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==2. The Problem==
 
==2. The Problem==
  
In IHE Scheduled Workflow (SWF.b), Assisted Procol Option, the "assignment of acquisition protocols" is included as a function of the Order Filler/Department System Scheduler (OF/DSS) Actor.  In practice, implemented Order Filler Actors typically do not have the features necessary to properly assign protocols that would be  performed by an acquisition system. A more recent profile, "Management of Acquisition Protocols" (MAP) was introduced for managing acquisition protocols, centrally across an enterprise by the Protocol Manager (PM) Actor. 
 
  
While both the PM and the OF/DSS have key and distinct roles in Managing and assigning Acquisition Protocols, IHE has not identified transactions between these two profiles and their key actors actors.  Providing this enterface will improve the efficiencies between the management, assignment and selection of acquisition protocols.
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IHE has defined two profiles regarding how acquisition protocoling is performed and managed.  They are Management of Acquisition Protocols and Scheduled Workflow, Assisted Protocol Option.  IHE has not defined how these profiles interact.
  
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Management of Acquisition Protocols defines actors, and a centralized process for managing Protocols across modalities, and the SWF.b Assisted Protocol Option provides for the capability to communicate to the acquisition modality, the recommended protocols for the acquisition.
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There is a natural grouping of Protocol Management and Protocol Prescription functionalities within the Protocol Manager Actor. Such systems are being developed as standalone systems apart from the traditional Radiology Information System. The RIS typically incorporates this Protocol Prescription capability along with resource (Modality) scheduling, however, the RIS may lack equipment specific knowledge to assign the correct protocol based on the manufacturer and model of the scheduled resource. These new systems include the incorporation of EMR clinical data (such as patient history and allergies) and AI algorithms, to improve the efficiencies of radiologists in prescribing acquisition protocols necessary to fulfill an order. 
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This proposal is to address how a Protocol Management System communicates to a Radiology Information System the prescription of the acquisition protocols that are known by the performing modality to be scheduled.
  
 
==3. Key Use Case==
 
==3. Key Use Case==

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2. The Problem

IHE has defined two profiles regarding how acquisition protocoling is performed and managed. They are Management of Acquisition Protocols and Scheduled Workflow, Assisted Protocol Option. IHE has not defined how these profiles interact.

Management of Acquisition Protocols defines actors, and a centralized process for managing Protocols across modalities, and the SWF.b Assisted Protocol Option provides for the capability to communicate to the acquisition modality, the recommended protocols for the acquisition.

There is a natural grouping of Protocol Management and Protocol Prescription functionalities within the Protocol Manager Actor. Such systems are being developed as standalone systems apart from the traditional Radiology Information System. The RIS typically incorporates this Protocol Prescription capability along with resource (Modality) scheduling, however, the RIS may lack equipment specific knowledge to assign the correct protocol based on the manufacturer and model of the scheduled resource. These new systems include the incorporation of EMR clinical data (such as patient history and allergies) and AI algorithms, to improve the efficiencies of radiologists in prescribing acquisition protocols necessary to fulfill an order.

This proposal is to address how a Protocol Management System communicates to a Radiology Information System the prescription of the acquisition protocols that are known by the performing modality to be scheduled.

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