Cross-Enterprise Communication and Data Exchange in Radiology in Austria: Technology and Use Cases

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Abstract

Background: The research project REPO (Radiology Ehealth PlatfOrm) was started in 2017 with the goal to “enable cross-enterprise collaboration in radiology using the Austrian eHealth infrastructure”. Objectives: The objective of this paper was to provide an overview of the radiology IT environment – actors, use cases and technology. Methods: We conducted semi-structured expert interviews with radiologists and hospital operators and we statistically analyzed the client database of our research project partner. Results: Interviews led to a list of use cases where cross-enterprise collaboration in radiology takes place and the data analysis provided insights on the systems, networks and standards in place. Conclusion: The Austrian IT infrastructure in radiology is a heterogeneous naturally grown environment. Future developments should be based on internationally accorded standards and on integration profiles provided by Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHealth Informatics Meets eHealth
Subtitle of host publicationBiomedical Meets eHealth - From Sensors to Decisions - Proceedings of the 12th eHealth Conference
EditorsGunter Schreier, Dieter Hayn
PublisherIOS Press Amsterdam
Pages64-71
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781614998570
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventeHealth 2018 - Health Informatics meets eHealth - Vienna, Austria
Duration: 8 May 20189 May 2018

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume248
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Conference

ConferenceeHealth 2018 - Health Informatics meets eHealth
CountryAustria
CityVienna
Period08.05.201809.05.2018

Keywords

  • Electronic health records
  • Health information interoperability
  • Radiology

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