Wednesday, September 15, 2010

HIMSS11 Interoperability Showcase Registration - 8/16 - 10/8

This announcement crossed my desk this morning. The showcase routinely attracts (over the last 5 years), 8 - 12% of the HIMSS audience. Even when it is in another room, it's a huge draw. I'll be there, will you?



Dates: February 21 – 24, 2011
Registration Opens: August 16 – October 8, 2010


For more information about the Interoperability Showcase please contact the Showcase Team at or call +1-312-915-9213.

The opportunities and challenges for healthcare have never been greater. From the new administration in the U.S. to Ministries of Health in nations worldwide, one of the common solutions is the adoption and smart use of health information technologies.  But just having health IT solutions in a large hospital, a small one doctor ambulatory practice, or a region-wide health information exchange is not enough—technology cannot just be present – it must be integrated into the practice so that using technology is as natural and part of the routine as gathering a patient's vitals and family history.

Making it all work is not unlike putting together a puzzle. A critical piece of the puzzle is ensuring not only that the health IT systems used are standards-based but can seamlessly exchange and effectively utilize the healthcare data provided. This is IHE's role; to provide the framework in this puzzle by connecting or integrating all of the healthcare-based standards and build an inoperable healthcare system for the future. 
Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) is at center stage leading this important initiative. Learn more about IHE's role in standards-based integration and how you or your company can participate.

Demonstrate Leadership in Healthcare Integration:

Participate in HIMSS Interoperability Showcases

As new IHE profiles (About IHE) are released as a result of IHE's development work the next step is to demonstrate at a HIMSS Interoperability Showcase, the seamless transfer of standards-based health IT technologies across multiple vendor systems using real-time data. This unique and interactive display of interoperability allows end-users and vendors to gain a hands-on experience of how we can use HIT to improve patient care by harmonizing healthcare information exchanges. More importantly, IHE and the Interoperability Showcases bring together the industry's most fierce competitors and top IT experts to work at the same table and build technical frameworks and Integration Profiles for interoperable systems.


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