In late 2015, the Radiological Society of North America teamed with The Sequoia Project, an industry collaboration to advance secure health information exchange, to launch a program supporting the electronic exchange of medical images and related diagnostic reports.

The goal of the Image Share Validation program is to test vendors’ implementations of standards for medical imaging developed by DICOM and IHE (Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise) that enable clinicians to share images and reports and give patients control over their own information, says Chris Carr, director of informatics at RSNA. The Sequoia Project will administer the program.

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