Assist with Cures Act anti-information blocking compliance, although C-CDA is a less comprehensive solution.
Are developed by Health Level 7 (HL7), the standards development organization dedicated to digital health interoperability.
Evolve by consensus via HL7.
Support structured and unstructured data.
Combine information into standardized document types.
Are open source. ❤️
Example C-CDA Document
Example FHIR Resource
To sum up, C-CDA is a markup standard that creates large bundles of patient data. FHIR includes additional API elements that allow for unbundling of patient data.
Particle’s tools - including our API, industry-leading record locator 🌎, and stunningly reliable document converter ✨ - add additional functionality to both data formats.
These formats are enabling long-sought interoperability goals, pulling together data from smart devices to labs to hospitals. Explore them both to get the healthcare data you need!
1. Natively SOAP, but Particle supports an easier RESTful API.↩
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Hal stays up to date on healthcare interoperability rules as the Content Marketing Manager at Particle. He's an avid runner and gardener with years of experience writing for insurers, clinicians, and digital health startups.