HL7 Adopts XML Standard

Health Level 7 is an organization that writes standards and specifications for healthcare computing. HL7 has announced an XML standard for its Clinical Document Architecture (CDA). ‘…”We want to dispel the notion that XML alone offers an alternative to HL7,” said Stan Huff, chair of the HL7 board of directors. “XML is an encoding
that complements the semantic content provided by the HL7 RIM, allowing users to exploit all the possibilities of the Internet.”‘

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