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Also Known As: MDHT

MDHT delivers a standard object-oriented alternative to proprietary development methodologies and tooling used to specify and implement most healthcare industry standards. There are three primary categories of users for MDHT tools: authors of healthcare industry interoperability standards, certification or testing authorities who validate that an Electronic Health Record (EHR) system produces XML or JSON files that comply with the standard, and software developers that implement adapters or applications that produce and consume healthcare data. MDHT defines healthcare-specific UML profiles to specify the interoperability standards and delivers model editing tools that are optimized for clinical informatics users, including a customized interface for the UML profile extensions. MDHT also delivers UML publishing tools that are used to generate specification documents that are ready for submission to standards organizations. Finally, the tooling includes model transformations that leverage  EMF and OCL to generate Ecore models and Java code used by healthcare implementers.

Purpose: Produce CDA implementation guides and code framework to be used in the development of software the uses the IG

Product Family:

  • HL7 CDA
  • HL7 V3
  • FHIR

HL7 Functional Areas:

  • Standards Development
  • Standards Publication
  • Implementation


  • Java
  • Eclipse
  • Linux
  • MS Windows
  • Apple macOS

Version Rollout Date Last Update License
3.0 2010-09-15 2016-04-12 EPL

People and Organizations associated with Model Driven Health Tools:

  • Sean Muir -Developer/Maintainer/Project Administrator- (

Known Users of the Model Driven Health Tools

  • U.S. Veterans Administration