SecretariatMedical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA)
Luiza Kowalczyk,
Co-ChairsBrad Genereaux, Agfa HealthCare
Elliot Silver, Change Healthcare
Last strategy update2018-09-25
MinutesWG-20 minutes


  • Development of DICOM and HL7 standards for image-related information for areas where the consistent use of HL7 and DICOM is of prime concern, and for the coordination and mutual education and understanding between the HL7 and DICOM organizations and their technical committees / working groups.
  • Imaging Integration promotes the interoperation of imaging systems and associated information systems that use HL7 standards. Imaging Integration develops standards and guidance (use cases, information structures, message and document content) related to the workflow of ordering, performing, communicating and reporting of imaging and associated data


  • HL7 Three Year Plan items (subject to interest / resource availability)
  • Develop and support FHIR imaging-related resources (May 2017 – January 2019)
  • Develop radiology report FHIR profiles and related content (September 2017 – September 2019)
  • Reconcile imaging-centric lifecycle management with FHIR (May 2017 – January 2019)
  • Develop imaging implementation guide, profiles, and white papers for FHIR (January 2018 – May 2019)
  • Specialty-specific workflows (cardiovascular – echo/cath reporting, decision support, informatics; opthamathology; etc), measurements and reports (January 2018 – January 2020)
  • Summary dose information (with QI Core) for EHR / decision support systems (January 2018 – January 2020)

Current Work Items

  • DICOM Open Work Items
    • None
  • HL7 Open Projects
  • Sponsor
    • Project 1392: FHIRcast: Application Context Synchronization in FHIR
    • Project 1230: HL7 Endorsement of DICOM PS3.20: Imaging Reports using HL7 CDA
    • Project TBD: FHIR Release 4 updates
  • Co-Sponsor
    • Project 1343: Eye Care and Opthamalogy on FHIR
    • Project 1010: Ordering Service Interface Specification Project
  • Project 862: Unique Specimen Identifier Requirements
  • Project 682: Specimen CMET Second Release (On Hold)
    • HL7 CPs
  • 12269: Update DICOM mappings for ImagingStudy
  • 10350 / 13226: FHIR Workflow (Request/Event Pattern)
  • 15123: Add identifier system value constraint for DICOM OIDs
    • IHE CPs
  • None