Section 3: Clinical and Administrative Domains
Section 5: Implementation Guides

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HL7 Implementation Guide for CDA® R2: Public Health Case Reports (US Realm)

DESCRIPTION

The purpose of this implementation guide (IG) is to specify a standard for electronic submission of Public Health Case Reports (PHCR) in an HL7 Version 3 Clinical Document Architecture (CDA), Release 2 format. This implementation guide will allow healthcare facilities/providers to communicate common data elements found in multiple states’ reportable condition forms to state and local public health departments in CDA format—an interoperable, industry-standard format.

ALTERNATIVE NAMES

HL7 Implementation Guide for CDA® R2: Public Health Case Reports (US Realm) may also go by the following names or acronyms:

"HL7 IG for CDA R2: Public Health Case Reporting, Release 1", CDAR2

TARGETS

  • Healthcare Institutions (hospitals, long term care, home care, mental health)
  • Local and State Departments of Health
  • Healthcare IT Vendors

BENEFITS

  • Enables healthcare providers to communicate public health reporting required data elements to local public health, state and the CDC. in CDA format—consistent with other CDA-based Meaningful Use requirements such as the Continuity of Care Document (CCD)

IMPLEMENTATIONS/CASE STUDIES

  • In development

DEVELOPMENT BACKGROUND

Common data elements found in multiple states’ reportable condition forms were compiled and standardized in a project initiated in 2007 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for Public Health Informatics (NCPHI) and Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists’ (CSTE) Case Report Standardization Workgroup (CRSWg) and leveraged in this project by NCPHI.

RESPONSIBLE WORK GROUP

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HL7 Implementation Guide for CDA® R2: Public Health Case Reports (US Realm)

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