Cross-enterprise Document Media Interchange (XDM) – What itss used for: According to IHE, XDM transfers documents and metadata using CDs, USB memory or email attachments. This profile supports environments with minimal capabilities in terms of using Web Services and generating detailed metadata. This standard is utilized by the Direct Project.

Example: Using secure e-mail, a physician e-mails the patient’s CCD to the patient’s Microsoft Healthvault e-mail account for uploading to the patient’s online PHR.

Synonyms: Cross-enterprise Document Media Interchange

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