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Cross-Community Patient Discovery (IHE – XCPD)

Name: Cross-Community Patient Discovery (XCPD)

Identifier: IHE - XCPD

Issuing Organisation: Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE)

Country: International

Language: English

Organization website (opens in new window): https://www.ihe.net/

Link to standard (opens in new window): https://wiki.ihe.net/index.php/Cross-Community_Patient_Discovery

Availability: Free to Access

Type: IHE Profile

Issue Year: unknown

Forward Review Date: Not known

Fields: Communication and Information  Digital Health  Health and Wellbeing 

Intended Audiences: Private Sector Bodies, Professional and Trade Bodies, and Governmental and Public Sector Bodies

Abstract:

The Cross-Community Patient Discovery (XCPD) profile supports the means to locate communities which hold patient relevant health data and the translation of patient identifiers across communities holding the same patient’s data. A community is defined as a group of facilities/enterprises that have agreed to work together using a common set of policies for the purpose of sharing health information within the community via an established mechanism. Facilities/enterprises may host any type of healthcare application such as EHR, PHR, etc. A community is identifiable by a globally unique id called the homeCommunityId. Membership of a facility/enterprise in one community does not preclude it from being a member in another community. Such communities may be XDS Affinity Domains which define document sharing using the XDS profile or any other communities, no matter what their internal sharing structure.

Relevance to Active and Healthy Ageing: Medium

Older Person Specific: No

Usage / Adoption status: IHE Profile endorsed by European Commission for Public Procurement

Comments:

This IHE Profile is an essential building block in establishing interoperable digital tools in support of healthcare, thereby supporting seamless integrated healthcare for all generations incl. the elderly. This IHE Profile is mentioned in COMMISSION DECISION (EU) 2015/1302 of 28 July 2015 on the identification of ‘Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise’ profiles for referencing in public procurement (see Official Journal of the European Union, L199/43): (7) On 2 October 2014, the European multi-stakeholder platform on ICT standardisation evaluated 27 ‘Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise’ (IHE) profiles against the requirements set out in Annex II to Regulation (EU) No 1025/2012 and gave a positive advice to their identification for referencing in public procurement. The evaluation of the 27 IHE profiles was subsequently submitted to consultation of the eHealth network established by Article 14 of Directive 2011/24/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council (2) that confirmed the positive advice to their identification. (8) IHE develops ICT technical specifications in the field of healthcare information technology. The 27 IHE profiles are detailed specifications developed over a period of 15 years within the committees of IHE that optimise the selection of well-established standards describing the different layers of interoperability (i.e. protocol communication, technical, syntactical, semantic and application levels) with a view to find interoperability solutions for exchanging or sharing medical data. (9) The 27 IHE profiles have the potential to increase interoperability of eHealth services and applications to the benefit of patients and medical community. The 27 IHE profiles should therefore be identified as ICT technical specifications eligible for referencing in public procurement.

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