HIMSS and RSNA
Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise
IHE Patient Care Coordination
Cross-Enterprise Sharing of Medical Summaries (XDS-MS)
Technical Framework Supplement
- (PCC TF-1/Preface)Preface to Volume I of the PCC Technical Framework
- (PCC TF-1/Introduction)Introduction to the PCC Technical Framework
- (PCC TF-1/About)About the Patient Care Coordination Integration Profiles
- (PCC TF-1/Dependencies)Dependencies of the PCC Integration Profiles
- (PCC TF-1/Overview)PCC Integration Profiles Overview
- (PCC TF-1/History)History of Annual Changes
- (PCC TF-1/Product Implementations)Product Implementations
Cross-Enterprise Sharing of Medical Summaries (XDS-MS) Integration Profile
Scope and Purpose
Patient, clinician, industry and governmental demands for improved healthcare quality have created increased focus to make patient healthcare information interoperability across disparate systems a reality.
A solution for interoperability is, however, not a simple undertaking. Unstructured textual data forms remains the predominate mechanism for information exchange among health care providers, and a good majority of data needed by physicians and other health care providers to make good clinical decisions is embedded in this free text. Efficient and effective interoperability therefore begins by identifying the most relevant documents and the most relevant sections within those documents.
By their nature, Medical Summaries form a class of clinical documents that contain the most relevant portions of this information. As the name would indicate they have the purpose of summarizing, both abstracting the most important pieces of information from the EMR and recording free-text summaries at the time of medical summary creation. Operationally, they are commonly created at points in time of transfers of care from one provider to another or from one setting to another.
Patient transfers and, therefore, the summary documents that accompany these transfers can be categorized into 3 primary types: Episodic, Collaborative, or Permanent. These categories are important because they represent a breadth of use case scenarios for Medical Summaries. For example, summaries for collaborative transfers of care such as referral notes have a focused objective for providing the most relevant information about the patient intended for a specific provider. Collaborative summaries have a general audience that is generated as an artifact since they also provide the most relevant spot to obtain information about specific classes of patient problems that the patient has.
By contrast, episodic summaries have the primary purpose of highlighting the most relevant details of focused periods of time in a patient history. Examples include discharge summaries or history and physicals. Episodic summaries are written for a broad audience by intent.
Permanent transfers have yet a third purpose of summarizing the entirety of a patient's medical history and therefore covers a broader range of patient problems. The audience may be focused (as in a transfer to a new provider) or general (as in a discharge from the military).
The challenge is to identify the clinically relevant documents (and data elements those documents contain) that are used in typical "transfer of care" scenarios and then to provide interoperability standards to promote ease in transmission of those documents (and data elements). The Cross-Enterprise Sharing of Medical Summary (XDS-MS) Integration Profile facilitates this by defining the appropriate standards for document transmission and a minimum set of "record entries" that should be forwarded or made available to subsequent care provider(s) during specific transfer of care scenarios. In addition, this integration profile needs to define the utilization requirements/options for the receiving entity in order to ensure that the "care context" of the sending entity is appropriately maintained following the information transfer.
The basic process flow supported by XDS-MS mirrors current manual practices: someone gathers the appropriate documents from the patient medical record, copies them, packages them up with a cover letter explaining the reason the information is being sent, and then ships the package to the receiving provider. This is often accompanied by a telephone call from the sending provider to the receiving provider that indicates that such information is forthcoming.
Because the Collaborative care transfers and Episodic Care transfers differ significantly, these two use cases are defined. Users or implementers of this Integration Profile are offered options in the support of either of these two use cases. Permanent Care Summaries also differ significantly. However their use is less frequent; so this use case was deferred for future work.
Use Case 1: Ambulatory Specialist Referral
This use case involves a "collaborative" transfer of care for the referral of a patient from a primary care provider (PCP) to a specialist. This use case is a central component of an "e-referral" process, which typically requires an appropriate level of agreement/collaboration between the two parties prior to the actual transfer of clinical information being initiated.
The preconditions assume a PCP sees a patient in his office. The PCP has talked to the patient and performed an examination, and has decided to refer the patient to a specialist. An assumption is made that the PCP has an EMR system with capability to write notes and manage data elements. The specific data elements managed by the PCP's EMR are expected to be the source for the information used in creating the medical summary document related to this transfer of care. A variety of EMR implementations and usage by clinicians may result in some variability in the content of the medical summary.
The detailed content of the medical summary to support this use case will be detailed as part of the document content profile specification (See the Referral Summary Content Module below).
Steps to identify the specialist and obtain insurance preauthorization have been placed out of scope for this Integration Profile.
Post conditions include the specialist physician receiving the notification of referral, locating the documents (via the Document Registry), retrieving the Documents and viewing them and optionally importing data. Import assumes the specialist with an EMR system with the capability for managing those discrete data elements.
Use Case 2: Acute Care Discharge to Ambulatory Care Environment
This use case involves an episodic transfer of care in the form of a patient discharge from a hospital to home. The attending physician in the hospital generates a discharge summary document that is used by the hospital record keeping and billing abstraction. The attending physician in the hospital may or may not also be serving as the ambulatory PCP. If not, a copy of this record is sent to the PCP as well as other specialist providers that will have ambulatory follow-up care.
The events of the use case involve creation of the discharge summary, sharing it, and notifying other providers such as the PCP's office and the surgeon's office.
The post conditions include the receipt and viewing of the discharge summary with optional import into the ambulatory EMR system.
The detailed content of the medical summary to support this use case will be detailed as part of the document content profile specification (See the Discharge Summary Content Module below).
Content Interoperability Levels
The use cases described above imply different levels of interoperability. At the lowest level, a clinician simply needs to be able to access and view some content such as a medical summary. At this level, minimal structured data elements must be present – just enough metadata to verify that access to that document can be accessed appropriately associated with a visual representation of the document.
Beyond this simple metadata, nearly all medical summary documents have organizational elements that group the relevant parts of the medical summary. For humans this allows for more rapid review because it is easier to skip to portions of interest for care. Computers too can take advantage of this structuring. For example, it is relevant to see the list of discharge medications from a discharge summary in relation to current medications for comparison and reconciliation.
At a very high level of interoperability, the ability to pass fully structured and codified data is necessary for computer processing and mapping. For example, the ability to import medications identified in medical summaries from another institution could have tremendous potential for ensuring that medication orders are transferred correctly. Unfortunately, the cost for providing high levels of semantic interoperability is increased complexity of implementation, and therefore long implementation times.
The HL7 Clinical Document Architecture (CDA) standard and Care Record Summary (CRS) CDA implementation guides support progressive interoperability at multiple levels of complexity, from those needed to provide simple low level interoperability for supporting the most important use case of simple viewing to those providing a path to progressively higher levels of interoperability for vendors and providers wishing to implement it. CDA as constrained in the CRS implementation guides is therefore the base standard for the XDS-MS content profile.
The XDS-MS content profile builds on and further constrains the CDA-CRS implementation guide by defining the required and optional sections required for the Acute Care Discharge and Specialist Referral use cases. Additionally, it places constraints for the most important sections (Medication, Allergy and Problems) of Medical Summaries to ensure that structured field level data are provided.
The figure below shows how the XDS-MS Content profile defines these progressive levels of interoperability for sections of different importance. Header metadata must be present and coded. Most sections must define, at minimum, a section label to identify that section. For the Medication, Allergy, and Problems Sections, data must contain a more granular field level data as discrete text (for example dose or frequency). This is referred to as structured textual representation. Note that the textual strings in this structured text are not duplicates of the textual strings in the human readable text, but simply referenced extracts from the human readable text content, reducing the risk for inconsistencies
Granular field level data may then be optionally coded. If any coded terminology is used it shall be uniquely identified.
|Note: The lack of mature and broadly accepted standards for coded terminology requires that this integration profile not specify specific coded vocabularies. However, when agreements can be reached, the capability to exchange coded level information is possible. IHE has on its roadmap to continue working with appropriate standards bodies so that coded terminology standards can be added to this profile in the future.|
Use Case Conclusion
The process flow of this profile exhibits a great deal more power and flexibility than the existing manual process. The physician workflow is improved by reusing an existing work product in the very first step (the summary report) to accomplish two purposes: recording care that has been provided, and communicating with another provider.
Secondly, each step utilizes the power of inter-connected EMR systems to make the entire process faster, easier, and less reliant on human labor to accomplish the same feats. This results in reduced time to transfer records between providers, safer transport of the information, and more reliable receipt.
Lastly, the process facilitates the import of relevant data from one set of patient records to the receiving physicians EMR system, resulting in more reliable transfer of information, reduced labor costs transferring information from one provider to another and less time required by the patient to provide information that is already in the physician's possession.
There are two actors in the XDS-MS profile, the Content Creator and the Content Consumer. Content is created by a Content Creator and is to be consumed by a Content Consumer. The sharing or transmission of content from one actor to the other is addressed by the appropriate use of IHE profiles described below, and is out of scope of this profile. A Document Source or a Portable Media Creator may embody the Content Creator Actor. A Document Consumer, a Document Recipient or a Portable Media Importer may embody the Content Consumer Actor. The sharing or transmission of content or updates from one actor to the other is addressed by the use of appropriate IHE profiles described in the section on Content Bindings with XDS, XDM and XDR.
|Content Consumer||View Option (1)|
|Document Import Option (1)|
|Section Import Option (1)|
|Discrete Data Import Option (1)|
|Content Creator||Referral Option (1)|
|Discharge Summary Option (1)|
Content Consumer Options
This option defines the processing requirements placed on Content Consumers for providing access, rendering and management of the medical document. See the View Option in PCC TF-2 for more details on this option.
A Content Creator Actor should provide access to a style sheet that ensures consistent rendering of the medical document content as was displayed by the Content Consumer Actor.
The Content Consumer Actor shall be able to present a view of the document using this style sheet if present.
Document Import Option
This option defines the processing requirements placed on Content Consumers for providing access, and importing the entire medical document and managing it as part of the patient record. See the Document Import Option in PCC TF-2 for more details on this option.
Section Import Option
This option defines the processing requirements placed on Content Consumers for providing access to, and importing the selected section of the medical document and managing them as part of the patient record. See the Section Import Option in PCC TF-2 for more details on this option.
Discrete Data Import Option
This option defines the processing requirements placed on Content Consumers for providing access, and importing discrete data from selected sections of the medical document and managing them as part of the patient record. See the Discrete Data Import Option in PCC TF-2 for more details on this option.
Content Creator Options
Content Creators implementing this option shall create Referrals that comply with the Referral Content Module.
Discharge Summary Option
Content Creators implementing this option shall create Discharge Summaries that comply with the Discharge Summary Content Module.
This profile supports the capability to record entries beyond the IHE required coding associated with structured data. Actors from this profile may choose to utilize coded data, but interoperability at this level requires an agreement between the communicating parties that is beyond the scope of this Profile.
To facilitate this level of interoperability, the applications that implement actors within this profile shall provide a link to their HL7 conformance profile within their IHE Integration statement. The conformance profile describes the structure of the information which they are capable of creating or consuming. The conformance profile shall state which templates are supported by the application implementing the profile Actors, and which vocabularies and/or data types are used within those templates. It should also indicate the optional components of the entry that are supported.
Content modules describe the content of a payload found in an IHE transaction. Content profiles are transaction neutral. They do not have dependencies upon the transaction that they appear in. These dependencies are reflected in the Bindings listed above.
All referral summaries shall be structured and coded as required by the Referral Summary Content Module described in PCC TF-2. The inclusion of the specific coded attributes explicitly defined as optional, may be supported by specific implementations of Document Sources using an IHE identified coded terminology of their choice. The requirements and manner in which implementations support such capabilities is beyond the scope of this Integration Profile.
All discharge summaries shall be structured and coded as required by the Discharge Summary Content Module described in PCC TF-2. The inclusion of the specific coded attributes explicitly defined as optional, may be supported by specific implementations of Document Sources using an IHE identified coded terminology of their choice. The requirements and manner in which implementations support such capabilities is beyond the scope of this Integration Profile.
Grouping with other Profile Actors
Content profiles may impose additional requirements on the transactions used when grouped with actors from other IHE Profiles.
Cross Enterprise Document Sharing, Media Interchange and Reliable Messages
Actors from the ITI XDS, XDM and XDR profiles embody the Content Creator and Content Consumer sharing function of this profile. A Content Creator or Content Consumer may be grouped with appropriate actors from the XDS, XDM or XDR profiles to exchange the content described therein. The metadata sent in the document sharing or interchange messages has specific relationships or dependencies (which we call bindings) to the content of the clinical document described in the content profile.
The Patient Care Coordination Technical Framework defines the bindings to use when grouping the Content Creator of this Profile with actors from the IHE ITI XDS, XDM or XDR Integration Profiles.
|Referral Summary||Medical Document Binding to XDS, XDM and XDR||Content Creator||O (Note 1)|
|Discharge Summary||Medical Document Binding to XDS, XDM and XDR||Content Creator||O (Note 1)|
Note 1: Content Creators must support generation of at least one type of content from this table with a transaction in order for the transaction to meet the requirements of the XDS-MS profile. Content Consumers must support both types of content to meet these requirements.
Notification of Document Availability (NAV)
When a Content Creator actor of the XDS-MS Integration Profile needs to notify other systems of documents, it may support the ITI Notification of Document Availability (NAV) Integration Profile. One of the Acknowledgement Request options may be used to request from a Document Consumer that an acknowledgement should be returned when it has received and processed the notification. When a Content Consumer wants to provide the capability to receive a Receive Notification Transaction it may support the Document Consumer Actor of the NAV Integration Profile. The Send Acknowledgement option may be used to issue a Send Acknowledgement to a Document Source that the notification was received and processed.
Document Digital Signature (DSG)
When a Content Creator Actor of the XDS-MS Integration Profile needs to digitally sign a medical summary or any other documents in a submission set, it may support the Digital Signature (DSG) Content Profile as a Document Source.
When a Content Consumer Actor of the XDS-MS Integration Profile needs to verify a Digital Signature, it may retrieve the digital signature document and may perform the verification against the signed document content.
The XDS-MS Integration Profile assumes that a minimum security and privacy environment has been established across all participants. There must exist security policies regarding the use of training, agreements, risk management, business continuity and network security that need to be already in place prior to the implementation of XDS-MS.
The IHE ITI ATNA Integration Profile is required of the actors involved in the IHE transactions specified in this profile to protect node-to-node communication and to produce an audit trail of the PHI related actions when they exchange messages.
In addition, the IHE ITI DSG Integration Profiles can be applied to the actors involved in the transactions specified in this profile to securely identify individuals involved in transactions and verify document integrity and authorizations (DSG).
Interested parties should also read the detailed Security Considerations sections provided for each of the aforementioned profiles in the IHE ITI Technical Framework and its supplements.
The XDS-MS profile does have a few security considerations of its own.
EMR systems should be thoughtfully designed so that providers are able to review and verify information before it is imported into their EMR system, and that positive user acknowledgements are made before import, and audit trails are recorded when imports occur.
Imported information should be traceable both to the source [the sharing EMR], and the receiver that accepted it into the EMR system. XDS Affinity domain policies should support policies and procedures for tracing information flows between EMR systems.
Because the information being transferred is in XML, it will be common that different EMR systems utilize different transformations to render the contents into human readable form. A Content Creator should make available the transforms used by the sending provider to review the documents, and a Content Consumer must support rendering the information as seen by the sending provider, allowing both providers to see what was sent in its original rendered form.
Requirements of XDS-MS Actors
This section describes the specific requirements for each Actor defined within this profile. Specific details can be found in Volume 1 and Volume 2 of the technical framework.
- A Content Creator shall be able to create either a Referral Summary or a Discharge Summary, or both, according to the specifications for these content profiles found in PCC TF-2.
- A Content Creator shall be grouped with the Time Client Actor, and shall synchronize its clock with a Time Server.
- A Content Creator shall be grouped with the Secure Node or Secure Application Actor of the ATNA profile.
- All activity initiated by the application implementing the Content Creator shall generate the appropriate audit trail messages as specified by the ATNA Profile. The bare minimum requirements of a Content Creator are that it be able to log creation and export of clinical content.
- A Content Creator shall use secure communications for any document exchanges, according to the specifications of the ATNA profile.
- A Content Consumer shall be able to consume a Referral Summary and a Discharge Summary.
- A Content Consumer shall implement the View Option or Discrete Data import option, or both.
- A Content Consumer that implements the Document Import or Section Import Option shall implement the View Option as well.
- A Content Consumer that implements the View option shall be able to:
- Demonstrate rendering of the document for display.
- Print the document.
- Display the document with its original stylesheet.
- Support traversal of any links contained within the document.
- A Content Consumer that implements the Document Import Option shall:
- Store the document.
- Demonstrate the ability to access the document again from local storage.
- A Content Consumer that implements the Section Import Option shall offer a means to import one or more document sections into the patient record as free text.
- A Content Consumer that implements the Discrete Data Import Option shall offer a means to import structured data from one or more sections of the document.
- A Content Consumer Actor shall be grouped with the Time Client Actor, and shall synchronize its clock with a Time Server.
- All activity initiated by the application implementing the Content Consumer shall generate the appropriate audit trail messages as specified by the ATNA Profile. The bare minimum requirements of a Content Consumer are that it be able to log views or imports of clinical content.
- A Content Consumer shall log events for any views of stored clinical content.
- A Content Consumer shall use secure communications for any document exchanges, according to the specifications of the ATNA profile.
Appendix A - Actor Descriptions
Actors are information systems or components of information systems that produce, manage, or act on information associated with operational activities in the enterprise.
- Content Creator
- The Content Creator Actor is responsible for the creation of content and transmission to a Content Consumer.
- Content Consumer
- A Content Consumer Actor is responsible for viewing, import, or other processing of content created by a Content Creator Actor.
- Clinical Data Consumer
- A clinical data consumer makes use of clinical patient data.
- Clinical Data Source
- A Clinical Data Sources maintains patient information about vital signs, problem and allergies, results from diagnostic tests (e.g., Lab, Imaging, or other test results), medications, immunizations or historical or planned visits and procedures.
Appendix B - Transaction Descriptions
Transactions are interactions between actors that transfer the required information through standards-based messages. The PCC Technical Framework does not define any specific transactions, as these are assumed to be carried out through the use of transactions defined in other IHE Profiles.
- Query Existing Data
- Request information about recent patient information, used to obtain vital signs measurements, problems and allergies, diagnostic results, medications, immunizations, or procedures or visits relevant for a patient. The query may request information about some or all of the above topics, or may request information on a specific topic, or one entered for a specific encounter or date range.
Appendix C - How to Prepare an IHE Integration Statement
IHE Integration Statements are documents prepared and published by vendors to describe the conformance of their products with the IHE Technical Framework. They identify the specific IHE capabilities a given product supports in terms of IHE actors and integration profiles described in the technical frameworks of each domain.
Users familiar with these concepts can use Integration Statements to determine what level of integration a vendor asserts a product supports with complementary systems and what clinical and operational benefits such integration might provide. Integration Statements are intended to be used in conjunction with statements of conformance to specific standards (e.g., HL7, IETF, DICOM, W3C, etc.).
IHE provides a process for vendors to test their implementations of IHE actors and integration profiles. The IHE testing process, culminating in a multi-party interactive testing event called the Connectathon, provides vendors with valuable feedback and provides a baseline indication of the conformance of their implementations. The process is not intended to independently evaluate, or ensure, product compliance. In publishing the results of the Connectathon and facilitating access to vendors' IHE Integration Statements, IHE and its sponsoring organizations are in no way attesting to the accuracy or validity of any vendor's IHE Integration Statements or any other claims by vendors regarding their products.
IMPORTANT -- PLEASE NOTE: Vendors have sole responsibility for the accuracy and validity of their IHE Integration Statements. Vendors' Integration Statements are made available through IHE simply for consideration by parties seeking information about the integration capabilities of particular products. IHE and its sponsoring organizations have not evaluated or approved any IHE Integration Statement or any related product, and IHE and its sponsoring organizations shall have no liability or responsibility to any party for any claims or damages, whether direct, indirect, incidental or consequential, including but not limited to business interruption and loss of revenue, arising from any use of, or reliance upon, any IHE Integration Statement.
Structure and Content of an IHE Integration Statement
An IHE Integration Statement for a product shall include:
- The Vendor Name
- The Product Name (as used in the commercial context) to which the IHE Integration Statement applies.
- The Product Version to which the IHE Integration Statement applies.
- A publication date and optionally a revision designation for the IHE Integration Statement.
- The following statement: "This product implements all transactions required in the IHE Technical Framework to support the IHE Integration Profiles, Actors and Options listed below:"
- A list of IHE Integration Profiles supported by the product and, for each Integration Profile, a list of IHE Actors supported. For each integration profile/actor combination, one or more of the options defined in the IHE Technical Framework may also be stated. Profiles, Actors and Options shall use the names defined by the IHE Technical Framework Volume I. (Note: The vendor may also elect to indicate the version number of the Technical Framework referenced for each Integration Profile.)
Note that implementation of the integration profile implies implementation of all required transactions for an actor as well as selected options.
The statement shall also include references and/or internet links to the following information:
- Specific internet address (or universal resource locator [URL]) where the vendor's Integration Statements are posted
- URL where the vendor's standards conformance statements (e.g., HL7, DICOM, etc.) relevant to the IHE transactions implemented by the product are posted.
- URL of the IHE Initiative's web page for general IHE information www.himss.org/ihe.
An IHE Integration Statement is not intended to promote or advertise aspects of a product not directly related to its implementation of IHE capabilities.
Format of an IHE Integration Statement
Each Integration Statement shall follow the format shown below. Vendors may add a cover page and any necessary additional information in accordance with their product documentation policies.
|IHE Integration Statement||Date||12 Oct 2005|
|Any Medical Systems Co.||IntegrateRecord||V2.3|
|This product implements all transactions required in the IHE Technical Framework to support the IHE Integration Profiles, Actors and Options listed below:|
|Integration Profiles Implemented||Actors Implemented||Options Implemented|
|Cross-Enterprise Sharing of Medical Summaries||Document Consumer||View Option|
|Audit Trail and Node Authentication||Secure Node||none|
|Patient Identity Cross-referencing||Patient Identifier Cross-reference Consumer||PIX Update Notification|
|Internet address for vendor's IHE information:www.anymedicalsystemsco.com/ihe|
|Links to Standards Conformance Statements for the Implementation|
|Links to general information on IHE|
|In North America: www.ihe.het||In Europe: www.ihe-europe.org||In Japan: www.jira-net.or.jp/ihe-j|
IHE Integration Statement template
An IHE Integration Statement template (MS Word version) is available here.
The IHE Product Registry
The assumption of an integration statement is that all actors listed are functionally grouped and conform to any profile specifications for such groupings. In case of exceptions the vendor must explicitly describe the functional groupings.
IHE has developed a new Web-based database of Integration Statements. The IHE Product Registry enables developers to create, manage and publish Integration Statements for their commercial and open source healthcare IT systems. It allows users to browse for these systems based on their conformance with specific IHE Actors and Profiles. The system is open for use by developers and users now!
Appendix D - Braden Scale for Predicting Pressure Sore Risk
The following terms are used in various places within this technical framework, and are defined below. The complete IHE Glossary is available on the IHE Wiki at http://wiki.ihe.net/index.php/IHE_Glossary .
- An entity within a use case diagram that can perform an action within a use case diagram. Possible actions are creation or consumption of a message
- Acuity Assessment
Also known as triage category, this is the acuity of the patient assigned during the process of ED triage. A number of evidenced based triage scales exist, including the Emergency Severity Index (ESI), Canadian Triage and Acuity Scale (CTAS), the Australasian Triage Scale (ATS), and the Manchester Triage System. In many emergency departments, patients may simply be classified as emergent, urgent or non-urgent.
- Admit, Discharge & Transfer.
- Affinity Domain Policy
- Affinity Domain Policy that clearly defines the appropriate uses of the XDS Affinity Domain. Within this policy is a defined set of acceptable use Privacy Consent Policies that are published and understood.
- Formerly the American Society of Testing and Materials, now ASTM International. An SDO that develops a number of standards across a wide variety of industries, including healthcare.
- Audit Trail and Node Authentication. An IHE ITI profile.
- Care Context
- The participations surrounding the care provision act, and the attributes of that act. Everything in the document header. Data history, links to clinical reasoning.
- Continuity of Care Document(CCD)
- An HL7 Clinical Document Architecture (CDA) implementation alternative to ASTM ADJE2369 for institutions or organizations committed to HL7 standards. This specification was developed as a collaborative effort between ASTM and HL7. More information is available from http://www.hl7.org.
- Continuity of Care Record (CCR)
- A core data set of the most relevant administrative, demographic, and clinical information facts about a patient’s healthcare, covering one or more encounters. The CCR is Designation E2369-05 of the ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials, International). More information is available from http://www.astm.org.
- Clinical Document Architecture (CDA)
- An HL7 standard for the exchange for clinical documents. It specifies the structure and semantics of clinical documents. More information is available from http://www.hl7.org.
- Content Binding
- A content binding describes how the payload used in an IHE transaction is related to and/or constrained by the data elements contained within the content sent or received in those transactions.
- Care Record Summary. An implementation guide that constrains CDA Release 2 for Care Record Summary documents.
- Consistent Time Integration Profile.
- Digital Imaging and Communication in Medicine
- Digital Signatures. An IHE ITI Profile.
- An Emergency Department Information System (EDIS) is an extended EHR system used to manage data in support of Emergency Department patient care and operations. The functions of an EDIS may be provided by a single application or multiple applications.
- Enterprise Master Patient Index.
- Electronic Medical Record, an Electronic Health Record system used within an enterprise to deliver care (also called EHR-CR by IHE-XDS).
- Estimated Time of Arrival
- the time the patient being referred can be expected to arrive in the emergency department.
- Enterprise User Authentication Integration Profile.
- Expected Actions
- Actions which should occur as the result of a trigger event.
- Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society.
- Health Level Seven
- Hospital Information System.
- Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise.
- Interaction Diagram
- A diagram that depicts data flow and sequencing of events.
- Information Technology.
- Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC®)
- A vocabulary developed by the Regenstrief Institute aimed at standardizing laboratory and clinical codes for use in clinical care, outcomes management, and research. Additional information found at http://www.regenstrief.org/medinformatics/loinc/.
- Mode of Arrival
- The method of transportation used to transport the patient to the Emergency Department.
- Master Patient Index.
- Medical Record Number.
- Notification of Document Availability
- Object Identifier. (See also 'Globally Unique Identifier').
- Patient Identifier Cross-reference Domain
- Consists of a set of Patient Identifier Domains known and managed by a Patient Identifier Cross-reference Manager Actor. The Patient Identifier Cross-reference Manager Actor is responsible for providing lists of "alias" identifiers from different Patient Identifier Domains.
- Patient Identifier Domain
- A single system or a set of interconnected systems that all share a common identification scheme for patients. Such a scheme includes: (1) a single identifier-issuing authority, (2) an assignment process of an identifier to a patient, (3) a permanent record of issued patient identifiers with associated traits, and (4) a maintenance process over time. The goal of Patient Identification is to reduce errors.
- Portable Document Format.
- Patient Identifier Cross Referencing. An IHE ITI Profile.
- Patient Demographics Query. An IHE ITI Profile.
- Personal Health Record
- In the context of a "Pre-procedure History and Physical," the "procedure" is a surgery or an invasive examination of a patient that is required by quality review organizations to be preceded by a pre-procedure assessment of procedure risk and anesthesia risk. This assessment is typically referred to as a "Pre-operative" or "Pre-procedure History and Physical."
- Process Flow Diagram
- A graphical illustration of the flow of processes and interactions among the actors involved in a particular example.
- Proposed disposition
- the intended disposition (i.e. admission to ICU, discharge to home, transfer to psychiatric hospital), if known, that the referring provider expects the patient will end up after the emergency department intervention.
- Referral Source
- An individual, group, or agency that determined the patient should seek care at the ED. Referral source may be used to determine appropriate discharge referrals and services, or to provide surveillance data for program and service planning, or to examine referral patterns.
- The actions of an actor in a use case.
- Radiological Society of North America.
- A Latin abbreviation for signetur used to represent the instruction following the medication name.
- A brief description of the transaction.
SNOMED-CT® A comprehensive clinical terminology, originally created by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and, as of April 2007, owned, maintained, and distributed by the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation (IHTSDO), a non-for-profit association in Denmark. The CAP continues to support SNOMED CT operations under contract to the IHTSDO and provides SNOMED-related products and services as a licensee of the terminology. More information available from http://www.ihtsdo.org/ or the United States National Library of Medicine at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/research/umls/Snomed/snomed_main.html
- Transport Mode
- the method the patient employs, or is provided to get to the emergency department.
- Trigger Event
- An event such as the reception of a message or completion of a process, which causes another action to occur.
- Unique Identifier (See also Globally Unique Identifier).
- Universal ID
- Unique identifier over time within the UID type. Each UID must belong to one of specifically enumerated species. Universal ID must follow syntactic rules of its scheme.
- Use Case
- A graphical depiction of the actors and operation of a system.
- Cross Enterprise User Authentication
- Cross Enterprise Document Sharing
HIMSS and RSNA
Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise
IHE Patient Care Coordination
Cross-Enterprise Sharing of Medical Summaries (XDS-MS)
Technical Framework Supplement
- (PCC TF-2/Preface)Preface
- (PCC TF-2/Introduction)Introduction
This section defines each IHE transaction in detail, specifying the standards used, and the information transferred.
Cross Enterprise Document Content Transactions
At present, all transactions used by the PCC Content Profiles appear in ITI TF-2. General Options defined in content profiles for a Content Consumer are described below.
A Content Consumer that supports the View Option shall be able to:
- Use the appropriate XD* transactions to obtain the document along with associated necessary metadata.
- Render the document for viewing. This rendering shall meet the requirements defined for CDA Release 2 content presentation semantics (See Section 1.2.4 of the CDA Specification: Human readability and rendering CDA Documents). CDA Header information providing context critical information shall also be rendered in a human readable manner. This includes at a minimum the ability to render the document with the stylesheet specifications provided by the document source, if the document source provides a stylesheet. Content Consumers may optionally view the document with their own stylesheet, but must provide a mechanism to view using the source stylesheet.
- Support traversal of links for documents that contain links to other documents managed within the sharing framework.
- Print the document to paper.
Document Import Option
This Option requires that the View Option be supported. In addition, the Content Consumer that supports the Document Import Option shall be able to support the storage of the entire document (as provided by the sharing framework, along with sufficient metadata to ensure its later viewing) both for discharge summary or referral documents. This Option requires the proper tracking of the document origin. Once a document has been imported, the Content Consumer shall offer a means to view the document without the need to retrieve it again from the sharing framework. When viewed after it was imported, a Content Consumer may chose to access the sharing framework to find out if the related Document viewed has been deprecated, replaced or addended.
|Note:||For example, when using XDS, a Content Consumer may choose to query the Document Registry about a document previously imported in order to find out if this previously imported document may have been replaced or has received an addendum. This capability is offered to Content Consumers by this Integration Profile, but not required, as the events that may justify such a query are extremely implementation specific.|
Section Import Option
This Option requires that the View Option be supported. In addition, the Content Consumer that supports the Section Import Option shall be able to support the import of one or more sections of the document (along with sufficient metadata to link the data to its source) both for discharge summary or referral. This Option requires the proper tracking of the document section origin. Once sections have been selected, a Content Consumer shall offer a means to copy the imported section(s) into local data structures as free text. This is to support the display of section level information for comparison or editing in workflows such as medication reconciliation while discrete data import is not possible. When viewed again after it is imported, a Content Consumer may chose to access the sharing framework to find out if the related information has been updated.
|Note:||For example, when using XDS, a Content Consumer may choose to query the Document Registry about a document whose sections were previously imported in order to find out if this previously imported document may have been replaced or has received an addendum. This capability is offered to Content Consumers by this Integration Profile, but not required, as the events that may justify such a query are extremely implementation specific.|
This Option does not require, but does not exclude the Content Consumer from offering a means to select and import specific subsets of the narrative text of a section.
Discrete Data Import Option
This Option does not require that the View, Import Document or Section Import Options be supported. The Content Consumer that supports the Discrete Data Import Option shall be able to support the storage of the structured content of one or more sections of the document. This Option requires that the user be offered the possibility to select among the specific sections that include structured content a set of clinically relevant record entries (e.g. a problem or an allergy in a list) for import as part of the local patient record with the proper tracking of its origin.
|Note:||The Discrete Data Import Option does not require the support of the View, Import Document or Import Sections Options so that it could be used alone to support implementations of Content Consumers such as Public Health Data or Clinical Research systems that might aggregate and anonymize specific population healthcare information data as Document Consumer Actors, but one where no care provider actually views the medical summaries.|
When discrete data is accessed after it was imported, a Content Consumer may choose to check if the document related to the discrete data viewed has been deprecated, replaced or addended.
A Content Consumer Actor grouped with the XDS Document Source Actor may query the Document Registry about a document from which discrete data was previously imported in order to find out if this previously imported document may have been replaced or has received an addendum. This capability is offered to Content Consumers by this Integration Profile, but not required, as the events that may justify such a query are extremely implementation specific.
IHE Patient Care Coordination Bindings
This section describes how the payload used in a transaction of an IHE profile is related to and/or constrains the data elements sent or received in those transactions. This section is where any specific dependencies between the content and transaction are defined.
A content integration profile can define multiple bindings. Each binding should identify the transactions and content to which it applies.
The source for all required and optional attributes have been defined in the bindings below. Three tables describe the three main XDS object types: XDSDocumentEntry, XDSSubmissionSet, and XDSFolder. XDSSubmissionSet and XDSDocumentEntry are required. Use of XDSFolder is optional. These concepts are universal to XDS, XDR and XDM.
The columns of the following tables are:
- <XXX> attribute – name of an XDS attribute, followed by any discussion of the binding detail.
- Optional? - Indicates the required status of the XDS attribute, and is one of R, R2, or O (optional). This column is filled with the values specified in the XDS Profile as a convenience.
- Source Type – Will contain one of the following values:
|SA||Source document Attribute – value is copied directly from source document. The Source/Value column identifies where in the source document this attribute comes from. Specify the location in XPath when possible.|
|SAT||Source document Attribute with Transformation – value is copied from source document and transformed. The Source/Value column identifies where in the source document this attribute comes from. Specify the location in XPath when possible. Extended Discussion column must not be empty and the transform must be defined in the extended discussion|
|FM||Fixed (constant) by Mapping - for all source documents. Source/Value column contains the value to be used in all documents.|
|FAD||Fixed by Affinity Domain – value configured into Affinity Domain, all documents will use this value.|
|CAD||Coded in Affinity Domain – a list of acceptable codes are to be configured into Affinity Domain. The value for this attribute shall be taken from this list.|
|CADT||Coded in Affinity Domain with Transform - a list of acceptable codes are to be configured into Affinity Domain. The value for this attribute shall be taken from this list.|
|n/a||Not Applicable – may be used with an optionality R2 or O attribute to indicate it is not to be used.|
|DS||Document Source – value comes from the Document Source actor. Use Source/Value column or Extended Discussion to give details.|
|O||Other – Extended Discussion must be 'yes' and details given in an Extended Discussion.|
- Source/Value – This column indicates the source or the value used.
The following tables are intended to be summaries of the mapping and transforms. The accompanying sections labeled 'Extended Discussion' are to contain the details as necessary.
Medical Document Binding to XDS, XDM and XDR
This binding defines a transformation that generates metadata for the XDSDocumentEntry element of appropriate transactions from the XDS, XDM and XDR profiles given a medical document and information from other sources. The medical document refers to the document being stored in a repository that will be referenced in the registry. The other sources of information include the configuration of the Document Source actor, the Affinity Domain, the site or facility, local agreements, other documents in the registry/repository, and this Content Profile.
In many cases, the CDA document is created for the purposes of sharing within an affinity domain. In these cases the context of the CDA and the context of the affinity domain are the same, in which case the following mappings shall apply.
In other cases, the CDA document may have been created for internal use, and are subsequentyly being shared. In these cases the context of the CDA document would not neccessarily coincide with that of the affinity domain, and the mappings below would not necessarily apply.
Please note the specifics given in the table below.
|XDSDocumentEntry Attribute||Optional?||Source Type||Source/ Value|
$person <= /ClinicalDocument/author
|authorRole||R2||SAT||This metadata element should be based on a mapping of the participation function defined in the CDA document to the set of author roles configured for the affinity domain. If the context of the CDA coincides with that of the affinity domain, then the following x-path may be appropriate: |
|authorSpecialty||R2||SAT||This metadata element should be based on a mapping of the code associated with the assignedAuthor to detailed defined classification system for healthcare providers such configured in the affinitity domain. Possible classifications include those found in SNOMED-CT, or the HIPAA Healthcare Provider Taxonomy. If the context of the CDA coincides with that of the affinity domain, then the following x-path may be appropriate: |
|classCode||R||CADT||Derived from a mapping of /ClinicalDocument/code/@code to an Affinity Domain specified coded value to use and coding system. Affinity Domains are encouraged to use the appropriate value for Type of Service, based on the LOINC Type of Service (see Page 53 of the LOINC User's Manual). Must be consistent with /ClinicalDocument/code/@code|
|classCodeDisplayName||R||CADT||DisplayName of the classCode derived. Derived from a mapping of /ClinicalDocument/code/@code to the appropriate Display Name based on the Type of Service. Must be Consitent with /ClinicalDocument/code/@code|
|confidentialityCode||R||CADT||Derived from a mapping of /ClinicalDocument/confidentialityCode/@code to an Affinity Domain specified coded value and coding system. When using the BPPC profile, the confidentialyCode may also be obtained from the <authorization> element.
|eventCodeList||O||CADT||These values express a collection of keywords that may be relevant to the consumer of the documents in the registry. They may come from anywhere in the CDA document, according to its purpose.|
Code is valued)
|CADT||These are the display names for the collection of keywords described above.|
|formatCode||R||FM||The format code for each PCC Document content profile is provided within the document specifications.|
|healthcareFacilityTypeCode||R||CAD||A fixed value assigned to the Document Source and configured form a set of Affinity Domain defined values. Must be concistent with /clinicalDocument/code|
|R||CAD||Must be concistent with /clinicalDocument/code|
|intendedRecipient (for XDR, XDM)||O||SAT||
|legalAuthenticator||O||SAT||$person <= /ClinicalDocument/|
|DS||Local document versions need not always be published, and so no exact mapping can be determined from the content of the CDA document.|
The parentDocumentRelationship may be determined in some configurations from the relatedDocument element present in the CDA dsocument. If the context of the CDA coincides with that of the affinity domain, then the following x-path may be appropriate:
Relationship is present)
|DS||Local document versions need not always be published, and so no exact mapping can be determined from the content of the CDA document.|
The parentDocumentId may be determined in some configurations from the relatedDocument element present in the CDA dsocument. If the context of the CDA coincides with that of the affinity domain, then the following x-path may be appropriate:
$docID <= /ClinicalDocument/
|patientId||R||DS||The XDS Affinity Domain patient ID can be mapped from the patientRole/id element using transactions from the ITI PIX or PDQ profiles. See sourcePatientId below. If the context of the CDA coincides with that of the affinity domain, then the following x-path may be appropriate:
|practiceSettingCode||R||CAD||This elements should be based on a coarse classification system for the class of specialty practice. Recommend the use of the classification system for Practice Setting, such as that described by the Subject Matter Domain in LOINC.|
|practiceSettingCodeDisplayName||R||CAD||This element shall contain the display names associated with the codes described above.|
|sourcePatientId||R||SAT||$patID <= /ClinicalDocument/recordTarget/|
|uniqueId||R||SAT||$docID <= /ClinicalDocument/id
The submission set metadata is as defined for XDS, and is not necessarily affected by the content of the clinical document. Metadata values in an XDSSubmissionSet with names identical to those in the XDSDocumentEntry may be inherited from XDSDocumentEntry metadata, but this is left to affinity domain policy and/or application configuration.
Use of XDS Submission Set
This content format uses the XDS Submission Set to create a package of information to send from one provider to another. All documents referenced by the Medical Summary in this Package must be in the submission set.
Use of XDS Folders
No specific requirements identified.
IHE Content Profiles using this binding require that Content Creators and Content Consumers be configurable with institution and other specific attributes or parameters. Implementers should be aware of these requirements to make such attributes easily configurable. There shall be a mechanism for the publishing and distribution of style sheets used to view clinical documents.
Extensions from other Domains
Scanned Documents (XDS-SD)
XDS-SD is a CDA R2 document and thus conforms to the XDS Metadata requirements in the PCC-TF, volume 2, Section 5 unless otherwise specified below.
XDS-SD leverages the XDS DocumentEntry Metadata requirements in the PCC-TF, volume 2, Section 220.127.116.11.1 and in PCC_TF-2/Bindings unless otherwise specified below
The XDSDocumentEntry.formatCode shall be urn:ihe:iti:xds-sd:pdf:2008 when the document is scanned pdf and urn:ihe:iti:xds-sd:text:2008 when the document is scanned text. The formatCode codeSystem shall be 18.104.22.168.4.1.19322.214.171.124.
This value shall be the ClinicalDocument/id in the HL7 CDA R2 header. The root attribute is required, and the extension attribute is optional. In accordance with the XDS.a profile, total length is limited to 128 characters; for XDS.b the limit is 256 characters. Additionally see PCC-TF, volume 2, Section 126.96.36.199.1 or PCC_TF-2/Bindings for further content specification.
Relating instances of XDS-SD documents
In general, most instances of XDS-SD will not have parent documents. It is possible, however, in some specific use cases that instances of XDS-SD documents are related. For example, for a particular document it may be the case that both the PDF scanned content and somewhat equivalent plaintext need to be wrapped and submitted. Each document would correspond to separate XDSDocumentEntries linked via an XFRM Association that indicates one document is a transform of the other. These can be submitted in a single submission set, or in separate ones. Other specific examples may exist and this profile does not preclude the notion of a parent document for these cases.
No additional constraints. Particular to this profile, a legitimate use of submission sets would be to maintain a logical grouping of multiple XDS-SD documents. We encourage such usage. For more information, see PCC-TF-2 Section 188.8.131.52.2 or PCC_TF-2/Bindings.
No additional requirements. For more information, see PCC-TF-2 Section 184.108.40.206.3 or PCC_TF-2/Bindings.
Basic Patient Privacy Consents (BPPC)
Laboratory Reports (XD-LAB)
XD-Lab is a CDA R2 document and thus conforms to the XDS Metadata requirements in the PCC-TF, volume 2, Section 5 unless otherwise specified below.
XD-Lab leverages the XDS DocumentEntry Metadata requirements in the PCC-TF, volume 2, Section 220.127.116.11.1 and in PCC_TF-2/Bindings unless otherwise specified below
XD-Lab documents further constrain the the XDSDocumentEntry.eventCodeList to the following.
|Attribute||Optional?||Source Type||Source/ Value|
|eventCodeList||R2||SAT||ClinicalDocument / component / structuredBody / component / section / entry / act / entryRelationship / organizer (templateId="18.104.22.168.4.1.19322.214.171.124.1")/ component / observation(templateId="126.96.36.199.4.1.193188.8.131.52.1.1")/code
ClinicalDocument / component / structuredBody / component / section / entry / act / subject / code
If the document has Reportable Condition, then this code shall be among those listed in the eventCodeList. Additionally, if the document contains information about a Non-Human Subject, then the code that indicates what this subject is shall be among those listed in the eventCodeList. Thus, this attribute has been enhanced from the XDS profile from O to R2.
The XDSDocumentEntry.formatCode shall be urn:ihe:lab:xd-lab:2008 The formatCode codeSystem shall be 184.108.40.206.4.1.193220.127.116.11.
No additional constraints. For more information, see PCC-TF-2 Section 18.104.22.168.2 or PCC_TF-2/Bindings.
No additional requirements. For more information, see PCC-TF-2 Section 22.214.171.124.3 or PCC_TF-2/Bindings.
Namespaces and Vocabularies
This section lists the namespaces and identifiers defined or referenced by the IHE PCC Technical Framework, and the vocabularies defined or referenced herein.
The following vocabularies are referenced in this document. An extensive list of registered vocabularies can be found at http://www.hl7.org/oid/.
|126.96.36.199.4.1.193188.8.131.52.1||IHE PCC Template Identifiers||This is the root OID for all IHE PCC Templates. A list of PCC templates can be found below in CDA Release 2.0 Content Modules.|
|184.108.40.206.4.1.193220.127.116.11.2||IHEActCode||See IHEActCode Vocabulary below|
|18.104.22.168.4.1.19322.214.171.124.3||IHE PCC RoleCode||See IHERoleCode Vocabulary below|
|126.96.36.199.4.1.193188.8.131.52.4||Namespace OID used for IHE Extensions to CDA Release 2.0|
|2.16.840.1.1138184.108.40.206||CCD Root OID||Root OID used for by ASTM/HL7 Continuity of Care Document|
|2.16.840.1.113883.5.112||RouteOfAdministration||See the HL7 RouteOfAdministration Vocabulary|
|2.16.840.1.113883.5.1063||SeverityObservation||See the HL7 SeverityObservation Vocabulary|
|2.16.840.1.113883.5.7||ActPriority||See the HL7 ActPriority Vocabulary|
|2.16.840.1.113883.6.1||LOINC||Logical Observation Identifier Names and Codes|
|2.16.840.1.113883.6.96||SNOMED-CT||SNOMED Controlled Terminology|
|2.16.840.1.113883.6.103||ICD-9CM (diagnosis codes)||International Classification of Diseases, Clinical Modifiers, Version 9|
|2.16.840.1.113883.6.104||ICD-9CM (procedure codes)||International Classification of Diseases, Clinical Modifiers, Version 9|
|2.16.840.1.113883.6.26||MEDCIN||A classification system from MEDICOMP Systems.|
|2.16.840.1.113883.6.63||FDDC||First DataBank Drug Codes|
|2.16.840.1.113883.6.12||C4||Current Procedure Terminology 4 (CPT-4) codes.|
|2.16.840.1.113883.6.257||Minimum Data Set for Long Term Care||The root OID for Minimum Data Set Answer Lists|
|1.2.840.10008.2.16.4||DCM||DICOM Controlled Terminology; PS 3.16 Content Mapping Resource, Annex D|
|2.16.840.1.113883.6.24||MDC||ISO/IEEE 11073 Medical Device Nomenclature|
|2.16.840.1.1138220.127.116.11.5||NDF-RT||National Drug File Reference Terminology (NCI version)|
|2.16.840.1.113883.11.19465||nuccProviderCodes||National Uniform Codes Council Healthcare Provider Terminology|
|2.16.840.1.113818.104.22.1686||X12DE1336||Insurance Type Code (ASC X12 Data Element 1336)|
|2.16.840.1.113883.6.256||RadLex||RadLex (Radiological Society of North America)|
The IHE FormatCode vocabulary is now managed in an Implementation Guide published using FHIR.
- formal canonical URI https://profiles.ihe.net/fhir/ihe.formatcode.fhir/ValueSet-formatcode.html
- formal publication URL https://profiles.ihe.net/fhir/ihe.formatcode.fhir/
- FormatCode gitHub repository for source of the Implementation Guide can be used to register issues, or create pull requests for modifications. Formal governance is managed by ITI Technical Committee.
This FormatCode vocabulary represents:
- Code System 22.214.171.124.4.1.193126.96.36.199
- Value Set 188.8.131.52.4.1.193184.108.40.206.1
|CCD||ASTM/HL7 Continuity of Care Document|
|CCR||ASTM CCR Implementation Guide|
The IHEActCode vocabulary is a small vocabulary of clinical acts that are not presently supported by the HL7 ActCode vocabulary. The root namespace (OID) for this vocabulary is 220.127.116.11.4.1.19318.104.22.168.2. These vocabulary terms are based on the vocabulary and concepts used in the CCR and CCD standards listed above.
|COMMENT||This is the act of commenting on another act.|
|PINSTRUCT||This is the act of providing instructions to a patient regarding the use of medication.|
|FINSTRUCT||This is the act of providing instructions to the supplier regarding the fulfillment of the medication order.|
|IMMUNIZ||The act of immunization of a patient using a particular substance or class of substances identified using a specified vocabulary. Use of this vocabulary term requires the use of either the SUBSTANCE or SUBSTCLASS qualifier described below, along with an identified substance or class of substances.|
|DRUG||The act of treating a patient with a particular substance or class of substances identified using a specified vocabulary. Use of this vocabulary term requires the use of either the SUBSTANCE or SUBSTCLASS qualifier described below, along with an identified substance or class of substances.|
|INTOL||An observation that a patient is somehow intollerant of (e.g., allergic to) a particular substance or class of substances using a specified vocabulary. Use of this vocabulary term requires the use of either the SUBSTANCE or SUBSTCLASS qualifier described below, along with an identified substance or class of substances.|
|SUBSTANCE||A qualifier that identifies the substance used to treat a patient in an immunization or drug treatment act. The substance is expected to be identified using a vocabulary such as RxNORM, SNOMED CT or other similar vocabulary and should be specific enough to identify the ingredients of the substance used.|
|SUBSTCLASS||A qualifier that identifies the class of substance used to treat a patient in an immunization or drug treatment act. The class of substances is expected to be identified using a vocabulary such as NDF-RT, SNOMED CT or other similar vocabulary, and should be broad enough to classify substances by mechanism of action (e.g., Beta Blocker), intended effect (Dieuretic, antibiotic) or ...|
|For Public Comment||What else needs to appear above for SUBSTCLASS?|
The IHERoleCode vocabulary is a small vocabulary of role codes that are not presently supported by the HL7 Role Code vocabulary. The root namespace (OID) for this vocabulary is 22.214.171.124.4.1.193126.96.36.199.3.
|EMPLOYER||The employer of a person.|
|SCHOOL||The school in which a person is enrolled.|
|AFFILIATED||An organization with which a person is affiliated (e.g., a volunteer organization).|
|PHARMACY||The pharmacy a person uses.|
HL7 Version 3.0 Content Modules
This section contains content modules based upon the HL7 CDA Release 2.0 Standard, and related standards and/or implementation guides.
CDA Document Content Modules
- (188.8.131.52.4.1.193184.108.40.206.1.1.1)Medical Documents Specification
- (220.127.116.11.4.1.19318.104.22.168.1.1.2)Medical Summary Specification
- (22.214.171.124.4.1.193126.96.36.199.1.1.3)Referral Summary Specification
- (188.8.131.52.4.1.193184.108.40.206.1.1.4)Discharge Summary Specification
CDA Header Content Modules
- (220.127.116.11.4.1.19318.104.22.168.1.2.1)PCC TF 2:22.214.171.124 Language Communication
- (126.96.36.199.4.1.193188.8.131.52.1.2.2)PCC TF 2:184.108.40.206 Employer and School Contacts
- (220.127.116.11.4.1.19318.104.22.168.1.2.3)PCC TF 2:22.214.171.124 Healthcare Providers and Pharmacies
- (126.96.36.199.4.1.193188.8.131.52.1.2.4)PCC TF 2:184.108.40.206 Patient Contacts
- (220.127.116.11.4.1.19318.104.22.168.22.214.171.124)PCC CDA Supplement 2:126.96.36.199 Spouse
- (188.8.131.52.4.1.193184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11)PCC CDA Supplement 2:18.104.22.168 Natural Father of Fetus
- (22.214.171.124.4.1.193126.96.36.199.1.2.5)PCC CDA Supplement 2:188.8.131.52 Authorization
CDA Section Content Modules
This list defines the sections that may appear in a medical document. It is intended to be a comprehensive list of all document sections that are used by any content profile defined in the Patient Care Coordination Technical Framework. All sections shall have a narrative component that may be freely formatted into normal text, lists, tables, or other appropriate human-readable presentations. Additional subsections or entry content modules may be required.
Reasons for Care
The sections described below describe various reasons why healthcare is being provided to the patient.
- (184.108.40.206.4.1.193220.127.116.11.1.3.1)PCC TF 2:18.104.22.168.1 Reason for Referral
- (22.214.171.124.4.1.193126.96.36.199.1.3.2)PCC TF 2:188.8.131.52.2 Coded Reason for Referral
- (184.108.40.206.4.1.193220.127.116.11.1.3.3)PCC TF 2:18.104.22.168.4 Hospital Admission Diagnosis
Other Condition Histories
The sections defined below provide historical information about the patient's conditions.
- (22.214.171.124.4.1.193126.96.36.199.1.3.4)PCC TF 2:188.8.131.52.1 History of Present Illness
- (184.108.40.206.4.1.193220.127.116.11.1.3.5)PCC TF 2:18.104.22.168.2 Hospital Course
- (22.214.171.124.4.1.193126.96.36.199.1.3.6)PCC TF 2:188.8.131.52.3 Active Problems
- (184.108.40.206.4.1.193220.127.116.11.1.3.7)PCC TF 2:18.104.22.168.4 Discharge Diagnosis
- (22.214.171.124.4.1.193126.96.36.199.1.3.8)PCC TF 2:188.8.131.52.5 History of Past Illness
- (184.108.40.206.4.1.193220.127.116.11.1.3.9)PCC TF 2:18.104.22.168.7 History of Outpatient Visits
- (22.214.171.124.4.1.193126.96.36.199.1.3.10)PCC TF 2:188.8.131.52.8 History of Inpatient Visits
- (184.108.40.206.4.1.193220.127.116.11.1.3.11)PCC TF 2:18.104.22.168.9 List of Surgeries
- (22.214.171.124.4.1.193126.96.36.199.1.3.12)PCC TF 2:188.8.131.52.10 Coded List of Surgeries
- (184.108.40.206.4.1.193220.127.116.11.1.3.13)PCC TF 2:18.104.22.168.11 Allergies and Other Adverse Reactions
- (22.214.171.124.4.1.193126.96.36.199.1.3.14)PCC TF 2:188.8.131.52.12 Family Medical History
- (184.108.40.206.4.1.193220.127.116.11.1.3.15)PCC TF 2:18.104.22.168.13 Coded Family Medical History
- (22.214.171.124.4.1.193126.96.36.199.1.3.16)PCC TF 2:188.8.131.52.14 Social History
- (184.108.40.206.4.1.193220.127.116.11.1.3.17)PCC TF 2:18.104.22.168.15 Functional Status
- (22.214.171.124.4.1.193126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.1)PCC CDA Supplement 2:184.108.40.206.22 Coded Functional Status
- (220.127.116.11.4.1.19318.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.2)PCC CDA Supplement 2:126.96.36.199.23 Pain Scale Assessment
- (188.8.131.52.4.1.193184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.3)PCC CDA Supplement 2:18.104.22.168.24 Braden Score
- (22.214.171.124.4.1.193126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.4)PCC CDA Supplement 2:184.108.40.206.25 Geriatric Depression Scale
- (220.127.116.11.4.1.19318.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.5)PCC CDA Supplement 2:126.96.36.199.26 Physical Function
- (188.8.131.52.4.1.193184.108.40.206.1.3.18)PCC TF 2:220.127.116.11.16 Review of Systems
This section contains section content modules that describe activities surrounding the use of medication.
- (18.104.22.168.4.1.19322.214.171.124.1.3.19)PCC TF 2:126.96.36.199.1 Medications
- (188.8.131.52.4.1.193184.108.40.206.1.3.20)PCC TF 2:220.127.116.11.2 Admission Medication History
- (18.104.22.168.4.1.19322.214.171.124.1.3.21)PCC TF 2:126.96.36.199.3 Medications Administered
- (188.8.131.52.4.1.193184.108.40.206.1.3.22)PCC TF 2:220.127.116.11.4 Hospital Discharge Medications
- (18.104.22.168.4.1.19322.214.171.124.1.3.23)PCC TF 2:126.96.36.199.5 Immunizations
- (188.8.131.52.4.1.193184.108.40.206.1.3.24)PCC TF 2:220.127.116.11.1 Physical Exam
- (18.104.22.168.4.1.19322.214.171.124.126.96.36.199)PCC TF 2:188.8.131.52.2 Physical Exam (with subsections)
- (184.108.40.206.4.1.193220.127.116.11.1.3.26)PCC TF 2:18.104.22.168.3 Hospital Discharge Physical Exam
- (22.214.171.124.4.1.193126.96.36.199.1.3.25)PCC TF 2:188.8.131.52.4 Vital Signs
- (184.108.40.206.4.1.193220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.2)PCC TF 2:22.214.171.124.5 Coded Vital Signs
- (126.96.36.199.4.1.193188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206)PCC TF 2:220.127.116.11.6 General Appearance
- (18.104.22.168.4.1.19322.214.171.124.126.96.36.199)PCC TF 2:188.8.131.52.8 Integumentary System
- (184.108.40.206.4.1.193220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168)PCC TF 2:22.214.171.124.9 Head
- (126.96.36.199.4.1.193188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206)PCC TF 2:220.127.116.11.10 Eyes
- (18.104.22.168.4.1.19322.214.171.124.126.96.36.199)PCC TF 2:188.8.131.52.11 Ears, Nose, Mouth and Throat
- (184.108.40.206.4.1.193220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168)PCC TF 2:22.214.171.124.12 Ears
- (126.96.36.199.4.1.193188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206)PCC TF 2:220.127.116.11.13 Nose
- (18.104.22.168.4.1.19322.214.171.124.126.96.36.199)PCC TF 2:188.8.131.52.14 Mouth, Throat, and Teeth
- (184.108.40.206.4.1.193220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168)PCC TF 2:22.214.171.124.15 Neck
- (126.96.36.199.4.1.193188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206)PCC TF 2:220.127.116.11.16 Endocrine System
- (18.104.22.168.4.1.19322.214.171.124.126.96.36.199)PCC TF 2:188.8.131.52.17 Thorax and Lungs
- (184.108.40.206.4.1.193220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168)PCC TF 2:22.214.171.124.18 Chest Wall
- (126.96.36.199.4.1.193188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206)PCC TF 2:220.127.116.11.19 Breasts
- (18.104.22.168.4.1.19322.214.171.124.126.96.36.199)PCC TF 2:188.8.131.52.20 Heart
- (184.108.40.206.4.1.193220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168)PCC TF 2:22.214.171.124.21 Respiratory System
- (126.96.36.199.4.1.193188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206)PCC TF 2:220.127.116.11.22 Abdomen
- (18.104.22.168.4.1.19322.214.171.124.126.96.36.199)PCC TF 2:188.8.131.52.23 Lymphatic System
- (184.108.40.206.4.1.193220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168)PCC TF 2:22.214.171.124.24 Vessels
- (126.96.36.199.4.1.193188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206)PCC TF 2:220.127.116.11.25 Musculoskeletal System X
- (18.104.22.168.4.1.19322.214.171.124.126.96.36.199)PCC TF 2:188.8.131.52.26 Neurologic System
- (184.108.40.206.4.1.193220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168)PCC TF 2:22.214.171.124.27 Genitalia
- (126.96.36.199.4.1.193188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206)PCC TF 2:220.127.116.11.28 Rectum
- (18.104.22.168.4.1.19322.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.1)PCC TF 2:188.8.131.52.29 Extremeties
- (184.108.40.206.4.1.193220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.1)PCC TF 2:22.214.171.124.30 Coded Physical Exam
- (126.96.36.199.4.1.193188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.10)PCC TF 2:220.127.116.11.31 Pelvis
- (18.104.22.168.4.1.19322.214.171.124.1.3.27)PCC TF 2:126.96.36.199.1 Results
- (188.8.131.52.4.1.193184.108.40.206.1.3.28)PCC TF 2:220.127.116.11.2 Coded Results
- (18.104.22.168.4.1.19322.214.171.124.1.3.29)PCC TF 2:126.96.36.199.3 Hospital Studies Summary
- (188.8.131.52.4.1.193184.108.40.206.1.3.30)PCC TF 2:220.127.116.11.4 Coded Hospital Studies Summary
Plans of Care
This section provides content modules for sections that describe the plan of care intended for the patient.
- (18.104.22.168.4.1.19322.214.171.124.1.3.31)PCC TF 2:126.96.36.199.1 Care Plan
- (188.8.131.52.4.1.193184.108.40.206.1.3.33)PCC TF 2:220.127.116.11.4 Discharge Diet
- (18.104.22.168.4.1.19322.214.171.124.1.3.34)PCC TF 2:126.96.36.199.5 Advance Directives
- (188.8.131.52.4.1.193184.108.40.206.1.3.35)PCC TF 2:220.127.116.11.6 Coded Advance Directives
- (18.104.22.168.4.1.19322.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.4)PCC CDA Supplement 2:188.8.131.52.7 Assessments
CDA and HL7 Version 3 Entry Content Modules
- (184.108.40.206.4.1.193220.127.116.11.1.4.1)PCC TF 2:18.104.22.168 Severity
- (22.214.171.124.4.1.193126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52)PCC TF 2:184.108.40.206 Problem Status Observation
- (220.127.116.11.4.1.19318.104.22.168.22.214.171.124)PCC TF 2:126.96.36.199 Health Status
- (188.8.131.52.4.1.193184.108.40.206.1.4.2)PCC TF 2:220.127.116.11 Comments
- (18.104.22.168.4.1.19322.214.171.124.1.4.3)PCC TF 2:126.96.36.199 Patient Medication Instructions
- (188.8.131.52.4.1.193184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11)PCC TF 2:18.104.22.168 Medication Fulfillment Instructions
- (22.214.171.124.4.1.193126.96.36.199.1.4.4)PCC TF 2:188.8.131.52 External References
- (184.108.40.206.4.1.193220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168)PCC TF 2:22.214.171.124 Internal References
- (126.96.36.199.4.1.193188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206)PCC TF 2:220.127.116.11 Concern Entry
- (18.104.22.168.4.1.19322.214.171.124.126.96.36.199)PCC TF 2:188.8.131.52 Problem Concern Entry
- (184.108.40.206.4.1.193220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168)PCC TF 2:22.214.171.124 Allergy and Intolerance Concern
- (126.96.36.199.4.1.193188.8.131.52.1.4.5)PCC TF 2:184.108.40.206 Problem Entry
- (220.127.116.11.4.1.19318.104.22.168.1.4.6)PCC TF 2:22.214.171.124 Allergies and Intolerances
- (126.96.36.199.4.1.193188.8.131.52.1.4.7)PCC TF 2:184.108.40.206 Medications
- (220.127.116.11.4.1.19318.104.22.168.1.4.12)PCC TF 2:22.214.171.124 Immunizations
- (126.96.36.199.4.1.193188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206)PCC TF 2:220.127.116.11 Supply Entry
- (18.104.22.168.4.1.19322.214.171.124.126.96.36.199)PCC TF 2:188.8.131.52 Product Entry
- (184.108.40.206.4.1.193220.127.116.11.1.4.13)PCC TF 2:18.104.22.168 Simple Observations
- (22.214.171.124.4.1.193126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52)PCC TF 2:184.108.40.206 Vital Signs Organizer
- (220.127.116.11.4.1.19318.104.22.168.22.214.171.124)PCC TF 2:126.96.36.199 Vital Signs Observation
- (188.8.131.52.4.1.193184.108.40.206.1.4.15)PCC TF 2:220.127.116.11 Family History Organizer
- (18.104.22.168.4.1.19322.214.171.124.126.96.36.199)PCC TF 2:188.8.131.52 Social History Observation
- (184.108.40.206.4.1.193220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168)PCC CDA Supplement 2:22.214.171.124 Family History Observation
- (126.96.36.199.4.1.193188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206)PCC CDA Supplement 2:220.127.116.11 Pregnancy Observation
- (18.104.22.168.4.1.19322.214.171.124.126.96.36.199)PCC CDA Supplement 2:188.8.131.52 Advance Directive Observation
- (184.108.40.206.4.1.193220.127.116.11.1.4.14)PCC CDA Supplement 2:18.104.22.168 Encounters
- (22.214.171.124.4.1.193126.96.36.199.1.4.19)PCC CDA Supplement 2:188.8.131.52 Procedure Entry
- (184.108.40.206.4.1.193220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.1)PCC CDA Supplement 2:22.214.171.124 Pain Score Observation
- (126.96.36.199.4.1.193188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.2)PCC CDA Supplement 2:220.127.116.11 Braden Score Observation
- (18.104.22.168.4.1.19322.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.3)PCC CDA Supplement 2:188.8.131.52 Braden Score Component
- (184.108.40.206.4.1.193220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.4)PCC CDA Supplement 2:22.214.171.124 Geriatric Depression Score Observation
- (126.96.36.199.4.1.193188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.5)PCC CDA Supplement 2:220.127.116.11 Geriatric Depression Score Component
- (18.104.22.168.4.1.19322.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.7)PCC CDA Supplement 2:188.8.131.52 Survey Panel
- (184.108.40.206.4.1.193220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.6)PCC CDA Supplement 2:22.214.171.124 Survey Observation
Appendix A - Examples Using PCC Content Profiles
Example documents conforming to each profile can be found on the IHE wiki at the following URLs.
|Profile and Content||URL|
|Referral Summary||XDSMS Example1|
|Discharge Summary||XDSMS Example1|
|XPHR Content||XPHR Example1|
|XPHR Update||XPHR Example2|
|(EDR) ED Referral||EDR Example|
|(APS) Antepartum Summary||APS Example|
|Triage Note||EDES Example1|
|ED Nursing Note||EDES Example2|
|Composite Triage and Nursing Note||EDES Example3|
|ED Physician Note||EDES Example4|
|(FSA) Functional Status Section||FSA Example|
Appendix B - Validating CDA Documents using the Framework
Many of the constraints specified by the content modules defined in the PCC Technical Framework can be validated automatically by software. Automated validation is a very desirable capability, as it makes it easier for implementers to test the correctness of their implementations. With regard to validation of the content module, the PCC Technical Framework narrative is the authoritative specification, not any automated software tool. Having said that, it is still very easy to create a validation framework for the IHE PCC Technical Framework using a XML validation tool such as Schematron. Since each content module has a name (the template identifier), any XML instance that reports itself to be of that "class" can be validated by creating assertions that must be true for each constraint indicated for the content module. In the XML representation, the <templateId> element is a child of the element that is claiming conformance to the template named. Thus the general pattern of a Schematron that validates a specific template is shown below:
<schema xmlns="http://www.ascc.net/xml/schematron" xmlns:cda="urn:hl7-org:v3"> <ns prefix="cda" uri="urn:hl7-org:v3" /> <pattern name='ReferralSummary'> <rule context='*[cda:templateId/@root="126.96.36.199.4.1.193188.8.131.52.1.1.3]"'> <!-- one or more assertions made by the content module --> </rule> </pattern> </schema>
For document content modules, the pattern can be extended to support common document content module constraints as shown below:
<schema xmlns="http://www.ascc.net/xml/schematron" xmlns:cda="urn:hl7-org:v3"> <ns prefix="cda" uri="urn:hl7-org:v3" /> <pattern name='ReferralSummary'> <rule context='*[templateId/@root="184.108.40.206.4.1.193220.127.116.11.1.1.3]"'> <!-- Verify that the template id is used on the appropriate type of object --> <assert test='../ClinicalDocument'> Error: The referral content module can only be used on Clinical Documents. </assert> <!-- Verify that the parent templateId is also present. --> <assert test='templateId[@root="18.104.22.168.4.1.19322.214.171.124.1.1.2"]'> Error: The parent template identifier for medical summary is not present. </assert> <!-- Verify the document type code --> <assert test='code[@code = "34133-9"]'> Error: The document type code of a referral summary must be 34133-9 SUMMARIZATION OF EPISODE NOTE. </assert> <assert test='code[@codeSystem = "2.16.840.1.113883.6.1"]'> Error: The document type code must come from the LOINC code system (2.16.840.1.113883.6.1). </assert> <!-- Verify that all required data elements are present --> <assert test='.//templateId[@root = "126.96.36.199.4.1.193188.8.131.52.1.3.1"]'> Error: A referral summary must contain a reason for referral. </assert> <!-- Alert on any missing required if known elements --> <assert test='.//templateId[@root = "184.108.40.206.4.1.193220.127.116.11.1.3.8"]'> Warning: A referral summary should contain a list of history of past illnesses. </assert> <!-- Note any missing optional elements --> <assert test='.//templateId[@root = "18.104.22.168.4.1.19322.214.171.124.1.3.18"]'> Note: This referral summary does not contain the pertinent review of systems. </assert> </rule> </pattern> </schema>
The same pattern can be also applied to sections with just a few minor alterations.
<schema xmlns="http://www.ascc.net/xml/schematron" xmlns:cda="urn:hl7-org:v3"> <ns prefix="cda" uri="urn:hl7-org:v3" /> <pattern name='ReasonForReferralUncoded'> <rule context='*[templateId/@root="126.96.36.199.4.1.193188.8.131.52.1.3.1"]'> <!-- Verify that the template id is used on the appropriate type of object --> <assert test='section'> Error: The coded reason for referral module can only be used on a section. </assert> <assert test='false'> Manual: Manually verify that this section contains narrative providing the reason for referral. </assert> <!-- Verify that the parent templateId is also present. --> <assert test='templateId[@root="184.108.40.206.4.1.193220.127.116.11.1.3.1"]'> Error: The parent template identifier for the reason for referral module is not present. </assert> <!-- Verify the section type code --> <assert test='code[@code = "42349-1"]'> Error: The section type code of the reason for referral section must be 42349-1 REASON FOR REFERRAL. </assert> <assert test='code[@codeSystem = "2.16.840.1.113883.6.1"]'> Error: The section type code must come from the LOINC code system (2.16.840.1.113883.6.1). </assert> </pattern> <pattern name='ReasonForReferralCoded'> <rule context='*[templateId/@root="18.104.22.168.4.1.19322.214.171.124.1.3.2"]'> <!-- The parent template will have already verified the type of object --> <!-- Verify that the parent templateId is also present. --> <assert test='templateId[@root="126.96.36.199.4.1.193188.8.131.52.1.3.1"]'> Error: The parent template identifier for the reason for referral module is not present. </assert> <!-- Don't bother with the section type code, as the parent template caught it --> <!-- Verify that all required data elements are present --> <assert test='.//templateId[@root = "184.108.40.206.4.1.193220.127.116.11.1.4.13"]'> Error: A coded reason for referral section must contain an simple observation. </assert> <!-- Alert on any missing required if known elements --> <!-- Note any missing optional elements --> </rule> </pattern> </schema>
A similar pattern can also be followed for Entry and Header content modules, and these are left as an exercise for the reader.
Phases of Validation and Types of Errors
Note that each message in the Schematrons shown above start with a simple text string that indicates whether the message indicates one of the following conditions:
- An error, e.g., the failure to transmit a required element,
- A warning, e.g., the failure to transmit a required if known element,
- A note, e.g., the failure to transmit an optional element.
- A manual test, e.g., a reminder to manually verify some piece of content.
Schematron supports the capability to group sets of rules into phases by the pattern name, and to specify which phases of validation should be run during processing. To take advantage of this capability, one simply breaks each <pattern> element above up into separate patterns depending upon whether the assertion indicates an error, warning, note or manual test, and then associate each pattern with a different phase. This is shown in the figure below.
<schema xmlns="http://www.ascc.net/xml/schematron" xmlns:cda="urn:hl7-org:v3"> <ns prefix="cda" uri="urn:hl7-org:v3" /> <phase id="errors"> <active pattern="ReasonForReferralUncoded_Errors"/> <active pattern="ReasonForReferralCoded_Errors"/> </phase> <phase id="manual"> <active pattern="ReasonForReferralUncoded_Manual"/> </phase> <pattern name='ReasonForReferralUncoded_Errors'> <rule context='*[templateId/@root="18.104.22.168.4.1.19322.214.171.124.1.3.1"]'> <assert test='section'> Error: The coded reason for referral module can only be used on a section. </assert> <assert test='code[@code = "42349-1"]'> Error: The section type code of the reason for referral section must be 42349-1 REASON FOR REFERRAL. </assert> <assert test='code[@codeSystem = "2.16.840.1.113883.6.1"]'> Error: The section type code must come from the LOINC code system (2.16.840.1.113883.6.1). </assert> </rule> </pattern> <pattern name='ReasonForReferralUncoded_Manual'> <rule context='*[templateId/@root="126.96.36.199.4.1.193188.8.131.52.1.3.1"]'> <assert test='false'> Manual: Manually verify that this section contains narrative providing the reason for referral. </assert> </pattern> <pattern name='ReasonForReferralCoded_Errors'> <rule context='*[templateId/@root="184.108.40.206.4.1.193220.127.116.11.1.3.2"]'> <assert test='templateId[@root="18.104.22.168.4.1.19322.214.171.124.1.3.1"]'> Error: The parent template identifier for the reason for referral not present. </assert> <assert test='.//templateId[@root = "126.96.36.199.4.1.193188.8.131.52.1.4.13"]'> Error: A coded reason for referral section must contain an simple observation. </assert> </rule> </pattern> </schema>
Using these simple "templates" for template validation one can simply create a collection of Schematron patterns that can be used to validate the content modules in the PCC Technical Framework. Such Schematrons are expected to be made available as part of the MESA test tools that are provided to IHE Connectathon participants, and which will also be made available to the general public after connectathon.
Appendix C - Extensions to CDA Release 2.0
This section describes extensions to CDA Release 2.0 that are used by the IHE Patient Care Coordination Technical Framework.
IHE PCC Extensions
All Extensions to CDA Release 2.0 created by the IHE PCC Technical Committee are in the namespace urn:ihe:pcc:hl7v3.
The approach used to create extension elements created for the PCC Technical Framework is the same as was used for the HL7 Care Record Summary (see Appendix E) and the ASTM/HL7 Continuity of Care Document (see secion 7.2).
The <replacementOf> extension element is applied to a section appearing in a PHR Update Document to indicate that that section's content should replace that of a previously existing section. The identifier of the previously existing section is given so that the PHR Manager receiving the Update content will know which section to replace. The model for this extension is shown below.
Use of this extension is shown below. The <replacementOf> element appears after all other elements within the <section> element. The <id> element appearing in the <externalDocumentSection> element shall provide the identifier of the section being replaced in the parent document.
<section> <id root=' ' extension=' '/>
Extensions Defined Elsewhere used by IHE PCC
There is often a need to record an identifer for an entity so that it can be subsequently referenced. This extension provides a mechnism to store that identifier. The element appears after any <realm>, <typeId> or <templateId> elements, but before all others in the entity where it is used:
<playingEntity classCode='ENT' determinerCode='INSTANCE'> <sdtc:id root='184.108.40.206.220.127.116.1135.2' extension='EntityID'/> : . </playingEntity>
There is a need to record the identifer by which a patient is known to another healthcare provider. This extension provides a role link between the assigned, related or associated entity, and the patient role.
Use of this extension to record the identifier under which the patient is known to a provider is shown below.
<assignedEntity> <id extension='1' root='18.104.22.168.22.214.171.12435.1'/>
The <patient> element records the link between the related, assigned or associated entity and the patient. The <id> element provides the identifier for the patient. The root attribute of the <id> should be the namespace used for patient identifiers by the entity. The extension attribute of the <id> element shall be the patient's medical record number or other identifier used by the entity to identify the patient.