The openEHR specifications mentions (in section Common Information Model) that possible values for LINK.meaning are listed in the ISO 13606 specification: “[…] Values for meaning include those described in Annex C, ENV 13606 pt 2 under the categories of generic , documenting and reporting , organisational , clinical , circumstancial , and view management .”.
However, the mentioned ISO 13606 specification is not freely accessible and furthermore the preview of ISO 13606 part 2 did only list an Annex A and B and no Annex C.
Hence my question: Can the possible values for LINK.meaning mentioned in Common Information Model also be found elsewhere? Where?
That reference is in fact completely outdated. ENV 13606 was the pre-norm or experimental norm back in the early 2000s. Then we had EN 13606:2007 and finally now we have ISO 13606:2019. So, at the very least, that mention in the specifications should be updated.
The link meaning codes (there called link_description) are located in part 3 of the norm, ISO 13606-3:2019:Reference archetypes and term lists. Unfortunately, I’m not aware that they are freely available anywhere. They are a good reference though.
The six categories of terms are:
— Related to: a generic category for linking parts of the EHR.
— Authorised by or confirmed by: links that connect the documentation of the legal or authoritative basis for an activity documented in another part of the EHR.
— Related to the same health condition or health problem: links that connect two health or health care situations, events or activities that pertain to the same healthcare matter.
— Related to the same clinical process, care plan, healthcare activity or episode of care: linking parts of the same health condition, clinical process, care plan, healthcare activity or episode of care.
— Related documentation: linking alternative documentary forms, such as re-use of pre-existing EHR content in another part of the EHR, the re-expression of the same clinical information, additional supplementary explanatory information or a summary.
— Plays a role: linking EHR content to a demographic entity that has played a (structural) role in the information that is documented.
Should we consider to “import” those terms as part of the openEHR internal terminologies?
Good question and suggestion @damoca.
I think we have to raise a PR Jira ticket on RM and TERM components and then we can discuss them in SEC. Can you do that yourself or should I help you on that?
Hi @damoca ,
Thank you very much for your detailed and precise answer, which is very helpful.
I will buy the document ISO “13606-3:2019:Reference archetypes and term lists” to get the list of 70+ codes for LINK.meaning that you mention in [SPECPR-433] - openEHR JIRA.