eDischarge Summary v1.4

eDischarge Summary supports the transfer of a patient from the hospital to their primary physician. 
It offers a national standard for capturing details of the patient's hospital stay, in a structured and machine readable format. The details typically captured include the admitting diagnosis, diagnostic procedures performed, the prognosis, medications prescribed and follow up actions recommended. This information is shared with the patient's GP, the referring specialist and the community pharmacy to support the continued care of the patient as they are discharged from hospital.

End products superseded by

A new version has been released for this end product

Please refer to eDischarge Summary v1.5 or refer to the Release History for all releases of this End Product.

Identifier: 
EP-1152:2012
Date: 
14-08-2012
Type: 
application/zip
SHA256 Checksum: 
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Size: 
20.06 MB

Product Components

Product component
Identifier: 
NEHTA-0960:2012

This document provides a guide to implementing the 'logical' model detailed by the Agency's Discharge Summary Structured Document Template as an HL7 Clinical Document Architecture Release 2 (CDA) XML document.

Product component
Identifier: 
NEHTA-0962:2012

This document defines the service interfaces and associated conformance points for the provider-to-provider (P2P) delivery of discharge summary CDA document packages.

Product component
Identifier: 
NEHTA-0965:2011

This document defines the Structured Document Template (SDT) for discharge summaries in Australia. The SDT organises the data elements and data groups into a logical model for the clinical communication of discharge summaries.

Product component
Identifier: 
NEHTA-0961:2011

This document presents the information components (previously referred to as the 'core information components') of the e-Discharge Summary Release 1.2 package, which have been recommended for use when exchanging discharge summaries in Australia.

Product component
Identifier: 
NEHTA-0963:2012

This document summarises the requirements for producers and consumers of the Discharge Summary Clinical Document that connect to the national My Health Record system.

Product component
Identifier: 
NEHTA-0964:2012

The scope of this release is constrained to the Discharge Summary Conformance Profile for Clinical Documents v1.4.

Product component
Identifier: 
NEHTA-1151:2010

This Business Requirements Specification (BRS) provides the requirements, business process models and use case descriptions of the Discharge Summary Release 1.1 package.

Product component
Identifier: 
NEHTA-1279:2013

The FAQs are guidance material for implementation. They are to be used for clarification purposes and to support existing documentation.

This FAQ answers the question: How should the speciality field be used in an eDischarge Summary?

Release history

By operation of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability (Establishing the Australian Digital Health Agency) Rule 2016, on 1 July 2016, all the assets and liabilities of NEHTA will vest in the Australian Digital Health Agency. In this website, on and from 1 July 2016, all references to "National E-Health Transition Authority" or "NEHTA" will be deemed to be references to the Australian Digital Health Agency. PCEHR means the My Health Record, formerly the "Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record", within the meaning of the My Health Records Act 2012 (Cth), formerly called the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Records Act 2012 (Cth).

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