NZ CDA Toolkit Creating interoperable clinical data for national systems
The New Zealand Clinical Document Architecture (CDA®) Toolkit is designed to provide a common data model implemented by all software products used by clinicians in national services.
About NZ CDA Toolkit
The ‘Toolkit’ is a software integration component used by all the digital health products that connect to various national digital services – notably, GP2GP, NZePS and MCIS (Maternity Clinical Information System).
The Toolkit converts this data into the standards-compliant documents and messages that are transported by local service providers.
It was developed by Patients First in conjunction with GP and Pharmacy System vendors as a ‘shared source’ project, complete with Unit Testing and Test Harness artefacts.
Benefits to the health sector
- Provides a consistent and conformant implementation of international standards.
- Reduces the cost and complexity for local software vendors when developing interfaces to national systems.
- Enhances information interoperability within the health sector