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CodeSystem: EntityNameUse

Official URL: http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-EntityNameUse Version: 3.0.0
Active as of 2019-03-20 Responsible: Health Level Seven International Computable Name: EntityNameUse
Other Identifiers: urn:ietf:rfc:3986#Uniform Resource Identifier (URI)#urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.5.45

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


This code system defines the following properties for its concepts

SpecializesCodingThe 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.
GeneralizesCodingInverse of Specializes. Only included as a derived relationship.
internalIdhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/utg-concept-properties#v3-internal-idcodeThe internal identifier for the concept in the HL7 Access database repository.
statushttp://hl7.org/fhir/concept-properties#statuscodeDesignation of a concept's state. Normally is not populated unless the state is retired..
notSelectablehttp://hl7.org/fhir/concept-properties#notSelectablebooleanIndicates that the code is abstract - only intended to be used as a selector for other concepts


This case-sensitive code system http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-EntityNameUse defines the following codes in a Is-A heirarchy:

LvlCodeDisplayDefinitioninternalIdstatusNot Selectable
1_NameRepresentationUse NameRepresentationUse

Identifies the different representations of a name. The representation may affect how the name is used. (E.g. use of Ideographic for formal communications.)

2  ABC Alphabetic

Alphabetic transcription of name (Japanese: romaji)

2  IDE Ideographic

Ideographic representation of name (e.g., Japanese kanji, Chinese characters)

2  SYL Syllabic

Syllabic transcription of name (e.g., Japanese kana, Korean hangul)

1ASGN assigned

A name assigned to a person. Reasons some organizations assign alternate names may include not knowing the person's name, or to maintain anonymity. Some, but not necessarily all, of the name types that people call "alias" may fit into this category.

1C License

As recorded on a license, record, certificate, etc. (only if different from legal name)

1I Indigenous/Tribal

e.g. Chief Red Cloud

1L Legal

Known as/conventional/the one you use

2  OR official registry

**Definition:**The formal name as registered in an official (government) registry, but which name might not be commonly used. Particularly used in countries with a law system based on Napoleonic law.

1P pseudonym

A self asserted name that the person is using or has used.

2  A Artist/Stage

Includes writer's pseudonym, stage name, etc

1R Religious

e.g. Sister Mary Francis, Brother John

1SRCH search

A name intended for use in searching or matching.

2  PHON phonetic

A name spelled phonetically.

There are a variety of phonetic spelling algorithms. This code value does not distinguish between these.Discussion:

2  SNDX Soundex

A name spelled according to the SoundEx algorithm.

1_EntityNameSearchUse EntityNameSearchUse

Description: A name intended for use in searching or matching.

1_OrganizationNameUse OrganizationNameUse21078retiredtrue
1_PersonNameUse PersonNameUse

A code indicating the type of name (e.g. nickname, alias, maiden name, legal, adopted)



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