Tuesday, December 3, 2013

RSNA 2013 - ICIA24 - using IHE profiles to plan for medical imaging

Top five forces to medical imaging are defined to be:

1. Cost reduction
2. Daunting PACS migration
3. Silos of imaging sources
4. Complexity of effective image sharing
5. Leverage health IT best practices

The road to effective image sharing by implementing Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA) taking care of access consolidation. Access consolidation requirements are:

1. Integrated clinical systems
2. Portability
3. Scalable
4. Extensible
5. Content accessible

IHE profiles are there to break the vendor neutral consolidation barriers.
IHE XDS provides the profiles to allow content (vendor) neutral archive. Several profiles are defined to describe the required capabilities within an XDS affinity domain such as PIX (patient identity cross referencing) , BPPC (basic patient privacy and concent) and XUA (cross enterprise user authentication).

The XDS environment can be setup as a federated, centralized or hybrid environment.

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