Provincial Client Registry – HL7 FHIR Implementation Guide (Version 2)
The Provincial Client Registry (PCR) HL7 Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) Implementation Guide Version 2 specifies how to use the HL7 FHIR standard to query patient data from the Ontario Health Provincial Client Registry (PCR). FHIR is the next generation standards framework for exchanging health care information electronically. It leverages the latest web technology and is available for mobile devices, cloud communications, EHR-based data sharing, and server communications in large institutional health care organizations.
This interface supports queries to retrieve patient records or associated patient identifiers using Ontario health card numbers, medical record numbers from point of service systems and other Ontario Health supported identifiers. It also supports patient matching using patient demographic information. It is developed based on FHIR Release 4 (R4).
The PCR HL7 FHIR Implementation Guide is a web-based specification hosted on the Canadian FHIR Registry powered by SIMPLIFIER.NET*. The reader will be re-directed to the implementation guide’s home page on Canadian FHIR Registry website after registering and clicking the “Agree and Download” button.
FHIR is an evolving trial-for-use standard that has progressed from Draft Standard for Trial Use Release 2 (DSTU2) to Release 4 (R4). Additional changes by HL7 International Inc are anticipated until FHIR reaches normative status. This implementation guide will be updated as new business requirements emerge and/or when there are significant changes to the standard.
*SIMPLIFIER.NET is a web-based FHIR registry built by Firely that serves as the hosting platform for the Canadian FHIR Registry sponsored by Canada Health Infoway
March 08, 2021
Provincial Client Registry HL7 FHIR Implementation Guide Version 2.0.0 is available for public access
June 13, 2018
Provincial Client Registry HL7 FHIR Implementation Guide was updated and hosted on the Canadian FHIR Registry
April 18, 2017
Provincial Client Registry HL7 FHIR Implementation Guide was updated
March 22, 2017
Now available for public access
February 21, 2017
Provincial Client Registry HL7 FHIR Implementation Guide was created