The API Resource Collection in Health (ARCH) was proposed in the 21st Century Cures Act NPRM as a standard, but was not included in the Final Rule. This page has been archived for historical purposes only, and will be removed from this site in January 2021.
The following resources must be supported from the Health Level Seven (HL7®) Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR®) standard.
- Device, including representing “Device.udi” element in accordance with the human readable representation of the Unique Device Identifier found in the recommendation, guidance and conformance requirements section for HL7 FHIR of the HL7 Version 3 Cross Paradigm Implementation Guide: Medical Devices and Unique Device Identification (UDI) Pattern, Release 1*
- DocumentReference, for the purposes of supporting clinical notes
- Patient, including mandatory support for the “patient.address” and “patient.telecom” elements
- Provenance, including mandatory support for “Provenance.agent.actor” (for the author and author’s organization) and “Provenance.recorded” elements.
A PDF version of the ARCH is also available.