Address—electronic communication address, text [X(250)]
Data Element Attributes
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Electronic communication address (person)|
|Synonymous names:||Electronic communication details|
Indigenous, Superseded 23/04/2019
A unique combination of characters used as input to electronic communication equipment for the purpose of contacting a person, as represented by text.
|Data Element Concept:||Address—electronic communication address|
|Value Domain:||Text [X(250)]|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||250|
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
Multiple electronic communication addresses (for example, multiple phone numbers, fax numbers and e-mail) may be recorded as required. Each instance should have an appropriate Electronic communication medium and usage code assigned.
Universal Resource Locator (URL)
One form of electronic address used as a locator for an internet-based web site.
Example: http://www.aihw.gov.au This is the full address, however, it is not essential to record 'http://www' as the commonly used internet browsers assume these characters are included. Therefore, the URL address could be recorded as 'aihw.gov.au'.
Email addresses are a combination of a username and an internet domain name (URL) joined by an @ symbol. The use of the full URL is not valid in an email address.
Example: [email protected]
Unknown contact details
Leave the field blank.
Source and reference attributes
AS 4846 Health Care Provider Identification, 2004, Sydney: Standards Australia
AS5017 Health Care Client Identification, 2002, Sydney: Standards Australia
AS4846 Health Care Provider Identification, 2006, Sydney: Standards Australia