The ITK 2.2 architecture documentation set has been re-organised and re-written to make it simple and easy to understand. This set is intended for a mixed technical audience of individuals within an organisation of all levels intending to develop ITK accredited systems, as well as those in the health and social care architecture communities.
The ITK accreditation process has been designed to be very straightforward and deliberately light touch, focusing very much on demonstrating technical conformance of the ITK interface against the relevant specifications and standards. The process is completely independent from both the standards / requirements bodies and the suppliers.
The Interoperability Toolkit (ITK) core pack offers guidance on common (or core) ITK artefacts and concepts, backed up by examples and development artefacts such as XML schema.
The core pack covers
- services in terms of "business services" (transport independent service definitions). Also included are Distribution Envelope specific artefacts together with the WSDL files to help configure implementation.
- distribution envelope includes element and attribute descriptions, scenario based envelope examples and the ITK Distribution Envelope schema. This section also has an overview of the profileId, which is an attribute of the Distribution Envelope.
- The acknowledgement framework is a configurable request based framework, where acknowledgements are requested via the ITK distribution envelope's handling specifications. This section contains examples showing how acknowledgements are requested by setting handling specification values. Also included are detailed element and attribute descriptions, as well as schema definitions, for both the ITK infrastructure acknowledgement and the ITK business acknowledgement.
- For metadata, this pack contains guidance for implementing XDS metadata for ITK correspondence payloads. The guidance contains detailed element and attribute descriptions as well as schema definitions and examples.