International

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 PDS Tracing Query

    Outgoing PDS Tracing interface sends queries to the Personal Demographics Services (PDS) master index for NHS patient records. 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 the XML message format.

    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 NHS patient records. 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 the XML message format.

    Outgoing PDS Number Allocation Request for Acute Care

    Sends requests to the Personal Demographics Services (PDS) to generate a new NHS number for an adult patient in an acute care setting. 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 the XML message format.

    Outgoing PDS Newborn Notification

    Sends requests to the Personal Demographics Services (PDS) to generate a new NHS number for a newborn delivery documented in Stork. 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 the XML message format.

    Incoming Scheduling Slot Availability Query

    Receives requests from the eReferral system (also known as Choose and Book) to request appointment slots from Cadence. This interface uses the XML message format.

    Incoming Referral Scheduling Request Query

    Receives requests from the eReferral system (also known as Choose and Book) to book an appointment in Cadence. This interface uses the XML message format.

    Outgoing Child Protection Information Sharing NHS Query

    This interface sends queries to the SPINE for the NHS Digital's Child Protection - Information Sharing project. 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.