Current Build HL7 v3 Value Set EntityClass

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This value set ( is defined as part of HL7 v3.


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Classifies the Entity class and all of its subclasses. The terminology is hierarchical. At the top is this HL7-defined domain of high-level categories (such as represented by the Entity subclasses). Each of these terms must be harmonized and is specializable. The value sets beneath are drawn from multiple, frequently external, domains that reflect much more fine-grained typing.

OID:2.16.840.1.113883.1.11.10882 (for OID based terminology systems)
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This value set is used in the following places:

  • This value set is the designated 'entire code system' value set for v3.EntityClass

This value set includes codes from the following code systems:


This expansion generated 07 Aug 2018

This value set contains 27 concepts

Expansion based on version 2018-04-01

All codes from system

0ENTentityCorresponds to the Entity class
1  HCEhealth chart entityA health chart included to serve as a document receiving entity in the management of medical records.
1  LIVliving subjectAnything that essentially has the property of life, independent of current state (a dead human corpse is still essentially a living subject).
2    NLIVnon-person living subjectA subtype of living subject that includes all living things except the species Homo Sapiens.
3      ANManimalA living subject from the animal kingdom.
3      MICmicroorganismAll single celled living organisms including protozoa, bacteria, yeast, viruses, etc.
3      PLNTplantA living subject from the order of plants.
2    PSNpersonA living subject of the species homo sapiens.
1  MATmaterialAny thing that has extension in space and mass, may be of living or non-living origin.
2    CHEMchemical substanceA substance that is fully defined by an organic or inorganic chemical formula, includes mixtures of other chemical substances. Refine using, e.g., IUPAC codes.
2    FOODfoodNaturally occurring, processed or manufactured entities that are primarily used as food for humans and animals.
2    MMATmanufactured materialCorresponds to the ManufacturedMaterial class
3      CONTcontainerA container of other entities.
4        HOLDholderA type of container that can hold other containers or other holders.
3      DEVdeviceA subtype of ManufacturedMaterial used in an activity, without being substantially changed through that activity. The kind of device is identified by the code attribute inherited from Entity. Usage: This includes durable (reusable) medical equipment as well as disposable equipment.
4        CERcertificate representationA physical artifact that stores information about the granting of authorization.
4        MODDVimaging modalityClass to contain unique attributes of diagnostic imaging equipment.
1  ORGorganizationA social or legal structure formed by human beings.
2    PUBpublic institutionAn agency of the people of a state often assuming some authority over a certain matter. Includes government, governmental agencies, associations.
2    STATEstateA politically organized body of people bonded by territory, culture, or ethnicity, having sovereignty (to a certain extent) granted by other states (enclosing or neighboring states). This includes countries (nations), provinces (e.g., one of the United States of America or a French departement), counties or municipalities. Refine using, e.g., ISO country codes, FIPS-PUB state codes, etc.
3      NATNationA politically organized body of people bonded by territory and known as a nation.
1  PLCplaceA physical place or site with its containing structure. May be natural or man-made. The geographic position of a place may or may not be constant.
2    CITYcity or townThe territory of a city, town or other municipality.
2    COUNTRYcountryThe territory of a sovereign nation.
2    COUNTYcounty or parishThe territory of a county, parish or other division of a state or province.
2    PROVINCEstate or provinceThe territory of a state, province, department or other division of a sovereign country.
1  RGRPgroupA grouping of resources (personnel, material, or places) to be used for scheduling purposes. May be a pool of like-type resources, a team, or combination of personnel, material and places.