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Organizer required even if only one observation

August 29th, 2014|0 Comments

The article The organizer element, describes the usage and XML syntax of the clinical act statement named organizer, which is used in CDA documents to group together other, related clinical act statements, such as observation […]

“Condition” vs. “Disease” in Problem Type code values

August 22nd, 2014|0 Comments

There are four C-CDA entry templates which are designed for expressing observations of “problems” (the OID for the template identifier is show in parenthesis, following the template name):

Cognitive Status Problem Observation (2.16.840.1.113883.10.20.22.4.73)
Family History Observation (2.16.840.1.113883.10.20.22.4.46)
Indication […]

The Plan of Care section template

July 25th, 2014|0 Comments

Section Templates
The article What is a CDA Template?, introduces the template concept in CDA. In particular, C-CDA section templates define the rules for sections of the structured body in C-CDA documents. Each section template begins at […]

The Discharge Medications entry template

June 12th, 2014|0 Comments

Entry Templates
The article What is a CDA Template?, introduces the template concept in CDA. C-CDA entry templates, in particular, define the rules for clinical act statements (or particular sub-parts of a clinical act statement) in […]

The US Realm Header template

May 11th, 2014|0 Comments

Document Templates
The article What is a CDA Template?,  introduces the template concept in CDA. In particular, it notes that C-CDA document templates define overall rules for an entire CDA document. This includes both rules that […]

Entries required/optional C-CDA section template flavors

May 1st, 2014|0 Comments

Section Templates
The article What is a CDA Template?,  introduces the template concept in CDA. In particular, C-CDA section templates define the rules for sections of the structured body in C-CDA documents. Each section template begins at […]

The Procedures section template

May 1st, 2014|0 Comments

Section Templates
The article What is a CDA Template?,  introduces the template concept in CDA. In particular, C-CDA section templates define the rules for sections of the structured body in C-CDA documents. Each section template begins at […]

Interpreting C-CDA R1.1 concern acts

March 26th, 2014|0 Comments

The article Concern acts in C-CDA, introduces and overviews the two special “concern act” templates named Allergy Problem Act and Problem Concern Act, in C-CDA.

As explained in that article, the observation clinical act statements for […]

Non-standard C-CDA templates

February 26th, 2014|0 Comments

As described in the article What templates are defined in C-CDA?, the vast majority of the 150+ CDA templates defined in the C-CDA specification are either document, section, or entry templates. In this article, we’ll […]

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 […]

The Reason for Referral section template

February 24th, 2014|0 Comments

Section Templates
The article What is a CDA Template?, introduces the template concept in CDA. In particular, C-CDA section templates define the rules for sections of the structured body in C-CDA documents. Each section template begins at […]

The Instructions entry template

February 18th, 2014|0 Comments

Entry Templates
The article What is a CDA Template?,  introduces the template concept in CDA. C-CDA entry templates, in particular, define the rules for clinical act statements in C-CDA documents. In this article we’ll look at the […]