Challenges of a HL7 CDA Guideline for Telehealth Based DMP Systems


Disease management programs (DMP) are a modern way of treating health conditions and are becoming a part of standard care. One telehealth DMP service has been in regular operation since 2017, named “HerzMobil Tirol”.This paper investigates, if the electronic health record standard HL7 CDA, which is widely accepted in the health care industry, could be used for telehealth DMP services as well. It is already in use in a legally required integrated element of healthcare in Austria called ELGA. An official guideline from the Austrian Ministry of Health sets the standard for telemonitoring with data logging.After the background knowledge was built up, requirements have been gathered through existing official guidelines and interviews and existing documentation by “HerzMobil Tirol”.Twenty-five requirements were collected, categorized and analyzed to determine if the existing CDA guidelines are suitable or a new standard must be designed.Based on the requirements, it was established that seven specific sections and two different CDA documents are needed.

Studies in health technology and informatics, 248 (2018), 330 - 337
Rene Baranyi
Projektass. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
Thomas Grechenig
Thomas Grechenig
Ao.Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.