The O3 products are developed according to the following features:
Besides these important features, 3 are the main characteristics of all the software developed under the umbrella of the o3 Consortium Project:
The goal of Open Source solutions, especially in the healthcare context, is to overcome the classical black-box approach offered by the majority of the vendors.
Open Source solutions are provided to guarantee:
Since the project is Open Source, even the protocols used for the communication are open.
We decided to follow strictly the standard protocols descriptions without adding private fields, in order to ease the integration with other systems and to to pursue the goal of complete interoperability.
The standards supported by O3 systems are:
O3 works hard towards interoperability, and O3 systems are totally compliant with the worldwide interoperability health management initiative “Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise” (IHE).
IHE is an initiative started by healthcare professionals and industry to improve the way computer systems in healthcare share information. IHE promotes the coordinated use of established standards such as DICOM and HL7 to address specific clinical needs in support of optimal patient care. Systems developed in accordance with IHE communicate with each another better, are easier to implement, and enable care providers to use information more effectively.
O3’s “bricks” are built according to IHE “Actors” and the O3 information flows are totally compliant with the IHE Integration Profiles.