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CDA R2 Standard

The ART-DECOR Bulding Block Repository for CDA Release 2

What is it?

This is the ART-DECOR Building Block Repository (BBR) for HL7's CDA Release 2 standard artefacts.

What does it provide?

It offers
  • All value sets associated with the original standard, can be found here. The value sets all come with the corresponding HL7 OIDs from the HL7 OID registry.
  • All pre-defined HL7 CDA R2 template prototypes drawn from the original standard, i.e. complete model/MIF-derived set of DECOR templates, can be found here. The template prototypes all come with the HL7 OID 2.16.840.1.113883.10.12 hl7-templates-prototypes.
associated with the original standard.

How can it be used?

This is a Building Block Repository (BBR) that is primarily intended to be used in DECOR based specifications. For example, to use or refer a template or a value set in a DECOR-based project, simply use @ref to link to the BBR artefact. More information on Building Block Repositories can be found at
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Project Id 2.16.840.1.113883.3.1937.777.1
Project Last modified 2021-08-23 12:44:52
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HL7 International
Health Level Seven International
3300 Washtenaw Avenue
Suite 227
Ann Arbor, MI 48104- 4261
T +1 734 677 7777
F +1 734 677 6622
Author 2012 2013 2014
The ART-DECOR expert group
Author 2012 2013 2014
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Versions / Releases
Date By Description Status Publication
2019-09-18 12:00:00 Alexander Henket
hl7:substanceAdministration and hl7:supply effectiveTime should be 0..* according to the CDA schema, not 0..1
2018-11-02 12:00:00 Alexander Henket
Required attribute entry/@typeCode should have been optional with default value COMP
2018-10-10 14:00:00 Alexander Henket
Changed the following vocabulary elements with codeSystem binding:
  • Codesystem 2.16.840.1.113883.5.4 to Domain ActCode
  • Codesystem 2.16.840.1.113883.5.111 to Domain RoleCode
  • Codesystem 2.16.840.1.113883.5.1052 to Domain ActSite
  • Codesystem 2.16.840.1.113883.5.1065 to Domain ObservationMethod
2018-08-14 14:00:00 Alexander Henket
Fixed attribute contextConductionInd in almost all templates. This attribute SHALL always be optional, and have fixed value 'true' except for element entryRelationship. For entryRelationship there's only a default value 'true'
2017-05-30 15:00:00 Alexander Henket
Added Structured documents Technical Committee (sdtc) namespace and the elements defined with that. See . The SDTC extensions occur almost everywhere so the complete set of existing templates has been duplicated and updated to include the SDTC extensions where relevant. This way the whole chain of templates is consistent.
Fixed a bug in recordTarget/patientRole/patient/guardian where the classCode inadvertently was required instead of optional.
2015-08-27 00:42:00 Alexander Henket
Scripted update of references by name (element/@contains, include/@ref, vocabulary/@valueSet) to references by id. References by name are strongly discouraged as they get ambiguous quickly.
2015-07-23 13:07:00 Alexander Henket
Added element ids on every template element and attribute for template association purposes.
2015-07-22 18:47:35 dr Kai U. Heitmann Release: v1.11
Minor corrections and additions:
  • Corrected sequence of CDAcomponent in template CDA ClinicalDocument 2.16.840.1.113883.10.12.1
  • Added prototype document level defintion for a typical CDA ClinicalDocument with StructuredBody as template CDA ClinicalDocument (with StructuredBody) 2.16.840.1.113883.10.12.2
  • Added prototype document level defintion for a typical CDA ClinicalDocument with nonXMLBody as template CDA ClinicalDocument (with nonXMLBody) 2.16.840.1.113883.10.12.3
2015-07-20 16:08:00 dr Kai U. Heitmann Release: v1.10
Re-publication due to some minor fixes
2015-05-07 19:20:44 dr Kai U. Heitmann Release: v1.09
Added element realmCode and typeCode to document level type template 2.16.840.1.113883.10.12.1 CDA ClinicalDocument
2014-11-06 Alexander Henket
  • Changed two instances of hl7:effectiveTime GTS to TS. GTS doesn't exist as XML datatype. TS is the parent type of all others
  • Gave CDAinformant, CDAExternalAct, CDAExternalObservation, CDAExternalProcedure, CDAExternalDocument all the top level element according to the CDA Schema because the includes would otherwise lead to malformed output
2014-01-05 dr Kai U. Heitmann
Patient.birthplace corrected
2014-01-03 dr Kai U. Heitmann
CDA Participant Body choice corrected
2014-01-02 dr Kai U. Heitmann
Corrections to missing attributes and subelements in entryRelationships to Clinical Statements; CDA Participant Body corrected
2013-12-04 16:45:00 dr Kai U. Heitmann
Corrections of the following value sets references:
  • vocabulary valueSet="completed" corrected to code="completed"
  • ActClassDocumentEntryAct corrected to x_ActClassDocumentEntryAct
  • DocumentActMood corrected to x_DocumentActMood
  • ActClassDocumentEntryOrganizer corrected to x_ActClassDocumentEntryOrganizer
  • ActCode corrected to codeSystem="2.16.840.1.113883.5.4"
  • ActMoodDocumentObservation corrected to x_ActMoodDocumentObservation
  • ActSite corrected to codeSystem="2.16.840.1.113883.5.1052"
  • BasicConfidentialityKind corrected to x_BasicConfidentialityKind
  • DocumentEncounterMood corrected to x_DocumentEncounterMood
  • DocumentProcedureMood corrected to x_DocumentProcedureMood
  • ProcedureMethod corrected to codeSystem="2.16.840.1.113883.5.1065" (is emtpy)...
  • DocumentSubject corrected to x_DocumentSubject
  • DocumentSubstanceMood corrected to x_DocumentSubstanceMood
  • DocumentType corrected to codeSystem="2.16.840.1.113883.6.1" LOINC
  • DrugEntity assigned as concept domain
  • EncounterDischargeDisposition assigned as concept domain
  • EncounterParticipant corrected to x_EncounterParticipant
  • InformationRecipient corrected to x_InformationRecipient
  • InformationRecipientRole corrected to x_InformationRecipientRole
  • RoleCode corrected to codeSystem="2.16.840.1.113883.5.111"
  • SubstanceAdministrationActCode corrected to ActSubstanceAdministrationCode [2.16.840.1.113883.1.11.19708]
2013-11-18 15:15:00 dr Kai U. Heitmann
Added missing value sets (as references)
2013-11-14 12:52:00 dr Kai U. Heitmann
Template CDAinformant as section and body level template; introduction of element id's to allow template - concept associations
2013-04-02 12:52:00 dr Kai U. Heitmann
Complete templates prototypes set with correct OIDs and associated value sets
2013-03-10 10:52:00 dr Kai U. Heitmann
Initial setup for a few templates and assoc value sets
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