The Clinical Documentation Solution Accelerator (CDSA) for the Microsoft Office
system is a Connected Health Platform resource that enables you or your customer
to define and create clinically encoded documents. Documents can be created based
upon ready-made templates (for example, for a Discharge Summary or a Referral) retrieved
using the Microsoft Office System.
Template designers can create Office Word templates that also provide for the entered
data to be mapped to a machine-readable, clinical encoding taxonomy (such as SNOMED
CT®). Clinicians simply complete the clinical forms created
from those CDSA-enabled templates. The Office Word (.docx) file contains both human-readable
and machine-readable clinical information (such as a Health Level 7 Clinical Document
Architecture (HL7 CDA) representation).
You can use CDSA as the foundation for clinical document workflows (for example,
in combination with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2010). Tailor those to the
specific Electronic Medical Record (EMR) or Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems
in your own or your customer's healthcare environment. In addition, CDSA will enable
you to create clinical documents suitable for upload to a Personal Health Record
(PHR) system (such as Microsoft HealthVault) or to other external storage.