Constrained Information Models

  • Tim Benson
Part of the Health Information Technology Standards book series (HITS)


A central idea of the HL7 V3 approach is to limit optionality by constraining or refining a general model for the specific use case being considered. This idea of constraining a general model to create an agreed subset and interpretation of the specification is widespread in the standards world. Constrained specifications are called profiles.


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© Springer-Verlag London 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Tim Benson
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  1. 1.Abies Ltd HermitageBerkshireUK

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