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Clinical Document Architecture

Author | Date March 13, 2012

Clinical Document Architecture- Developed by Health Level 7 International (HL7), the Clinical Document Architecture is a markup standard based off of XML(Extensible Markup Language). The CDA standard does not isolate one specific transport method but rather includes options such as DICOM, MIME, FTP and HTTP. The main purpose of the CDA strives towards ensuring that patient records can be created and read effortlessly by EMR and EHR software systems.

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