What is RSNA Image Share Validation?
The Image Share Validation Program provides a conformity assessment program that sets the standard for consistency in the marketplace. The Image Share Validation Program tests the compliance of vendor systems using quality standards determined most effective for accurate and efficient exchange of medical images.
The RSNA Image Share Validation Program benefits patients and providers with improved efficiency, reduced costs, enhanced quality of care, and standards-based interoperability to spur innovation.
RSNA Image Share Validation
The vendors who achieve the RSNA Image Share designation have demonstrated compliance to quality standards published by IHE International and determined most effective for accurate and efficient exchange of medical images including those used in the eHealth Exchange.
Vendor products that successfully pass a rigorous set of required conformance tests receive the RSNA Image Share Validation seal to communicate to current and future customers their image sharing capabilities.
Marketability for Vendors
The RSNA Image Share Validation seal will assure customers that your systems support convenient, standards-based image exchange. RSNA will promote the program to purchasers of imaging and information systems, and encourage them to select systems that have undergone validation testing.
With effective standards for image sharing already well established, a validation program is the logical next step. Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) has published the Cross-enterprise Document Sharing (XDS) family of profiles, a set of technical specifications that are used to exchange health information, including medical images, in health information networks located around the world. The Image Share Validation program takes the next step toward their broader adoption.
For the initial pilot program, RSNA will offer validation of four bundles of functionality, based on IHE profiles and actor:
- XDS-I Document Source and Consumer
- XDS-I Registry and Repository
- XCA-I Gateway
- Patient-focused Image Sharing through a PHR System
Test participants can choose to be tested for any combination of bundles.
Vendor Validation Fees
The planned fees for the Image Share Validation program are:
- $20,000 for the first testing bundle
- $2,000 for each additional testing bundle
- Maximum of $26,000 per participant if all four bundles are tested
within a testing cycle
The validation mark will remain current for two years.
Benefits of Validation
to Patients and Providers
Enhanced quality of care
to spur innovation
Reduce radiation exposure
Stop duplicative procedures
Care providers with access to a patient’s imaging history make better informed care decisions and provide more efficient, higher quality care. Patients with access to their medical images and reports enjoy improved communication that enables them to take more control of their medical care. Image Share replaces the cumbersome and error prone methods of image sharing common today with convenient, secure electronic access.