FHIR Artifacts > MessageDefinition: Communication Bundle
A Communication resource SHALL be the
focus of messages corresponding to the following events:
|Event||Category||Purpose||Allowed Responses||Response Situation|
|add-communication||consequence||To send a question or additional information about a ServiceRequest.|
Message Bundle: Communication
Entries in the message Bundle for these business events will be determined by the content of the ServiceRequest the Communication is based on which, minimally, SHALL include:
- a MessageHeader
- a Communication referenced in
- the ServiceRequest the Communication is based on (
- the Patient who is the subject of the ServiceRequest (
- PractitionerRole(s) referenced in
ServiceRequest.requester, the requested
ServiceRequest.performerwhere, each SHALL reference an Organization, Location and/or Practitioner
The message SHOULD also include references to the Patient who is the
Communication.subject, the PractitionerRole of the
Communication.sender and any other Communication it was created in response to (
Communication.inResponseTo). It MAY also include references to other
ServiceRequest.supportingInfo sent by the Source.
To enable conformance testing against the requirements of this IG, the requirements summarized above are formally specified as contraints within FHIR artifacts published in this IG. Implementers are strongly encouraged to become familiar with these formal specifications and to rely on them as the source of truth.
Information about how implementers can validate message instances is provided on the downloads page of this IG.