Several proposals have come forward to augment HL7 Consolidated CDA with additional templates. The Structured Documents Work Group has taken the position that new templates supporting long term care will be added in an addendum rather than integrated into a new release of the spec. I think this position needs to be reconsidered both as a general course and for the specific material. Here’s why.

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Hard to believe that we are already going into our fifth edition of the CDA Academy, the premier place to learn, absorb, ponder and explore everything related to the core specification behind Meaningful Use of electronic health records and all types of clinical information exchange.

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The source for comprehensive training in the core specifications required for Meaningful Use, the CDA Academy, comes around again in Academy IV, now enhanced with a track for policy makers and planners.

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Health Story recently participated in an advocacy day on Capitol Hill. I helped prepare a broadsheet, and it came to mind when I was asked (again) yesterday about recognition for the Consolidation Project effort.

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