XDS

Acronym for “Cross Enterprise Document Sharing”. XDS is an IHE Integration Profile that specifies a method for sharing document across enterprise boundaries.

IHE

Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise. An international organization that publishes detailed specifications of how standards like DICOM and HL7 should be used to integrate Healthcare IT Systems. Adhering to the IHE integration profiles may reduce ambiguities and narrow the options within the used standards and therefore increase compatibility.