IHE News September 2016

IHE North America Connectathon Registration

Registration is open for the IHE North America Connectathon, January 23-27, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. The event allows health IT systems developers to test their implementations of IHE profiles and their interoperability with vendor peers. The event is also used to prepare for public demonstrations, including the HIMSS Interoperability Showcase. Join health IT's largest interoperability testing event and help build an interoperable future for healthcare. Registration is open through October 7. Click here for information, including an introductory webinar, and Connectathon registration.

ACC Issues Policy Statement on IHE

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) has issued a detailed policy statement advocating IHE solutions for interoperability issues confronting healthcare. The statement points out that, "IHE is in a unique position to formalize the use of existing standards to support clinically relevant workflows and improve efficiency." Read the IHE press release with links to the ACC Policy Statement.

IHE Webinars: Gearing Up for Connectathon Testing

Each year, clinical and technical experts in each IHE domain develop new profiles and refine existing ones. Each IHE profile uses established standards to define the actors, transactions and information content required to address a specific clinical, research or operational use case. To present their work to the broader health IT community, IHE holds an annual series of webinars. The free webinars present what's new in each domain and offer guidance to implementers, including those preparing for testing at IHE Connectathons. The webinars are available for viewing online and registration is open for upcoming events. Go to webinars. 

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