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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

IHE Call for Proposals Opens

Greetings IHE Community,

Call for Proposals Opens today, July 20 – September 5, 2011!
It is with great pleasure that we announce the beginning of the IHE annual planning cycle. IHE will solicit proposals for the 2012-2013 Profile Cycle in the IT Infrastructure (ITI), Patient Care Coordination (PCC) and Quality, Research & Public Health (QRPH) domains. The Call for Proposals opens today, July 20, and concludes September 5, 2011. Interested parties are invited to submit a brief proposal for new IHE Profiles and/or white papers to be considered for development in the 2012-2013 Profile Cycle. 
This e-mail describes the annual planning cycle process, including the Planning Proposal Evaluation Kickoff Meeting in October 2011, Proposal Review Planning Webinars that will lead up to the October meeting, and the Technical Proposal Evaluation Meeting in November 2011. Please continue reading for more details.
Help Promote IHE Call for Proposal:
All IHE members are invited to forward this announcement to their committee mailing lists and other interested parties.

All Proposals must follow the structure and format of the IHE Proposal Template (ftp DOCX file), specifically addressing the following:
  1. What is the problem you intend to address with this proposal, and how is that problem expressed in practice (e.g., a use case)?
  2. How would fixing this problem improve health care in practice?
  3. What specific components of standards could be used to solve this problem?
4.       Your proposal must identify one or more potential editor(s) in the event that the proposal is selected for further evaluation and development. If possible, please include some indication of the business case surrounding the situation when describing the problem. For example, is there an economic motivation for addressing this problem immediately?

Summary of IHE’s Multi-Phase Proposal Process:
1.       Submit Brief Proposals by September 5, 2011:
PCC, ITI and QRPH’s Call for Proposals opens July 20 and closes September 5, 2011. Submit a Brief Proposal with the attached form to the domain email listed below.

2.       Planning Committee’s Proposal Review Webinars:
        Save the Date! Webinars are held during the weeks of September 19 and 26, 2011 on WebEx.  Authors for all accepted proposals are required to present the Brief Proposal on the Planning Committee’s Proposal Review Webinar(s). The webinar dates for each domain will be announced in August 2011. Please anticipate participating in 1-3 webinars during the weeks of September 19 & 26, 2011.

3.       2012-2013 Planning Proposal Evaluation Kickoff:
Save the Date! October 11-13, 2011 in Oak Brook, IL.*
We urge those who submit proposals or white papers to attend the Proposal Evaluation Kickoff Meeting in person or by phone. In-person advocacy has proven to be the most effective way to ensure your brief proposal are understood and accepted by the committee. 

4.       2012-2013 Technical Committee Proposal Evaluation Meeting:
Save the Date! November 15-17, 2011 in Oak Brook, IL.*
Proposals that are accepted at the Planning Proposal Evaluation Kickoff Meeting and given to the IHE Technical Committee for review are required to write and present a detailed proposal during the Technical Proposal Evaluation Meeting.

Deadline: September 5, 2011 at 11:59 pm CST
Email the completed brief IHE Proposal template to the corresponding domain email address below before September 5, 2011 at 11:59pm CST.
Domain Email
Planning Co-Chair 1
Planning Co-Chair 2
PCC Planning Committee
Keith Boone
Dr. Michael J. McCoy
ITI Planning Committee
Karen Witting
Michael Nusbaum
QRPH Planning Committee
Didi Davis
Amit Popat

We look forward to working with you during the IHE 2012-2013 Profile Cycle. Please contact the IHE secretary at if you have any additional questions or need further assistance.

* The dates for the October & November PCC, ITI and QPRH meeting are held on different days. Please open the attached meeting invites for the exact dates of your domain meeting. Additional information about these meetings will be sent out in August of 2011. Only IHE International Members are allowed to attend IHE Meetings. To apply for Free IHE International Membership click here.

Thank you,
IHE Patient Care Coordination, IT Infrastructure and Quality, Research and Public Health Planning Committee Co-Chairs

Keith Boone & Dr. Michael J. McCoy (PCC)
Karen Witting & Michael Nusbaum (ITI)
Didi Davis & Amit Popat (QRPH)

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