Secure Peer Review and Feedback on Medical Findings via IHE XDS

Emmanuel Helm, Jacqueline Schwebach, Andreas Manfred Pointner, Anna Maria Lin, Valentin Rothensteiner, Dietmar Keimel, Andreas Hannes Schuler

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNavigating Healthcare Through Challenging Times - Proceedings of dHealth 2021 - Health Informatics Meets Digital Health
EditorsDieter Hayn, Gunter Schreier, Martin Baumgartner
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781643681801
Publication statusPublished - 7 May 2021

Publication series

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


  • Radiology [H02.403.740]
  • Workflow [L01.906.893]

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