CDA R3 simply external references
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The current approach to linking graphics requires the use of observationMedia inside an entry. This makes it impossible to reference graphics in Level 1 CDA documents (which by definition contain no coded entries).
- Allow renderMultiMedia to reference graphics directly by URL. An possible example is shown below:
<renderMultiMedia mediaType="image/gif" value="lefthand.gif"/>
... or if we decide to allow XHTML in the body:
Recommended Action Items
March 23, 2010: renderMultiMedia can be used in a CDA L1 document. It's important that it be used when referencing attested content, because the corresponding entry has additional details (such as ID, etc). Opposed: 0; Abstain: 0; In favor: 6.