Communication FHIR Resource Proposal

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Communication

Owning committee name

Clinical Quality Information Work Group

Contributing or Reviewing Work Groups

FHIR Resource Development Project Insight ID

1125

Scope of coverage

This resource is a record of a communication. A communication is a conveyance of information from one entity, a sender, to another entity, a receiver. The sender and receivers may be patients, practitioners, related persons, organizations, and devices. Communication use cases include

  • A reminder or alert delivered to a responsible provider
  • A recorded notification from the nurse that a patient's temperature exceeds a value
  • A notification to a public health agency of a patient presenting with a communicable disease reportable to the public health agency
  • Patient educational material sent by a provider to a patient

RIM scope

Lloyd to provide

Resource appropriateness

  • Communications are foundational to the coordination and delivery of care. The Communication resource captures communications between the various stakeholders involved in the provision of care. This may include provider-to-provider exchanges as well as patient-to-provider exchanges. Communications are not limited to human senders and recipients.

Expected implementations

  • Unified communication systems in a SOA environment.
  • FHIR Profiles for Quality

Content sources

Example Scenarios

Refer to 'Scope of Coverage' for some examples.

Resource Relationships

This resource is a record of a communication that was performed. A communication is a conveyance of information from one entity, a sender, to another entity, a receiver. The sender and receivers may be patients, practitioners, related persons, organizations, and devices.

Please refer to the proposed resource definition: http://hl7-fhir.github.io/communication.html

Timelines

May 2015 DSTU

gForge Users

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