What is an IHE Connectathon?

IHE Connectathons are a cross-vendor, live, supervised and structured testing event where 100+ organizations and 550+ engineers and IT architects test implementations of IHE Profiles defined in IHE's Technical Frameworks.

  • Tests are evaluated on interoperability and conformance to IHE Profiles.
  • Testing is overseen by our Technical Managers and team of trained Monitors

IHE Connectathons provide an unparalleled opportunity for interoperability testing and problem resolution. Listen to what our test participants are saying about the value of IHE Connectathons! View video >>

IHE NA Connectathon Educational Sessions

Registration for the IHE NA Connectathon testing event has closed. Be among the 1,000+ health IT professionals and leading organizations united to #empowerHIT interoperability during IHE NA Connectathon Week 2016. Secure your VIP ticket by attending one of our three, one-day educational sessions. Register today, space is limited.

IHE North American Connectathon

The NA Connectathon is 5 intense days of interoperability testing with 550+ engineers. View our infographic to discover what happens on-site. Is your crew up to the challenge?

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2.0 Million Testing Transactions at North American Connectathon

Thousands of vendor-to-vendor connections have been tested overall, and tens of thousands of transactions passed among the systems tested. IHE publishes all Participants' successful Connectathon testing results for public review in the IHE Connectathon Results Database.

General Benefits of Connectathon Testing

Reduce Development Costs and Time to Market:

  • Debug systems within minutes leveraging a broad cross-section of industry partners on-site
  • Leverage 16 years of standards development experience and test tools developed in partnership with IHE and NIST
  • Learn, collaborate, and network with 550+ of the industry’s top professionals at the largest interoperability testing event in the world

Build Quality into your Products:

  • Implement best practices using IHE Integration Profiles and other world-class standards to enable key interoperability capabilities
  • IHE's structured, supervised, and independent testing environment is a trusted and well-established process
  • Testing ensures the highest quality products are brought to market

Develop Interoperability Products Demanded by Industry Buyers:

  • IHE Profiles are a critical foundation for interoperability in the U.S. and globally
  • U.S. Meaningful Use Stage 2 and Stage 3 interoperability requirements are focused on Consolidated CDA®

Demonstrate Industry Leadership in Interoperability:

  • Be present with industry’s top vendors implementing IHE Profiles to enable interoperability
  • Speak on-site with industry leaders at IHE NA Connectathon
  • Gain recognition for your efforts to advance interoperability at the IHE NA Connectathon Conference
    • Save the Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2016
    • Conference attendees tour the Connectathon test floor
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US National Initiatives

IHE and IHE USA lay the foundation for interoperability by convening key stakeholders in the US. IHE Profiles and IHE Connectathons are referenced throughout key national initiatives as core components enabling interoperability—specific IHE Profiles referenced are shown in the table below.

 

Additionally, IHE works closely with numerous US National Projects. Each project leverages and/or builds upon existing IHE Profiles:

Meaningful Use of IHE Profiles

IHE Domain

IHE Profiles Featured in
ONC Publications

ONC Publications

2015 Standards Advisory

ONC Interoperability Roadmap

2015 Edition Health IT Certification Criteria

ITI

Cross-Enterprise Document Reliable Interchange (XDR)

X

X

ITI

Cross-Enterprise Document Sharing (XDS)

X

ITI

Patient Identifier Cross Referencing (PIX)

X

X

ITI

Patient Demographics Query (PDQ)

X

X

ITI

Document Digital Signature (DSG)

ITI

Cross-Community Access (XCA)

X

ITI

Cross-Community Patient Discovery (XCPD)

X

X

ITI

Care Services Discovery (CSD)

X

X

ITI

Healthcare Provider Directory (HPD)

X

X

X

ITI

Retrieve Form for Data Capture (RFD)

X

ITI

Personnel White Pages (PWP)

X

ITI

Cross-Enterprise Document Media Interchange (XDM)

X

QRPH

Structured Data Capture (SDC)

X

X

IHE US National Extensions Featured in ONC Publications

PCC

Data Access Framework Implementation Guide (DAF)

X

IHE Profiles Leveraging HL7 FHIR®

IHE Profiles leverage base standards and technologies, such as the recently published HL7 FHIR® standard, to advance interoperability and improve patient care.

IHE has published five profiles that leverage the HL7 FHIR® standard--click the links to learn more:

 

 

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