Health Story: Integrating Narrative Notes and the EHR
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HL7Health Story has an Associate Charter Agreement with Health Level Seven and works with related organizations toward harmonization. Over the previous five years, Health Story developed standard implementation guides for eight common clinical documents using HL7’s Clinical Document Architecture (CDA). In 2011, Health Story worked with HL7 and IHE under the umbrella of ONC's Standards & Interoperability Framework to consolidate those guides along with the HL7 CCD standard into one implementation package. The package of clinical documentation standards is available for implementation today and is a recommended standard for clinical documents in the Final Rule supporting Meaningful Use Stage 2.

The standardization and adoption of these electronic documents unlocks the valuable data from narrative documents and will enlarge and enrich the flow of data into the electronic health record as well as speed the development of interoperable clinical document repositories for use within the enterprise and regional and national networks. 

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