International Patient Access
0.1.0 - draft

International Patient Access, published by HL7. This is not an authorized publication; it is the continuous build for version 0.1.0). This version is based on the current content of and changes regularly. See the Directory of published versions

Safety Check List

Accessing Patient records raises many questions of safety. Both accessing the wrong patient records, or missing correct records, or displaying records incorrectly can create real harm to patients.

Note: this is still true even given the widely recognised chaotic state of healthcare records.

Also note that it’s also very serious if health care records are interpreted incorrectly by software, but this specification does not provide enough information about the records being accessed in order to support interpretation of the content. Country specific guides must be consulted for this.

This page gathers clinical safety advice acquired from experience of access health records across FHIR APIs like this one. All implementers should carefully consider each of the items on the check list.

Note that getting these issues right is necessary but not sufficient for delivering safe patient applications.

Client Safety Check list

Clients should complete this check list, and are likely to be asked by servers to confirm that they have done so:

Server Safety Check List

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