IHE portable data profile fixes interoperability snags
December 01, 2006
The shift from film-based images and hard-copy reports to soft-copy reading and digital archiving has sparked challenges when it comes to sharing and distributing data. Referring physicians and patients now typically expect to receive medical data and images on portable media such as compact discs and DVDs. But not all of these portable devices are reliably interoperable with PACS and enterprise IT systems.