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Unofficial Developer's Guide to CCD on Mirth Connect by Shamil Nizamov

Published: March 25, 2015

Updated: April 16, 2015

Number of pages: 140

Format: PDF

Download size: 6Mb

Price: $35.99 USD

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Book Description

As Mirth Corporation says on their web-site, "Mirth Connect is the Swiss Army knife of healthcare integration engines, specifically designed for HL7 message integration. It provides the necessary tools for developing, testing, deploying, and monitoring interfaces. And because it's open source, you get all of the advantages of a large community of users with commercial quality support."

This book introduces readers to the point that they are confident enough to start building their own healthcare data exchange interfaces and transforming HL7 messages to CDA/CCD documents.

As you read this book, you will be implementing a fictitious CCD Builder Server. Each connection point (channels and destinations) is explained in a separate chapter, which in turn provides step-by-step instructions on how to create and code data transformation rules for ADT and ORU messages.

The book gives brief overview of system design and systems integration requirements needed to implement the CDA based system. It also describes a CCD document verification process based on CDA XML schema validation, CDA MIF validation, CCD conformance validation and CCD Schematron verification process which differs from HL7v3 messages conformance. The CCD documents require some elements that are optional in HL7 CDA specification.


Chapter 1Mirth Connect Basics
Chapter 2What is a CCD?
Chapter 3System Integration Requirements
Chapter 4Transforming Data with Mirth Connect
Chapter 5Query Sender Channel
Chapter 6CCD Builder Channel – Header
Chapter 7CCD Builder Channel – Allergies
Chapter 8CCD Builder Channel – Medications
Chapter 9CCD Builder Channel – Problems
Chapter 10CCD Builder Channel – Results
Chapter 11CCD Validation Tools
Chapter 12CCD Validation Automation
Appendix ACCD Mirth Templates
Appendix BCode Templates
Appendix CXSLT files
Appendix DArchive Content


I'm available for remote HL7 consulting work. Skills that I can bring to your projects are:

  • HL7v2 modeling and conformance: Messaging Workbench
  • HL7v3 modeling and conformance: RMIM Designer, V3Generator, XMLSpy
  • CDA/CCD modeling and conformance: XSD, Schematron, conformance testing
  • Systems integration: Mirth Connect, Java, JavaScript, XSLT
  • If you have any questions, please contact me by email given below.

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