First, I would like to apologize in advance if I missed something in order to make myself familiar by reading the documentation. I did read, but not everything is clear to me.
If possible, I would like to learn how current (2.3.x) and future OpenMRS platform versions together with current (1.5) and future Radiology Module versions are intended to integrate into generic radiology environments (HIS/RIS/PACS/Modality).
The wiki page of the radiology module states that “The module has not yet been officially released”, but addons openmrs org provides several versions of the module. I would like to know:
- if the module version 1.5 provided is officially released, if functional extensions provided to OpenMRS by this module version are ready to use or if it is still subject to change?
- If not ready for use, what the missing pieces are?
Reading this article about the LH-Radiology distribution led me to the assumption that, also for the generic OpenMRS product, from an interoperability perspective, FHIR is now intended to be used to exchange order information and status, diagnostic reports, etc. Is this assumption correct? Currently there is the FHIR Module available on addons openmrs org which I found will be replaced by FHIR Module2.
- Is the statement made on github regarding Module2 correct?
- If yes, I would be very happy to get some information about the status and roadmap of the FHIR Module2 and if the radiology use case is considered!?
Last, if not using FHIR or REST API interfaces to add, update, delete orders, when aiming OWA, would the actual Order Entry OWA also be a good candidate to be extended to enter radiology besides laboratory orders?