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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 maxDoseQuantity element

June 11th, 2014|0 Comments

maxDoseQuantity is a Sub-Element of substanceAdministration
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 represents […]

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 languageCode element

May 19th, 2014|0 Comments

languageCode in CDA
In the CDA framework and standard, the languageCode XML element is an optional sub-element of many other CDA XML elements.

Generally, languageCode is used to indicate the language for the part of the CDA document […]

The languageCommunication 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 preferenceInd Element

May 19th, 2014|0 Comments

The article The languageCommunication element presents the usage and XML syntax for the languageCommunication element, which is a sub-element of the patient entity element in a CDA document.

One of the sub-elements of the languageCommunication element […]

The proficiencyLevelCode Element

May 19th, 2014|0 Comments

The article The languageCommunication element presents the usage and XML syntax for the languageCommunication element, which is a sub-element of the patient entity element in a CDA document.

One of the sub-elements of the languageCommunication element […]

The modeCode element

May 19th, 2014|0 Comments

In CDA documents, the modeCode XML element is used (differently) in two different contexts:

Under ClinicalDocument/recordTarget/patientRole/patient/languageCommunication, the modeCode sub-element is used to describe a language ability for a language that the patient uses for communication.
Under the […]

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 ethnicGroupCode 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 ethnicGroupCode.

ethnicGroupCode is a code XML element […]

The religiousAffiliationCode 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 religiousAffiliationCode.

religiousAffiliationCode is a code XML element […]

The maritalStatusCode 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 maritalStatusCode.

maritalStatusCode is a code XML element […]

The administrativeGenderCode 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 administrativeGenderCode.

administrativeGenderCode is a coded XML element […]

The wholeOrganization element

May 16th, 2014|0 Comments

The article Organizations in CDA presents the usage and XML syntax for a range of elements that are used to represent organization entities in various places in a CDA document.

One of the sub-elements of these […]

The asOrganizationPartOf element

May 16th, 2014|0 Comments

The article Organizations in CDA presents the usage and XML syntax for a range of elements that are used to represent organization entities in various places in a CDA document.

One of the sub-elements of these […]

The standardIndustryClassCode element

May 16th, 2014|0 Comments

The article Organizations in CDA presents the usage and XML syntax for a range of elements that are used to represent organization entities in various places in a CDA document.

One of the sub-elements of these […]

The id element

May 15th, 2014|0 Comments

Many of the XML elements in a CDA document have a sub-element named id.

The id Element Contains a Unique Identifier for its Parent Object/Item
The id element is generally used to provide an internal unique identifier […]

The typeId element

May 13th, 2014|0 Comments

The typeId XML element is an optional sub-element of virtually every other CDA XML element. For an overview of why this is the case, refer to the article Three common sub-elements (and one attribute) throughout CDA.

The […]

The realmCode element

May 11th, 2014|0 Comments

The realmCode XML element is an optional sub-element of virtually every other CDA XML element. For an overview of why this is the case, refer to the article Three common sub-elements (and one attribute) throughout CDA.

The […]

The observation element

May 1st, 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 […]

The procedure element

April 30th, 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 serviceEvent/performer sub-element

April 7th, 2014|0 Comments

The performer Element
The article The performer element, introduces the XML element named performer, in CDA documents.

The article notes that there are two closely related contexts in which the performer element is used. The primary use […]

The performer element

April 7th, 2014|0 Comments

performer is a Participation Element
The performer 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:

The article “Entity” XML elements […]

The organizer element

March 24th, 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 […]

The encompassingEncounter Element

February 28th, 2014|0 Comments

The encompassingEncounter XML element in the CDA Header, is used to represent the primary encounter in which the clinical acts being documented in the CDA document took place.

The element’s full path is ClincialDocument/componentOf/encompassingEncounter – where the […]

The encounter element

February 28th, 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 […]

The templateId element

February 26th, 2014|0 Comments

The templateId XML element is an optional sub-element of virtually every other CDA XML element. For an overview of why this is the case, refer to the article Three common sub-elements (and one attribute) throughout CDA.

The […]