Hospital sends patient health information to the patient

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Perspective: A hospital wishes to provide the patient with an electronic copy of her health information

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. The message includes an electronic copy of pertinent health information about the patient. 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

Hidden actors may include the HSP for the PCP (the PHR system will often combine HSP and Destination functionality).

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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