IHE North America Connectathon Sees Expanded Participation
The IHE North America Connectathon, which took place January 11-15 in Chicago, set new records for number of participants, systems tested and successful tests performed. In addition to nearly 500 individual testing participants, more than 120 attendees took part in a one-day conference associated with the testing event. Read more.
Interoperability Showcase at HIMSS10
The annual Interoperability Showcase will be presented at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2010 conference March 1-3 in Atlanta, Ga. With 73 participating vendors and organizations, the HIMSS 2010 Interoperability Showcase illustrates how interoperability drives improvements in the quality, safety and efficiency of care. Read more.
Patient Care Device User Handbook for Public Comment
The IHE Patient Care Device domain has released its User Handbook 2010 edition for public comment. Healthcare administrators who makes purchasing decisions, clinical engineers, IT systems analyst and medical technology evaluators will find the handbook a valuable resource. It describes how to use IHE PCD profiles to improve how the integration capabilities of systems and devices are selected, specified, purchased and deployed. Comments are requested by February 12th, 2010. Read the handbook.
Product Registry Open for Submissions
IHE has developed a new resource for developers of healthcare IT systems to publish information about the interoperability capabilities of these systems. The IHE Product Registry will enable vendors to develop and publish IHE Integration Statements for systems that are available commercially or as open source code. Users will be able to browse or search this information by system type, IHE profiles and actors implemented, company name and other criteria. The Product Registry is ready to receive submissions now at http://product-registry.ihe.net/. We also welcome feedback from submitters and users on how the registry might be improved.
The Product Registry will replace the IHE Integration Statement page at http://www.ihe.net/. That page will no longer be maintained. Companies that have published Integration Statements linked to that page are strongly encouraged to publish their information in the Product Registry.