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Patient Demographics

Data Element

Applicable Standards(s)

First Name
Last Name
Previous Name
Middle Name (including middle initial)
Suffix
Birth Sex Birth sex must be coded in accordance with HL7 Version 3 (V3) Standard, Value Sets for AdministrativeGender and NullFlavor (https://www.healthit.gov/sites/default/files/170299_f_29_hl7_v3_agender_and_nullflavor.pdf) attributed as follows:
  1. Male. M
  2. Female. F
  3. Unknown. nullFlavor UNK
Date of Birth
Race
  • The Office of Management and Budget Standards for Maintaining, Collecting, and Presenting Federal Data on Race and Ethnicity, Statistical Policy Directive No. 15, as revised, October 30, 1997 (https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/omb/fedreg_1997standards)
  • CDC Race and Ethnicity Code Set Version 1.0 (March 2000) (https://www.cdc.gov/phin/resources/vocabulary/index.html)
Ethnicity
  • The Office of Management and Budget Standards for Maintaining, Collecting, and Presenting Federal Data on Race and Ethnicity, Statistical Policy Directive No. 15, as revised, October 30, 1997 (https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/omb/fedreg_1997standards)
  • CDC Race and Ethnicity Code Set Version 1.0 (March2000) (https://www.cdc.gov/phin/resources/vocabulary/index.html)
Preferred Language Request for Comment (RFC) 5646, “Tags for Identifying Languages”, September 2009 (http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc5646) See https://tools.ietf.org/html/bcp47
Current Address
Previous Address
Phone Number ITU–T E.123 (02/2001) International Telecommunication Union E.123: Notation for national and international telephone numbers, e-mail addresses and web addresses ITU–T E.164 International Telecommunication Union E.164: The international public telecommunication numbering plan
Phone Number Type
Email Address

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