User types


A Patient is a resource that covers the "who" information about the user. Its attributes are focused on the demographic information necessary to support the administrative, financial, and logistic actions taken with the user. A Patient record is generally created and maintained by each tenant providing care for a user, either manually or programmatically through signup. A Patient receiving care from multiple tenants may therefore have its information present in multiple Patient resources.

This nomenclature matches the FHIR patient.


A Practitioner is a person directly or indirectly involved in the provisioning of healthcare.

A Practitioner in Capable Health refers to any individual engaged in the healthcare process and healthcare-related services as part of their formal responsibilities. This resource is used for the attribution of activities and responsibilities to these individuals. Practitioners include but are not limited to:

  • Physicians, dentists, pharmacists
  • Physician assistants, nurses, scribes
  • Midwives, dietitians, therapists, optometrists, paramedics
  • Social workers, professional home care providers, official volunteers
  • Receptionists handling patient registration

This nomenclature matches the FHIR practitioner.


A tenant has a dedicated share of the instance, including its data, configuration, user management, and tenant-specific functionality.

This nomenclature comes from multitenancy.