The Clinical Document Architecture (CDA) is one of HL7 most successful standards and is the base for standardized electronic documents around the world. This tutorial will cover the base principles of interoperability with CDA, will introduce the main parts Header and Body with Sections and Entries and will give an insight view on the module principle. Finally, Templates as a corner stone for shared interoperability and as re-usable assets are explained in-depth.
Dr. Kai U. Heitmann
Dr Kai U. Heitmann works as a healthcare IT consultant in Europe with main focus on Germany and the Netherlands. He is mainly active in the fields of standardization in healthcare communication, especially the HL7 (Health Level Seven) family of standards like CDA and FHIR. In projects, he deals with all major phases: concept, specification and implementation.
He is the principal consultant with Heitmann Consulting and Services in Germany, CEO Gefyra GmbH, co-founder of the ART-DECOR tool suite, member of the ART-DECOR Expert Group (art-decor.org) and CEO of ART-DECOR Open Tools (ADOT).
Kai has been involved in HL7 since 1994; he was Affiliates Director on the Board of HL7 International from January 2004 to December 2008, is past chair and CEO of HL7 Germany, member of the Technical Committees in various countries and is a member of the German Institute of Standardization (DIN).