IHE USA Path to Production

In January 2022, IHE USA is launched the Path to Production - a series of digital events for interoperability stakeholders at all maturity and engagement levels to have the opportunity to marshal resources and help accelerate the development and deployment of standards in critical, under-resourced areas to support better population health outcomes.

IHE USA’s Path to Production Series is a use case-focused, free-to-attend digital event where healthcare-focused organizations at all levels of maturity can learn more about key interoperability challenges, the vast array of developer tools and resources available, and how to deploy interoperability using existing and emerging standards and profiles.

Path to Production Process 

IHE USA’s Path to Production series takes place throughout the year in a series of free digital events.

Phase 1 - Define the Problem

Phase 1 of the Path to Production is identifying the Problem. This event is the starting point for a year-long exploration of specific interoperability use cases focused on maternal health, emergency response and preparedness, and public health data reporting. How do we collectively define the problem that we are working to solve? When we talk about these use cases' interoperability problems, are we all describing the same thing?

Phase 2 - Understand the Impact

We have defined the problem, now what?  The next event in this cycle focuses on understanding the impact of the problem across multiple healthcare industry segments.  What are the impacts on a global level, a local level, a personal level? 

Phase 3 - Define the Business Case

We understand the problem and its impact.  We have some potential solutions to respond.  How do we know if this solution is the correct one?  Or if it is sustainable?  This event focuses on defining the optimal business case for the solution based on the market factors to which it is responding.

Phase 4 – Time to Build

Solution and business case in hand, it is time to get to work.  This event brings public and private developers together to present prototypes, iterate with their clinical and policy maker colleagues, and get those solutions ready for interoperability testing at the upcoming IHE North American Connectathon.

Phase 5 - Time to Test

We’ve built our solution, now its time to test it with others to see if they can integrate.  The IHE North American Connectathon is the largest, longest running interoperability testing event, and brings unmatched scale of test partner management to ensure that your solution is tested to ensure it integrates across all the other technologies it interacts with to solve the problem.

Phase 6 - Time to Demonstrate

We started the year defining the problem, and by the end of the year we have built and tested a solution.  Now it is time to bring our solution to the marketplace.  The final event in IHE’s year-long Path to Production cycle, attendees will work to demonstrate their solution and work with clinical partners to pilot the implementation of their solution.


Questions about participating in any of these initiatives can be directed to iheusa@himss.org.  

Get news & updates

Sign up for IHEUSA information and updates.

Thank you for subscribing!
There was a problem, please try again later.