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The Participant Model Specification represents a key foundation for the modelling of clinical document specifications developed by the Australian Digital Health Agency (the Agency). It provides background information for the comprehensive understanding of clinical document types.

The Participant Model Specification establishes a set of base models to support identifying and describing entities involved in healthcare: people, organisations, devices, etc. A base model defines the fundamental concepts that form a conforming representation for these concepts. The base models provide options, anticipating the needs of a variety of applications, and will be used to support the modelling of the exchange of clinical content in specific scenarios via derived models.

The Participant Model Specification is the successor of the Agency’s Participation Data Specification v3.3. Work was undertaken in conjunction with HL7 Australia to address issues with this predecessor specification. It improves alignment between Agency models and HL7 standards.

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