IHE North American Connectathon Applications Due October 8
The IHE North America Connectathon will take place January 17-21, 2011 in Chicago. Applications for testing participants are available online at www.ihe.net/north_america/connectathon2011.cfm. The submission deadline is Friday, Oct. 8, 2010.
The Connectathon is the healthcare IT industry's largest face-to-face interoperability testing event. IHE profiles enable effective interoperability in a wide range of clinical settings, including health information exchanges. They also support many of the objectives for "meaningful use of electronic health records" advanced by the Health IT Standards Committee of the US Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.
At this year's Connectathon, IHE profiles in the following domains will be tested:
- Anatomic Pathology
- IT Infrastructure
- Patient Care Coordination
- Patient Care Devices
- Quality, Research and Public Health
Last year's IHE North America Connectathon drew nearly 400 individual testing participants from more than 70 organizations.