Clinical Document Architecture V2.1
2.1.0 - CI Build

Clinical Document Architecture V2.1, published by Health Level 7. This is not an authorized publication; it is the continuous build for version 2.1.0). This version is based on the current content of and changes regularly. See the Directory of published versions

StructureDefinition: CDAR2.Author

Represents the humans and/or machines that authored the document. In some cases, the role or function of the author is inherent in the ClinicalDocument.code, such as where ClinicalDocument.code is “Medical Student Progress Note”. The role of the author can also be recorded in the Author.functionCode or AssignedAuthor.code attribute. If either of these attributes is included, they should be equivalent to or further specialize the role inherent in the ClinicalDocument.code (such as where the ClinicalDocument.code is simply “Physician Progress Note” and the value of Author.functionCode is “rounding physician”), and shall not conflict with the role inherent in the ClinicalDocument.code, as such a conflict would constitute an ambiguous situation.

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Formal Views of Profile Content

Description of Profiles, Differentials, Snapshots and how the different presentations work.

This structure is derived from


Mandatory: 0 element (2 nested mandatory elements)
Fixed Value: 2 elements


Other representations of profile: Schematron

Terminology Bindings

Terminology Bindings

PathConformanceValueSet / Code
Author.typeCoderequiredFixed Value: AUT
Author.contextControlCoderequiredFixed Value: OP