NIST in collaboration with Alschuler Associates, LLC, Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) and the CCHIT Health IT Collaboration Effort "LAIKA", is working on a series of testing tools for promoting the adoption of standards-based interoperability by vendors and users of healthcare information systems.
The testing tools are designed to be used by HIT developers and implementers during the development of software that implements CDA/CCD-based specifications. These tools can be used for self-testing to determine if an XML instance document is correct with respect to the specifications identified within the following HITSP constructs.
- C37: Lab Report Document
- C32: HITSP Summary Documents Using HL7 CCD (formerly known as Registration and Medication History)
- C28: Emergency Encounter Summary Document Component
- The schematron rules used for HL7 Continuity of Care Document (CCD) are available at the HL7 Wiki. All other schematron files are available in the Download Section (see below).
Test packages and sample XML documents for these constructs can be found in the download section.
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Unless otherwise noted, this software was developed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology by employees of the Federal Government in the course of their official duties. Pursuant to title 17 Section 105 of the United States Code this software is not subject to copyright protection and is in the public domain. The CDA Guideline Validator is an experimental system. NIST assumes no responsibility whatsoever for its use by other parties, and makes no guarantees, expressed or implied, about its quality, reliability, or any other characteristic. We would appreciate acknowledgement if the software is used.