Name: Cross-Enterprise Document Sharing for Imaging (IHE XDS-I.b)
Identifier: IHE XDS-I.b
Issuing Organisation: Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE)
Organization website (opens in new window): https://www.ihe.net/
Link to standard (opens in new window): https://wiki.ihe.net/index.php/Cross-enterprise_Document_Sharing_for_Imaging
Availability: Free to Access
Type: IHE Profile
Issue Year: unknown
Forward Review Date: Not known
Intended Audiences: Third (Voluntary) Sector Bodies, Private Sector Bodies, Professional and Trade Bodies, and Governmental and Public Sector Bodies
Cross-enterprise Document Sharing for Imaging (XDS-I.b) is an interoperability profile that extends XDS to share images, diagnostic reports and related information across a group of care sites.
Affiliated Enterprises such as radiology departments, private physicians, clinics, long term care, and acute care centers can contribute and access imaging documents of interest.
Imaging documents include:
Imaging studies (images, measurements, results from analysis packages, presentation states);
Diagnostic reports for imaging studies;
Key Image selections associated with the report content for their diagnostic significance.
Relevance to Active and Healthy Ageing: Medium
Older Person Specific: No
Usage / Adoption status: IHE Profile endorsed by European Commission for Public Procurement
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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