Address—electronic communication medium, code N[N]

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Electronic communication medium
Synonymous names:Electronic communication type
METeOR identifier:522584
Registration status:Health, Standard 05/10/2016
Indigenous, Endorsed 16/10/2017
Definition:

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:Code
Data type:Number
Format:N[N]
Maximum character length:2
Permissible values:
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:

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:

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Reference documents:

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:

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:

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

Reference documents:

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

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

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:
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, Candidate 02/09/2019

DSS specific attributes +