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.

Volunteer as an Alternate Monitor

Did you miss the deadline? IHE USA is looking for volunteers to serve as alternate Monitors. In the event of a cancellation, IHE USA will contact you to serve as a Monitor. To become an alternate Monitor, you must meet the general eligibility requirements (below) and complete our Alternate Monitor Survey.

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 an organization testing at the IHE NA Connectathon, nor be under contract to provide consulting or any other services to a participating organization
  • 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.

Student Volunteer Program | Apply by December 11, 2015

Join the IHE USA team at the IHE North American Connectathon 2016 and help support the largest interoperable testing event in the world, January 25 - 29, 2016 at the Cleveland Convention Center & HIMSS Innovation Center in downtown Cleveland, Ohio. Volunteers engage with 1,000+ health IT professionals from leading organizations.

Complete our quick and easy online application by December 11, 2016.


Why volunteer?

  • Networking with 1000+ of the industry's top engineers, architects, and health IT professionals
  • Access to the IHE NA Connectathon test floor - or the "Disneyland of health informatics" according to volunteer Deb Gory. (Test floor is closed to the public)
  • Complimentary IHE NA Connectathon Leadership Conference registration and access to exceptional educational sessions and networking events
  • Complimentary admission to the IHE NA Connectathon Leadership Conference Networking & Awards Reception
  • Recognition letter for your role and support as a student volunteer
  • Lunch provided each day you are on-site
  • $50 per diem for food and travel for each day worked

Who can volunteer?

  • Active undergraduate or graduate students studying in healthcare or technology
  • 21 years of age or older
  • Cleveland or Cleveland-area resident, or be willing to drive to Cleveland for your scheduled shifts

What is my commitment?

  • Must be available a minimum of 3 of the 5 days of the IHE NA Connectathon
  • Must be available the full 8 hours on each of your selected 3 or more days
  • Monday, January 25 will be an extended shift. Shift times may begin as early as 6:00AM ET
  • Attend (2) training sessions: (1) online webinar training and (1) on-site training session
  • Provide your transportation to and from the Cleveland Convention Center & HIMSS Innovation Center
  • Incidental expenses and additional meals outside those covered by your per diem will not be reimbursed

For additional questions, please contact