V2 to CDA Mapping Course

A detailed training course on how to map from v2 to CDA, in the context of Australian standards and NEHTA Specifications.

 Course flyer as PDF.


With the drive towards EHR systems, and particularly the pcEHR, many organisations will find it necessary to convert their HL7 version 2 messages into CDA documents. This course takes a detailed look at the process of understanding both the HL7 v2 content and the relevant CDA Implementation guide, understanding how the content is converted, and how to produce mapping specifications and working conversion modules, with a particular focus on examples.

The V2 to CDA Mapping course offers the following key features:

  • How to navigate around NEHTA specifications
  • What issues are involved in converting from v2 to CDA
  • How to produce and consume a useful mapping specification
  • How to troubleshoot the conversion process


This course is not currently offered, but may be offered again the future if there is sufficient interest


Grahame Grieve – Grahame has extensive experience with both version 2, CDA (being a current co-chair of the committee in charge of CDA), clinical document systems, and mapping from v2 to CDA. In addition, Grahame consults to the NEHTA team that produces the CDA implementation guides.


The course will cover the following topics:

  • Review of v2 messaging in Australia, including the AS 4700 standards and the MSIA clinical
    messaging profile
  • Review of NEHTA development process, document map, and CDA implementation guides
  • Converting from process messages (data) to EHR documents
  • Dealing with Narrative & word processor formats
  • Handling Identifier and coding systems
  • Mapping v2 data types to CDA
  • Understanding the clinical statement and the RIM & Mapping
  • Producing easy to use specifications


Attendees need to:

  • Be familiar with healthcare processes, and Loinc and Snomed-CT
  • Have a basic knowledge of V2 – what segments, fields, data types etc are, and how to find
    them in the v2 standard
  • Have a basic knowledge of CDA – what header, narrative, and clinical statements are, and how
    to find them in the CDA standard
  • Have a licensed access to HL7 IP (individual or organisational membership of HL7 Aus or Intl,
  • or a purchased copy of the standards




  1. Hi Graham,

    Is this the same material we covered last year and in January, or is it much more implementation.

    • Grahame Grieve says:

      Last year, and January, I & others covered CDA basics, principles, and in depth.

      This course is not an introduction to CDA, but an in-depth look at taking v2 messages and producing CDA documents.

      Though there’s some general content about this – including Keiths book – the content will be in depth, practical and specifically focus on HL7 messages that follow the Australian standards, and the NEHTA CDA specifications.

      So, much more implementation.

  2. Michael Cowey says:

    Hi Grahame,
    Are you going to be running another one of these in the next couple of months? There’s no way the paperwork would go through in time for me to get to this one (it can take over a month to get approval) but it looks like one I need to go to.

  3. Josh Hankin says:

    Hi Grahame

    Just wondering if there are still available slots for this class, before I start the approval process on my side?


  4. Thet-Htar Saw says:

    Hi Grahame,
    Just wondering how many places are left?
    Kind Regards,

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