Transfer of Care Outpatient Clinic Letter - FHIR
Create and transmit documents containing Transfer of Care information following an outpatient consultation in a clinic using the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) standard for health and care data exchange.
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Record standards define what information to collect and how to format it, for example when registering a new patient.
Data definitions and terminologies define the format of individual data items so they can be consistently represented, for example dates or medication names. Reference sets and controlled lists are also included.
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Information codes of practice are legal or best practice guidelines on how information should be handled.
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Topics and care settings
- Continuity of care (ToC)
- Care setting
- GP / Primary care
Dependencies and related standards
- Care Connect FHIR API standards
- Dictionary of Medicines and Devices
- Outpatient letter
- SNOMED CT
Use the following API standard to implement this standard:
- Interoperability Toolkit 3 Messaging Distribution FHIR API standards
- Related standards
Message Exchange for Social Care and Health API - use this API to transfer messages and large files securely across health and social care organisations.
Transfer of Care Emergency Care Discharge - FHIR - create and transmit documents containing Transfer of Care information to support an emergency care discharge.
Transfer of Care Inpatient Discharge - FHIR - create and transmit documents containing Transfer of Care information to support a mental health discharge.
Transfer of Care Mental Health Discharge - FHIR - create and transmit documents containing Transfer of Care information following a mental health discharge.
Assurance and endorsements
- Reference code for standards issued as requirements in England
- None - not legally mandated
- Quality assurance
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No known endorsements.
Page last updated: 27 January 2023