Clinical Package Validator v2.3

The Clinical Package Validator (Validator) is a tool to help vendors test whether a healthcare software system is producing clinical documents and clinical packages that conform to some Agency specifications.
The Validator tests a CDA document for:

  • package validation (tests the package it is enclosed in);
  • schema validation (tests its structure);
  • Schematron validation (set of rules that partially meet the CDA implementation guide, structured content specification and My Health Record system conformance profile) to a conformance level chosen by the user. The Validator does not test all requirements in these specifications; its use is strictly limited, as described in the release note. Clinical packaging zips can also be validated;
  • use of SNOMED CT-AU, AMT or PBS codes as specified in the CDA implementation guide (partial testing only);
  • use of other terminologies (partial testing only).

The Validator does not test conformance against all specifications. The product data sheet lists the tests that are supported, tests partially supported, and a general description of the types of tests not supported.
Results from the Validator must not be relied upon to determine software conformance when declaring conformance to the My Health Record System Operator. A vendor will need to supplement results from the Validator with their own testing before declaring conformance.
The Clinical Package Validator was previously published under the name 'CDA Validator'. Please refer to the release note for details of changes in this release.

End products superseded by

A new version has been released for this end product

Please refer to Clinical Package Validator v2.4 or refer to the Release History for all releases of this End Product.

Identifier: 
EP-2134:2015
Date: 
17-07-2015
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Product Components

Product component
Identifier: 
NEHTA-2112:2015

The Clinical Package Validator is a tool to help vendors test whether a healthcare software system is producing clinical documents and clinical packages that conform to some Agency eHealth specifications.

Product component
Identifier: 
NEHTA-2092:2015

This document describes the use of the Clinical Package Validator for testing whether the syntax and structure of a clinical document conform to specifications, and whether codes within the document can be found in code systems supported by the Clinical Package Validator.

Product component
Identifier: 
NEHTA-2093:2015

This document describes the system requirements, administrator rights, and supporting software needed for installing and configuring the Clinical Package Validator.

Product component
Identifier: 
NEHTA-2129:2015

Version 2.3 of the Clinical Package Validator:

Release history

By operation of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability (Establishing the Australian Digital Health Agency) Rule 2016, on 1 July 2016, all the assets and liabilities of NEHTA will vest in the Australian Digital Health Agency. In this website, on and from 1 July 2016, all references to "National E-Health Transition Authority" or "NEHTA" will be deemed to be references to the Australian Digital Health Agency. PCEHR means the My Health Record, formerly the "Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record", within the meaning of the My Health Records Act 2012 (Cth), formerly called the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Records Act 2012 (Cth).

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