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Address—electronic communication medium, code N[N]

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termElectronic communication medium
Synonymous names:Help on this termElectronic communication type
METeOR identifier:Help on this term522584
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 05/10/2016
Indigenous, Endorsed 16/10/2017
Definition:Help on this term

The type of mechanism used for electronic communication with an entity, as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Address—electronic communication medium

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN[N]
Maximum character length:Help on this term2
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
1Telephone (excluding mobile telephone)
2Mobile (cellular) telephone
3Facsimile machine
4Pager
5Email
6Uniform Resource Identifier (URI)
7Instant messaging
8Teletypewriter (TTY)
88Other

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

CODE 1     Telephone (excluding mobile telephone)

Includes the telephone number and area code. This is usually recorded without spaces, although it may be displayed with spaces. A country code must be added if this field is to include international numbers.

CODE 2     Mobile (cellular) telephone

Includes the telephone number and area code. This is usually recorded without spaces, although it may be displayed with spaces. This is a special type of phone number often used for purposes different to those for which a conventional phone number is used. This number may be used for SMS-based automated communications.

CODE 3     Facsimile machine

Includes the telephone number and area code to be used to send facsimile communications to this individual or organisation.

CODE 4     Pager

Includes the number and details required for pager communication with an individual.

CODE 5     Email

Includes the email address of the individual or organisation.

CODE 6     Uniform Resource Identifier (URI)

Includes the social networking page identifier or website address.

CODE 7     Instant messaging

Includes voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) or Skype addresses.

CODE 8   Teletypewriter

Includes electronic communication media used by the blind and deaf community.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Reference documents:Help on this term

Standards Australia 2014. AS 4846:2014 Person and provider identification in healthcare. Sydney: Standards Australia.

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

An individual or organisation may have many electronic communication mechanisms. Each should have an indication of their usage code associated with them.

 

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

Reference documents:Help on this term

Standards Australia 2014. AS 4846:2014 Person and provider identification in healthcare. Sydney: Standards Australia.
 

Relational attributes

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See also Address—electronic communication usage code, code N Health, Standard 05/10/2016

Supersedes Person (address)—electronic communication medium, code N Health, Superseded 05/10/2016, Community Services (retired), Standard 30/09/2005

Supersedes Service provider organisation (address)—electronic communication medium, code N Health, Superseded 05/10/2016, Indigenous, Archived 16/10/2017, Community Services (retired), Standard 30/09/2005

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
All attributes +

Electronic address cluster Health, Standard 05/10/2016

Indigenous primary health care NBEDS 2017–18 Health, Superseded 06/09/2018
Indigenous, Archived 22/10/2018

DSS specific attributes +

Indigenous primary health care NBEDS 2018–19 Health, Superseded 12/12/2018
Indigenous, Archived 02/04/2019

DSS specific attributes +

Indigenous primary health care NBEDS 2019–20 Health, Standard 12/12/2018
Indigenous, Endorsed 02/04/2019

DSS specific attributes +

Indigenous primary health care NBEDS 2020–21 Health, Standardisation pending 27/09/2019

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