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 Link to this message David Clunie  posted on Sunday, August 19, 2012 - 02:28 pm Edit Post Delete Post Print Post
As promised, I have been evaluating alternative approaches to encoding radiology reports, that satisfy the need to convey format content, meta-data, and if available, structured and coded content.

Simple static web pages + semantic markup seem to be the way to go, without relying on any medically-specific standards, just a medical vocabulary.

Details and some primitive examples are provided here:

It seems that we can very easily get by without the licensing headaches (or the complexity) of CDA.

 Link to this message Neelam Dugar  posted on Monday, August 20, 2012 - 04:11 pm Edit Post Delete Post Print Post
Thanks David. This is really excellent.

Looking as a clinical user perspective, it seems exactly what we need. This also allows us to move from medical specific standards to more ubiqutous web standards used in the consumer world. I do believe that is the way to go.Thank you for supporting us.

However, we need RIS, PACS, GP systems, EPRs, VNA, Results reporting systems to recieve & display these radiology reports. How do we specify this in our specification for RIS & PACS replacement--for incorporating this requirement.

Charles McCay will be discussing radiology report standard. I will point him to your blog. I think we are moving ahead with clinical document standards now.

Thanks again.
 Link to this message Daniel Fascia  posted on Monday, August 04, 2014 - 08:45 pm Edit Post Delete Post Print Post
Using XHTML is a great idea - I would take it further and offer Markdown as an ideal means of authoring a report offering a small and easy to understand subset of reasonable formatting that users could manage.

One comment about your blog post (and I know it was merely an example) is that there are many <section>s and <p>aragraphs for some data which would be more suited to <dl> definition list type structures...

Anyway, I totally support the use of XHTML as a standard for medical documents - the opportunities this gives to re-use data in so many ways via stylesheets is what we need: i.e. one for print, small screen, massive screen, readability, light, dark etc...

I'd love to be involved in the writing/brainstorming of a standard on this if we ever do it as an avid user of xhtml/css and web standards anorak I feel I could offer some help
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