Saturday, August 31, 2013

Continuity of Care Document (CCD)

Continuity of Care Document (CCD) describes constraints on the HL7 Clinical Document Architecture, Release 2 (CDA) specification in accordance with requirements set forward in ASTM E2369-05 Standard Specification for Continuity of Care Record (CCR). It is intended as an alternate implementation to the one specified in ASTM ADJE2369 for those institutions or organizations committed to implementation of the HL7 Clinical Document Architecture. The Continuity of Care Record (CCR) is a core data set of the most relevant administrative, demographic, and clinical information facts about a patient’s healthcare, covering one or more healthcare encounters.2 It provides a means for one healthcare practitioner, system, or setting to aggregate all of the pertinent data about a patient and forward it to another practitioner, system, or setting to support the continuity of care. CCD is just one type of CDA document. Other types of CDA documents can contain some of the same CCD sections, but different sections as well.