Clinical documents, or parts thereof
A record artifact is an entity that is created by a person or persons for the purpose of providing other people with information about events or states of affairs.
In general, a record is virtual, that is, it is independent of its particular physical instantiation/s. It consists of information elements (usually words, phrases and sentences, but also numbers, graphs, and other information elements).
Record artifacts need not be completereports or records. They can be parts of a larger Record artifact.
- A 184225006 | Computer record of patient (record artifact)| is a Record artifact that also may contain other Record artifacts in the form of individual documents or reports, e.g. 726738003 | Cytology report (record artifact)| . These may, in turn, contain more finely granular Record artifacts, such as sections, and even section headers e.g. 422813005 | Document section (record artifact)| .