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IHE N.A. Connectathon Conference | Save the date! January 11, 2012

IHE North American Connectathon Conference 2012
Save the Date: January 11, 2012 in Chicago, IL.
Registration will open soon.

Joining a preeminent cadre of interoperability, information standards, IHE and health information exchange experts for a one-day educational and networking event at the IHE North American Connectathon Conference, January 11, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Chicago, IL.

The IHE Connectathon Conference is a cornerstone of the annual IHE North American Connectathon and has will hit record breaking participation this year! Over 120 organizations are participating this year that will test 150+ systems. Attendees at the Connectathon Conference will be given special access to the testing floor and a guided tour of the event. 

IHE USA is proud to announce an exciting and dynamic array of speakers and educational sessions for this year’s Conference. Please join us for this important event. Additional information regarding IHE N.A. Connectathon, plus the Conference dates and location are listed below. If you have other questions or need more information please contact us at

·        Opening Keynote - Delivering High-value Health Care through Regional Health Information Exchange                                                                                                                                               
Eric Heflin, Chief Technology Officer, Texas Health Services Authority

·        Leveraging IHE XDS to Achieve Health Information Exchange - Real World Implementations                                                                                                                                  
Holly Miller MD, MBA, FHIMSS, CMO, Med Allies    
Jim Younkin, IT Program Director, Geisinger Health System, KeyHIE    

·        Current Advancements in Medical Device Integration
Elliot B. Sloane, PhD, CCE, FHIMSS
Professor and Director of Health Systems Engineering
Drexel University School of Biomedical Engineering

·        Exploring Open Source Tools to Achieve Interoperability - Panel Discussion                                          
James St. Clair, CISM, PMP, SSGB, Senior Director, Interoperability and Standards, HIMSS                                                                                   
Rob Kolodner MD, EVP, CIO, Open Health Tools                                                                               
Ken Rubin, Object Management Group

·        The Next Revolution in Standards-Based Image Sharing                                                                           
David Mendelson MD, FACR, Chief of Clinical Informatics, Mount Sinai Medical Center

·        IHE North American Connectathon Introduction and Guided Tours

Conference Dates & Logistics
The IHE N.A. Connectathon Conference is open to the public and we encourage IHE members to invite interested organizations and individuals that want to learn more about IHE.
Date: Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Educational Sessions: 9:00 – 4:30pm CT
Cocktail Reception: 4:30 – 6:00pm CT
Meeting Location & Hotel Accommodations:
Hyatt Regency - Chicago, IL.
151 East Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601
Hotel Reservations: Click here.
Registration fee: $195.00

IHE Connectathons
IHE Connectathons are held in locations worldwide. This year at the IHE North American Connectathon 2012 there are over 120 healthcare IT organizations registered to test 150+ systems at this year's event. Conference attendees will learn about the IHE testing process, the IHE Profiles that are its foundation and IHE's support for critical improvements in healthcare.
Visit the official IHE Connectathon webpage for more information >>
If you have additional questions, please contact


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