HL7 FHIR Implementation Guide: minimal Common Oncology Data Elements (mCODE), v0.9.0

- Local Development build (v0.9.0). See the Directory of published versions



The mCODE Patient grouping contains a mix of demographics, comorbid conditions, and performance statuses which could influence a cancer diagnosis and treatment option.

The list of elements include the following:

  • Demographics - gender, race, ethnicity.
  • Comorbid conditions - e.g.: hypertension, type 2 diabetes, etc.
  • Patient performace statuses - Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) Performance Status and Karnofsky Performance Status (KPS).

The Patient is the most essential FHIR profile as all of the other mCODE major elements will reference the mCODE Patient identifier.


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