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 was 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. Visit the Badge Registration page for more information on badge deadlines and prices.  

This Years IRAP Winners


IRAP Scholarship Considerations 
Organizations should meet at minimum one (1) of the considerations listed below. Preference will be given to organizations that meet one or more. 

  • 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 

Strategic Priorities
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®

IRAP Scholarship Timeline

September 12, 2016

IRAP Application Opens 
October 7, 2016
IRAP Application Closed – IHE NA Connectathon system contracts and IRAP online application must be received by IHE USA
October 10 – 14, 2016
IHE Connectathon Technical Project Manager reviews IRAP applicants

October 17, 2016
IHE USA receive IRAP materials for review
Week of October 17, 2016 IRAP Selection Committee reviews applicants 
October 24 – 28, 2016 IRAP award notifications sent
November 4, 2016 Notice of withdrawal due to IHE USA 
November 11, 2016 IRAP awardee logos due to IHE USA 

If you have any questions please contact IHE USA at connectathon@ihe.net