HL7 Terminology (THO)
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This page is part of the HL7 Terminology (v3.1.0: Release) based on FHIR R4. The current version which supercedes this version is 5.2.0. For a full list of available versions, see the Directory of published versions

ValueSet: EntityNameUseR2

Official URL: http://terminology.hl7.org/ValueSet/v3-EntityNameUseR2 Version: 2.0.0
Active as of 2014-03-26 Computable Name: EntityNameUseR2
Other Identifiers: : urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.1.11.20321

Description:A set of codes advising a system or user which name in a set of names to select for a given purpose.


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 17 concepts

Expansion based on EntityNameUseR2 v2.1.0 (CodeSystem)

All codes in this table are from the system http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-EntityNameUseR2

0AssumedAssumed**Description:**A name that a person has assumed or has been assumed to them.
1  Abusiness name**Description:**A name used in a Professional or Business context . Examples: Continuing to use a maiden name in a professional context, or using a stage performing name (some of these names are also pseudonyms)
1  ANONAnonymous**Description:**Anonymous assigned name (used to protect a persons identity for privacy reasons)
1  IIndigenous/Tribal**Description:**e.g . Chief Red Cloud
1  POther/Pseudonym/Alias**Description:**A non-official name by which the person is sometimes known. (This may also be used to record informal names such as a nickname)
1  Rreligious**Description:**A name assumed as part of a religious vocation . e.g . Sister Mary Francis, Brother John
0Ccustomary**Description:**Known as/conventional/the one you normally use
0Ncustomary**Description:**Known as/conventional/the one you normally use
0Mmaiden name**Description:**A name used prior to marriage.Note that marriage naming customs vary greatly around the world. This name use is for use by applications that collect and store maiden names. Though the concept of maiden name is often gender specific, the use of this term is not gender specific. The use of this term does not imply any particular history for a person's name, nor should the maiden name be determined algorithmically
0NameRepresentationUseNameRepresentationUse**Description:**Identifies the different representations of a name . The representation may affect how the name is used . (E.g . use of Ideographic for formal communications.)
1  ABCalphabetic**Description:**Alphabetic transcription of name in latin alphabet (Japanese: romaji)
1  IDEideographic**Description:**Ideographic representation of name (e.g., Japanese kanji, Chinese characters)
1  SYLsyllabic**Description:**Syllabic transcription of name (e.g., Japanese kana, Korean hangul)
0OLDno longer in use**Description:**This name is no longer in use (note: Names may also carry valid time ranges . This code is used to cover the situations where it is known that the name is no longer valid, but no particular time range for its use is known)
1  DNdo not use**Description:**This name should no longer be used when interacting with the person (i.e . in addition to no longer being used, the name should not be even mentioned when interacting with the person)Note: applications are not required to compare names labeled "Do Not Use" and other names in order to eliminate name parts that are common between the other name and a name labeled "Do Not Use".
0ORofficial registry name**Description:**The formal name as registered in an official (government) registry, but which name might not be commonly used . May correspond to the concept of legal name
0PHONphonetic**Description:**The name as understood by the data enterer, i.e. a close approximation of a phonetic spelling of the name, not based on a phonetic algorithm.
0SRCHsearch**Description:**A name intended for use in searching or matching. This is used when the name is incomplete and contains enough details for search matching, but not enough for other uses.
0Ttemporary**Description:**A temporary name. Note that a name valid time can provide more detailed information. This may also be used for temporary names assigned at birth or in emergency situations.

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
System 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


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