Wednesday, October 9, 2013

IHE ITI Technical Framework Volume 1 - Appendix

Updated October 26th: IHE ITI has revised Volume 1 so that the Appendix show up in the Table Of Contents. They also fixed a few other editorial issues. This revision only was done to Volume 1, as that was the only volume impacted. The changes were only editorial so no need to worry if you are using version 10, or 10.1. They are all the same normative content. The link on the IHE web site is always to the current version, with the older normative versions in the archive.

The Appendix is often considered a useless organ, but not always. The IHE ITI Technical Framework Volume 1 has failed to show the list of Appendix in the Table of Content. The new version of the Technical Framework didn't fix this. These Appendix are not necessarily critical, but are informative. The Appendix in Volume 1 of an IHE Technical Framework are those that help people understand the relationships between multiple profiles or larger concepts. This is different than the Appendix in Volume 2 that are usually technically oriented. I think IHE ITI has been doing less work in these Appendix than they should be. As a result there are quite a few profiles this year that would typically be handled by a Volume 1 Appendix.

Here is the Appendix found in Volume 1 of the ITI Technical Framework. They are there, the Table of Contents simply doesn't include their existence.

APPENDIX A: ACTOR DESCRIPTIONS 236
APPENDIX B: TRANSACTION DESCRIPTIONS 239
APPENDIX C: IHE INTEGRATION STATEMENTS 244
APPENDIX D: USER AUTHENTICATION TECHNIQUES - PASSWORDS, BIOMETRICS, AND TOKENS 247
APPENDIX E: CROSS PROFILE CONSIDERATIONS 248
APPENDIX F: REQUEST TO STANDARDS DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATIONS 261
APPENDIX G: SECURITY CONSIDERATIONS 261
APPENDIX H: INTENTIONALLY LEFT BLANK 263
APPENDIX I: INTENTIONALLY LEFT BLANK 263
APPENDIX J: CONTENT AND FORMAT OF XDS DOCUMENTS 264
APPENDIX K: XDS CONCEPT DETAILS 266
APPENDIX L: XDS AFFINITY DOMAIN DEFINITION CHECKLIST 271
APPENDIX M: CROSS-ENTERPRISE DOCUMENT SHARING AND IHE ROADMAP 272
APPENDIX N: INTENTIONALLY LEFT BLANK 274
APPENDIX O: INTENTIONALLY LEFT BLANK 274
APPENDIX P: PRIVACY ACCESS POLICIES (INFORMATIVE) 274
GLOSSARY 279

For more on the IHE ITI Technical Framework update: Understanding XDS metadata - IHE re-documentation effortThe 2013 version of the IHE IT Infrastructure Technical Framework v10 Final Text are published on the IHE web siteNew Trial Implementation supplements were are also there.