10.1 PERSON IDENTIFICATION MACRO

This Macro may be invoked to specify a coded representation of a person such as a healthcare worker, and the organization to which they are responsible.

Notes: 1. This macro is typically invoked within a Sequence Item used to identify an individual such as a physician or a device operator.

2. The free-text name of the individual is not included in this Macro since there are already widely used specific Attributes to hold such values.

3. No Baseline, Defined or Enumerated Context Groups are defined nor is any particular coding scheme specified. In practice, workers are usually identified by using a locally or nationally specific coding scheme. For example, a local Coding Scheme Designator might be used and the individual’s internal hospital ID number user in Code Value.

4. The organization is specified by either a coded sequence or a free text name but not both. A Baseline Context Group of standard organizations is provided for the purpose of identifying standard organizations responsible for creation of well known instances.

Table 10-1Person Identification Macro Attributes Description

Attribute Name Tag Type Attribute Description
Person Identification Code Sequence (0040,1101) 1 A coded entry which identifies a person. The Code Meaning attribute, though it will be encoded with a VR of LO, may be encoded according to the rules of the PN VR (e.g. caret ‘^’ delimiters shall separate name components), except that a single component (i.e. the whole name unseparated by caret delimiters) is not permitted. Name component groups for use with multi-byte character sets are permitted, as long as they fit within the 64 characters (the length of the LO VR). One or more Items shall be included in this Sequence.
>Include ‘Code Sequence Macro’ Table 8.8-1 No Baseline Context ID is defined.
Person's Address (0040,1102) 3 Person's mailing address
Person's Telephone Numbers (0040,1103) 3 Person's telephone number(s)
Institution Name (0008,0080) 1C Institution or organization to which the identified individual is responsible or accountable. Required if Institution Code Sequence (0008,0082) is not present.
Institution Address (0008,0081) 3 Mailing address of the institution or organization to which the identified individual is responsible or accountable.
Institution Code Sequence (0008,0082) 1C Institution or organization to which the identified individual is responsible or accountable. Required if Institution Name (0008,0080) is not present. Only a single Item shall be included in this Sequence.
>Include ‘Code Sequence Macro’ Table 8.8-1 Baseline CID 5002.