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.
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