We are pleased to announce the release for public comment of the IHE Management of Radiology Report Templates (MRRT) profile. Special thanks are due to everyone who participated in the IHE teleconferences and meetings that helped make this a reality. We are delighted with the result, which specifies exchange of templates using a combination of HTML5 for the body of the template and CDA-compatible XML for the associated coded content. An example template that illustrates these features is available on the IHE web site.
We intend to reformat the RSNA template library according to this specification once the profile is finalized this spring. In January 2014, the IHE will hold a “connect-a-thon” for vendors to demonstrate their ability to exchange templates according to this profile. In addition to any public comments that you submit through the formal IHE comment process (described below), we would welcome any additional feedback you may have for us about this profile or the RSNA Structured Reporting initiative in general.