Anatomic Pathology Reporting to Public Health

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This profile is part of the Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (PaLM) domain, which merged the former AP and LAB domains since 2016, January 4th.

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Systems Affected

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  • PACS systems may store, manage, and/or display Evidence Documents.
  • Display systems may query, retrieve and display Evidence Documents.
  • Reporting workstations may retrieve, process and include details from Evidence Documents in reports

Actors & Transactions:

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Profile Status: Final Text <Replace "Final Text" with "Trial Implementation" or "Public Comment" as appropriate.>


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IHE Radiology Technical Framework:

  • Vol. 1 - Section 5 (SWF Profile)
  • Vol. 2 - Sections 4.8 to 4.10, 4.14 to 4.19, and 4.23
  • Vol. 3 - Appendix E

Underlying Standards:

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See Also

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