Consolidated CDA Inclusion Criteria

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Abstracted from SDWG minutes from 2012 09 06 found here:

Define the scope of Consolidation CDA: “CDA templates at entry, section and document level applied in primary clinical information records and for exchange supporting continuity of care.”


  • The full set of HL7 balloted templates can be/will be available in a template database/registry
  • There are a variety of types of CDA documents; some should be in Consolidation, some shouldn’t
  • Any given publication, like Consolidation, will be a set that is smaller than the full set of templates (Consolidation, HAI, …) that have been balloting
  • Consolidation will grow over time
    • Existing document types will be versioned
    • New document types will be created: some will be added to Consolidation, some will not
  • A publication will contain templates related through one or more use cases
  • HL7 IP access policies should/should not be a consideration in defining the scope of Consolidation
  • New material has passed ballot and is consistent in format and presentation

Criteria for Inclusion

New material will be included based on evaluation of these criteria:

  • Nine original implementation guides are grandfathered
  • New material meets the following tests:
    • High reuse of Consolidation templates
    • Covers primary data (documents originate for delivery of care, becomes part of patient record, in contrast to secondary use; templates, of course, can be reused)
    • Used for provider/provider, provider/patient communication
    • High use of semantically interoperable templates (“model of meaning”, in contrast to “model of use” templates).