Integration is achieved by successfully deploying integration capabilities that address specific patient care needs
Integration is achieved by successfully deploying integration capabilities that address specific patient care needs. IHE has defined multiple Integration Profiles for various clinical needs and continues to advance integration every year by defining new integration profiles as well as adding functionality to existing ones.
In 2003, new profiles and options have been defined. The Reporting Workflow Profile addresses the need to schedule, distribute and track the status of the reporting tasks such as interpretation, transcription and verification by means of worklists. The Evidence Documents Profile defines interoperable ways for observations, measurements and other procedure details to be stored and managed by archival systems and presented by display systems.It also allows detailed non-image information to be made available as input to a diagnostic report. Multiple Sources option allows systems to query and retrieve distributed radiology information from multiple information sources such as multiple PACS or legacy archives.
In this session, we will present the newly introduced IHE profiles and options. We will also describe their clinical benefits and show how different products can work together to achieve these recently defined integration capabilities.
1. Learn the essentials of the new integration profiles and options introduced in 2003; 2. Understand the purpose and clinical benefits of these additions to IHE; and 3. Learn how to determine whether products have implemented these capabilities (A.L., Employee, IDX; R.N., Employee Softmedical)