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Sharing Medical Records: The XDS Architecture and Communication Infrastructure
July/August 2011 (vol. 13 no. 4)
pp. 46-52
Rita Noumeir, École de Technologie Supérieure
Learn how the Cross-Enterprise Document Sharing (XDS) integration profile helped provide the interoperability necessary to deploy electronic health records, giving healthcare providers access to medical records regardless of location or institution.

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Index Terms:
Electronic health record, interoperability, Integrating Healthcare Enterprise, IHE, Cross Enterprise Document Sharing, XDS, XDS-I, Electronic Business Extensible Markup Language, ebXML, software architecture, information technology
Rita Noumeir, "Sharing Medical Records: The XDS Architecture and Communication Infrastructure," IT Professional, vol. 13, no. 4, pp. 46-52, July-Aug. 2011, doi:10.1109/MITP.2010.123
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