Protocols for Clinical Registry Extraction and Data Submission (CREDS) IG
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Protocols for Clinical Registry Extraction and Data Submission (CREDS) IG, published by Clinical Interoperability Council. This is not an authorized publication; it is the continuous build for version 0.1.0). This version is based on the current content of and changes regularly. See the Directory of published versions


The IG demonstrates a process and workflow to support the needs of clinical registries to define how registry submissions can be automatically extracted from multiple data sources and combined into a registry submission. It profiles the definitional resources needed to collect data and construct a registry submission using existing FHIR resource profiles.

This guide is organized into four main sections:

  1. Introduction
    1. Scope
    2. Use Cases - Illustrates key use cases
  2. Architecture and Implementation - Provides an overview of the challenges this effort is trying to address.
    1. Technology Environment - Describes the technology environment for uninitiated.
    2. Security Considerations - Documents security concerns and mitigations
    3. Actors - Provides an overview of technical components
    4. Profiles and Extensions - An overview of the constraints and extensions used
  3. Transactions
    1. Search / Retrieve Registry Definition
    2. Create / Update Registry Definition
    3. Retrieve Registry Submission Data
    4. Create / Update Registry Submission
    5. Validate Registry Submission
  4. Testing & Conformance

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