The metadata, or extra information about data, that can help answer questions such as when and who created the data.

Data Element

Information from the submission form

Author Role(s)
Description
Author Role(s), in context of action taken and/or in context of USCDI dataset or data element authorship. Should include roles such as: a) action performer, b) assistant, c) observer, d) author of dataset or data element, e) scribe. Provenance set includes the who, what, when, where and why as metadata for USCDI data classes and data elements. Author Role(s) are part of “who”. Author Role(s) must be associated with each USCDI dataset or data element that has a unique provenance set. Occurs when data is originated (captured, collected or sourced), updated, verified, attested, transformed. Note that Author Role(s) are intrinsic to what the source EHR/HIT system already knows, thus it does not require extra data collection (burden) by the clinician or other end user.

Comment

Sequoia Data Usability Workgroup Support for Author Role Element

The Sequoia Project Interoperability Matters/Data Usability Workgroup conducted a clinician workshop on June 1, 2021 where feedback was given that it would be desirable to add a role element to provenance to identify what type of provider documented the information exchanged (i.e. Pharmacist, Nurse Practictioner, PCP, etc.). On behalf of the Data Usability Workgroup, I would like to support this submission for consideration, however the role types may not be consistent based on review of the value sets.  Either way, I am trying to avoid duplication.  Please contact let us know if we can provide additional input. 

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