PS-CA Library of Profiles

PS-CA Structure

A patient summary, as defined in both the IPS-UV and PS-CA specifications, is a document. The Composition (PS-CA) profile dictates the structure of the patient summary document in a way that combines information about the creation of the patient summary (e.g., header information) with clinical information about the patient (e.g., composition sections).

The Composition (PS-CA) profile relies on the capability in FHIR® to reference other FHIR resources to establish a link between the Composition resource and the other resources that belong to each of its sections.

All the resources that make up the Patient Summary document (e.g., Composition, Immunization, Condition, MedicationRequest, etc.) are transported together using a FHIR Bundle. This Bundle SHALL include all the resources that are referenced directly or indirectly by the PS-CA Composition.

List of Profiles in PS-CA Version 1.0

Pages have been developed for the profiles in PS-CA Version 1.0. Each of the pages include the:

  • profile differential table
  • extensions (if applicable)
  • description of the differences between this profile and the corresponding IPS profile

Bundle

Bundle (PS-CA)

This profile represents the constraints applied to the Bundle resource by the PS-CA project.

Composition

Composition (PS-CA)

This profile represents the constraints applied to the Composition resource by the PS-CA project. A Canadian Patient Summary (PS-CA) document is an electronic health record extract containing essential healthcare information about a subject of care. It is informed by the IPS-UV Composition profile but differs primarily in its application of Must Support flags on some of the sections to allow jurisdictional implementors flexibility in which sections systems must support in order to show conformance to their respective patient summaries.

Header Section

Patient (PS-CA)

This profile represents the constraints applied to the Patient resource by the PS-CA project to represent the minimum expectations for the Patient resource when used in the PS-CA composition profile or in one of the referred resources. It is informed by the constraints of the Patient (IPS) profile and the Canadian Baseline Patient Profile.

Note: Some elements in the Header section (author, attester, custodian) reference resources that do not currently have appropriate equivalent profiles in the current PS-CA specification; implementers are encouraged to utilize the minimal profiling expectations outlined in the Canadian Baseline profiles in these cases:

Medication Section

Medication (PS-CA)

This profile represents the constraints applied to the Medication resource by the PS-CA project to represent a medication in the patient summary. It is informed by the constraints of the Medication (IPS) profile and the Canadian Baseline Medication Profile to allow for cross-border and cross-jurisdiction sharing of Medication Summary information.

MedicationRequest (PS-CA)

This profile represents the constraints applied to the MedicationRequest resource by the PS-CA project, which is informed by the constraints of the more recent direction of the IPS-UV September 2021 Connectathon Build and by the constraints of the Canadian Baseline MedicationRequest Profile to allow for cross-border and cross-jurisdiction sharing of information record of a medication request information in the patient summary.

MedicationStatement (PS-CA)

This profile represents the constraints applied to the MedicationStatement resource by the PS-CA project to represent a record of a medication statement in the patient summary. It is informed by the constraints of the Medication Statement (IPS) profile and the Canadian Baseline MedicationStatement Profile to allow for cross-border and cross-jurisdiction sharing of Medication Summary information.

Allergies Section

AllergyIntolerance (PS-CA)

This profile represents the constraints applied to the AllergyIntolerance resource by the PS-CA project, which is informed by the constraints of the Allergy Intolerance (IPS) profile and the Canadian Baseline AllergyIntolerance Profile to allow for cross-border and cross-jurisdiction sharing of Allergies and Intolerances. It documents the relevant allergies or intolerances (conditions) for a patient, describing the kind of reaction (e.g., rash, anaphylaxis); preferably the agents that cause it; and optionally the criticality and the certainty of the allergy.

Problems Section

Condition (PS-CA)

This profile represents the constraints applied to the Condition resource by the PS-CA project, which is informed by the constraints of the Condition (IPS) profile and the Canadian Baseline Condition Profile to allow for cross-border and cross-jurisdiction sharing of patient conditions. A record of a problem is represented in the patient summary as an instance of the Condition resource constrained by this profile.

Procedure History Section

Procedure (PS-CA)

This profile represents the constraints applied to the Procedure resource by the PS-CA project, which is informed by the constraints of the Procedure (IPS) profile and the Canadian Baseline Procedure Profile to allow for cross-border and cross-jurisdiction sharing of History of Procedure information.

Immunization Section

Immunization (PS-CA)

This profile represents the constraints applied to the Immunization resource by the PS-CA project to represent a record of immunization in the patient summary. It is informed by the constraints of the Immunization (IPS) profile and the Canadian Baseline Immunization Profile to allow for cross-border and cross-jurisdiction sharing of Medication Summary information. It describes the event of a patient being administered a vaccination or a record of a vaccination as reported by a patient, a clinician, or another party.

Social History Section

Observation Tobacco Use (PS-CA)

This profile represents the constraints applied to the Observation resource by the PS-CA project to represent a tobacco use assessment in a patient summary. It is informed by the constraints of the IPS Observation (SH: tobacco use) profile and the Canadian Baseline Observation (Tobacco Smoking Status) Profile to allow for cross-border and cross-jurisdiction sharing of Social History Information.

Observation Alcohol Use (PS-CA)

This profile represents the constraints applied to the Observation resource by the PS-CA project to represent Alcohol use assessment in a patient summary. It is informed by the constraints of the IPS Observation (SH: alcohol use) to allow for cross-border and cross-jurisdiction sharing of Social History Information. No equivalent Canadian Baseline Profile exists at the time of this draft, although the more general Observation Profile (General Use) provides some insight.

Vital Signs Section

The Vital Signs section in both IPS-UV and PS-CA point defer to the base R4 FHIR profiles for vital signs.

Implementors are expected to meet the base expectations for receiving/producing content modeled after the FHIR vital signs profiles, however it is up to the jurisdiction to determine which of the vital signs sub-profiles from the base R4 specification they are expecting to support in the first version (e.g., Observation Body Mass Index Profile, Observation Body Height Profile, Observation Body Weight Profile, Observation Blood Pressure Profile, Observation Heart Rate Profile, etc.).

Other Sections

Remaining sections that are identified in the Composition (PS-CA) are considered out of scope for the profiling efforts of Version 1.0. The following sections remain in the Composition profile but maintain their original references to the IPS-UV profiles: MedicalDevices, Results, PastIllnessHx, FunctionalStatus, PlanOfCare, PregnancyHx, AdvanceDirectives.

These sections will be profiled, along with a new section for FamilyHistory as part of PS-CA Version 2.0.