Since the early 2000s, CRS4 has dedicated considerable efforts to data and process modeling through open formalisms, to technical and semantic interoperability among clinical domains, and to the creation of scalable systems for collaborative analysis and reuse of available information.
In the health sector, CRS4 joined in 2010 the Technical Committee in the Laboratory domain in the Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) consortium, the reference international institution for the interoperability of information systems in the healthcare environment. In this context CRS4 proposed two new transactions to improve the traceability of the biological sample in the sampling phase (LAB-63 and LAB-64 in the figure). LAB-63 is now an integral part of the IHE guidelines. On the basis of LAB-64, CRS4 is leading the effort for creating a new IHE Specimen Event Tracking integration profile, which serves to capture information on the generation and management of samples in the field of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.