What is Braid?

Braid is a Client library for a portion of the IHE (Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise) transactions.

This library specifically focuses on PIX, XDS.a & XDS.b, ATNA, BPPC and XDS-SD profiles in ITI domain, and XDS-MS (Referral & Discharge Summary) and EDR content profiles in PCC domain.

IHE is organized into multiple Domains which each address problems in one area of healthcare. Braid focused on two domains.

IT Infrastructure (ITI)

Cross-Enterprise Document Sharing of Scanned Documents (Content Creation and View)

Cross-Enterprise Clinical Documents Share (XDS.a) (XDS.a Source & XDS.a Consumer)

Cross-Enterprise Clinical Documents Share (XDS.b) (XDS.b Source & XDS.b Consumer)

Patient Identifier Cross-referencing for MPI (PIX v2 Source & PIX v2 Consumer)

Basic Patient Privacy Consents (BPPC) (BPPC Content & Enforcement)

Patient Demographics Query (PDQ v2 Consumer)

Audit Trail and Node Authentication (ATNA)

Consistent Time (CT)

Patient Care Coordination (PCC)

Emergency Department Referral (ED Referral) (Content Creation and View)

Cross-Enterprise Sharing of Medical Summaries (Content Creation and View)

- Referral Summary

- Discharge Summary

Braid Client libraries are successfully tested with other vendors in Connectathon-2008 event.