-concept-properties#v3-internal-idThe internal identifier for the concept in the HL7 Access database repository.code
Name:Classhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/utg-concept-properties#rim-ClassThe formal name for the class clone under this codecode
appliesTohttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/utg-concept-properties#v3-applies-toHaven't a clue!string
statushttp://hl7.org/fhir/concept-properties#statusDesignation of a concept's state. Normally is not populated unless the state is retired.code

This code system http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-EntityClass defines the following codes:

1ENT entityCorresponds to the Entity class13922Entityactive
2  HCE health chart entityA health chart included to serve as a document receiving entity in the management of medical records.16755HealthChartactive
2  LIV living subjectAnything that essentially has the property of life, independent of current state (a dead human corpse is still essentially a living subject).10884LivingSubjectactive
3    NLIV non-person living subjectA subtype of living subject that includes all living things except the species Homo Sapiens.11621NonPersonLivingSubjectactive
4      ANM animalA living subject from the animal kingdom.10885Animalactive
4      MIC microorganismAll single celled living organisms including protozoa, bacteria, yeast, viruses, etc.14028Microorganismactive
4      PLNT plantA living subject from the order of plants.10886Plantactive
3    PSN personA living subject of the species homo sapiens.10887Personactive
2  MAT materialAny thing that has extension in space and mass, may be of living or non-living origin.10883Materialactive
3    CHEM chemical substanceA substance that is fully defined by an organic or inorganic chemical formula, includes mixtures of other chemical substances. Refine using, e.g., IUPAC codes.10888ChemicalSubstanceactive
3    FOOD foodNaturally occurring, processed or manufactured entities that are primarily used as food for humans and animals.14027Foodactive
3    MMAT manufactured materialCorresponds to the ManufacturedMaterial class13934ManufacturedMaterialactive
4      CONT containerA container of other entities.11622Containeractive
5        HOLD holderA type of container that can hold other containers or other holders.14029Holderactive
4      DEV deviceA subtype of ManufacturedMaterial used in an activity, without being substantially changed through that activity. The kind of device is identified by the code attribute inherited from Entity. *Usage:* This includes durable (reusable) medical equipment as well as disposable equipment.11623Deviceactive
5        CER certificate representationA physical artifact that stores information about the granting of authorization.16098CertificateRepresentationactive
5        MODDV imaging modalityClass to contain unique attributes of diagnostic imaging equipment.13939ModalityDeviceactive
2  ORG organizationA social or legal structure formed by human beings.10889Organizationactive
3    PUB public institutionAn agency of the people of a state often assuming some authority over a certain matter. Includes government, governmental agencies, associations.10891PublicInstitutionactive
3    STATE stateA politically organized body of people bonded by territory, culture, or ethnicity, having sovereignty (to a certain extent) granted by other states (enclosing or neighboring states). This includes countries (nations), provinces (e.g., one of the United States of America or a French departement), counties or municipalities. Refine using, e.g., ISO country codes, FIPS-PUB state codes, etc.10890Stateactive
4      NAT NationA politically organized body of people bonded by territory and known as a nation.20093Nationactive
2  PLC placeA physical place or site with its containing structure. May be natural or man-made. The geographic position of a place may or may not be constant.10892Placeactive
3    CITY city or townThe territory of a city, town or other municipality.16835Cityactive
3    COUNTRY countryThe territory of a sovereign nation.16836Countryactive
3    COUNTY county or parishThe territory of a county, parish or other division of a state or province.16837Parishactive
3    PROVINCE state or provinceThe territory of a state, province, department or other division of a sovereign country.16838Provinceactive
2  RGRP groupA grouping of resources (personnel, material, or places) to be used for scheduling purposes. May be a pool of like-type resources, a team, or combination of personnel, material and places.11630GroupDeterminer = determinedactive


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