RVC and IHE
The aim of Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) is to encourage unequivocal exchange of medical data in a safe manner. In this connection proven standards (DICOM and HL7) are used as much as possible. In this way these standards are re-used in solving communication/exchange (inter-operability) problems, caused because multiple software applications are involved in a medical process. The end result of the IHE proces is a pragmatic solution described in a profile.
IHE-XDS and XDS-I
These profiles describe the exchange of documents and images, the IHE-XDS and IHE-XDS-I profiles (Cross-enterprise Document Sharing and Cross-enterprise Document Sharing for Imaging). These profiles can be applied in the exchange of patient information between various departments within a hospital, but also between various medical centres.
RVC and IHE
RVC meets the IHE requirements. All the IHE profiles implemented by a supplier within the existing software or as a new product, should be presented on a Connectathon. Tests are made under the supervision of medical specialists to confirm the accurate operation of the software. If an application has proved its worth, these adjustments will be published in an Integration Statement.