Embedded binary objects (files) can be included in a Document. When present the system must be able to detect them, and should inform the user of their presence, display them on demand and add them to the patient record if a user elects to do so.
|FHIR-HA-01||Receiving systems MUST detect the presence of attachments.||N||Y|
|1||The system SHOULD inform the user that there are attachments and display them on demand.|
|2||When present the system MUST be able to detect them, and should inform the user of their presence.|
As FHIR and representations of clinical concepts mature, suppliers will need to consider how to manage backwards compatibility of the data stored in/on the patient record.