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.