Platform Services

Core services for united comprehensive capabilities

Service Registry

Central registration of all available services and systems

The Service Registry dynamically manages services of the ICW eHealth Suite and connected systems. The Service Registry gives you an overview of all centralized functions which are available in the solution infrastructure. In addition, the Service Registry makes changes to the technical infrastructure transparent for the systems in use, since their technical connection data is represented by logical service names.

The presence of services can be queried via the logical service names through web interfaces. This way, actors can, for example, recognize that a central Master Patient Index is available for querying patient IDs without having to know its technical address.

Namespace Manager

Administration of message related namespaces

The Namespace Manager supports message related identification of namespaces, organizations and code systems based on OIDs, URNs or aliases. As a central service, it is used to query transformation or enrichment information and is of crucial importance in the cross-enterprise exchange of messages. Through its use, message streams are adapted or normalized by the involved actors in order to provide for standard interoperability.

Terminology Manager

Administration of domain-specific concepts

The Terminology Manager enables the cross-enterprise administration of code systems and value sets. This includes, among other things, the administration of relevant codes for the identification and structuring of medical information (e.g. diagnostic codes in ICD-10) as well as the administration of relevant metadata in the context of documents, (e.g. mapping of value sets for IHE XDS conforming document types or PracticeSettingCodes). To manage the terminologies, a graphical user interface as well as standard-compliant interfaces (such as IHE SVS) are available.

Furthermore, the Terminology Manager enables connecting organization-specific catalogs (so-called facility catalogs) to central reference value sets. This “mapping” information can be consumed through dedicated interfaces and supports connected systems in the exchange of data across enterprise boundaries based on a common reference terminology.

Identity Manager

Central service for storing and authenticating user identities

The ICW eHealth Suite Modules, as well as other connected systems, can easily use the central directory service of the Identity Manager via common LDAP interfaces to query or authenticate user identities. For authentication, already existing directory services, as well as those already existing in the enterprise, can be integrated (so-called forwarding). In addition, the Identity Manager allows you to use the standardized WebSSO mechanism (Web Single Sign On). This allows to jump into connected systems with an external user context.