Altova Technology Primers

Overviews of Today's Technology

Altova is pleased to offer Technology Primers, a series of short articles that provide an overview of some of today's most relevant technologies.

Although our software applications are so user-friendly that you do not need to be a technical expert to use them (yet so powerful that they can be used to develop complex projects), our Technology Primers are an excellent source of information for those who are interested in delving more deeply into the technology behind our tools.

EHR Technology Primer

Electronic health records (EHRs) are increasingly being used in healthcare settings across the globe. Click here for a brief discussion of the legislation driving the adoption of EHRs in the US and an overview of the technologies that support EHRs.

digital signature technology explained

Digital Signatures Technology Primer

Digital signatures facilitate the safe exchange of electronic documents by providing a way to test both the authenticity and the integrity of information exchanged digitally. Click for an overview of the technology that supports digital signatures.

HL7 technology explained

HL7 Technology Primer

HL7 (Health Level 7) is a set of standards that dictate how electronic information is exchanged between otherwise disassociated healthcare systems. Click for an overview of HL7 technology.

XML signature technology explained

XML Signatures Technology Primer

The XML signature is a type of XML-based digital signature and a key XML security measure. Click for an overview of the technology that supports XML digital signatures.

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