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Multiple recordTarget elements in one CDA document

August 22nd, 2014|0 Comments

The article The recordTarget element provides an overview of the recordTarget XML sub-element of the ClinicalDocument root element of all CDA documents.

As explained in detail in that article, the recordTarget element is part of the […]

The substanceAdministration element

June 12th, 2014|0 Comments

Clinical Statements
The article Clinical act statements, provides an overview of the clinical statements that form the “core” of a CDA document. Clinical statements are contained within entry elements, which in turn are contained within section elements, which in turn comprise […]

The consumable element

June 12th, 2014|0 Comments

consumable is a Participation Element Under substanceAdministration
The consumable XML element in CDA documents, is one of several “participation” elements that connect roles/entities to clinical act statements. The following articles overview the relevant concepts for such […]

The manufacturedProduct element

June 12th, 2014|0 Comments

manufacturedProduct is the Role Element Under consumable
The article The substanceAdministration element, describes the substanceAdministration clinical act statement that is used in CDA documents – as well as its XML syntax. The substanceAdministration clinical act statement […]

The manufacturedMaterial element

June 12th, 2014|0 Comments

manufacturedMaterial is the Entity Element Under manufacturedProduct
The article The substanceAdministration element, describes the substanceAdministration clinical act statement that is used in CDA documents – as well as its XML syntax. The substanceAdministration clinical act statement […]

The manufacturedLabeledDrug element

June 12th, 2014|0 Comments

manufacturedLabeledDrug vs. manufacturedMaterial
In CDA, the manufacturedLabeledDrug XML element is almost identical in syntax and substance to the manufacturedMaterial element.

Conceptually, the manufacturedMaterial is intended to be more generic and cover all kinds of manufactured materials (medications, […]

The manufacturerOrganization element

June 12th, 2014|0 Comments

manufacturerOrganization is an Organization Element Under manufacturedProduct
The article The substanceAdministration element, describes the substanceAdministration clinical act statement that is used in CDA documents – as well as its XML syntax. The substanceAdministration clinical act statement […]

The patient element

May 19th, 2014|0 Comments

The Entity Element of recordTarget
Within the CDA Header, the recordTarget XML element is a participation element that connects the patient information to the clinical document.

Refer to the article The recordTarget element, for additional information about the overall structure of […]

The place element

May 19th, 2014|0 Comments

Within the CDA Header, the recordTarget XML element is a participation element that connects the patient information to the clinical document. Under the recordTarget element is the role element for the patient, which is named patientRole, and contains within it an […]

The birthPlace element

May 19th, 2014|0 Comments

The article The patient element presents the usage and XML syntax for the patient entity element in a CDA document.

One of the sub-elements of the patient element is named birthPlace, which associates the patient’s place […]

The guardian element

May 16th, 2014|0 Comments

The article The patient element presents the usage and XML syntax for the patient entity element in a CDA document.

One of the sub-elements of the patient element is named guardian.

The guardian element is a role […]

The guardianOrganization element

May 16th, 2014|0 Comments

Within the CDA Header, the recordTarget XML element is a participation element that connects the patient information to the clinical document. Under the recordTarget element is the role element for the patient, which is named patientRole, and contains within it an […]

The guardianPerson element

May 16th, 2014|0 Comments

Within the CDA Header, the recordTarget XML element is a participation element that connects the patient information to the clinical document. Under the recordTarget element is the role element for the patient, which is named patientRole, and contains within it an […]

The providerOrganization element

February 6th, 2014|0 Comments

The Scoping Element of recordTarget
Within the CDA Header, the recordTarget XML element is a participation element that connects the patient information to the clinical document.

Refer to the article The recordTarget element, for additional information about the overall structure of […]

The determinerCode attribute

February 6th, 2014|0 Comments

The determinerCode XML attribute is not usually seen in CDA documents, because it always takes a single default value based on the XML element in which it occurs.

determinerCode is used in “entity” elements – which […]

Organizations in CDA

February 6th, 2014|0 Comments

Representing Organizations in a CDA Document
Several XML elements within a CDA document (especially in the CDA Header) are intended to capture information about an organization. For example:

providerOrganization: An XML element under the patientRole element that […]

Scoping of entities in roles

February 6th, 2014|0 Comments

Refer to the article Entity XML elements and role XML elements for an overview of the concept of “roles” and “entities” and how they are expressed in the XML syntax of CDA documents.

In some cases, the […]

C-CDA patient maiden name

February 6th, 2014|0 Comments

Names in CDA
The representation of names (people, but also organizations, drugs, and other named entities) in CDA, is presented in the article The name element.

An example of the XML syntax for representing a name in […]

“Entity” XML elements and “role” XML elements

February 6th, 2014|0 Comments

People, Places, and Things
Many XML elements in the CDA Header and in clinical act statements in the CDA Body, represent people, places, and things. Often, CDA uses a pattern of “entities” and “roles” to represent these items.

To […]

Participation elements

February 6th, 2014|0 Comments

Roles and Entities
The article “Entity” XML elements and “role” XML elements, describes the XML syntax for representing people, places, and things in CDA documents.

As explained in that article, there is a separation between the “role” and “entity” for […]