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Introduction to the technical specification

Table of Contents

In case of discrepancies between the MedCom Core Implementation Guide (IG) and this page, it is the IG which should be followed. Please contact fhir@medcom.dk if you find discrepancies.

1 Content overview

The MedCom Core IG describes five FHIR profiles, which can be seen in the Table 1.

Table 1: Overview of core profiles in MedCom Core standard
Profile Resource Description MustSupport elements
MedComCorePatient Patient Contains central information about a citizen or patient when exchanging information. id
Identifier (CPR-number or eCPR-number)
Managing Organization
Deceased or not
MedComCoreOrganization Organization Information useful to identify an organization. id
Identifier (SOR-id)
MedComCoreEncounter Encounter An interaction between a patient/citizen and healthcare provider(s) for the purpose of providing healthcare service(s) or assessing the health status of a patient/citizen. id
Encounter status
Encounter classification
Subject of the encounter
Episode of care identifier
Service provider organization
MedComCoreCareTeam CareTeam A CareTeam is one or more professionals who plan to participate in the coordination and delivery of care for a patient or citizen. id
Reference to an organization
MedComCorePractitioner Practitioner Practitioner resource is used to describe a healthcare professional or another actor involved in citizen or patient care. id
MedComCorePractitionerRole PractitionerRole PractitionerRole resource used to describe the role of a healthcare professional or another actor involved in citizen or patient care. id
References a practitioner
Reference to an organization

2 Civil registration number and Replacement person identifier

In MedComCorePatient it is required to include an identifier, that represents the patient identification number. In Denmark there are two types of identification numbers: The civil registration number (Danish: CPR), that is the official identification number and the replacement person identifier (E-CPR), which is used when the patient does not have an official registration number.


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