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Data Elements

The heart of the registry is the data element; a basic unit of information collected about anything of interest—for example, a pharmaceutical name or the city in which a patient lives. The data in the registry is not the drug name itself or the actual city name, but rather the metadata about how information is collected. Metadata is often defined as "data about data", a definition which is technically correct, but does not convey the richness of data information which must be recorded. In order to use a piece of data, one must know specific things precisely placing the data item in terms of meaning, quality, context, chronology, and source. The specific things—metadata—are expressed in the form of attributes.

The content of the attributes for each data element is found at the most specific level of the registry on the Data Element Details page. Not all attributes may be collected by each organization for each data element, although there is a subset, which is generally considered best practice and, for standards purposes, is required. Data elements within the Registry are documented within a standard format, using the ISO/IEC international standard 11179, "Information technology — Metadata Registries — Part 3, Registry Metamodel and basic attributes." According to the registry metamodel standard, a data element is essentially a unit of data for which the definition, identification, representation, and permissible values are specified by means of a set of attributes.


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16.07 Admission Type HITSP Recorded Data Element
16.08 Immunization Services Funding Eligibility HITSP Incomplete Data Element
16.09 Discharge Disposition HITSP Recorded Data Element
16.10 Patient Class HITSP Recorded Data Element
16.11 In Facility Location HITSP Recorded Data Element
16.12 Arrival Date/Time HITSP Recorded Data Element
16.13 Reason for Visit HITSP Recorded Data Element
16.14 Order to Admit Date/Time HITSP Incomplete Data Element
16.15 Decision to Admit Date/Time HITSP Incomplete Data Element
16.16 Discharge Date/Time HITSP Incomplete Data Element
16.17 Facility ID HITSP Recorded Data Element
16.18 Facility Name HITSP Incomplete Data Element
16.19 Facility Address HITSP Recorded Data Element
16.20 In Facility Location Duration HITSP Recorded Data Element
17.01 Procedure ID HITSP Recorded Data Element
17.02 Procedure Type MUMM Recorded Data Element
17.02 Procedure Type HITSP Recorded Data Element
17.03 Procedure Free Text Type HITSP Recorded Data Element
17.04 Procedure Date/Time MUMM Recorded Data Element
17.04 Procedure Date/Time HITSP Recorded Data Element
17.05 Procedure Provider HITSP Recorded Data Element
17.06 Body Site HITSP Recorded Data Element
18.01 Pedigree HITSP Recorded Data Element
18.02 Family Member Information HITSP Recorded Data Element
18.03 Family Member Demographics HITSP Recorded Data Element
18.04 Family Member Relationship HITSP Recorded Data Element
18.05 Family Member Relationship Free Text HITSP Recorded Data Element
18.06 Family Member Identifier HITSP Recorded Data Element
18.07 Family Member Name HITSP Recorded Data Element
18.08 Family Member Date of Birth HITSP Recorded Data Element
18.09 Family Member Race HITSP Recorded Data Element
18.10 Family Member Ethnicity HITSP Recorded Data Element
18.11 Family Member Medical History HITSP Recorded Data Element
18.12 Family Member Condition HITSP Recorded Data Element
18.13 Family Member Age (at Onset) HITSP Recorded Data Element
18.14 Family Member Cause of Death HITSP Recorded Data Element
18.15 Family Member Age (at Death) HITSP Recorded Data Element
18.16 Family Member Biological Sex HITSP Recorded Data Element
18.17 Family Member Multiple Birth Status HITSP Recorded Data Element
18.18 Family Member Genetic Test Information HITSP Recorded Data Element
18.19 Family Member Genetic Test Code HITSP Recorded Data Element
18.20 Family Member Genetic Test Name HITSP Recorded Data Element
18.21 Family Member Genetic Test Result HITSP Recorded Data Element
18.22 Family Member Genetic Test Date HITSP Recorded Data Element
18.23 Family Member Age HITSP Recorded Data Element
18.24 Family Member Administrative Gender HITSP Recorded Data Element
18.25 Family Member Problem Status HITSP Recorded Data Element
18.26 Family Member Multiple Birth Order HITSP Recorded Data Element
19.01 Social History Date HITSP Recorded Data Element
19.02 Social History Type HITSP Recorded Data Element
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