Representing Patient Preferred Language (Presently)

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Type Standard / Implementation Specification Standards Process Maturity Implementation Maturity Adoption Level Federally required Cost Test Tool Availability
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Limitations, Dependencies, and Preconditions for Consideration Applicable Value Set(s) and Starter Set(s)
  • RFC 5646 encompasses ISO 639-1, ISO 639-2, ISO 639-3 and other standards related to identifying preferred language
  • Language urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.1.11.11526 (based off RFC 4646. This will be updated to reflect RFC 5646)


I believe this is a very…

I believe this is a very large set of languages that includes dead language and many variants. There are smaller and more reasonable subsets. If users take this as being the required menu to present for all questions about language use, it adds a burden and time cost to filling out the required language field.

Believe there should be a required subset (and an optional extended set as is the case for racial categories) to reduce the time and burden of patient registration.