Country-Specific

Integrations for use cases specific to outside the United States.

UK

Epic supports exchanging messages between organizations in the National Health Service (NHS) using interfaces that follow the standards outlined in version 2 of the Interoperability Toolkit (ITK). Organizations in the United Kingdom can also exchange CDA documents using the Care Everywhere network to connect directly to other organizations that use Epic’s software. Epic can send and receive the following types of HL7 CDA documents:
  • Discharge Reports
  • Emergency Department Reports
  • Outpatient Reports
Epic also supports NHS e-Referral Service, which is a referral and appointment scheduling system.

Epic provides the following interface specifications to support exchanging records between organizations that are a part of NHS.

Outgoing Child Protection Information Sharing NHS Query

This interface sends queries to the Spine for the NHS Digital Child Protection - Information Sharing project (CP-IS) in the United Kingdom. The Spine responds whether a child is in Child Protection, a child who is a Looked After Child, or an expectant mother of an unborn child who will be under Child Protection.
Current integrations include
  • National Health Service
  • PDS

Incoming Scheduling Slot Availability Query

Receives requests from the United Kingdom's NHS e-Referral Service (also known as Choose and Book) to request appointment slots from Cadence, Epic's scheduling system.
Current integrations include
  • National Health Service

Outgoing PDS Tracing Query

Outgoing PDS Tracing interface sends queries to the Personal Demographics Services (PDS) master index for National Health Service (NHS) patient records in the United Kingdom. PDS Trace Response messages are processed by the Incoming PDS Tracing interface. Message interactions follow HSCIC's Message Implementation Manual (MIM) version 7.2.02 and External Interface Specification 11.6. This interface uses messages expressed in XML encoding syntax.
Current integrations include
  • National Health Service
  • PDS

Outgoing PDS Demographics Synchronisation Query

Outgoing PDS Synchronisation interface sends queries for demographics and demographic updates to the Personal Demographics Services (PDS) master index for National Health Service (NHS) patient records in the United Kingdom. PDS Synchronisation Response messages are processed by the Incoming PDS Synchronisation interface. Message interactions follow HSCIC's Message Implementation Manual (MIM) version 7.2.02 and External Interface Specification 11.6. This interface uses messages expressed in XML encoding syntax.
Current integrations include
  • National Health Service
  • PDS

Outgoing PDS Number Allocation Request for Acute Care

Sends requests to the Personal Demographics Services (PDS) to generate a new National Health Service (NHS) number for an adult patient in an acute care setting in the United Kingdom. PDS NHS Number Response messages are processed by the Incoming PDS NHS Number Allocation interface. Message interactions follow HSCIC's Message Implementation Manual (MIM) version 6.3.01 and External Interface Specification 11.6. This interface uses messages expressed in XML encoding syntax.

Outgoing PDS Newborn Notification

Sends requests to the Personal Demographics Services (PDS) to generate a new National Health Service (NHS) number for a newborn delivery documented in Stork within the United Kingdom. PDS Create Initial Record Response messages are processed by the Incoming PDS Create Initial Record Response interface. Message interactions follow HSCIC's Message Implementation Manual (MIM) version 7.2.02 and External Interface Specification 11.6. This interface uses messages expressed in XML encoding syntax.
Current integrations include
  • National Health Service
  • PDS

Incoming Referral Scheduling Request Query

Receives requests from the United Kingdom's NHS e-Referral Service (also known as Choose and Book) to book an appointment in Cadence, Epic's scheduling system.
Current integrations include
  • National Health Service