PDF/A in Health Care

In the area of digital patient files, scanning to PDF/A is a viable option, where coloured images and full-text search are amongst the main benefits.

The normal retention period in health care is 30 years. In addition to classical documents, other objects like x-rays must often also be archived. And for reasons of legal security, electronic signatures play an important role. In the area of digital patient files, scanning to PDF/A is a viable option, where coloured images and full-text search are amongst the main benefits. The required electronic signatures can then be embedded in PDF/A format.

Contact: Dr. Bernd Wild, Member of the Board (special focus: Healthcare and Electronic Signatures): bernd.wild@pdfa.org

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