The Patient Care Coordination (PCC) domain was established in 2005 to deal with integration issues that cross providers, patient problems or time. It deals with general clinical care aspects such as document exchange, order processing, and coordination with other specialty domains. PCC also addresses workflows thatare common to multiple specialty areas and the integration needs of specialty areas that do not have a separate domain within IHE.
The PCC Domain issponsored by:
Integration profiles defined by the
PCC Technical Committee are published in the IHE PCC Technical Framework. Brief descriptions of these
profiles are available here and more detailed summaries are available here.
Like other IHE domains, PCC follows an
18-month cycle as follows:
Annual PCC Planning Meeting This is where the roadmap is updated, and
draft proposals are reviewed. The Planning Committee submits the roadmap and
proposals to the Technical Committee for review and scoping. Bring your new
ideas here (use the draft proposal template). This is where a profile is
Roadmap and draft proposal review
Joint Planning/Technical Committee
Review, Clarify, and Re-prioritize
Proposal edits and submission of
final profile proposal to the technical committee. Technical Committee members
then work to write profile offline.
Review and Final edits to profile
"draft for public comment" and submit for review. Developers and
Planning Committee begin submitting comments.
Developers, Marketing, Technical,
Educational Workshop. This is an overview of IHE. Profiles
are described to Developers and Developers are encouraged to consider
implementing new profiles.
Developers, Planning Committee
Profile draft comment period ends.
Technical Committee begins editing.
Connectathon registration begins.
This is the developers intent to implement profiles.
Makes final edits and publishes
"profile draft for trail implementation"
Connectathon registration ends.
Developers, Technical, Planning
HIMSS Showcase Participant Workshop. Here, Developers/Vendors that plan to show
their implementation at HIMSS learn how the HIMSS Interoperability Showcase
Connectathon MESA tests
MESA tool tests due.
IHE North America Connectathon
HIMSS Interoperability Showcase
IHE Europe Connectathon
Comment period for "Draft for
Trial Implementation" closes.
Incorporate draft for Trial
Implementation and comments into Technical Framework. Planning Committee
updates the website.
Note that there
are overlapping processes because profiles from the prior year are being
implemented, tested and updated while new profiles are being added.
For exact times
and dates, please see the IHE Calendar.
As a Clinician /
Get involved in the planning committee. This is where the clinical problems are
discussed and prioritized. The planning committee is an open group and is
interested in having your input! Bring us your interoperability problems!
You can also help by participating in the annual HIMSS Interoperability Showcase
You can do this
resources you can provide toward the problem will help prioritize getting your
proposal solidified more quickly.
As a Hospital
In addition to getting involved in the planning committee, hold your vendor
accountable. Put a statement in your RFP that indicates you want the vendor to
support the actor in the profile you desire.
As an Implementer
Get involved in the Technical Committee to help ensure profiles
are feasible and will work for you. Implement the profile, and come
experience the Connectathon.
To subscribe to the Google Groups for the PCC domain committees, follow the links below and apply for membership:
Planning Committee: Laura Heermann-Langford, Tone Southerland
Technical Committee: Emma Jones, Denise Downing
Nursing Sub Committee: Denise Downing
IHE Patient Care Coordination Wiki
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