Connectathon Programming

   IHE Experience Day

Education and Networking Opportunities to Empower Health IT

With hundreds of the industry’s top standards and health IT experts in one place, IHE USA offers turn-key educational programs and networking events to support collaboration and professional development. Attend the IHE Experience Day to gain exclusive access to the IHE Connectathon testing floor, industry subject matter experts, and information on tools and resources to support your interoperability initiatives.

IHE North America Connectathon Experience Day 2024

IHE USA and IHE Canada share a vision to improve the quality, safety, and value of healthcare by enabling rapid, scalable, and secure access to health information at the point of care. The 2024 IHE North America Connectathon, will be the center stage for sharing insights gained by the remarkable work that is occurring globally to achieve our shared goal of widespread interoperability and health information exchange. 

Our events and programming this year will have a special focus on IHE’s future and next steps with an emphasis on support for the communities of the International Patient Summary and the Devices Domain. 

Register for our FREE conference day on Tuesday, February 20, 2024, where you’ll have an opportunity to hear and ask questions to industry leaders.

The Connectathon Experience Day materials will be available for free for all registrants following the event on the IHE International YouTube channel, which provides participants flexibility to engage with the programming at their convenience. 


9:00 AM CT - Opening Remarks 


Christina Caraballo, MBA, VP Informatics at HIMSS, IHE USA President, IHE International Board Member

Attila Farkas, Senior Director, Interoperability Product Portfolio at Canada Health Infoway, IHE Canada President, IHE International Board Member

 9:10 AM CT – IHE’s Role in Advancing National Interoperability Initiatives 


Lapo Bertini, Director at Dedalus, Italia, Interoperability Product Strategy, IHE Catalyst, Treasurer, IHE International Board Member

Allana Cameron, Senior Manager, Interoperability Solutions at Canada Health Infoway

Chris Carr, Director of Informatics at RSNA, IHE USA Vice President, Secretary, IHE International Board Member

Didi Davis, VP Informatics, Conformance & Interoperability at the Sequoia Project, IHE International Board Member

Abhi Kalra, Executive VP, at Canada Health Infoway

Steve Posnack, Deputy National Coordinator at Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC)

10:00 AM CT - The International Patient Summary - A Worldwide Initiative 


Herko Coomans, International Digital Health Coordinator, Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport of The Netherlands

John Moehrke, Health Informatics Standards Architect at By Light Professional IT Services, IHE IT Infrastructure Domain 

Mike Nusbaum, BASc, MHSA, FHIMSS, President at MH Nusbaum & Associates Ltd., IHE International Board Member

Matthew Rahn, Director, Standards Division at Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC)

10:45 AM CT - Interoperability of Devices… Ready for Prime Time! 


Todd Cooper, International Device & Health Informatics Standardization 

Monroe Pattillo, IHE DEV PCD PC Co-Chair Emeritus, Member IEEE, IHE, IHE MEM DMC & LS Working Group Lead

Stefan Schlichting, Head of Systems Engineering & Risk Management, Dräger

11:30 AM CT - IHE Connectathon 2024 VIP Tour (virtual)

Tour Leader: 

Mike Nusbaum, BASc MHSA, FHIMSS, President at MH Nusbaum & Associates Ltd., IHE International Board Member

Interviews from Connectathon participants on the Connectathon floor

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Please Note: Agenda and speakers are subject to change.


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