Event Overview

The work of IHE International is impressive through the collective talents of the industry stakeholders and technology to solve the industry’s most challenging interoperability issues. IHE’s efforts have advanced the use of interoperable systems across the globe and in your local community. In this virtual briefing, understand the positive aspects of implementing IHE’s free profiles and the impact IHE has in major organizations throughout the U.S.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the differences and similarities between interoperability and health information exchange.
  • Describe the approach taken by two different healthcare organizations, implementing IHE profiles, that have achieved interoperable health information systems by exchanging data seamlessly and across the continuum.



Time Session
11AM-12PM CT Healtheway: A public/private partnership for eHealth Exchange
  Abstract: Healtheway is a non-profit, public-private partnership that operationally supports the eHealth Exchange.  The eHealth Exchange is a rapidly growing community of exchange partners who secure share information under a common trust framework and common rules of the road.  IHE profiles serve as a foundational support for the eHealth Exchange interoperability specifications used among its organizational participants across the country. In this session Ms.Yeager and Mr. Heflin will explain their rationale in specification development, their approach for using IHE profiles, and the strategies they implemented to build eHealth Exchange. Learn how IHE profiles support the exchange of data among geographically widely dispersed organizations. 

Learning Objectives:
  • Assess the key role of IHE profiles in connecting a large, diverse base of participants in information sharing and improved patient care. 
  • Discuss the practical ways in which geographically disparate provider organizations can effectively use IHE profiles to achieve systems integration and information sharing.
  • Recognize and assess the obstacles to eHealth Exchange and the strategies used to overcome these obstacles, as it relates to IHE profiles.

Mariann Yeager
Interim Executive Director
Healtheway, Inc.
Eric Heflin
Interim CTO
Healtheway, Inc.
12:15PM-1:15PM CT Personal Connected Health: Potential and Progress
  Abstract: IHE’s free profiles support thousands of private and public health providers to solve complicated integration issues and they facilitate improvement in personal connected health.  An example will be offered of how IHE profiles have been used to build interoperability in mHealth, particularly telemedicine, and between patients and their providers.  The IHE profiles are used by the Continua Alliance, and demonstration of progress in Denmark and in Ontario will be described.

Learning Objectives:
  • Identify the benefits of personal connected health to patients and providers
  • Recognize how IHE profiles can be used to achieve interoperability and facilitate adoption for improved efficiencies
  • Understand the ways in which IHE is being used in other countries to achieve interoperability of systems and, ultimately, improved patient outcomes.

Chuck Parker
Executive Director
Continua Health Alliance
1:30PM-2:30PM CT Health InfoWay: Building Interoperable Health Systems
  Abstract: The Canada Health InfoWay is a strong supporter of IHE and is actively engaged in advancing the use of health information standards by implementing IHE profiles to help build interoperable health care systems.  Through InfoWay’s support, IHE profiles are primarily used to support sharing of radiology and mammography imaging and the integration of medical devices into the clinical information system among providers in Canada.  This session will address the practical ways in which InfoWay is using IHE profiles and the success they have achieved in working with providers to integrate their systems and share information.  They will also describe to national strategy to achieve integrated systems and the role of IHE in accomplishing this.

Learning Objectives:
  • Understand the ways in which IHE brings strategic and practical support to systems integration.
  • Describe the role and benefits of IHE in crafting and implementing a national initiative for sharing patient information.
  • Assess the use of specific IHE profiles for systems integration in radiology and in the use of medical devices.

Babette MacRae, PMP
Project Director
GTA West Diagnostic Imaging Repository Project

Dan Paoletti

Ohio Health Information Partnership

Dan Paoletti is the Chief Executive Officer of the Ohio Health Information Partnership. Paoletti brings tremendous knowledge of hospital and health systems to the Ohio Health Information Partnership. As one of the founding board members of The Partnership, Dan has helped shape the vision, mission and policies since its inception in 2009. With more than 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry, his sales, management and health information technology expertise have influenced the start-up and success of our organization


Director of Clinical Transformation
Beacon Community Program
Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT

Judy Murphy is Deputy National Coordinator for Programs & Policy at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, Department of Health and Human Services in Washington D.C. She is a nurse, who came to the ONC in December of 2011 with more than 25 years of health informatics experience at Aurora Health Care in Wisconsin, an integrated delivery network with 15 hospitals, 120 ambulatory centers, home health agencies and over 30,000 employees. She led the EHR program since 1995, when Aurora was one of the early adopters of health IT.

Lygeia Ricciardi

Acting Director
Office of Consumer eHealth, Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT

Lygeia Ricciardi is the Acting Director of the Office of Consumer eHealth at ONC. For the past several years, she has been a consultant on consumer e-health through her own company, Clear Voice Consulting, and Clinovations, where she was part of the leadership team. Previously, Lygeia was a director in the health program at the Markle Foundation, a health specialist and speechwriter for the chairman of the FCC, a content producer at a dot com, and a case study writer for Harvard Business School. She earned a masters in technology & education from Harvard, with extensive study at the MIT Media Lab.

Rob Tagalicod

Director, Office of Health Standards & Services (OESS)
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Department of Health and Human Services

Leads the Office of Health Standards & Services (OESS), one of CMS' enterprise business efforts, developing and coordinating the implementation of a comprehensive e-health strategy for CMS; ensuring that individual initiatives tie to the overall agency and Federal e-health goals strategies; and promoting and leveraging innovative component initiatives. OESS projects include Blue Button; 5010/ICD-10 implementation; Administrative Simplification; EHR Meaningful Use; and Health Information Exchanges, in collaboration with ONC. Oversee the EHR Incentive Program, a $30 billion, multi-year budget as authorized by Congress to incent adoption and meaningful use of EHRs as part of transforming health care in America.

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