Clinical Decision Architecture (CDA)



Description

Clinical decision architecture (CDA) was developed by Health Level 7 International (HL7). CDA is used as a markup standard in clinical documents. CDA is based on XML and used to structure certain clinical documents. According to HL7, Clinical decision architecture must have the following six elements.

  1. 1. Persistence
  2. 2. Stewardship
  3. 3. Potential for authentication
  4. 4. Context
  5. 5. Wholeness
  6. 6. Human readability





Application

Clinical decision architecture is being used as a way to standardize information exchange amongst healthcare professionals. CDA is trying to reach its goal of making sure that any electronic medical record or electronic health record software is able to read and write any patient records. Using clinical decision architecture we will be able to make the transfer of healthcare information much more accessible and convenient.



Web Resources

http://www.hl7.org/implement/standards/product_brief.cfm?product_id=7

http://www.healthit.gov/policy-researchers-implementers/consolidated-cda-overview

http://searchhealthit.techtarget.com/definition/Clinical-Document-Architecture-CDA







Related Terms

Clinical Document Architecture,

XML

CDAR2

EMR

EHR

HL7



Citations

CDA Release 2. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.hl7.org/implement/standards/product_brief.cfm?product_id=7

Rouse, M. (2010, May 1). What is Clinical Document Architecture? Retrieved from http://searchhealthit.techtarget.com/definition/Clinical-Document-Architecture-CDA



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