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There are two committees: the [[Cardiology Planning Committee]], and the [[Cardiology Technical Committee]].
 
There are two committees: the [[Cardiology Planning Committee]], and the [[Cardiology Technical Committee]].
  
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== '''NOTICE : THE IHE CARDIOLOGY DOMAIN IS OFFICIALLY DORMANT.''' ==
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The American College of Cardiology, formerly the sponsor of the domain, has decided to discontinue its funding and staff support for 2008.  Under the terms of IHE Governance, without vendor-independent sponsorship the IHE Cardiology domain is now in a dormant state effective April 1 2008.
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At the IHE Cardiology Planning Committee meeting of March 30th in Chicago it was confirmed that the ACC:
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* were formally withdrawing from sole domain sponsorship support
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* had not secured alternative funding from the wider CV professional societies
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'''Q1 - What does this mean for IHE in Cardiology?'''
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A1 - It means that work on all new profiles is stopped. This includes the current proposals for development in 2007-2008 (see below), and work on moving the current Trial Implementation profiles forward to Final Text status. The domain membership can, in principle, engage in maintenance work on existing (trial implementation, and approved final text) profiles. Work is ongoing to see what the level of interest in this is and how the meeting management and infrastructure to support this can be organized.
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Customers can (and should) still demand ''existing'' IHE Integration Profiles in their RFPs, and vendors will continue to work on bringing these to market and supporting them.  In addition to the Cardiology Domain profiles, many profiles from the IT Infrastructure, Patient Care Coordination, and Radiology domains are also applicable to the cardiology environment.
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Note that under the new IHE Governance structure, the management of Connectathons and demonstrations is the responsibility of the national and regional IHE deployment organizations (not the technical Domains).  Therefore, the existing IHE Cardiology Profiles will continue to be tested and demonstrated.
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'''Q2 - Is this decision final?'''
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A2 - Things can always change, but until a formal sponsor can be found the Domain will remain dormant. Former Members of the IHE Cardiology Planning and Technical Comittees are continuing to pursue support alternatives in a private capacity. If we are successful in securing IHE Board-approved domain sponsorship, then we are committed to reinstating the Domain and continuing to work on Interoperability within Cardiology via the IHE.
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'''Q3 - In the absence of the IHE-cardiology Domain, how will interoperability in cardiology proceed?'''
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A3 - Interoperability in cardiology can and should proceed using the standards-based approach encouraged by IHE:
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* Use the existing IHE Cardiology Profiles
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* Use Profiles from other IHE Domains, particularly IT Infrastructure, Patient Care Coordination, Radiology, and the new Quality domain.
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* Use DICOM and HL7 under local (site negotiated) implementation guides or agreements
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'''Q4 - How will I know if things change?'''
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A4 - Check back on this wiki (which is being kindly hosted by HIMSS and RSNA).
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'''Q5 - What can I do to help?'''
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A5 - Please use your influence to inform the cardiology professional bodies of the situation, and encourage them to provide support for IHE Cardiology. Please contact any of the former IHE Cardiology co-chairs with ideas or opportunities to get the domain reinstated.
  
 
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IHE Cardiology addresses information sharing, workflow and patient care in cardiology, including electrophysiology and nuclear medicine.

IHE Cardiology is sponsored by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and manages the Cardiology Profiles and the Cardiology Technical Framework.

There are two committees: the Cardiology Planning Committee, and the Cardiology Technical Committee.

NOTICE : THE IHE CARDIOLOGY DOMAIN IS OFFICIALLY DORMANT.

The American College of Cardiology, formerly the sponsor of the domain, has decided to discontinue its funding and staff support for 2008. Under the terms of IHE Governance, without vendor-independent sponsorship the IHE Cardiology domain is now in a dormant state effective April 1 2008.

At the IHE Cardiology Planning Committee meeting of March 30th in Chicago it was confirmed that the ACC:

  • were formally withdrawing from sole domain sponsorship support
  • had not secured alternative funding from the wider CV professional societies


Q1 - What does this mean for IHE in Cardiology?

A1 - It means that work on all new profiles is stopped. This includes the current proposals for development in 2007-2008 (see below), and work on moving the current Trial Implementation profiles forward to Final Text status. The domain membership can, in principle, engage in maintenance work on existing (trial implementation, and approved final text) profiles. Work is ongoing to see what the level of interest in this is and how the meeting management and infrastructure to support this can be organized.

Customers can (and should) still demand existing IHE Integration Profiles in their RFPs, and vendors will continue to work on bringing these to market and supporting them. In addition to the Cardiology Domain profiles, many profiles from the IT Infrastructure, Patient Care Coordination, and Radiology domains are also applicable to the cardiology environment.

Note that under the new IHE Governance structure, the management of Connectathons and demonstrations is the responsibility of the national and regional IHE deployment organizations (not the technical Domains). Therefore, the existing IHE Cardiology Profiles will continue to be tested and demonstrated.

Q2 - Is this decision final?

A2 - Things can always change, but until a formal sponsor can be found the Domain will remain dormant. Former Members of the IHE Cardiology Planning and Technical Comittees are continuing to pursue support alternatives in a private capacity. If we are successful in securing IHE Board-approved domain sponsorship, then we are committed to reinstating the Domain and continuing to work on Interoperability within Cardiology via the IHE.

Q3 - In the absence of the IHE-cardiology Domain, how will interoperability in cardiology proceed?

A3 - Interoperability in cardiology can and should proceed using the standards-based approach encouraged by IHE:

  • Use the existing IHE Cardiology Profiles
  • Use Profiles from other IHE Domains, particularly IT Infrastructure, Patient Care Coordination, Radiology, and the new Quality domain.
  • Use DICOM and HL7 under local (site negotiated) implementation guides or agreements

Q4 - How will I know if things change?

A4 - Check back on this wiki (which is being kindly hosted by HIMSS and RSNA).

Q5 - What can I do to help?

A5 - Please use your influence to inform the cardiology professional bodies of the situation, and encourage them to provide support for IHE Cardiology. Please contact any of the former IHE Cardiology co-chairs with ideas or opportunities to get the domain reinstated.


Timeline : 2006-2007 Development Cycle

Timeframe Activity Scheduled Location
2006
Aug. TC Completes technical review of "Short List" Profiles Aug 14 & 28 T-Con
Sept. PC Selects Final Profiles Sept 21 T-Con
2007
April Publication of Public Comment Supplements April 30 www.ihe.net
May Deadline for submission of public comments of profile supplements May 30 www.ihe.net
June Reconciliation of public comments received (TC Meeting) June 5-7 ACC
June Publication of Trial Implementation Supplements June 8 www.ihe.net
2008
Jan. Test implementations at Connectathon Jan 28-Feb 1 Chicago

Timeline : 2007-2008 Development Cycle

Timeframe Activity Scheduled Location
2007
July Submit Brief Profile Proposals to Planning Committee (PC) Aug 13 E-mail
July PC Selects "Short List" of Profiles <TBA> T-Con
Aug. PC Drafts Detailed Proposals for "Short List" Profiles Sept 7 E-mail
Aug. TC Completes technical review of "Short List" Profiles Sept. 11-12 TCON
Sept. PC Selects Final Profiles Oct 24 T-con
2008
Mar. Profile development kickoff meeting (TC Meeting) Mar 4-5 MKE - Mortara
Mar/Apr/May Profile development: finalize supplements for public comment (TC) Weekly Webex t-conns: Mondays 10am CDT, Mar 17 through May 26 Chicago
June TC Face-to-Face - Prepare Supplements for Public June 4-5 MKE
June Publication of Public Comment Supplements June 9 www.ihe.net
June Deadline for submission of public comments of profile supplements June 27 RSNA forums
July Reconciliation of public comments received (TC Webex) July 8-9 ihe.webex.com
July Publication of Trial Implementation Supplements July 14 www.ihe.net
July Publication of Final Text Technical Framework (if appropriate) July 14 www.ihe.net
2009
Feb Test implementations at Connectathon Chicago

See also the Cardiology 2006-2007 Development Cycle

Roadmap

This document outlines goals and plans over the next 5 years.

Recent Activity

The Planning Committee is collecting Proposals for the 2007-2008 Cycle. See Above.

The Technical Committee has published an additional Public Comment supplement from the 2006-2007 Cycle. (Comments are due by July 16, 2007)

  • Implantable Device Cardiac Observations

The Technical Committee has published Trial Implementation supplements from the 2006-2007 Cycle.

  • Displayable Reports
  • Evidence Documents for Stress Testing
  • Evidence Documents for CT/MR Angiography

Current Activity

Details for the 2007-08 IHE cycle are maintained at: Cardiology_Technical_Committee#Current_Activities

Profile Selection

These Brief Profile Proposals were submitted for the 2007-08 Development Cycle; see ftp://ftp.ihe.net/Cardio/Year5-2008/Profile_Proposals/IHE-Card_Y5_Proposed_Profile_Review_Matrix_20071018.doc:

  • Image-enabled Office
  • EP Lab Measurements
  • 3D/4D Echo
  • Implantable Device Cardiac Observations
  • ECG Workflow
  • Quality/Data Harvesting
  • Reporting
  • Patient Care Coordination
  • XDS.b
  • ATNA Audit Event List
  • PDI Update
  • Electrophysiology Query for Implanted Cardiac Devices - PDQ-IDC
  • Grayscale for monitors


The workitems selected for this Cycle:

  • Image-enabled Office
  • ECG Workflow
  • Implantable Device Cardiac Observations (IDCO) Supplement Update

Demonstrations & Presentations

Date Location Event Details
Feb 24-28, 2008 Orlando, FL HIMSS 08 Live Demonstrations, Education

Supporters and Endorsements

IHE Cardiology is supported or endorsed by the following organizations:

See Also

Committees


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