Cross-enterprise Document Media Interchange
Cross-Enterprise Document Media Interchange (XDM) - provides document interchange using a common file and directory structure over several standard media. This permits the patient to use physical media to carry medical documents. This also permits the use of person-to-person email to convey medical documents.
Facilitates person-to-person exchange of the healthcare information
- supports transport via physical media - USB and CD-R
- supports transport as an attachment to an email
The XDM solution is intended to be easy to implement with pre-existing email clients, CD burners and USB ports. XDM does not include any additional reliability enhancements. XDM requires that the recipient be able to support human intervention in order to manually control the importing of the data (patient ID reconciliation, selection of patient of interest from possibly multiple patients’ documents on the media).
XDM is document format agnostic, supporting the same document content as XDS and XDR. Document content is described in XDS Document Content Profiles. Examples are XDS-MS, XPHR, XDS-SD, and XD*-LAB.
XDM defines no new metadata. It leverages XDS metadata with emphasis on patient identification, document identification, description, and relationships. A directory and file structure is documented for populating the media. This structure maintains separate areas for each patient listed and is supported on all referenced media types. Media and the structure were selected based on experience with media interoperability in Radiology, i.e. PDI profile. The media selected are the widespread CD-R, USB removable media, and email with ZIP attachment.
Systems involved in this profile are:
- EHR, EMR, HIE, HIO
Profile Status: Final Text
- Vol. 1 - Section 16, E, J, K
- Vol. 2b - Sections 3.32
- Vol. 2x - Appendix T Use of eMail
- Vol. 3 - Section 4.1 XDS Metadata
- DICOM PS 3.10 Media Storage and File Format for Data Interchange (DICOM file format). http://dicom.nema.org/
- DICOM PS 3.12 Media Formats and Physical Media for Data Interchange, Annex F - 120mm CD-R media, Annex R - USB Connected Removable Devices, Annex V - ZIP File Over Media, and Annex W - Email Media. http://dicom.nema.org/
- XHTML™ 1.0 The Extensible HyperText Markup Language (Second Edition). A Reformulation of HTML 4 in XML 1.0. W3C Recommendation 26 January 2000, revised 1 August 2002. http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1.
- XHTML™ Basic. W3C Recommendation 19 December 2000. http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtm-basic.
- MDN: RFC 3798 Message Disposition Notification. http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc3798.txt
- ebRIM OASIS/ebXML Registry Information Model v3.0
- ZIP format http://www.pkware.com/support/zip-app-note/
Sample ZIP files
- Test your zip file at http://ihexds.nist.gov/xdstools2 using Message Validation
There is a media encryption option in trial implementation. See DEN
This page is based on the Profile Template
Current: IT Infrastructure Technical Framework.