I've uploaded a QRDA I file, why am I receiving a wrong document error?

There could be a number of reasons for this error message to be displayed after validating the uploaded file. This article will help you determine what could be causing it.

The first possibility is that when the files were uploaded, the incorrect file type was identified in the "Upload Type" box. You can verify the type of file identified for upload by looking in the upload list in the "Submission Type" column. If you were uploading a QRDA I file and see QRDA III in the Submission Type column, you will need to re-upload your file(s) and select the corrrect upload type.

If the correct upload type was already selected, it could be an issue with the file itself. For the moment, the AAOE Registry can only accept standard XML QRDA files. Some electronic health records have been putting a clinical document architecture (CDA) frame around their QRDA files making the file unreadable by the registry. To determine if this is the case, open the file you are trying to upload in a program like Notepad and look for the following codes:

  • CDA
    • <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>

      <ClinicalDocument xmlns="urn:hl7-org:v3" xmlns:voc="urn:hl7-org:v3/voc" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns:sdtc="urn:hl7-org:sdtc" xmlns:schemaLocation="urn:hl7-org:v3 CDA.xsd">

  • QRDA I
    • <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
      <?xml-stylesheet type='text/xsl' href='QRDA.xsl'?>
      <ClinicalDocument xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns:sdtc="urn:hl7-org:sdtc" classCode="DOCCLIN" xmlns="urn:hl7-org:v3">

If you see the bolded CDA.xsd, the file is likely to trigger an error in the registry. If you see the bolded QRDA.xsl, the file should be readable to the registry and you will need to submit a support ticket for assistance.