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Use of Attachments

Use of Attachments in Digital Medicines Documents


The Digital Medicines documents allow for attachments to be included within a structured FHIR document.

Use Cases

Senders MAY include attachments within the Digital Medicines documents. For example to include copies of related documents such as patient Advance Statements.

Format of Attachments

Sender SHOULD send attachments as a PDF, but MAY use other formats by local agreement.

Receivers of Attachments

Receivers SHOULD process attachments in-line with the rules stated in the ITK3 Messaging Distribution Specification.

Binary Resource

All attachments are carried in the FHIR Binary Resource and MUST be Base64 encoded. The FHIR Binary Resource is profiled as ITK-Attachment-Binary-1 .

Example Attachment

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