Progress for Sharing Clinical Notes: New Standards Improve Exchange for Clinical Narrative | September 2018 Health Story Project Roundtable

Sep 10, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Virtual Event

As health information technology systems continue to improve the exchange of data across healthcare settings, the Health Story Project has stressed the value of maintaining the narrative content when sharing patient’s health information. In support of the 2015 Certified EHR Technology requirements and to support the Common Clinical Data Set (now incorporated into the US Core Data for Interoperability), HL7 published a companion guide to Consolidated CDA (C-CDA) which defines new templates that can be used in any C-CDA document to include clinical notes. Mappings and profiles are also being developed to ensure full interoperability for clinical notes using FHIR resources. This Roundtable will highlight patient and physician perspectives on the importance of clinical notes. We will discuss this new approach to structuring and exchanging clinical notes and how it aligns with new USCDI data elements. Panelists also will share approaches their organizations are taking to support digital exchange of clinical notes.

This session will:

  • Highlight the value of the narrative for the provider and patient
  • Demonstrate the technical components of clinical notes using CDA templates and FHIR profiles
  • Discuss alignment of these clinical note exchange mechanisms with the data class requirements outlined in US Core Data for Interoperability (USCDI)


Dave Cassel, Executive Director, Carequality

Didi Davis, Vice President for Informatics, Conformance & Interoperability, The Sequoia Project

Steven Lane, MD, MPH, Clinical Informatics Director, Privacy, Information Security & Interoperability, Sutter Health

Brett Marquard, Principal, WaveOne Associates

Liz Salmi, Senior Strategist, Outreach & Communications, OpenNotes, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center


View past Health Story Project Roundtables here

Participation in this event has been pre-approved for 1 hour of credit on your CAHIMS/CPHIMS application for recertification. All hours must be self-reported in your HIMSS online record.

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