Use Cases and Specifications

Use Cases and Specifications

The CommonWell Health Alliance Specification is comprised of Services (Part 1 of 2) and Use Cases (Part 2 of 2) and provides detailed information on the core CommonWell services, including approved uses, workflows and requirements for a compliant implementation of the CommonWell core services.

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The Services portion of the specification provides a detailed technical description of CommonWell services, how they work within workflow and how they should be used. Information on the core services, specifically the patient identification and linking service, record locator service and data broker service, is included. This also outlines the technical standards used for providing reliable, scalable and secure services.

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Use Cases

The Use Cases portion of the specification explains the specific actions that can be completed with the CommonWell services and how the services are used by our members and end users. This document speaks to what the CommonWell services help solve for individuals, care team members and organizations.

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CommonWell Core Services