XDS – XDS-I Cross Document Sharing

By on May 22, 2012

Sectra became the first vendor in the UK with a successful XDS implementation.  This will allow radiology based image data and reports to be available at patient point of care regardless of patient location.

Sectra was the chosen vendor for a regional PACS/RIS  implementation that spanned 27 hospitals in Northern Ireland, however two hospitals did not sign on to the regional project and used an alternate vendor.  As a result a solution was needed in order for the separate vendor systems to share data.

Sectra’s XDS technology enabled this functionality. XDS is an IHE framework  that leverages existing standards for communicating clinical data between disparate systems.

There is an excellent white paper from Sectra on the topic of XDS.  You can view the document on their web site by clicking here.


About dkorolyk

I’ve been involved in Healthcare IT and PACS since Y2k. Over the years I’ve been fortunate enough to be involved in a lot of interesting an diverse projects. My experience also includes numerous HL7/EMR integration projects as well as many hardware and software platforms. My three main areas of expertise include technical integration aspects of radiology, oncology and laboratory diagnostics.

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