Digital Child Health - FHIR
Use this integration to share information about a child's health between healthcare workers.
This information is recorded throughout a child's clinical pathway or patient journey about:
These events or contacts happen either as part of:
a planned Healthy Child Programme
unplanned GP or Emergency Department visits
Examples of such events include creating, updating or deleting a record of a:
blood spot test outcome
newborn hearing test
Newborn and Infant Physical Examination (NIPE) outcome
This integration uses a publish-subscribe model - the sending system publishes events to National Events Management Service (NEMS), and NEMS forwards the events to all subscribed systems via MESH.
Subscribed systems might be GPs, emergency departments, local authorities or some other care provider. Potentially, patients and carers could also share this information.
For more information see Digital Child Health specification versions.
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