Activity performed for or on a patient as part of the provision of care.

Data Element

Information from the submission form

Procedure Timing

This submission has been added to Draft USCDI v4 as Procedures/Time of Procedure.

Time and/or date a procedure or other action is performed.


Level 2 Data Element: Procedure Timing

IMO supports the inclusion of proposed Level 2 Data Elements for Procedure Timing and Location of Procedure in USCDI V3.  These data elements are incorporated in mature technical specifications including CDA R2 Implementation Guide: Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI) Reports, Release 3. ONC certified HIT should be capable of exchanging these data elements.  

Unified Comment from CDC

The Multiple Chronic Conditions eCare Plan project successfully tested this element at the Sep 2020 and Jan 2021 FHIR connectathons and has implemented it at the OHSU testing site. 


The CDC Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention and the Million Hearts® 2022 Hearts national initiative (co-led by and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) uses this data as it is available for monitoring and evaluation to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes in 5 years. Furthermore, the CDC plans to leverage this data further in the future for surveillance and epidemiology studies if advanced through policy and available from EHRs. The Multi-state EHR-based Network for Disease Surveillance (MENDS) pilot will use electronic health record (EHR) data collected in clinical settings leading to a real-time, chronic disease surveillance model to plan and evaluate short-term outcomes of policies and program interventions.This field is for general comments on this specific data element. To submit new USCDI data classes and/or data elements, please use the USCDI ONDEC system:

USCDI_Version_2_Draft_Template for Comments_DHDSP_MENDS_04.15.2021_3.docx

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