Experience the IHE North American Connectathon
Listen to the recording of the IHE NA Connectathon System 2017 Registration Kick-off webinar to learn how to prepare for the 2018 testing event.
What is an IHE Connectathon?
Learn what we have to offer:
- Education and Networking Opportunities to Empower Health IT
- Goals of the IHE North American Connectathon
- Benefits of IHE Connectathon Testing
IHE North American Connectathon – January 8-12, 2018
- Testing the interoperability of health IT systems for conformance to IHE Profiles in Trial Implementation and Final Text. IHE’s Technical Frameworks are free to the public and available on IHE International's website
- Testing the interoperability of health IT systems for conformance to HL7’s Consolidated CDA® version 2.1
- Qualify to participate and demonstrate IHE Profiles in HIMSS Interoperability ShowcasesTM across the globe including HIMSS18 Annual Conference & Exhibition March 5-9, 2018 in Las Vegas, NV.
Reduce Development Costs and Time to Market:
- Debug systems and product capabilities within minutes leveraging a broad cross-section of industry partners on-site including:
- Electronic medical record (EMR) vendors, public health agencies, device vendors and key infrastructure components that support health information exchange including Patient Identity Managers, Document Registries and Repositories, Cross Community Gateways
- Leverage 20+ years of standards development experience and test tools developed in partnership with IHE International, IHE USA and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
- Learn, collaborate, and network with 550+ of the industry’s top professionals at the largest interoperability testing event in the world
- IHE Profiles are the foundation to interoperability in the U.S. and globally; one-third of the Health Information Exchanges in the U.S. are built on IHE Profiles
- Implement best practices using IHE Profiles and other world-class standards to enable health IT interoperability
- IHE’s repeatable, consistent testing process improves product quality
- Be present with industry’s top vendors implementing IHE Profiles to enable interoperability
- Learn and speak with the industry’s top leaders on-site at the IHE NA Connectathon
- Qualify to participate and demonstrate IHE Profiles in HIMSS Interoperability ShowcasesTM across the globe
2.0 Million Testing Transactions at IHE North American Connectathon
IHE NA Connectathon Testing Options
The IHE North American (NA) Connectathon offers several testing options including 180+ IHE Profiles from IHE’s nine domains, plus other world-class standards including HL7’s Consolidated CDA® documents. Learn more about the testing options and how to map IHE Profiles to your system capabilities to achieve seamless and secure data exchange. Review IHE’s roadmap to participate in the IHE NA Connectathon and gain valuable resources to prepare for 2018.
Select your area of interest:
- IHE Domains and Profile Testing Options
- HL7 Consolidated CDA®
- HL7's Consolidated CDA Testing Results
IHE North American Connectathon 2017 Test Floor, Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland
"IHE Connectathon testing," as it is generically known, is the testing implementations of IHE Profiles defined in IHE Technical Frameworks. IHE USA is excited to announce that we have over 180 IHE Profiles available for testing. Use the table below to review the IHE Profiles categorized by IHE’s nine domains. A detailed description and link to each IHE Profiles is available for your convenience.
Mapping IHE Profiles to your Product Capabilities
IHE Profiles are designed to enable the seamless and secure access to health information whenever and wherever it is needed. If your organization is experiencing an interoperability challenge, IHE can help solve it. Access IHE’s roadmap to participate in the IHE NA Connectathon 2018.
Supported Document Exchange
- IHE XDS.b document submission and retrieval
- Web page for document upload (no client software needed; only a web browser)
- Web page for document search and download (no client software needed; only a web browser)
For questions or more information, contact IHE USA staff at email@example.com.
mHealth Plug-a-Thon at IHE NA Connectathon
IHE USA held a new connectivity event in parallel with the renowned IHE North American (NA) Connectathon 2017. The mHealth Plug-a-Thon was an exciting opportunity for the Health Apps community to technically interact with the APIs of health IT product solutions in the interest of exploring, learning and testing information exchange between these two realms. Participants were from health IT companies and companies currently serving as “mHealth enablers” with middleware products designed to provide some connectivity “glue." The mhealth Plug-a-Thon was also an opportunity to try out standardized APIs that are well positioned to play a critical role in enabling Apps to connect to a variety of sources of patient health data, such as: IHE Profiles based on HL7 FHIR®; DICOM web APIs that offer access to image data; and Medical Device APIs.
Subscribe to IHE USA newsletter to learn how you can participate in these new events at the IHE NA Connectathon 2018 taking place January 8-12, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio.
- Establish an “Apps-API” testing opportunity distinct from the “classical IHE Connectathon” for maturing the connectivity between Apps and legacy health IT products.
- Secondarily, introduce the healthcare industry’s Apps and middleware product developers to the IHE Connectathon rigor and standards-based API’s enabled by IHE, DICOM, HL7 and other standards development organizations.
Systems and applications included:
- mHealth Apps running on personal smartphones or “in the cloud”
- Apps-API connectivity middleware products
- Health IT systems providing API’s for data interchange with external systems
Devices on FHIR® at the IHE NA Connectathon
IHE USA launched a new testing project at the IHE North American (NA) Connectathon 2017. Devices on FHIR® was a collaborative effort to ensure semantically consistent device information exchange whether achieved using current Patient Care Devices (PCD) HL7 Version 2-based messaging or HL7 FHIR-based resources & profiles.
- Devices & Gateways
- EHRs and Enterprise-level Systems
- Knowledge-based Services and Application Platforms
- Establish a consistent mapping from abstract device semantics to FHIR constructs
- Develop an integrated approach for use of current V2-based data streams (e.g., IHE PCD DEC profiles) with a FHIR-based, RESTful application programing interface (API) / services oriented architecture (SOA)
- Leverage agile methodology and tools to advance IHE Profile development
- Coordinate capability development between HL7 FHIR Connectathons and IHE Connectathons
- Demonstrate new technology in a use case at the HIMSS17 Interoperability Showcase
US National Initiatives
- Nationwide Health IT Interoperability Roadmap
- 2015 Edition Health Information Technology Certification Criteria
- ONC 2016 Interoperability Standards Advisory
- eHealth Exchange & CareQuality
- ConCert by HIMSS™ testing and certification program
- New York ehealth Collaborative
- ONC's Direct Project
- CommonWell Health Alliance
- RSNA Image Share Validation
- Continua Health Alliance
- S&I Framework's Data Access Framework Initiative
- Patient Demographics Query for Mobile (PDQm) Profile
- Patient Identifier Cross-reference for Mobile (PIXm) Profile
- Mobile access to Health Documents (MHD) Profile
- RESTful Query to ATNA Profile (Supplement to ATNA Profile)
- Mobile Alert Communication Management (mACM) Profile
- Clinical Mapping (CMAP) Profile
- Guideline Appropriate Ordering (GAO) Profile
- Reconciliation of Clinical Content and Care Providers (RECON) Profile
- Dynamic Care Planning (DCP) Profile
System Registration Opens in Summer 2017
IHE North American (NA) Connectathon 2018 system registration will open in the summer of 2017. Subscribe to IHE USA newsletter to secure the latest updates and information about IHE’s activities and the IHE NA Connectathon 2018. If you have immediate questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
IHE USA's IRAP Scholarship has Closed
Each year, IHE USA offers scholarships to support participation at the IHE North American (NA) Connectathon. The IHE Interoperability Research Award Program or IRAP launched in 2007 to provide support for participating organizations that are advancing interoperability and the implementation of IHE Profiles. IRAP Scholarship awardees receive complimentary system registration. Awardees will be responsible for the cost of the IHE Connectathon Badges, hotel, and travel expenses.
More information about the 2018 IRAP Scholarship Program will be made available in the summer of 2017. Subscribe to IHE USA newsletter to secure the latest updates and information about IHE’s activities and the IHE NA Connectathon 2018. If you have immediate questions, please contact email@example.com.
2017 IRAP Winners
- Applicants are testing IHE Profiles supporting at minimum one (1) of IHE USA’s Strategic Priorities
- First time applicant for the IRAP Scholarship
- Testing will lead to implementation of IHE-based systems in a live, in-production network or other health/healthcare setting requiring system interoperability (public HIEs, private HIEs, IDNs, any inpatient/outpatient)
- Testing of new or relatively untested IHE Profiles/Actors
- Testing will produce open source reference implementation software and/or tool kits
IHE USA has identified twelve (12) key IHE Profiles that we would like to see tested at the IHE NA Connectathon 2017. Applicants testing one or more of the IHE Profiles listed below will be given additional consideration by IHE USA.
2017 Strategic Priorities
IT Infrastructure (ITI) Profiles
Patient Care Coordination (PCC) Profiles
Quality, Research, and Public Health Profiles
*Denotes a IHE Profile that leverages FHIR®
IHE USA's 2017 participant resources are available here to navigate successful testing at the IHE NA Connectathon 2018. Updated resources for the IHE NA Connectathon 2018 will be made available in the summer of 2018.
IHE USA's 2017 Policies and Guidelines
The policies and guidelines are designed to ensure successful testing for all test participants, and are incorporated by reference into the IHE NA Connectathon 2017 Participant Contract submitted by all participants. These policies and guidelines are to be followed in their entirety.
2017 Participant Timeline
Technical Manger’s Support Website
Gazelle Training Recordings
IHE Connectathon Results Database
IHE Domains & Profiles Offered for Testing
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Gain Unparalleled Health IT Standards Experience
"The experiences provided through the IHE Monitor Program has benefited my daily work, and I am grateful to have had the opportunity to volunteer the last 5 years. The hands on experiences, networking, and exposure to standards through the work of IHE at this event is unparalleled." - Brian Bialecki, American College of Radiology