The International Patient Summary

key health data, worldwide

The International Patient Summary is a minimal and non-exhaustive set of basic clinical data of a patient, specialty-agnostic, condition-independent, but readily usable by all clinicians for the unscheduled (cross-border) patient care.

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About Patient Summaries
A Patient Summary is a standardized set of basic clinical data that includes the most important health and care related facts required to ensure safe and secure healthcare.
This summarized version of the patient’s clinical data gives health professionals the essential information they need to provide care in the case of an unexpected or unscheduled medical situation (e. g. emergency or accident).
While this data is mainly intended to aid health professionals in providing unscheduled care, it can also be used to provide planned medical care, e. g. in the case of citizen movements or cross-organizational care paths, or even as a crystallization point for health records.

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