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The Assigned Author (assignedAuthor) element represents information about the person responsible for documenting the particular section the element is associated with.

...
<assignedAuthor>            
	<id root="2.16.840.1.113883.19.5" extension="KP00017"/>
	<code code="207QA0505X" displayName="Adult Medicine" codeSystem="2.16.840.1.113883.6.101" codeSystemName="Healthcare Provider Taxonomy (HIPAA)"/>
	<assignedPerson>
		<name>
			<given>John</given>
			<family>Doe</family>
			<suffix>M.D.</suffix>
		</name>
	</assignedPerson>
	<assignedAuthoringDevice>
		<manufacturerModelName>Generic EHR Clinical System 2.0.0.0.0.0</manufacturerModelName>
		<softwareName>Generic EHR C-CDA Factory 2.0.0.0.0.0 - C-CDA Transform 2.0.0.0.0</softwareName>
	</assignedAuthoringDevice>
	<representedOrganization>
		<id root="2.16.840.1.113883.433.22" extension="552135"/>
		<name>Pharmacare</name>
	</representedOrganization>
</assignedAuthor>
...

The Assigned Author ID element is required in the assigned author section for it to be processed. All other elements are optional.

Assigned Author ID

A unique identifier for the author of the document section.

<id root="2.16.840.1.113883.19.5" extension="KP00017"/>
ElementAttributeValueNotes

id

root

Must be an alphanumeric string in an OID (object identifier) or UUID (universally unique identifier) format. 

For example:

  • OID: 2.16.840.1.113883.x.xx.x or 
  • UUID: 53459040-b1b4-49ed-ae1f-a52c8c502df4

The unique identifier for the author of the document.

extension Can be an alphanumeric string of any length This attribute is optional. Part of the information that uniquely identifies the author for this document.

Assigned Author Code

Identifies the author's specialty category.

<code code="207QA0505X" displayName="Adult Medicine" codeSystem="2.16.840.1.113883.6.101" codeSystemName="Healthcare Provider Taxonomy (HIPAA)"/>
ElementAttributeValueNotes
codecodeMust be an alphanumerical string of any length 
codeSystemMust be 2.16.840.1.113883.x.xx.x 
codeSystemNameCan be an alphanumerical string of any lengthThis attribute is optional. A human readable display name for the code system.
displayNameCan be an alphanumerical string of any lengthThis attribute is optional. A human readable display name for the template section.

Assigned Author Name

Identifies the name of the Assigned Author.

<assignedPerson>
	<name>
		<given>John</given>
		<family>Doe</family>
		<prefix>HON</prefix>
		<suffix>M.D.</suffix>
	</name>
</assignedPerson>
ElementAttributeValueNotes
  • assignedPerson
    • name
N/A

Contains the following child elements for different parts of the name:

  • given
  • family
  • prefix
  • suffix

Multiple <given> name elements can be present.

Authoring Device

Identifies the tool used by the assigned author used to generate the document.

<assignedAuthoringDevice>
	<manufacturerModelName>Generic EHR Clinical System 2.0.0.0.0.0</manufacturerModelName>
	<softwareName>Generic EHR C-CDA Factory 2.0.0.0.0.0 - C-CDA Transform 2.0.0.0.0</softwareName>
</assignedAuthoringDevice>
ElementAttributeValueNotes
  • assignedAuthoringDevice
    • manufacturerModelName
N/AMust be an alphanumerical string of any length 
  • assignedAuthoringDevice
    • softwareName
N/AMust be an alphanumerical string of any length 

Assigned Author Organization

Identifies the organization the author represents or is associated with.

<representedOrganization>
	<id root="2.16.840.1.113883.433.22" extension="552135"/>
	<name>Pharmacare</name>
</representedOrganization>
ElementAttributeValueNotes
  • representedOrganization
    • id
root

Must be an alphanumeric string in an OID (object identifier) or UUID (universally unique identifier) format. 

For example:

  • OID: 2.16.840.1.113883.x.xx.x or 
  • UUID: 53459040-b1b4-49ed-ae1f-a52c8c502df4
 
extensionCan an alphanumerical string of any length 
  • representedOrganization
    • name
N/A Must be an alphanumerical string of any lengthA human readable name of the organization.


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