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The Media data model is used to exchange photos, videos, and audio recordings, as well as images/documents to and from a patient’s chart. Essentially, you can use this data model to pass or receive a file (e.g., JPEG, PDF, WAV), depending on the EHR system’s capabilities. Just know that most EHR systems don’t use the Media data model to receive diagnostic quality images like DICOM files.
To save a document to the patient's chart, most EHR systems require the patient identifier and basic patient demographics (e.g., name, date of birth). The EHR system may also require provider information like who generated the document, the file type, the filename, document ID, and whether the document has been authenticated and authorized to be shared in the patient’s chart. Or, a visit ID may be required if the document is associated with a specific visit. ​

You can also send files or documents with the Notes and Results data models. Learn more about how to send a file with different data models.

The Media data model has event types that are enabled for data on demand. Learn more about data on demand.