Use Case Discharge Summary from Hospital


Key Questions: How is patient information delivered between transitions of care, specifically when patients leave the hospital and return home? 

This use case is a tool that visualizes the transition for patients between hospital care to post-acute and home care. It also summarizes an organized story of how to improve care coordination and reduce hospital readmissions. By using electronic discharge summaries, patient information can be quickly transferred between care providers without delay. 


  • Diagrams
  • Organization
  • Goal
  • Trading Partners and Systems
  • Data to Exchange
  • Story -> Workflow
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Massachusetts eHealth Institute

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