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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

IHE Call for Proposals begins

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Greetings IHE Community and Industry Partners,
It is with great pleasure we announce the IHE annual planning cycle has begun! The IT Infrastructure (ITI), Patient Care Coordination (PCC) and Quality Research and Public Health (QRPH) Domains are soliciting work item proposals for the 2013-2014 Publication Cycle. The Call for Proposals opens July 29 and concludes September 29, 2013 Interested parties are invited to submit a brief proposal (form attached) for new IHE Profiles and/or White Papers to be considered for development in the new Publication Cycle. 
This e-mail describes the annual planning cycle process from August – December 2013. Please continue reading for more details or visit the IHE Wiki for more information.  For any additional support surrounding the proposal process, please contact Nancy Ramirez, IHE Coordinator, at

Help Promote IHE Call for Proposals:
All IHE members and industry partners are invited share this announcement with their committee mailing lists and other interested parties. Additional information is maintained on the IHE Wiki.

All Proposals must follow the structure and format of the attached Brief IHE Proposal Template, specifically addressing the following:
  1. What is the problem you propose to solve by 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 should identify one or more potential editor(s) in the event that the proposal is selected for further evaluation and possible development. If possible, please include some indication of the business and/or clinical 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 29, 2013
·         QRPH, PCC and ITI Domain’s Call for Proposals Open July 29, 2013 and close on September 29, 2013.
·         Submit a Brief Proposal using the attached form to the domain email listed below.
·         If your proposal is accepted you will be required to attend IHE’s regular teleconferences and meetings where membership is required. Apply for IHE International’s free Organizational Membership today!

  1. Planning Committee’s Proposal Review Webinars- Decision Meetings:
Save the Date! Webinars are held during the weeks of September 30, 2013 and October 7, 2013 on WebEx. 
·         All Proposal authors are required to present a 15 min. summary of their Brief Proposal on one of these Webinars.
·         Exact dates for each domain will be announced in August 2013. Join the committee newsgroups to receive regular updates. See links at end of the announcement.
·         Please anticipate participating on 1-2 webinars. These Webinars will be decision meetings, join IHE to exercise your IHE voting privileges!

  1. 2013-2014 Planning Proposal Evaluation Kickoff:
Save the Date! October 9-10, 2013 in Oak Brook, IL.* Click here for more details.
·         We urge those who submit proposals or white papers to attend the Planning Proposal Evaluation Kickoff Meeting in person or phone. In-person advocacy has proven to be the most effective way to ensure your brief proposal are understood and accepted by the committee. 

  1. 2013-2014 Technical Committee Proposal Evaluation Meeting:
Save the Date! November 12-13, 2013 in Oak Brook, IL.* Click here for more details.
·         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 29, 2013 at 11:59 pm CDT**
Email the completed brief IHE Proposal template to the corresponding domain email address below before September 29, 2013 at 11:59pm CDT.
Domain Email
Planning Co-Chair 1
Planning Co-Chair 2
PCC Planning Committee
Laura Heermann-Langford
Tone Southerland
ITI Planning Committee
Eric Heflin
Karen Witting
QRPH Planning Committee
Didi Davis
Landen Bain

We look forward to working with you during the IHE 2013-2014 Publication Cycle. Please contact the IHE secretary at if you have any additional questions or need further assistance.

Apply for IHE International’s free Organizational Membership today! If your proposal is accepted you will be required to attend IHE’s regular teleconferences and meetings where membership is required.

Join the IHE Google Groups and stay informed on the 2014 Call for Proposals process!
·         IT Infrastructure (ITI) Domain Google Group:
·         Patient Care Coordination (PCC) Domain Google Group:
·         Quality Research & Public Health(QRPH) Domain Google Group:

If you have any additional questions please contact Nancy Ramirez, IHE Coordinator, at,  or the Domain Planning Co-Chairs listed above.

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


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