The Storytelling Power of C-CDA

Consolidated CDA (C-CDA) outlines twelve common clinical document types that can be leveraged for information exchange in different care settings and for different encounter types. When should each C-CDA clinical document type be leveraged? What sections are used in C-CDA clinical documents and how do they differ from a Continuity of Care Document (CCD)? This Roundtable continues the CDA education provided in February. It describes the twelve C-CDA document types and explains their purpose and intended use. Speakers illustrate the storytelling power of these documents and advance your understanding of their content as more than just a set of required and optional sections. Panelists show how new CDA rendering options are revealing the storytelling value of C-CDA documents and increasing their relevance and pertinence in clinical settings.

Check back soon for more content including responses to unanswered question and access to the tools discussed in the presentation!

Learning Objectives:​

  • Differentiate between the 12 C-CDA document types and understand the intended purpose of use for each.
  • Recognize the value of establishing a meaningful order for rendering sections within different types of C-CDA documents.
  • Apply lessons learned to develop new CDA rendering options that improve the value of documents exchanged in patient care.

Speaker Information:

Laura Bryan, MT(ASCP), CHDS, AHDI-F
Vice President, MedEDocs

Lisa Nelson, MS, MBA
Independent Consultant, Life Over Time Solutions

Bryn Lewis, PhD
Principal Software Development Consultant, Intelsoft

John D'Amore
President and Chief Strategy Officer, Diameter Health

Bruce Schreiber 
Chief Technology Officer, MaxMD


Interested in learning more? Check out this HIMSS blog:
Applying SOAP to Reveal the Storytelling Power of CDA

C-CDA; health story project; interoperability