Hospital sends a clinical summary at discharge to the patient

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Perspective: A hospital that wishes to provide a discharge summary to a patient

Context: The hospital has validated the patient's identity and has the patient's Health Internet Address. The hospital has determined that it is legally and clinically appropriate to release PHI.

Story: The hospital creates a message to the patient on discharge, containing the textual discharge instructions. The message attaches the summary of care record containing pertinent health information about the patient as updated at discharge. The hospital sends the message to the address provided by the patient.

The patient verifies that she owns the address, authenticates, and views her updated health information.



Source address
Destination address
Hospital Clinical System
PHR/Personal Health Information Management System

Data Exchanged (This section is non-normative)

The transmitted data can and will vary, but will generally include the following:

  1. A textual description of what is being transmitted, giving context to the patient
  2. A summary of care record (e.g., a CCD or CCR document) or other structured health information (e.g., laboratory results in a CDA, CCR, or HL7 V2 wrapper)

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