CDA for Common Document Types Broadens Project Coalition with Addition of
3M, ImageTek, A-Life Medical, QuadraMed, Misys Healthcare
CHICAGO, Jan. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The HL7 Clinical Document Architecture (CDA) for Common Document Types (CDA4CDT) project starts 2008 on a strong note adding four new benefactors who enlarge and broaden the project coalition: 3M Health Information Systems joined in the fall of 2007, ImageTek, Inc. in November and A-Life Medical and QuadraMed at the close of the year, with Misys Healthcare joining in early 2008. Each of the new Benefactors brings a fresh perspective to the project, beyond just dictation and transcription, the common thread being recognition of the central role of the CDA standard for document creation and distribution, document management, natural language processing and the electronic health record.
"Expanding CDA4CDT beyond dictation/transcription is a natural progression", says Donald T. Mon, PhD, vice president, practice leadership, AHIMA. "The addition of vendors representing all aspects of document generation and management will speed EHR adoption by making more information available for patient safety, quality, and all the other benefits we expect from the EHR."
The 3M Health Information Systems subsidiary, formed with the acquisition of SoftMed, joined CDA4CDT, according to David Owen, product line marketing manager, "Because we are in the business of making it easier to manage the workflow of clinical documents to improve the quality of care and revenue cycle, having widely adopted, interoperable specifications for common types of clinical notes makes good business sense to us."
Imagetek, Inc. joined the CDA4CDT initiative because proliferating the
adoption of interoperable electronic documents makes it easier to support
patient-centric records management for the healthcare sector of their core
business, document management. "Imagetek is excited about the opportunity
|SOURCE Liora Alschuler|
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