Primary Care Practice-to-Practice
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This implementation guide is provided to support the use of FHIR®© for Primary Care data in an Australian context.

This document is a working specification that is expected to be implemented and tested by FHIR®© system producers to enable feedback to improve the content of this guide.


This document presents Primary Care concepts defined via FHIR processable artefacts; these are collaborative outputs with agreed approaches to varied kinds of healthcare related information based on the core FHIR R4 specification.

  • Profiles - are useful constraints of core FHIR resources and datatype for Primary Care use
  • Extensions - are FHIR extensions that are added for local use, covering needed Primary Care concepts
  • Terminologies - are defined or referenced code systems and value sets for Primary Care context

The content of this Implementation Guide has been managed by the following groups:


This document is a working specification that may be directly implemented by FHIR®© system producers.

Information contained in this document is aimed at providing guidance on representing Primary Health concepts using FHIR. This includes code systems, extensions and profiles on base FHIR types. The content of the IG is general in nature and seeks to provide a ‘how-to’ guide when representing concepts, it includes core base profiles that can be further constrained for a particular usage.

FHIR®© connectathon events are key to the verification of the guide as being suitable for implementation. This implementation guide will be used as the basis for Primary Care connectathon events.


This guide is the product of collaborative work undertaken with participants from: