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Transfer of Care Emergency Care Discharge - FHIR

Send discharge information from an emergency care provider to a GP practice.

Overview

send emergency
care discharge
message
send emergency...
Emergency care system
Emergency care sy...
MESH
MESH
GP system
GP system
receive emergency
care discharge
message
receive emergency...
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Use this integration to send discharge information from an emergency care provider to a GP practice.

For example, a patient attends A&E due to abdominal pain. After diagnosis and treatment the patient is discharged by an emergency care specialist who completes and sends an Emergency Care Discharge document to the patient’s GP.

This integration uses MESH to send and receive messages. It is part of a suite of Transfer of Care message specifications.

Before you begin any development work using this integration, contact us to discuss your best options.

For a non-technical overview of how to build software that deals with referrals and bookings, see Building healthcare software - referrals and bookings.


Status

This integration is in production.


Service level

This integration uses MESH which is a silver service, meaning it is operational 24 x 7 x 365 but only supported during business hours (8am to 6pm), Monday to Friday excluding bank holidays.

For more details, see service levels.


Technology

This integration uses MESH to send and receive messages.

The message payload conforms to the FHIR global standard for health care data exchange. Specifically, it conforms to FHIR STU3 and to our ITK3 Messaging Distribution standard.


Interactions

For details of the interactions for this integration, see Transfer of Care message specifications.

For details on the general structure of the interactions, see FHIR.

Last edited: 16 December 2022 5:17 pm