Sample JSON for practitioner with multiple specialties?

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bravegag
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Sample JSON for practitioner with multiple specialties?

Post by bravegag » Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:55 am

Hello,

Do you have a sample JSON for a practitioner provider with multiple specialties e.g.

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"practitionerRole": [
          {
            "role": {
              "coding": [
                {
                  "code": "provider",
                  "display": "Provider",
                  "userSelected": false
                }
              ]
            },
            "specialty": [
              {
                "coding": [
                  {
                    "code": "generalist",
                    "display": "Generalist",
                    "userSelected": false
                  },
                  {
                    "code": "orthodontist",
                    "display": "Orthodontist",
                    "userSelected": false
                  }
                ]
              }
            ]
          }
        ],
Would this be a valid JSON value? can you please include such cases for the 19.2.x FIHR demo keys?

Many TIA,
Best regards,
Giovanni

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Re: Sample JSON for practitioner with multiple specialties?

Post by cmcgehee » Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:08 am

In the Open Dental program, it is possible to set the provider's specialty to a single specialty only, so the API does not support multiple specialties.
Chris McGehee
Open Dental Software
http://www.opendental.com

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Re: Sample JSON for practitioner with multiple specialties?

Post by bravegag » Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:17 am

Hi Chris,

Thank you, great to know.

Wouldn't it then make more sense to make the JSON entry `specialty` an single JSON object as opposed to an array type? When you have an array is because they may be multiple of those ..

Best regards,
Giovanni

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Re: Sample JSON for practitioner with multiple specialties?

Post by cmcgehee » Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:50 am

The "specialty" is an array because we are following the FHIR standard which dictates this field should be formatted as a list. We, Open Dental, then have a business rule that the practitioner can have only one specialty.
Chris McGehee
Open Dental Software
http://www.opendental.com

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Re: Sample JSON for practitioner with multiple specialties?

Post by bravegag » Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:04 am

Hi Chris,

Ok got it. Thanks for the clarification.

Best regards,
Giovanni

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