M*Modal debuts CDA report templates for radiology

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M*Modal has introduced an HL7 clinical document architecture (CDA) structured document standard of radiology report templates.

This addition, announced at RSNA in Chicago this week, augments the ability of M*Modal’s radiology users to document using their own macros and templates alongside documentation standardization, the Pittsburgh-based company stated.

M*Modal has been converting RSNA-based templates into the document model format understood by the company’s Speech Understanding platform, making them selectable by the radiologist from an onscreen menu. Once chosen, a structured template’s data fields can be navigated and filled in via speech recognition, according to M*Modal.

The company has also mapped the template data fields to ontologies such as RadLex so that structured, encoded data is created automatically and semantic interoperability is achieved.

As a part of the Speech Understanding platform, the structured radiology templates are available for use in M*Modal’s radiology partners’ products, the company stated.