A Few Links Regarding the Continuity of Care Record (CCR) Standard

May 15th through May 18th:



You may be interested in one additional link with regards to CCR support. HealthFrame Viewer is a freely distributed Windows application that can read any valid CCR and produces reports, graphs and interacts with web services such as the federal government's Family History application effort.

If you are interested, you can download the free viewer from http://www.recordsforliving.com/ProductsAndServic

Thank you,

Simone L. Pringle

Hi Simone,

Can you tell us more about the Family History application? Thanks,


Hi, Ted!

"My Family Health Portrait" (https://familyhistory.hhs.gov/) is an online application developed by the U.S. Surgeon General. Users can use the interface and create their family history. The application generates some really nifty graphic reports too.

"My Family Health Portrait" is not CCR-compliant, however. What we've done at Records For Living is to create a bridge between CCR and the online application, using a plug-in technology we call OpenHealth Services (OHS), which is CCR-based (http://www.recordsforliving.com/OpenHealthServices/).

The long and the short of it is that if you have a CCR, you can open it using the freely distributed HealthFrame Viewer and then you can install the OHS Plug-in for the Family History application (http://www.recordsforliving.com/OpenHealthServices/ServiceGalleryDetail.aspx?FamilyGUID=ID-725255c6-f03a-4e36-959c-7009da1a2e55) and you can start using the online application.

The HealthFrame Viewer is a neat CCR 'enabler' tool in this regard. There are other OHS plug-ins that may be useful to patients who have been sent/given CCR records. Other examples include interfacing to the ClinicalTrials.gov service, translation to HL7 CCD level 3, etc.


Simone L. Pringle

Ted Eytan, MD