To date, Health Story has supported the development of four implementation guides using HL7's Clinical Document Architecture (CDA), which have been approved as HL7 Draft Standards for Trial Use. In addition to the Diagnostic Imaging Report, the group has played a critical supporting role in production of guides for the Consultation Note, History and Physical and Operative Note allowing the information in these clinical areas to be shared in an accurate and efficient manner.
The Health Story Project will define and publish data standards for additional document types and will support their implementation and inform the industry about the availability and benefits of these standards. In conjunction with its re-branding as "The Health Story Project", the group has initiated a five year plan to develop and bring to the HL7 ballot additional standards for discharge summaries, ambulatory and outpatient clinical notes as well as addressing standardization of reimbursement requirements within notes.
Founded in 1987, Health Level Seven, Inc. (www.HL7.org) is a not-for-profit, ANSI-accredited standards developing organization dedicated to providing a comprehensive framework and related standards for the exchange, integration, sharing and retrieval of electronic health information that supports clinical practice and the management, delivery and evaluation of health services. HL7's more than 2,400 members represent approximately 500 corporate members, including 90 percent of the information systems vendors serving healthcare.
HL7's endeavors are sponsored, in part, by the support of its benefactors: Accenture; Booz Allen Hamilton, Boston Scientific Corporation, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Duke Translational Medicine Institute (DTMI); Eclipsys Corporation; Eli
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