The Arsenàl.IT Consortium works as permanent observatory to gather relevant data as regards eHealth inside the area of the 23 associated members. Data that are gathered organized and analysed by applying a rigorous and scientific method. Close to this activity there is the research, study and comparison of model in the national and international panorama.
Arsenàl.IT actively collaborated with a lot of international institutions, organizations and scientific societies among which there are IHE, LOINC Italia, HTAi, SiHTA, EHTEL, and AISIS. The achieved outcomes by the research activity represent the foundations for the development of the eHealth projects. The observatory is even a tool to evaluate, assess and monitor all the initiatives developed in the view of ongoing improvement of the healthcare services and the assistance for the citizen.
It is very important the collaboration established with IHE (Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise) that during 2011 produced a quite interesting outcome at international level. We are talking about theXDW profile (Cross Enterprise Document Workflow). XDW aims at creating a workflow document where it is possible to gather and outline all steps linked to the clinical process and the documents produced by organizations (hospital, territorial services, pharmacies, etc) and by professionals involved in the healthcare process. Each step not only contains a direct link to produced documents, but even traces all the information linked to each single event, that is to say the professional that acts in the clinic workflow, when this takes place and who creates or modifies any kind of document connected to the process. By the same tool it is possible even to outline the condition change for each single clinical digital document. The workflow document is XML document structured and based on OASIS WS-HumanTask standard that is to say that is can be managed and shared inside the same interoperable platform built at regional level for sharing any kind of digital clinical document.
An innovative solution, elaborated by the Arsenàl.IT team answering to a series of observations came from the clinicians involved in the Doge, Veneto ESCAPE and RENEWING HEALTH projects.
At the moment new profiles are under elaboration by the team.