The IHE North American Connectathon (NA CAT14) will be held the week of January 13, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Chicago. All final dates for the NA CAT14 testing, system registration, and the educational webinars will be posted in May 2013. To receive updates, please sign up to receive IHE USA's newsletters.
IHE USA, in partnership with ICSA Labs, announces a new program that will provide industry-accepted certification as a part of the IHE NA Connectathon! Learn More!.
Health Level Seven® International presented a webinar "HL7 Ambassador Series: Capturing the Patient Health Story with Consolidated CDA®" on August 28, 2012. This webinar covered the latest on how the HL7 Clinical Document Architecture (CDA) standard may be used to support information flow between clinical documents and EHR systems. To download the recording of this educational session and others, please visit HL7 International. You may also download the PDF of the slide deck from the presentation, here!
First-Time Participants: Learn More about the IHE NA Connectathon 2013
Did you miss the live event? No Problem!
"Testing Heath IT to Achieve Interoperability: The IHE NA Connectathon" was featured in partnership with a HIMSS Virtual Event. This presentation was the finale of a four-part educational webinar that will provide an overview of IHE's role in the healthcare industry, Technical Frameworks, and impact on Meaningful Use. All HIMSS Virtual education sessions are archived in the HIMSS eLearning Academy, accessible for all HIMSS members and non-members. For non members, simply register for a free account, and receive all the education from the event. To register or to log-in to view these free educational sessions, please click here.
NA Connectathon 2013 Educational Session Recordings now Available!
IHE Profiles are the cornerstone of achieving health IT interoperability as required by Meaningful Use Stage 2. Prepare your team to successfully test at the NA Connectathon by viewing the educational sessions presented on June 20 & 21, 2012.
Introduction to the IHE North American Connectathon and HIMSS
Presented June 20, 2012. Playback recording | PDF Download
This session will provide those who are not familiar with these two events an overview of the basic impetus and structure of the Connectathon and Interoperability Showcase. Learn what it takes to get involved, the benefits of participation, and how to start to engage through the IHE and HIMSS registration processes.
IHE NA Connectathon and HIMSS Interoperability Showcase Information
Presented June 21, 2012. Playback recording | PDF Download
This session will provide first time and returning IHE Connectathon and HIMSS Interoperability Showcase participants the details of the 2013 registration process. The management teams will review project time lines, participant requirements, and tools & resources for the 2013 season.
IHE USA will be offering seven domains for testing. View the Connectathon Manager's Support website for a full list of all profiles offered for the IHE NA Connectathon 2013. Please note that some profiles are still under construction and the final Trial Implementation documents will be posted in August 2012.
Anatomic Pathology (AP)
Quality, Research, & Public Health
Patient Care Coordination (PCC)
IT Infrastructure (ITI
Patient Care Devices (PCD)
- Reduce development costs
- Accelerate testing and reduce time to market
- Implement IHE Profiles to meet key interoperability capabilities in emerging Meaningful Use Stage 2 certification requirements
- Qualify to participate in HIMSS Interoperability Showcase demonstrations
- Network with 500 of the industry’s top professionals
- Obtain independent product testing to ensure quality and drive down implementation costs
- Demonstrate market leadership in interoperability
- Register your products and IHE Integration Statements in the IHE Product Registry
IHE USA successfully completed the inaugural Certification Testing event held
in conjunction with the recent IHE 2013 North American Connectathon in Chicago.
Eight vendors participated in this first-ever pilot event, and performed testing
to specified requirements for the IHE USA Certification pilot conducted by ICSA
Labs, a third-party testing and certification body. As a pilot, the learnings of
this inaugural event will be evaluated to clarify and improve processes going
forward. Additionally, IHE USA is forming an Industry Advisory Panel, and ICSA
Labs is forming a Technical Advisory Workgroup to provide guidance in evaluating
the pilot program. Read full press
Newly Announced! ICSA Labs/IHE USA Certification Program
IHE USA, in partnership with ICSA Labs, is pleased to announce a new program that will provide industry-accepted certification to complement existing testing of IHE integration profiles. This new service will be delivered through a strategic partnership between IHE USA and ICSA Labs, and will commence at the 2013 North American Connectathon.
IHE USA and ICSA Labs both share the goal of accelerating the adoption of usable, secure, and interoperable health information technology to further the goal of improving patient safety and delivering higher quality of care. To that end, these organizations have formed a collaborative partnership to advance the state of the industry. IHE Certification will provide purchasers of health IT products independent, third-party assurance that there is a credible, repeatable process that ensures quality, and that these products will exhibit the robust capabilities for optimal data exchange and security that are demanded by our industry.
Vendors interested in learning more about having their products certified to IHE integration profiles should contact email@example.com to obtain more information. While the technical details for conducting the certification process are still in development, further information is also available on the ICSA Labs' IHE web page and in our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). We look forward to your participation in this new initiative!
The IHE Certification Program provides a unique opportunity for vendors who are committed to demonstrating that their products meet the highest quality of implementation of IHE integration profiles. The program will provide an additional industry-accepted certification step to complement existing testing at the Connectathon, to ensure that different software products can appropriately and securely connect with one another according to IHE specifications. Learn more by visiting ICSA's IHE webpage!
For additional information, please contact us at IHEcert@icsalabs.com.