C-CDA stands for Consolidated-Clinical Data Architecture and it is a means to securely transfer medical records between EHR systems. All 2014 Certified EHR systems are required to allow providers to import and export C-CDA files so that they may securely transmit medical records among one another.
How to Import a C-CDA File into Elation
1. When you have the C-CDA file you want to import onto your computer, drag-and-drop the C-CDA .XML file only into the patient chart you want to import the data for.
2. Wait for the C-CDA file to turn into a patient summary. Once the file is done processing, you will see a new "Patient Summary" Requiring Action item in the patient chart. For a full overview of how the summary looks like, see the "Sample C-CDA Summary" PDF attached at the bottom of this help article. Otherwise, a quick overview of the items in the Patient Health Summary are shown below:
3. We allow users to have specific data be imported and integrated directly into Elation from the C-CDA file. This includes Allergies, Demographics, Immunizations, Medications, and Problems. The other items included in the C-CDA file will remain to be viewed and referenced in the Patient Summary item when you sign off on the Patient Summary.
Import Specific sections
Allows you to choose the individual sections that you would like to import from the C-CDA. Select the sections you want and click "Import & Reconcile". For example, the image below shows how you can choose specific problems to import when you choose to import only Problems:
Imports all items in Allergies, Demographics, Immunizations, Medications, and Problems from the C-CDA file into the patient chart.