HL7 Version 3 Modeling

  • Keith W. Boone


The HL7 Reference Information Model (or RIM for short) is the UML model for healthcare information from which the CDATM Standard is derived. A simplified diagram of the RIM appears in the figure below (the smaller classes are not used in CDA). This diagram shows that the RIM has six base classes from which all other HL7 classes are derived.


Heart Attack Class Attribute Concept Domain Descriptive Property Inert Property 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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    Charles Simonyi, Hungarian Notation, November 1999, Microsoft Corporation. Available on the web at

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Keith W. Boone
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  1. 1.RandolphUSA

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