Improving Interoperability Through Collaboration


Boston, MA — With support from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, today a joint effort between SMART Platforms and Lantana Consulting Group was publicly launched to improve the quality of data exchange. The initiative focuses on the Consolidated Clinical Document Architecture (C-CDA), a balloted standard by HL7 that encodes key medical information as XML documents. The C-CDA is the primary standard for view, transmit and data reconciliation between electronic health record (EHR) technology as part of the federal program promoting EHR adoption, known as Meaningful Use. Several leading EHR vendors have signed up to participate. including Allscripts, athenahealth, Cerner, Epic, and Greenway.

“I am pleased to contribute as Technical Steward to this initiative and engage major EHR and HIT vendors to improve document quality” stated John D’Amore, President of Diameter Health.

“This work is a logical follow-on to my past research on Continuity of Care Documents and it will improve C-CDA based implementation.” Mr. D’Amore previously published on content variations observed in document samples from Stage 1 of Meaningful Use. That information was presented nationally at the American Medical Informatics Association meeting and is publicly available for download ( ).

For more information on the SMART C-CDA Collaborative, please visit their website –(  CDA, CCD,

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