Get Involved! Become a Volunteer!

"The experiences IHE has provided through the Connectathon's Monitor Program has benefited my daily work, and I am grateful to have had the opportunity to volunteer over the last 5 years. The hands on experiences, networking opportunities, and exposure to standards through the work of IHE at this event is unparalleled."
- Brian Bialecki, American College of Radiology

IHE USA Monitors Gain Real-World Experience

Each year, IHE USA recruits volunteer monitors to verify testing at the IHE North American Connectathon, January 25 - 29, 2016, in downtown Cleveland, Ohio. Monitors use their skills and expertise to review and evaluate interoperability tests completed by participating organizations at the IHE Connectathon.

As a monitor, you will gain exposure to the latest standards, cutting-edge technology, and the engineers that make it all possible. Our unique, practical learning environment provides the experience you need to grow professionally.

IHE USA's monitor program is a highly competitive and respected program that is vital to both the individual’s professional development and industry as a whole. Learn more about eligibility requirements for this exciting opportunity.

Why Volunteer?

  • Work directly with 550+ software engineers from the industry's top vendors
  • Gain deeper understanding about IHE Integration Profiles and test tools
  • Benefit from hands-on experience and training with emerging technologies
  • Learn through meaningful collaboration with vendors, HIEs, and government organization
  • Receive travel, accommodations, and a per diem for participation (Note: IHE USA will not support international travel outside the U.S. and Canada)

Open Application Extended to October 23!

All applicants must submit the following items by October 23, 2015, in order to be considered for participation on the IHE NA Connectathon 2016 Monitor Team.

  1. Complete the online application
    • Make sure to indicate your compliance with completing a Conflict of Interest form & Non-Disclosure agreement; both are requirements of your participation
  2. Send your CV to Lynn Felhofer at

Review Process:
IHE USA typically has more applicants than we have open Connectathon Monitor positions. After the application deadline, IHE USA's Monitor Program Manager evaluates the applicants according to the eligibility requirements, experience, and technical background. Applicants will be notified via email by October 16, 2015 regarding acceptance/denial into IHE USA's Monitor program.

Monitor Program Manager:
Lynn Felhofer
IHE Technical Project Manager

Eligibility Requirements

General Requirements:
Interested applicants must meet the general requirements described below. If you have any questions, please contact us at

An IHE NA Connectathon Monitor:

  • Must volunteer for the full week of the IHE NA Connectathon 2016
    • Monday, January 25 - noon on Friday, January 29, 2016
    • Because testing occurs all five days, we need Monitors who are able to be with us for the duration of the event
  • May NOT be employed by a vendor testing at the IHE NA Connectathon, nor be under contract to provide consulting or any other services to a participating vendor
  • Agree to complete a conflict of interest form and non-disclosure agreement
  • Have the necessary technical background and experience (see Technical Requirements)

Technical Requirements:
Applicants must have appropriate technical background in one of the healthcare IT areas listed below. Follow the links to learn about the specific knowledge and skill sets desired of our monitors for each domain.

Travel & Expenses:
IHE USA will sponsor travel, accommodations, and provide a per diem to monitors. Please note, IHE USA will not support international travel outside the U.S. and Canada.