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Formatting telephone numbers

March 28th, 2014|0 Comments

The article The telecom element, describes the XML syntax for representing phone numbers, e-mail addresses, internet addresses, and similar in CDA documents, using the telecom element.

As noted in that article, telephone numbers are placed in […]

Interpreting whitespace in addr elements

March 18th, 2014|0 Comments

The article Whitespace in CDA mixed content elements, presents the challenges and fundamental approaches adopted in the CDA standard, to deal with the ambiguity in XML on how whitespace (spaces, tabs, line-breaks, etc.) is processed.

As […]

Interpreting whitespace in name elements

March 18th, 2014|0 Comments

The article Whitespace in CDA mixed content elements, presents the challenges and fundamental approaches adopted in the CDA standard, to deal with the ambiguity in XML on how whitespace (spaces, tabs, line-breaks, etc.) is processed.

As […]

The addr element

February 6th, 2014|0 Comments

Throughout the XML hierarchy of a CDA document, there are XML elements named addr that are intended to represent postal addresses.

Address Type (use)
The use attribute of the addr element indicates what type of address it […]

The birthTime element

February 6th, 2014|0 Comments

The birthTime element represents a time-stamp (or “moment in time” – in this case, typically, a “date-stamp”) indicating the birth date of a person. Refer to the article Moments in time in CDA for details […]

The telecom element

February 6th, 2014|0 Comments

Throughout the XML hierarchy of a CDA document, there are XML elements named telecom that are intended to represent telecommunication addresses such as phone/fax numbers, e-mail addresses, etc.

The value attribute of the telecom element contains the actual address using the […]

The name element

February 6th, 2014|0 Comments

Throughout the XML hierarchy of a CDA document, there are XML elements named name that are intended to represent names of people, organizations, or entities. Although there are expected variations in the syntax for the different types of names (e.g. a […]