Provider sends reminder for preventive or follow-up care to the patient

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State: Draft


Perspective: A provider sends a care reminder (e.g., for preventive or follow-up care) to the patient

Context: The provider has validated the patient's identity and has the patient's Health Internet Address. The provider has determined that it is legally and clinically appropriate to release PHI. The patient has indicated a preference to receive reminders electronically.

Story: The provider generates a care reminder (perhaps as supported by the EHR). The provider sends the reminder to the address provided by the patient.

The patient verifies that she owns the address, authenticates, and views the reminder.



Source address
Destination address
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 the reminder in patient-friendly language, giving context to the patient
  2. Optionally, a structured gap in care document may be attached (or may replace the textual description).

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