What is a CDA?

CDA stands for Clinical Document Architecture.  It is a standard electronic document in XML that defines the structure of certain medical records including summaries and encounter notes. 

The term C-CDA is often used interchangeably, which stands for Consolidated Clinical Document Architecture. The purpose of the C-CDA is to include all clinical documents and CDA templates within one C-CDA document template. 

CDAs can only be sent electronically to external contacts who have a Direct Email Address entered into the Address Book of OP.