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.
- 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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.