Section 1b: EHR - Electronic Health Records

HL7 EHR-System ePrescribing Functional Profile, Release 1

DESCRIPTION

Prescribers and pharmacies (pharmacists) for several years have been communicating electronic prescription information using the National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP) SCRIPT standard. In July of 2004, sixteen participants from HL7 and NCPDP launched the NCPDP-HL7 Electronic Prescribing (eRx) Mapping Project.  The goal of the project was to demonstrate the transmission of an electronic prescription from inpatient to outpatient setting and to develop a Mapping Guidance Document. The aspects of the mapping project are available from NCPDP and HL7 and may be used by the industry for mapping the electronic exchange of prescription information.

ALTERNATIVE NAMES

HL7 EHR-System ePrescribing Functional Profile, Release 1 may also go by the following names or acronyms:

"EHR-S ePrescribing Functional Profile, R1", ePrescribing, electronic prescribing, e-prescribing

TARGETS

  • Standards Development Organizations (SDOs)
  • Payors
  • Pharmaceutical Vendors
  • EHR,PHR Vendors
  • HIS Vendors
  • Emergency Services Providers
  • Healthcare Institutions (hospitals, long term care, home care, mental health)

 

BENEFITS

  • Creates a thoughtful and organized approach to the development of electronic prescribing applications
  • Enables the consistent evaluation of electronic prescribing applications
  • Supports the foundation of interoperability between vendor applications
  • Provides the foundation for system evaluation of electronic prescribing applications

IMPLEMENTATIONS/CASE STUDIES

  • NCPDP
  • CCHIT and other certification vendors

DEVELOPMENT BACKGROUND

Building on existing HL7 and NCPDP work, this is an excellent opportunity to create HL7 EHR-S Standalone eRX. The HL7 EHR-S Standalone eRX Functional Profile will facilitate EHR systems capturing prescription and clinical medication related data at the point of contact or point of care by specifying the functional requirements needed to support messaging among prescribers, pharmacist/pharmacy providers and other health care entities needing medication-related information.

RELATED DOCUMENTS

HL7 EHR-System ePrescribing Functional Profile, Release 1

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TOPICS

  • Care Provision
  • Patient Care
  • Pharmacy

BALLOT TYPE

  • Informative

STATUS DATE

2014-08-18

RESPONSIBLE WORK GROUP

Electronic Health Records

PRODUCT TYPE

  • Functional Profile

STAKEHOLDERS

  • Emergency Services Providers
  • Healthcare Institutions
  • HIS Vendors
  • Payors
  • Pharmaceutical Vendors
  • Standards Development Organizations (SDOs)

FAMILY

  • EHR

CURRENT STATE

  • Stable

REALM

  • Universal