Patient Care Coordination

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 that are common to multiple specialty areas and the integration needs of specialty areas that do not have a separate domain within IHE.

The PCC Domain is sponsored by:

  • HIMSS (Health Information Management Systems Society)
  • ACP (American College of Physicians)

IHE Patient Care Coordination Profiles

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.

How do I Participate?

As a Clinician / Patient Advocate
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 scenario definitions.

You can do this by:

  1. Send us a note saying you’re interested so we can get you on the list-serves.
  2. Come to face to face meetings, and attend the telephone conferences.
  3. Submit your profile proposals by:
    • Fill out this template.
    • Submit the proposal draft to us.
    • Attend the October planning meeting to help clarify and prioritize your proposal
    • Follow up by submitting a the formal proposal
    • Attend the joint planning/technical meeting to explain your idea to the technical committee

Any additional resources you can provide toward the problem will help prioritize getting your proposal solidified more quickly.

As a Hospital Administrator 
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.

Committees

Committee Co-Chairs

Emma Jones, Andrea Fourquet

email:  pcc@ihe.net

Visit the Google Group:
IHE PCC Planning Committee

Visit the Google Group:
IHE PCC Technical Committee