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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We are taking advantage of our upcoming meeting with 25,000 of our closest associates — we will show greenCDA technology in the Health Story portion of the HIMSS12 Interoperability Showcase, Hall G, #11000.

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Lantana Group published this white paper for HIMSS12, highlighting how the Lantana Trifolia Toolkit uses the greenCDA methodology to open up the flow of Big Data within the enterprise and onto our health information networks. The Trifolia Toolkit was used in the HIMSS12 Health Story Showcase demonstration to enrich source data provided through dictated and a semi-structured notes and created…

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The answer is, “potentially, pretty darn green.” I was invited to speak at the 2nd Annual Global Healthcare Conference where the topic is the greening of healthcare – reducing the environmental impact of care delivery in the US and around the world…

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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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We are just wrapping up our fifth annual Lantana retreat here at the sunny, frigid and idyllic C.O.D. Ranch in Oracle, AZ. Looking back, it’s been quite a year for us and for the industry.

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This paper examines changes in the health care industry since a contrarian proposal was submitted to CMS in January 2005.  That proposal focused on CMS exercising its commercial power as the market master in the purchase of healthcare in the U.S. to catalyze the emergence of a commercial heath record banking industry as an alternative…

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Clinical Document Architecture for Common Document Types: Presentation to the Physician’s EHR Collaborative providing background on the base standard (CDA) and the CDA4CDT project and ways that the practice community can become involved. June 18, 2007

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