Conformity Assessment Committee

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Scope and Current Work

The IHE Conformity Assessment Coordination (CAsC) Committee is responsible to manage for the IHE International Board, the IHE Conformity Assessment Scheme (CAS), which forms the basis for IHE Conformity Assessment Programs. This program proposes since 2015 official testing of conformance to IHE Profiles.

The Test reports for products that have completed Conformity Assessment testing administered by IHE Authorized Testing Laboratories are available here [1]. These vendors may associate to their products the IHE Conformity Assessment Logo, as shown here [2].

The 16 IHE Profiles currently covered for conformity assessment are:

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  • Consistent Time (CT)
  • Audit Trail and Node Authentication (ATNA)
  • Cross Enterprise User Assertion (XUA)
  • Cross-Enterprise Document Sharing (XDS.b)
  • Cross-Enterprise Document Sharing for Imaging (XDS-I.b)
  • Patient Identification Cross-referencing (PIX)
  • Patient Identification Cross-referencing HL7v3 (PIXV3)
  • Patient Demographics Query (PDQ)
  • Patient Demographics Query HL7v3 (PDQV3)
  • Cross-Community Access (XCA)
  • Cross-Community Access for Imaging (XCA-I)
  • Cross-Community Patient Discovery (XCPD)
  • Patient Administration Management (PAM)
  • Laboratory Analytical Workflow (LAW)
  • Device Enterprise Communication (DEC)
  • Point-of-Care Infusion Verification (PIV)

Conformity Assessment occurs under a strict process performed by ISO/IEC 17025 Accredited Testing Laboratories. This process is specified by the IHE CAS Scheme based on ISO/EC Standard. It consists of two volumes:

==> IHE CAS-1 [3] defines the necessary processes for establishing and managing an IHE Conformity Assessment Program and for accrediting and operating testing labs.

==> IHE CAS-2 [4] defines the standardized test methods for assessing conformity to individual IHE Profiles.

  • Note: Two templates are defined within IHE CAS-2. They are provided below for convenience as MS Word files:
  • IHE-CAS-2-Summary Test Report Template [5]
  • IHE-CAS-2-Test Cases Secification and Execution_Template [6]

Current Meetings

The CAsC Committee meets twice a month. The membership tiers are as follows:

Tier A: Founding Members Tier B: Members (with operational CA program) Tier C1: Members (supporting new CA tools development) Tier C2: Members (supporting CA maintenance) Tier D: General Interest

To join the CAsC Committee, ask questions or provide feedback about the IHE Conformity Assessment program should be directed by e-mail to the CAsC Secretariat [7]


  • IHE Europe: Lapo Bertini (Chair), Charles Parisot
  • IHE Japan: Yasunari Shiokawa, Michio Kimura
  • IHE USA: Amit Trivedi (Chair), John Donnelly
  • Sequoia: Didi Davis
  • RSNA Image Share: Chris Carr
  • General Interest: Kevin O'Donnell

Member list to be maintained by CAsC Secretariat [8]

See Also

IHE Committees

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