What is an IHE Connectathon?

Connectathons are a cross-vendor, live, supervised and structured testing event where vendors 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 North American Connectathon

The North American (NA) Connectathon is sponsored by IHE USA, a deployment committee of IHE International. Learn more about IHE's global Connectathons.


(IHE NA Connectathon 2014 Test Floor, Hyatt Regency Chicago)

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 Classic 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 15 years of test tools developed in partnership with IHE and NIST

Build Quality into your Products:

  • Certify your products for interoperability using an ISO accredited lab and ONC-authorized certification body
  • Implement best practices using IHE Integration Profiles to enable key interoperability capabilities
  • IHE's structured, supervised and independent testing environment ensures the highest quality products

Meet Industry's Standards for Interoperability:

  • Prepare for Meaningful Use Stage 2 certification requirements focused on Consolidated CDA integration
  • Prepare for integration with key North American initiatives that leverage IHE Profiles.
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Vendor Specific Benefits

Vendor Types:
HIE Vendors
Integrators
EHR Vendors
Quality, Research, & Public Health Vendors
Relevant IHE Domains:
ITI
ITI, PCC
ITI, PCC
QRPH
Benefits:
Test your product's capability to connect with a cross-section of industry players present on-site providing systems for:
  • Ambulatory EHR, hospital EHR, hospital HIS, lab & radiology applications
  • Private & public Health Information Exchanges (HIEs)
  • The National Cancer Registries and other disease and wellness registries
  • Plus, medical devices, public health, care management

Validate your product's ability to act as the hub of an Integrated Delivery Network (IDN).

Test your product's capability to connect with a cross-section of industry players present on-site providing systems for:
  • Ambulatory EHR, hospital EHR, hospital HIS, lab, and radiology applications
  • Private and public Health Information Exchanges (HIEs)
  • The National Cancer Registry and other disease and wellness registries
  • Plus, medical devices, public health and care management

Ensure your product can act as a gateway between ambulatory units and hospitals, and Integrated Delivery Networks (IDNs) and HIEs.

Work with emerging interoperability standards in the New Directions track to test Consolidated CDA® and mHealth medical devices.

Test your products’ capability to connect with a cross-section of industry players present on-site providing systems for:
  • Ambulatory EHR, hospital EHR, hospital HIS, lab, and radiology applications
  • Integrated Delivery Networks (IDNs)
  • Public health and care management systems
  • Private and public Health Information Exchanges (HIEs)

Validate your EHRs ability to connect medical devices including both clinical and non-clinical devices in the home or mobile applications.

Work with new emerging data payloads in the New Directions testing track to push your product development forward.

Test your products’ capability to connect with a cross-section of industry players present on-site providing systems for:
  • Quality Reporting
  • Clinical Trials
  • Public Health Applications such as Syndromic Surveillance

Prepare for Meaningful Use Stage 2 Certification by testing your products’ ability to accept Consolidated CDA® documents and structured data

Validate product capabilities to manage decision support in the New Directions testing track using the Office of the National Coordinators S&I Frameworks Health eDecisions (HeD).