Order Catalog Implementation Guide
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Order Catalog Implementation Guide, published by HL7 International - Orders and Observations Work Group. This is not an authorized publication; it is the continuous build for version current). This version is based on the current content of https://github.com/HL7/fhir-order-catalog/ and changes regularly. See the Directory of published versions

Use cases - Medications

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This section lists the use cases for using catalogs of medications.

  • A health care organization maintains its medication formulary to support prescribing, dispensing and medication administration and shares it internally in applications used by its physicians, nurses and pharmacists.
  • A health care organization or government organization maintains its medication formulary and shares it externally with patients and care givers to allow them to know what medications are covered and not covered for their plan.
  • A health care organization or government organization maintains its medication formulary and allows a patient or their care giver to retrieve a catalog subset of the medications that are covered for their plan.
  • A vendor maintains clinical drug knowledge in a catalog shared to organizations to support the retrieval of drug information by health care practitioners.
  • A vendor maintains drug knowledge and shares it online to support the retrieval of drug information by patients and consumers.
  • An organization maintains a standardized medication terminology for all medications licensed for use within a jurisdiction to support prescribing, dispensing and administration of medications by health care professionals and consumption of medications by patients.