Data Elements for Emergency Department Systems Update and Revision
1b. Project ID
1570 (formerly 1072)
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1d. Is your Project Artifact being Reaffirmed or proceeding to Normative directly after being either Informative or STU?
1e. Today's Date
1f. Name of standard being reaffirmed
1g. Project Artifact Information
1h. ISO/IEC Standard to Adopt
1i. Does the standard include excerpted text from one or more ISO, IEC or ISO/IEC standards, but is not an identical or modified adoption?
1j. Unit of Measure
2a. Primary/Sponsor WG
2b. Co-Sponsor WG
Payer/Provider Information Exchange
2c. Co-Sponsor Level of Involvement
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2c. Co-Sponsor Update Periods
WGM Report out
2d. Project Facilitator
2e. Other Interested Parties (and roles)
2f. Modeling Facilitator
2g. Publishing Facilitator
Laura Heerman Langford
2h. Vocabulary Facilitator
2i. Domain Expert Representative
2j. Business Requirements Analyst
2k. Conformance Facilitator
2l. Other Facilitators
University of Nebraska Medical Center
3a. Project Scope
Development and publication of specifications for ED patient records systems, Data Elements for Emergency Department Systems (DEEDS) (http://www.cdc.gov/ncipc/pub-res/deedspage.htm) in 1997, showed that relevant data standards can be consolidated and distributed in a single document. The DEEDS specifications have been widely used for a variety of purposes, including healthcare claims attachment specifications mandated by the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA); emergency care terminology additions to the Logical Observations, Identifiers, Names, and Codes (LOINC) clinical vocabulary; and data definitions and terminology for public health surveillance initiatives, such the BioSense program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the emergency department component of the North Carolina Disease Event Tracking and Epidemiologic Collection Tool (NC DETECT) and the Frontlines in Medicine Project.
Version 1.0 of the HL7 DEEDS specification was balloted in 2012. The DEEDS data specification provides the data model for the HL7 Emergency Care Domain Analysis Model. This update and revision will harmonize DEEDS with current HL7 specifications and data sets. Based on feed back from the CDC and others additional data elements may be added and some deprecated based on experience and changes to data standards.
3b. Project Need
Emergency medicine and nursing are on the frontline of care in the United States. As reported by the Institute of Medicine the Emergency Care system is at the breaking point. One major improvement in the system can be made by improving the use of information technology and sharing of patient and process information. Current emergency care data exchange specifications and external reporting requirements and recommendations are fragmented and often are developed and issued in an ad-hoc fashion with different organizations developing incompatible data standards.
3c. Security Risk
3d. External Drivers
3e. Objectives/Deliverables and Target Dates
1) represent emergency department data needs for reporting, research and operations
2) conform to current ONC and HL7 standards
Informatics ballot: May 2020
STU ballot: Sept 2020
3f. Common Names / Keywords / Aliases:
Emergency Care, EDIS, DEEDS,
1. Data Elements for Emergency Department Systems published by CDC in 1996 2.HL7 Version 3 Specification: Data Elements for Emergency Department Systems (DEEDS), Health Level 7 International, May 2012: available at http://www.hl7.org/implement/standards/product_brief.cfm?product_id=326