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Clinical Document Architecture (CDA)

Product Brief - Clinical Document Architecture (CDA)

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Product Name

Clinical Document Architecture (CDA)

Topics

Standard Category

Health Information Exchange Standards

Integration Paradigm

Documents

Type

Normative, ANSI Standard

Releases

  • CDA R1: ANSI/HL7 CDA, R1-2000
  • CDA R2: ANSI/HL7 CDA, R2-2005
  • ISO/HL7 27932:2008; HL7 Clinical Document Architecture, Release 2; 4/21/2005
  • CDA R3: in-progress see Project # 477

CDA R2 Implementation Guides and Common Clinical Document Implementation Guides

A growing number of implementation guides have passed the HL7 balloting process and were approved in Draft Standard for Trial Use (DSTU) status. They include:


Another type of HL7 balloting process was used for the Informative Document release of

Summary

The HL7 Clinical Document Architecture (CDA) is a document markup standard that specifies the structure and semantics of "clinical documents" for the purpose of exchange between healthcare providers and patients.

Description

See the article at http://www.hl7.org/documentcenter/public/faq/cda.cfm.
See also the CDA Standard page at the HL7.org web site.

Business Case (Intended Use, Customers)

  • Healthcare Providers,
  • Healthcare IT Vendors,
  • EHR Systems,
  • PHR Systems,
  • Departmental Systems
  • Dictation/transcription vendors;

Benefits

  • CDA supports the exchange of clinical documents between those involved in the care of a patient. In addition CDA support the re-use of clinical data for public health reporting, quality monitoring, patient safety and clinical trials.
  • Stewardship,
  • Potential for authentication,
  • Context
  • and Wholeness

Implementations/ Case Studies (Actual Users)

Resources

  • Link to FAQ
  • members-only database for entering and tracking suggestions and corrections to the CDA standard here

Work Groups

Education

  • See more at http://www.hl7.org/implement/training.cfm
  • Clinical Document Architecture (CDA) Introductory Tutorial
  • Clinical Document Architecture (CDA) Advanced Tutorial
  • Continuity of Care Document (CCD) Tutorial
  • CDA Certification Test Preparation
Certification Available
  • CDA Certified Specialist

Presentations

Quick Start Guide

From HIMSS 2009

Relationship to/ Dependencies on, other standards

  • RIM,
  • Vocabulary,
  • Datatypes,
  • XML ITS

Links to current projects in development

  • CDA R3: in-progress see Project # 477
  • There are more CDA, Release 2 Implementation Guides are currently in the

balloting process. They include the Plan-to-plan Personal Health Record (PHR) Data Transfer, Release 1 (Project # 208).