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HITSP TN 903 Data Architecture Technical Note Version 1.0

Type:Data Agreement
Start Date:2009-07-08
The purpose of this document is to describe the Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel (HITSP) Data Architecture, and the related processes and tools that HITSP uses to identify the data elements, templates and value sets used in Information Exchanges. It explains how within HITSP Specifications:
- base and composite standards are related to the data architecture
- data elements are harmonized across various standards
- constraints are applied within HITSP Specifications
- metadata registries support development and implementation
The audience for this document includes:
- Users of Electronic Health Record (EHR) Systems wanting to understand the interoperable data elements being exchanged by those systems
- Experts in clinical practice developing guidelines for care or clinical decision support or creating quality measures
- Policy-makers and influencers establishing national and regional policies with respect to interoperable Information Exchange
- Implementers of and integrators with EHR systems needing to understand the data elements being exchanged using HITSP selected standards
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