Standards Specification for Continuity of Care Record (CCR)
|Publication Date:||1 October 2005|
|ICS Code (IT applications in health care technology):||35.240.80|
The Continuity of Care Record (CCR) is a core data set of the most relevant administrative, demographic, and clinical information facts about a patient's healthcare, covering one or more healthcare encounters.2 It provides a means for one healthcare practitioner, system, or setting to aggregate all of the pertinent data about a patient and forward it to another practitioner, system, or setting to support the continuity of care.
2 A CCR is not intended to be a medical-legal clinical or administrative document entered into a patient's record, but may in specific use cases be used in such a manner, provided that accepted policies and procedures in adding such data to a patient's record are followed. A personal health record, with the information under the control of the patient or their designated representative, would be an example of such a use case, as would be importation into an electronic health record system, a data repository, or a registry.