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Introduction to CDA 3.12.2018

Instructor: Jean Duteau
Member, HL7 Technical Services Committee;
Co-Chair, HL7 Modeling and Methodology Work Group;
Co-Chair, HL7 Pharmacy Work Group; HL7 Modeling and Methodology Facilitator, Patient Care;
HL7 Publishing Facilitator, Public Health Work Group;
Director, Duteau Design, Inc.

This is a Webinar on:
  • Introduction to CDA, Part 1
  • Introduction to CDA, Part 2

    The Clinical Document Architecture (CDA) is HL7's specification for standards-based exchange of clinical documents. CDA is based on the concept of scalable, incremental interoperability and uses eXtensible Markup Language (XML), the HL7 Reference Information Model (RIM) and controlled terminologies to enable the exchange of clinical documents with processable semantics.
    This tutorial presents an overview of the CDA, outlining the business case for CDA, its primary design principles, capabilities and relationship to its growing family of implementation guides. The presentation will identify and discuss the capabilities and features of each of the three basic components of CDA: the document header, document body and clinical entries. It will also outline the current strategies employed to generate and validate both CDA documents and documents based on CDA implementation guides. The presentation will wrap up with an examination of how CDA has been deployed in a real-world setting.

    Intended Audience

    • Managers considering CDA for local implementation
    • Product managers considering support for CDA
    • Technical staff of information exchange networks
    • Implementers beginning to work with CDA


    Upon completion of this class, attendees will be able to:
    • Discuss the business case for CDA
    • Outline the primary design principles of CDA
    • Describe the technical specification
    • List the tools available for CDA creation, management and distribution