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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The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as part of National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN), is developing a standard framework to support the electronic submission of health care-associated infections (HAIs) and antimicrobial use and resistance (AUR). The article outlines three key challenges to collecting this data electronically and shares background and success stories on…

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HL7 commissioned this survey under its EHR contract with the National Library of Medicine (NLM). The objective was to identify areas for leadership in standards and tool development that would accelerate adoption of exchange networks in the U.S.

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