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The sdtc:valueSet and sdtc:valueSetVersion attributes

May 16th, 2014|0 Comments

The article Codes in CDA presents an overview of the XML syntax that is used for coded elements in CDA documents.

In that article, in the discussion of the XML attributes of coded elements, reference is […]

The contextConductionInd attribute

May 15th, 2014|0 Comments

The article Inheriting context in a CDA document presents an overview of the concept of “context inheritance/propagation” in CDA documents.

That article also discusses the role of the contextConductionInd attribute, at length – refer to it […]

The contextControlCode attribute

May 15th, 2014|0 Comments

The article Inheriting context in a CDA document presents an overview of the concept of “context inheritance/propagation” in CDA documents.

That article also discusses the role of the contextControlCode attribute, at length – refer to it […]

The operator attribute

February 19th, 2014|0 Comments

The operator attribute is used with XML elements that represent times in a CDA document. It is used to enable multiple XML elements that represent dates and time to be “combined” together to form more complex […]

The classCode attribute

February 6th, 2014|0 Comments

Many CDA elements have a classCode attribute, including clinical statements in the CDA Body entries, as well as entities (people, places, things, organizations, roles, etc.) in the CDA Header and Body.

Those CDA elements that don’t have a […]

The typeCode attribute

February 6th, 2014|0 Comments

Many CDA XML elements have a typeCode attribute, including: entry, entryRelationship, performer, participant, etc. Broadly, the XML elements that have a typeCode attribute are “participations” or “relationships”.

Those CDA elements that don’t have a typeCode attribute, often have a classCode attribute.

Both typeCode and classCode formally classify […]

The moodCode attribute

February 6th, 2014|0 Comments

Many XML elements in CDA represent clinical act statements. The moodCode attribute in a clinical act statement qualifies the timing and intent of the clinical act.

The moodCode attribute values include:

“EVN”: The clinical statement/event already happened
This […]

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 […]

The inversionInd attribute

February 6th, 2014|0 Comments

The inversionInd XML attribute in CDA documents is part of the entryRelationship XML element.

The typeCode attribute of entryRelationship XML element indicates the relationship of the source and target clinical act statements that are related by that entryRelationship XML element.

Normally, the “source” […]

The nullFlavor attribute

February 6th, 2014|0 Comments

The nullFlavor attribute in CDA documents is used to indicate that information is missing and why it is missing.

The nullFlavor attribute is used in CDA XML elements in a way that is similar to how […]

The negationInd attribute

February 6th, 2014|0 Comments

The article Clinical act statements overviews the different XML elements contained withing entry elements, that express the core clinical statements in a CDA document.

Those clinical statement XML element are in turn contained within section elements, which in […]

The inclusive attribute

February 6th, 2014|0 Comments

The inclusive attribute is used in either the low or high element as part of the representation of a time period in a CDA document. Refer to the article Time intervals in CDA, for more […]

What is the role of the xsi:type attribute in CDA?

February 6th, 2014|0 Comments

Note: Prior to reading this article, if you need an overview of XML Namespaces as they pertain to CDA, we recommend that you invest five minutes to review the CDA PRO Learn session titled XML Namespaces.

The XML namespace for […]