FHIR Artifacts > MessageDefinition: Appointment Bundle

Appointment Bundle


An Appointment SHALL be the focus of messages corresponding to the following events:

Event Category Purpose Allowed Responses Response Situation
notify-add-appointment notification To notify systems that an appointment has been created in response to a ServiceRequest.

Message Bundle: Appointment


Entries in the message Bundle for these business events will be determined by the content of the ServiceRequest the Appointment is based on which, minimally, SHALL include:

The message SHOULD also include references to the Patient and PractitionerRole(s) participating in the Appointment (Appointment.participant) and MAY 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.