The general recommendation from the networks is to share new information on your patients within 30 days. However, data can be shared as frequently as immediately following an encounter where net-new patient data is generated. Note that the networks aim to avoid an imbalance in data requested vs. data shared, so a 1:1 balance between these two actions is recommended.
The networks do not currently have explicit guidance on which data to share back. The only requirements are that it (1) is net-new as a result of an encounter that the patient has and (2) is usable by a clinician elsewhere to treat the patient.
Clinical data-sharing frameworks largely operate on C-CDA files in XML format; most healthcare systems have traditionally been built to accommodate these documents. As a result, the best path towards interoperability is creating a C-CDA file for uploading. Other file types are sometimes able to be consumed, such as PDFs, but not across the board.
As a service to our clients, Particle Health hosts the clinical data uploaded for bi-directionality requirements. The uploaded data is made available for search to qualified endpoints on the networks. This is data is hosted by Particle Health in perpetuity until it is deleted by the client via our API
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