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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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System characteristic HITSP Certified Data Element
Associated Assessment S&I Draft Data Element
Changed Medications S&I Draft Data Element
Date Of Reconciliation S&I Draft Data Element
Discontinued Medications S&I Draft Data Element
Dose S&I Draft Data Element
Duration S&I Draft Data Element
Frequency S&I Draft Data Element
Medication Code S&I Draft Data Element
Patient Instructions S&I Draft Data Element
Prescriber S&I Draft Data Element
Reconciled By S&I Draft Data Element
Route S&I Draft Data Element
Start Date S&I Draft Data Element
Status of Reconciliation S&I Draft Data Element
Stop Date S&I Draft Data Element
When to Take S&I Draft Data Element
Name S&I Draft Data Element
DOB S&I Draft Data Element
Next of Kin S&I Draft Data Element
Address S&I Draft Data Element
Phone Number S&I Draft Data Element
Gender S&I Draft Data Element
Marital Status S&I Draft Data Element
Religion S&I Draft Data Element
Race S&I Draft Data Element
Ethnicity S&I Draft Data Element
PID S&I Draft Data Element
Patient Name S&I Draft Data Element
Patient Mother's Maiden Name S&I Draft Data Element
Patient Date/Time of Birth S&I Draft Data Element
Patient Address S&I Draft Data Element
Patient Administrative Sex S&I Draft Data Element
Patient Race S&I Draft Data Element
Patient Ethnic Group S&I Draft Data Element
Patient Telecommunication /Patient Contact Information  S&I Draft Data Element
Patient Identity Unknown Indicator S&I Draft Data Element
Address line 1 S&I Draft Data Element
Address line 2 S&I Draft Data Element
City S&I Draft Data Element
County S&I Draft Data Element
State S&I Draft Data Element
ZIP Code S&I Draft Data Element
Usage S&I Draft Data Element
Telephone Number S&I Draft Data Element
Usage S&I Draft Data Element
Individual First Name S&I Draft Data Element
Individual Middle Name S&I Draft Data Element
Individual Last Name S&I Draft Data Element
Individual Prefix S&I Draft Data Element
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