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DCM Charter References

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Documents and resources

  • HDF – HL7 Development Framework, the methodology for developing HL7 specifications
  • HL7 project wiki – The wiki maintained by HL7 for support of HL7 projects.
  • ISO 13972 – A draft work item proposing to define quality criteria for Detailed Clinical Models


  • ASTM – American Society for Testing and Materials
  • CEN – European Committee for Standardization
  • CIM – Constrained information model: An information model constructed to represent the concepts in a problem domain in a form in which every feature is assigned to a corresponding feature in the HL7 Reference Information Model
  • DCM – Detailed Clinical Model: an information model of a discrete set of precise clinical knowledge which can be used in a variety of contexts.
  • DAM – Domain Analysis Model: An information model constructed to represent the concepts in a problem domain in a form most closely matching the domain as understood by subject matter experts
  • ISO – International Organization for Standardization
  • HDF – HL7 Development Framework, which documents the process for HL7 standards development
  • HL7 – Health Level Seven, an ANSI-recognized standards development organization in the healthcare interoperability space (
  • MDA - Model-Driven Architecture is a software design approach for the development of software systems that expresses guidelines as models for the structuring of specifications.
  • PIM – Platform-independent model; a conceptual model that does not assume a specific implementation technology (but may assume a specific reference model)
  • PSM – Platform-specific model; a model that assumes a specific reference model or implementation technology
  • SAIF - Services-Aware Interoperability Framework, an HL7 framework to support interoperability across communication paradigms
  • SDO – Standards development organization

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