Secure Peer Review and Feedback on Medical Findings via IHE XDS

Stud Health Technol Inform. 2021 May 7;279:105-112. doi: 10.3233/SHTI210096.


BACKGROUND: There is a lack of secure official communication channels for peer review and peer feedback on medical findings.

OBJECTIVES: We aimed to utilize the existing Austrian eHealth infrastructure to enable review and feedback processes.

METHODS: We extended the IHE XDW workflow document to enable the exchange of text messages (i.e., comments on documents or images) over an XDS infrastructure.

RESULTS: The workflow enables the exchange of comments on specific sections of CDA documents or radiological images and was verified in an XDS test environment.

CONCLUSION: The presented solution is a proof of concept and the potential basis for the specification of a new IHE workflow definition.

PMID:33965926 | DOI:10.3233/SHTI210096