Background: The research project REPO (Radiology Ehealth PlatfOrm) was started in 2017 with the goal to “enable cross-enterprise collaboration in radiology using the Austrian eHealth infrastructure”.
Objectives: The objective of this paper was to provide an overview of the radiology IT environment – actors, use cases and technology.
Methods: We conducted semi-structured expert interviews with radiologists and hospital operators and we statistically analyzed the client database of our research project partner.
Results: Interviews led to a list of use cases where cross-enterprise collaboration in radiology takes place and the data analysis provided insights on the systems, networks and standards in place.
Conclusion: The Austrian IT infrastructure in radiology is a heterogeneous naturally grown environment. Future developments should be based on internationally accorded standards and on integration profiles provided by Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE).
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