Consolidated CDA July 2012 Suggested Enhancements
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Proposal for a new C-CDA Section - "Synopsis"
There is an emerging requirement for a new CDA section that might become required in many, if not most, clinical circumstances. Physicians working in several separate coordination endeavors are calling for a Synopsis section. This would be unstructured and would be a place for the author to explain the purpose of the document, what should be done, what portions or items in the document should get special attention, etc. Basically they want the brief cover note that they write to the next provider. Thus far, those proposing this new section strongly resist any suggestions to add any structure to the synopsis.
Thomson Kuhn (American College of Physicians)