Event Overview

The mission of IHE International is to advance the effective and safe delivery of healthcare for individuals and communities by enabling HIMSS members, the healthcare sector, and stakeholders to achieve the widespread adoption and implementation of standards-based interoperable IT systems. And by doing so, the goal is to improve the quality, safety, cost-effectiveness, and access to care through seamless, effective and secure health information exchange practices worldwide. Join us for the IHE International Academy for Interoperability: A Virtual Learning Network and experience the promise and possibilities that interoperable health systems are delivering today.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the critical role, the importance, and the promise of IHE in the healthcare setting
  • Explain the various ways that IHE profiles enhance the clinical diagnostic specialties in the healthcare setting
  • Describe health information exchanges in action using IHE profiles to positively affect quality and costs while enhancing patient care.

 

Your free* registration includes live and On Demand access to education sessions, downloadable resources, and networking opportunities with speakers and attendees.

Program:

Time Session
10AM-11AM CT Driving Standards-based Interoperability and Efficient Use of Health IT: An Introduction
  Abstract: This session will provide attendees with an overview of Integrating the Healthcare (IHE) and their proven Publication Cycle that is advancing healthcare. IHE Profiles and Technical Frameworks are five years ahead of the market place and the cornerstone of Interoperability. This session will actively explore how both buyers and implementers can leverage IHE free Technical Frameworks and publication process to develop solutions to your organization’s most pressing integration problems.

Learning Objectives:
  • Define the role of IHE and IHE Profiles/Technical Frameworks in the achieving interoperability
  • Identify ways to participate in the IHE Publication Cycle through public comment, call for proposals, active committee participation and testing
  • Recognize the basics of Health IT Standards development

Speakers:
Eliott Sloane, PhD, CCE, FHIMSS
Executive Director and Founder
Center for Healthcare Information Systems
Co-Chair
IHE International at IHE
David Mendelson, MD, FACR
Chief of Clinical Informatics
Mount Sinai Medical Center
11:15AM-12:15PM CT Practical Guides for Implementing Health IT Standards: The IHE Technical Frameworks
  Abstract: This session provides an overview of the HL7 CDA R2 standard, its use, its function, and its importance to health information ecosystem. A guided tour of a CDA sample document will provide familiarity to attendees with the structure of the information and provides a strong visual map of the information contained in a CDA.

Learning Objectives:
  • Define the CDA standard the value it brings to healthcare
  • Identify the relationship between CDA, HL7 v3, and HL7 v2.x 
  • Recognize the different uses of CDA, and relationship to IHE 

Speakers:
Tone Southerland
Senior Developer
Greenway Medical Technologies
Liora Alschuler
Chief Executive Officer
Lantana Consulting Group 
12:30PM-1:30PM CT IHE Profiles for Meaningful Use Stage 2
  Abstract: Meaningful Use Stage 2 raises the bar for interoperable EHR systems by adding requirements for use of clinical decision support, exchange of clinical documentation, access to clinical guidelines and other content, and reconciliation of problems, medications and allergies. Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise has created several implementation guidelines for use by EHR system developers and implementers which can organizations achieve the next stage of meaningful use or certify EHR products for use in that stage.

Learning Objectives:
  • Identify which IHE implementation guides support requirements of Meaningful Use stage 2
  • List how the 2014 Certification Criteria are supported by IHE Profiles 
  • Describe which Meaningful Objectives can be met by using IHE Profiles

Speakers:
John Donnelly
President
Intepro Solutions
John Moehrke
Principal Engineer, Interoperability and Security
GE Healthcare
1:45PM-2:45PM CT Testing Health IT to Achieve Interoperability: The IHE Connectathon
  Abstract: IHE Connectathons are cross-vendor, live, supervised, structured testing events that are changing the future of Healthcare IT and interoperability. With over 600+ IT engineers and 150 organizations converging for one full week, IHE Connectathons enable vendors to test their products against multiple vendors using real-world clinical scenarios contained in IHE's Integration Profiles and other standards available in the market today. Vendors that leverage testing at IHE Connectathons have a faster time to market with new integration products. Learn how your organization can benefit from testing at the IHE NA Connectathon coming up January 28 – February 2, 2013.

Learning Objectives:
  • Explain the purpose of an IHE Connectathon and the impact it’s making on Healthcare IT and interoperability           
  • Identify the types of standards and profiles tested at global IHE Connectathons
  • List the benefits of testing at the IHE Connectathons 
  • Recognize the connection between IHE Connectathon’s and HIMSS Interoperability Showcases  
  • Describe the steps needed to register and prepare your team to test at the IHE NA Connectathon 2013

Speaker:
James (Jim) St. Clair, CISM, PMP, SSGB
Senior Director for Interoperability and Standards
HIMSS
Celina Roth
Program Manager, Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE)
HIMSS

Sponsored By:

   

Eliott Sloane, PhD, CCE, FHIMSS

Executive Director and Founder
Center for Healthcare Information Systems
Co-Chair
IHE International at IHE

Elliot has dedicated over 30 years of his career to the healthcare and information technologies fields, with a focus on medical efficacy, efficiency, and safety. He is past president of the American College of Clinical Engineering, current HIMSS co-chair of the IHE International. Eliott’s research and teaching spans the biomedical engineering, medical informatics, and healthcare business management fields, and also extends into the Department of Defense's current net-centric enterprise excellence programs. Elliot is a reviewer and writer for NIH and multiple journals and conferences, and serves on several non-profit agency boards.

David Mendelson, MD, FACR

Chief of Clinical Informatics
Mount Sinai Medical Center

 

John Donnelly

President
Intepro Solutions

John Donnelly is the President of IntePro Solutions, Inc. He is an active participant in the development and leveraging of the CCD and IHE initiatives in the industry. Mr. Donnelly has over 30 years in the development and implementation of information technology and communications solutions in a variety of industries. Since 1994 he has been providing consulting services for strategic and tactical operational planning, clinical product selection and project management for implementations of technology for all levels of healthcare enterprises.

James (Jim) St. Clair, CISM, PMP, SSGB

Senior Director for Interoperability and Standards
HIMSS

Jim St.Clair is a Senior Director for Interoperability and Standards for HIMSS, the largest U.S. cause-based, not-for-profit healthcare association focused on the optimal use of information technology and management systems for the betterment of healthcare. St. Clair joined HIMSS in 2011. In his current role, he oversees, standards, interoperability, and privacy and sustainment of Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) initiatives in the US and internationally. Previously, St. Clair was Director of Government and Healthcare Solutions at AGJ Systems and Networks, a disabled veteran-owned small business providing IT governance, architecture, project management and managed services, in partnership with superior technology partners. In this role, he provided support to numerous government and healthcare customers in implementing technology solutions, assessing security, risk and managing regulatory compliance.

Celina Roth

Program Manager, Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE)
HIMSS

Celina Roth is Program Manager, Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) for HIMSS, the largest U.S. cause-based, not-for-profit healthcare association focused on the optimal use of information technology and management systems for the betterment of healthcare. Roth joined HIMSS in 2008.

Liora Alschuler

Chief Executive Officer
Lantana Consulting Group

Liora Alschuler is a developer of XML-based standards for the exchange of electronic healthcare information and a consultant in their application to providers and system vendors. In 1997 she led the project that produced the design of the first XML-based exchange specification for healthcare, called the HL7 Clinical Document Architecture (CDA). She is the Chief Executive Officer at Lantana, currently designing and implementing standards-based solutions for the nation’s largest providers and public health agencies. Liora helped launch the Health Story Project (CDA for Common Document Types), which is developing implementation guidance to support the integration of millions of clinical documents into the electronic health record.

Tone Southerland

Senior Developer - Provider Services, Research and Development
Greenway Medical Technologies

Tone Southerland is a Senior Developer at Greenway Medical Technologies in Carrollton, GA and is heavily involved in a number of interoperability standards efforts in healthcare IT.  Through his ground level implementation work for Greenway and community standards involvement Mr. Southerland has developed a deep understanding of current standards as well as a passion for solving the challenging problems presented in the healthcare interoperability space.  In the standards community Mr. Southerland has been an active member in Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) Patient Care Coordination (PCC) Domain since 2007 and past co-chair of the PCC Technical Committee.  As a committee member Mr. Southerland authored several obstetric profiles, which he later implemented in products for Greenway as well as a former employer.  As co-chair he led a team of volunteers to produce a number of different IHE profiles over a two-year period.  He remains actively involved in IHE PCC today.  Mr. Southerland also participated as a founding member of the US based EHR|HIE Interoperability Workgroup contributing to the development of the initial set of interoperability specifications published in November of 2011.  Most recently Mr. Southerland has been involved in the US based Beacon EHR Affinity Group.

John Moehrke

Principal Engineer, Interoperability and Security
GE Healthcare

John Moehrke is a Principal Engineer specializing in Standards Architecture in Interoperability, Security, and Privacy for GE Healthcare. He is primarily involved in the international standards efforts related to GE’s healthcare businesses. Moehrke is a member of the “Privacy & Security Workgroup” of the new HIT Standards Committee, and co-chair of the HL7 Security workgroup. He is GE representative to ASTM, DICOM, HL7, NEMA/MITA, OASIS, ISO/TC 215, and IHE. He has been active in the Healthcare standardization since 1999, during which time  authored various standards, profiles and white papers. 

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