Person Name Formatting

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Approval Status

Approval Status: Pending

Example Task Force: 8/29/2019

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C-CDA 2.1 Example:

US Realm Patient Name (PTN.US.FIELDED) 2.16.840.1.113883.10.20.22.5.1

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Comments

This example demonstrates the idea that name pieces should be sent in a logical display order (ie such that a receiver which only extracts the text and ignores the markup around <given>, <family>, etc. would still display the name in a way a human would interpret correctly).

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Matt Szczepankiewicz mszczepa@epic.com (GitHub: mjszczep)

Keywords

Demographics, Name, Formatting

Links

Person Name Formatting (C-CDA R2.1).xml

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<recordTarget>
    <!-- Examples of how systems send names and logical display order -->
    <!-- Note: This snippet omits other data elements required to meet C-CDA R2.1 requirements (telecom, address, etc.) -->
    <patientRole>
        <id nullFlavor="NI" />
        <patient>
            <!-- This is okay; "Robin Taylor" is a logical display order -->
            <name>
                <given>Robin</given>
                <family>Taylor</family>
            </name>
            <!-- This is okay; "Taylor, Robin" implies Lastname, Firstname ordering in the US -->
            <name>
                <family>Taylor</family>
                <delimiter>, </delimiter>
                <given>Robin</given>
            </name>
            <!-- This is okay; "Dr. Robin Taylor" is a logical display order -->
            <name>
                <prefix qualifier="AC TITLE">Dr. </prefix><!-- Space in element is intentional (see CDA R2.0 Section 2.23.4) -->
                <given>Robin</given>
                <family>Taylor</family>
            </name>
            <!-- This is okay; "Robin Taylor MD" is a logical display order -->
            <name>
                <given>Robin</given>
                <family>Taylor</family>
                <suffix qualifier="AC TITLE"> MD</suffix><!-- Space in element is intentional (see CDA R2.0 Section 2.23.4) -->
            </name>
            <!-- Don't do this; "Robin Taylor Dr." isn't a logical display order -->
            <name>
                <given>Robin</given>
                <family>Taylor</family>
                <prefix qualifier="AC TITLE">Dr. </prefix><!-- Space in element is intentional -->
            </name>            
            <!-- Don't do this; "Taylor Robin" is confusing (is Taylor the given name?) -->
            <name>
                <family>Taylor</family>
                <given>Robin</given>
            </name>
        </patient>
    </patientRole>
</recordTarget>
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