While HDIRS operates and maintains two diagnostic imaging repositories, hospital members and IHF clients are custodians of the information within them. HDIRS maintains continuous, constant contact with members and clients via several committees comprised of the people who use the repository regularly.
Clinical Advisory Committee
The Clinical Advisory Committee (CAC) represents the perspective of clinical staff and physicians affiliated with the HDIRS member hospitals. The committee provides recommendations pertaining to the standardization of HDIRS clinical processes and operations. To ensure data integrity and consistent sharing of data, the CAC reviews the activity of the Standards Working Group and provides input where needed. The advisory body also provides input to the Privacy and Security Working Group to assist with ensuring the privacy and confidentiality of patient information for all collection, use, and disclosure of personal health information related to the provision of clinical care, education, and research.
Joint Operations Committee
The Joint Operations Committee (JOC) is focused on the successful interoperability of HDIRS-East and HDIRS-West and consistent data sharing among member hospitals. The committee contributes to prioritizing technical and operational development. They have an important role in reviewing performance metrics, identifying potential risks, and providing recommendations to working groups.
HDIRS User and Standards Working Group
This group makes recommendations for the standardization of HDIRS business and clinical processes. In their work, the committee reviews workflow, policies, system configuration, and technical standards; analyzes current processes and develops new ones; works to understand Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) standards and apply them wherever possible; and individual committee members oversee HDIRS standardization activities within their own sites.
Privacy and Security Advisory Groups
The Privacy and Security Advisory Groups help to standardize information privacy, security, administrative, and technical controls. Specifically, the Privacy and Security Advisory Groups provide expert input and feedback on HDIRS privacy and security programs and ensure alignment across all hospital and IHF partnerships necessary for confidentiality, integrity, and availability of shared services.
New Committee Volunteers Welcome!
Are you a radiologist, clinician, radiation technologist, or privacy and security expert working at one of the hospital member sites connected to the HDIRS-East or HDIRS-West DIR? Would you like to help ensure the continued effectiveness of the DIRs?