Data Element

Security Label Purpose of Use (POU) Tag
A POU tag is the 0..* component of a Security Label that conforms to follows the HL7 Healthcare Privacy and Security Classification System (HCS), Release 1 syntax to indicate the circumstances under which an authorized recipient is permitted to perform an activity such as create, collect, access, use, or disclose. For HL7 POU codes, see POU value set at: We recommend creating a value set of POU codes to value the POU tag, which are specific to priority US policies as discussed in the HL7 Cross-Paradigm US Regulatory Security Labeling Implementation Guide, which is under development.


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