||2.16.840.1.1138188.8.131.52.1.2 - ContinuityofCareDocumentCCD
|| valid from 2012‑01‑12 status draft
||This section—Continuity of Care Document (CCD) Release 1.1—describes CDA constraints
in accordance with Stage 1 Meaningful Use. The CCD requirements in this guide
supersede CCD Release 1; in the near future, this guide could supersede HITSP C32.
The CCD 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. 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. The primary use case for the
CCD is to provide a snapshot in time containing the pertinent clinical, demographic,
administrative data for a specific patient . More specific use cases, such as a Discharge
Summary or Progress Note, are available as alternative documents in this guide.