Cross-Community Access for Imaging

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Summary

Cross-Community Access for Imaging(XCA) - Supports the means to query and retrieve patient relevant medical imaging data held by other communities.

The XCA-I Profile extends the IT Infrastructure XCA Profile. XCA provides access to all medical data including diagnostic reports and imaging manifests. XCA-I provides access to the images referenced in the imaging manifests.

Benefits

  • Image access between Communities
  • Common health information infrastructure with non-imaging data

Details

The Cross-Community Access for Imaging profile supports the means to query and retrieve patient relevant medical image data held by other communities. A community is defined as a coupling of facilities/enterprises that have agreed to work together using a common set of policies for the purpose of sharing clinical information via an established mechanism. Facilities/enterprises may host any type of healthcare application such as EHR, PHR, etc.

Such communities may be XDS Affinity Domains which define image sharing using the XDS-I profile. This profile addresses sharing between such communities.

The XCA-I Profile extends the IT Infrastructure XCA Profile for Imaging. XCA provides access to Diagnostic reports and Imaging Manifests. XCA-I provides access to the imaging objects referenced in the Manifests.

Systems Affected

Systems involved in this profile include:

  • PACS or RIS systems may store, manage, and display imaging documents.
  • EMR's and other patient management systems which will access and display imaging documents.
  • HIE's, Image Exchange Systems, and VNA's which store, manage and display imaging documents for multiple systems.

Actors & Transactions:

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The shaded actors are NOT included in this profile but are shown to illustrate the full set of actors that play a role other endpoint of transactions that ARE part of the profile (e.g., the Document Registry Actor is an endpoint for the Registry Stored Query Transaction).

Specification

Profile Status: Trial Implementation

Documents:

IHE Radiology Technical Framework: Su

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Underlying Standards:

  • DICOM
  • ebRIM OASIS/ebXML Registry Information Model v3.0
  • ebRS OASIS/ebXML Registry Services Specifications v3.0

See Also

Related Profiles

  • [XCA] Cross-Community Access allows to query and retrieve patient electronic health records, including the reports and image manifests held by other communities.
  • [XDS] Cross Enterprise Document Sharing share and discover electronic health record documents between healthcare enterprises, physician offices, clinics, acute care in-patient facilities and personal health records within the community.