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201605 ServicesDirectoryAndScheduling Track

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Services Directory and Scheduling

Submitting WG/Project/Implementer Group

Patient Administration/Implementer Communities

Justification

A key challenge of healthcare is knowing about the resources available in the local, regional, and global healthcare networks. When a patient's care is transitioned from one setting to another, it's critical to know about the doctors, hospitals and clinics available to receive that patient. When a patient is travelling, it improves care when local healthcare facilities can retrieve the patient's up to date medical history from a primary care provider. There are currently no widely adopted standards for exchanging this directory information. Currently, healthcare organizations use a variety of labor intensive processes to gather, normalize, de-duplicate and consume this data. They share custom flat files, scrape web pages, or pay 3rd parties to curate their practitioner data. Organizational data is often isolated in different networks and aren't easily shared.

This track will test how FHIR can be used to standardize the exchange of services/provider directory data. Defining how healthcare organizations can participate in a federated healthcare directory will promote interoperability and innovation.

This track will also lead into the creation of Appointments based on schedules found associated with the above services/providers, and also verify the workflow of proceeding from a booked appointment into the creation of the Encounter.

Proposed Track Lead

Coordinator: Brian Postlethwaite(sgtshultzpos)

Expected participants

  • SureScripts
  • Epic
  • HealthConnex

Roles

Service Directory Server

A Server that has Service/Provider directory data in it (with associated schedule information)

Patient Consumer application

An application that should be used by a client to search for where services could be provided, and can book an appointment

Provider Consumer application

An application that should be used by a provider to search for information to support creating a referral, and can book an appointment on a client's behalf


Scenarios

Scenario Directory Search

Action: Perform a search for either Practitioner or HealthsareService resources
Precondition: Directory FHIR Resources should already be on a FHIR server to query
Success Criteria: The desired resources were found
Bonus point: The criteria for the resources used several restrictions, possibly Specialty or Location


Scenario Directory Update

Action:
Precondition:
Success Criteria:
Bonus point:


Check Availability

Action:
Precondition:
Success Criteria:
Bonus point:


Book Appointment

Action:
Precondition:
Success Criteria:
Bonus point:


Progress Appointment into an Encounter

Action:
Precondition:
Success Criteria:
Bonus point:


TestScript(s)