This Implementation Guide is in support of a project to develop and mature the standards for observations data capture. The aim is to share observations along the patient pathway and across organisational boundaries. The proposed design is a generic approach to clinical observations and Early Warning Scores (EWS).
The specification supports sharing of EWS final score and associated Vital Signs and their sub-scores from Electronic Patient Records (EPRs) to third party applications.
Other possible use cases where this specification might apply include:
Hospital to hospital patient transfer
A vital signs app to an Electronic Patient Record in a hospital
Ambulance to Emergency Department
Hospital look up of observations in GP systems. This will enable hospitals to import the Vital Signs observations from GP Systems to build a single record of observations around a patient, to provide a baseline and trends available to all.
Ambulance recording on remote devices and communicating to central ambulance record
GP to Ambulance