IHE International brings together users and developers of healthcare IT in an annually recurring four-step process:
- Clinical and technical experts define critical use cases for information sharing.
- Technical experts create detailed specifications for communication among systems to address these use cases, selecting and optimizing established standards.
- Industry implements these specifications called IHE Profiles in health IT systems.
- IHE tests vendor's systems at carefully planned and supervised events called IHE Connectathons. IHE USA is the sponsor of the IHE North American Connectathon.
IHE also organizes demonstrations of IHE-compliant systems working in real-world clinical scenarios at health IT meetings and venues across the globe. Visit the HIMSS Interoperability Showcase to learn more about U.S. and global demonstrations.