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Appointment FHIR Resource Proposal

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Owning committee name

Patient Administration

Contributing or Reviewing Work Groups

  • "None"

FHIR Resource Development Project Insight ID


Scope of coverage

RIM scope

Resource appropriateness

Expected implementations

This resource is expected to be implemented by community clinics, general practice and specialist software solutions to receive and publish their appointments directly to/from users external to the organization providing the information.

Content sources

The appointment resource has a lot of similarities and has been inspired by the iCal standard, and as such there will be a mapping provided to this standard.

Example Scenarios

A Physio-Therapy clinic that has its available times published via Availability and Slot resources wants to be able to accept appointment requests from users outside the organization. This resource provides users with a way of making the request, and viewing the outcomes from any invited parties as to the status of the appointment.

Resource Relationships

The Appointment Resource will reference any slots that it is booking to, along with the participants that are involved in the appointment, such as the patient and provider (but not restricted to just these). It will also reference the Location resource where the appointment is to take place.

The Appointment will be referenced by both the Encounter, and also the AppointmentResponse, where replies to requests are made.


Given the progress to date, we expect that this resource will be ready for inclusion in the next Ballot (expecting September 2014) the resource has already undergone a great deal of review in PA over the last 6 months.

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