Friday, July 27, 2012

IHE PCC and IT Infrastructure Call for Proposals

Greetings IHE Community and Industry Partners,
It is with great pleasure we announce the IHE annual planning cycle has begun! The IT Infrastructure (ITI) and Patient Care Coordination (PCC) Domains are soliciting work item proposals for the 2012-2013 Publication Cycle. The Call for Proposals opens July 26 and concludes October 5, 2012. Interested parties are invited to submit a brief proposal 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 2012. Please continue reading for more details or visit the IHE Wiki for more information.
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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 October 5, 2012:
PCC and ITI Domain’s Call for Proposals Open July 26 and close on October 5, 2012. Submit a Brief Proposal with the attached form to the domain email listed below.

2.       Planning Committee’s Proposal Review Webinars- Decision Meetings:
Save the Date! Webinars are held during the weeks of October 8 & 15, 2012 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 2012. Please anticipate participating on 1-3 webinars. These Webinars will be decision meetings.
3.       2012-2013 Planning Proposal Evaluation Kickoff:
Save the Date! October 30-31, 2012 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. 

4.       2012-2013 Technical Committee Proposal Evaluation Meeting:
Save the Date! The week of December 3, 2012 Location TBD.* 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: October 5, 2012 at 11:59 pm CDT
Email the completed brief IHE Proposal template to the corresponding domain email address below before October 5, 2012 at 11:59pm CDT.
Domain Email
Planning Co-Chair 1
Planning Co-Chair 2
PCC Planning Committee
Keith Boone
Dr. Michael J. McCoy
ITI Planning Committee
Karen Witting
Claudio Saccavini
We look forward to working with you during the IHE 2012-2013 Publication Cycle. Please contact the IHE secretary at if you have any additional questions or need further assistance. 


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