Sunday, February 26, 2017

Clinical Document Architecture

In the Health app for iOS, you can now store health records. However, it requires a CDA file to work. You may ask, "What is CDA?" It stands for Clinical Document Architecture. It works as a format for health records to follow. It's written in a standard markup language, with special attributes for the medical field. It may change how medical records work forever. The hope is that it will become a standard across all doctors and hospitals. In addition, part of the intention is that this file could have legal integrity, and could be used to confirm medical information. It's easy for the patient to read on a phone. I'd like to see this take off one day, and that day may be soon.

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