Goals Narrative Only

Approval Status

  • Approval Status: Approved
  • Example Task Force: 2/4/2016
  • SDWG: 2/11/2016
  • SDWG C-CDA R2.1 Upgrade: 2/2/2017

C-CDA 2.1 Example:

  • 2.16.840.1.113883.
  • 2.16.840.1.113883.

Reference to full CDA sample:

  • Empty CCD

Validation location


  • This is an example of how to send a goals section with only narrative.


  • Brett Marquard, brett@riverrockassociates.com (GitHub: brettmarquard)


  • ONC


  • narrative-only



Example: download example view on GitHub

        <!-- Goals Section -->
        <templateId root="2.16.840.1.113883."/>
        <code code="61146-7" displayName="Goals" codeSystem="2.16.840.1.113883.6.1" codeSystemName="LOINC"/>
        <title>Goals Section</title>
        <text><paragraph ID="Goals">Patient is targeting a pulse oximetry of 92% and a weight of 195 lbs</paragraph></text>
            <!-- Goal Observation -->
            <observation classCode="OBS" moodCode="GOL">
                <!-- Goal Observation -->
                <templateId root="2.16.840.1.113883."/>
                <!-- If you have an id for your goal, include here -->
                <id nullFlavor="UNK"/>
                <code nullFlavor="UNK"/>
                <text><reference value="#Goals"></reference></text>
                <statusCode code="active"/>
                <!-- Author could be included to indicate a patient authored goal or a provider different than the document or section author. -->
                <!-- See HL7 DSTU comment which relaxed the requirement to include the author (867) -->
                <!-- http://www.hl7.org/dstucomments/showdetail_comment.cfm?commentid=867 -->
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