Dynamic Care Team Management

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The Dynamic Care Team Management (DCTM) Profile provides the means for sharing care team information about a patient’s care teams that meet the needs of many users, such as providers, patients and payers


The Dynamic Care Team Management (DCTM) Profile will provide a mechanism to facilitate system interactions to support care team membership such as:

  • Discovering Care Teams
  • Creating/updating Care Teams
  • Listing Care Teams

DCTM Profile provides the structures and transactions for care team management and sharing information about Care Teams that meet the needs of many, such as providers, patients and payers. Care Teams can be dynamically updated as the patient interacts with the healthcare system. A patient and providers may be associated with multiple types of care teams at any given time. This profile depicts how information about multiple care teams can be shared and used to coordinate care. The care team concepts described in this profile are patient centered with the overarching goal to support collaborative care. Care teams have many different meanings to many different people.

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Effective collaboration and communication is needed to support the provision of patient-centered care. DCTM would enable the efficient provision of health information that is needed for effective care planning and collaboration between applicable care team members and the patient.


The DCTM Profile provides the structures and transactions for sharing Care Team information dynamically as the patient interacts with the healthcare system. FHIR resources and transactions are used by this profile. This profile does not define, nor assume, a single Care Team for a patient. The care team functionalities are derived from the HL7 Care Coordination Service (CCS) Functional Model care team membership sub-capabilities.

Systems Affected

  • EHR systems may manage care teams and also contribute to other care teams.
  • Patients may query, retrieve and update care teams.

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