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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

IHE North American Connectathon Conference

IHE North American Connectathon Conference 2012
January 11, 2012 in Chicago, ILRegistration is now open.

Join a preeminent cadre of interoperability, information standards, and health information exchange experts for a one-day educational and networking event at the Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) North American Connectathon Conference, January 11, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Chicago, IL. Register online today!

The IHE Connectathon Conference is a cornerstone of the annual interoperability testing event— the IHE North American Connectathon. This year IHE’s global testing event will hit record breaking participation! Over 120 participating organizations will test 150+ systems advancing the Healthcare IT industry and patient safety. 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 and register online today. Review the list of educational sessions, plus Conference dates and location listed below.

Connectathon Educational Sessions & Speakers
·         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 at
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. We encourage IHE members to invite interested organizations and individuals that want to learn more about IHE and interoperability to register online.

Conference Date:                            Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Educational Sessions:                     9:00 – 4:30pm CT
Cocktail Reception:                         4:30 – 6:00pm CT
Registration Fee:                             $195.00
Register Online:                                Visit our registration website.  

Meeting Location & Hotel Accommodations:
Hyatt Regency - Chicago, IL.
151 East Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601
Hotel Reservations: Click here.

If you have additional questions, please contact or visit IHE USA’s website for more information.


  1. I could have posted a comment mentioning this blog post on any number of your posts in the last few years, but this one is as good as any. (After all, it's about an interoperability testing event!)

    See The Early Adopters by 2005 TR35 honoree Bryan Cantrill (formerly of Sun Microsystems, now at Joyent).

  2. You certainly could have, and it would have been entirely appropriate. IHE Connectathons are where early adopters flock to test new profiles, and to improve them ... because Interoperability is Job 0.9