Talk:Clinical Document Architecture

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--Anneke Goossen 06:33, 22 February 2012 (EST)Definition from the HL7 Glossary (maybe not really a definition)

  1. Clinical Document Architecture. A CDA document is comprised of a header, referred to as the "CDA Header”, and a body, which at CDA Level One is referred to as the “CDA Level One Body”. The CDA Header identifies and classifies the document and provides information on authentication, the encounter, the patient, and the provider. The body contains the clinical report. The CDA Level One Body is comprised of nested containers. There are four types of containers: sections,paragraphs, lists and tables. Containers have contents and optional captions. Contents include plain text, links, and multimedia. Both the header and the body use the data types defined in the HL7 RIM.

--Anneke Goossen 06:35, 22 February 2012 (EST)Definition from SKMT, source HL7 V3 2009 Normative Edition

  1. The CDA is a document markup standard that specifies the structure and semantics of clinical documents. A CDA document is a defined and complete information object that can include text, images, sounds, and other multimedia content.