Section 3: Signing up for a CDS Connect Account

Signing up for a CDS Connect Account

The public is invited to browse, search, and use the resources and content on the CDS Connect website. But to become a more active member of the CDS community and take advantage of additional site features, such as authoring an artifact with the Authoring Tool, contributing an artifact to the Repository, or receiving notifications on artifact changes, it is necessary to sign up for a CDS Connect Account.

To register, select your permissions, and submit the CDS signup form:

  • Authoring Permissions are for software developers to create Health Level 7 CQL-based CDS logic files using a friendly web interface and to test authored CDS logic against uploaded synthetic patient data.
  • Contributor Permissions are for researchers and developers to create CDS artifacts at the multiple knowledge levels (L1-L4) and post them to the Repository for public review and use.
  • Community Member Permissions are for anyone with an interest in clinical decision support to subscribe to Repository artifacts and receive notifications.

The system administrator will review and approve your request and respond. Once approved, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to reset your password. 

With your new password, you can log in to the CDS Authoring Tool to create clinical decision support logic.

Or you might use the same credentials to log in separately to your CDS Connect Repository Account to post and subscribe to CDS artifacts.