IHE North American Connectathons
What is an IHE Connectathon?
An IHE Connectathon is a cross-vendor, live, supervised, and structured testing event with over 100 participating vendors and 600+ engineers and IT architects. All these organizations and IT experts converge on-site in Chicago, IL, for one full week of interoperability testing and problem resolution. Participants test their products against multiple vendors using real-world clinical scenarioscontained in IHE's Integration Profiles.
Interesting Facts about the IHE NA Connectathon
- The first Connectathon was held in 1999 in Chicago, IL, within the basement of the Radiological Society of North America's (RSNA) parking garage.
- At the first Connectathon there were 23 vendors, 47 applications tested, and 1 IHE Integration Profile tested.
- Connectathons are held globally in the North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and Japan year-round. Visit IHE.net for information about other global Connectathons taking place.
- The IHE NA Connectathon 2012 held over 150 organizations and has grown dramatically to include over 600 participants, which is held annually at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.
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