What Is XDS and How Do You Use it?

By on July 16, 2012

The Cross-Enterprise Document Sharing (XDS) IHE Integration Profile facilitates the registration, distribution and access across health enterprises of patient electronic health records It provides a standards-based specification for managing the sharing of documents between any healthcare enterprise.

Group of healthcare enterprises that have agreed to work together using a common set of policies and XDS-based infrastructures for sharing patient clinical documents.

Here are some great HL7 and XDS resources that I found on Amazon…great tools!




XDS can be used in some of the following scenarios:

• Regional community of care
• Nationwide EHR
• Specialized or disease-oriented (cardio, diabetes, oncology)
• Government-sponsored or federation of enterprises
• Insurance provider supported communities

XDS profile is designed to accommodate a wide range of policies on:

• Patient identification and consent
• Controlling access to information
• Format, content, structure, and representation of clinical information

Click here to view the entire PDF from IHE

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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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