Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Electronic communication address|
|Synonymous names:||Electronic communication details|
|Registration status:||Health, Standard 05/10/2016|
Indigenous, Endorsed 22/10/2018
Disability, Standard 14/02/2018
A unique combination of characters used as input to electronic communication equipment for the purpose of contacting an entity, as represented by text.
|Data Element Concept:||Address—electronic communication address|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||1100|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
Electronic communication details may be collected for an email address; telephone number; Skype name; or for any other unique identification of an electronic communication mechanism.
Collection systems may include validation of the content of the electronic communication details field; that is, confirming that the email address is valid or that the telephone number is correctly structured.
Source and reference attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Standards Australia 2014. AS 4846:2014 Person and provider identification in healthcare. Sydney: Standards Australia.
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes Address—electronic communication address, text X[X(1099)] Indigenous, Archived 22/10/2018, Disability, Superseded 14/02/2018, Community Services (retired), Standard 06/02/2012
Supersedes Person (address)—electronic communication address, text [X(250)] Health, Superseded 05/10/2016, Tasmanian Health, Draft 23/07/2012, Indigenous, Archived 16/09/2014, Community Services (retired), Superseded 06/02/2012
Supersedes Service provider organisation (address)—electronic communication address, text [X(250)] Health, Superseded 05/10/2016, Indigenous, Archived 16/09/2014, Community Services (retired), Superseded 06/02/2012
|Implementation in Data Set Specifications:|
All attributes +
Electronic address cluster Health, Standard 05/10/2016
Indigenous primary health care NBEDS 2018–19 Health, Superseded 12/12/2018
Indigenous primary health care NBEDS 2019–20 Health, Superseded 16/01/2020
Indigenous primary health care NBEDS 2020–21 Health, Standard 16/01/2020