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What is IHE?
"Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise" (IHE) fills the "gap" between the creation of e-Health standards and their implementation. IHE is not "Yet Another Standard" but is the missing link between standards development and compliant implementations. IHE supports vendors and implementers in effectively building compliant healthcare computing systems and interfaces based on global standards such as HL7 and DICOM.
IHE develops and maintains the IHE "profiles" which provide precise implementation specifications, based on established international standards, for specific health IT interoperability needs. These profiles provide guidance that details required actions for health IT systems with many different functions to acquire, manage and communicate vital medical information effectively, while supporting efficient provider workflows and protecting private health information.
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IHE Australia Mission Statement
IHE Australia is an open not-for-profit initiative that supports the interoperability needs of e-Health Standards users in Australia. IHE Australia is the official local deployment group of IHE International. IHE International is endorsed by over 230 professional and Standards organisations, healthcare providers and vendors world-wide. IHE Australia has local responsibility for the promotion and education of the IHE approach, the evaluation, localisation and creation of Integration Specifications ("Profiles") and the running of local conformance testing events ("Connectathons") according to the IHE International guidelines, ISO 28380 TR and Australian best practice. IHE derives its Profiles from existing global and local standards, but is not a Standards Development Organisation.
IHE Australia supports the Australian e-Health Standards Implementer Community by:
Because of its critical function in the systems implementation life-cycle, IHE has since 2004 been supported by leading e-Health organisations in the Asia-Pacific region: HL7 Australia, MSIA, HL7 New Zealand, HISA as well as RANZCR and ADIA.
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IHE Australia Events
IHE Australia 2012 Events
The aims of the 2012 IHE Australia Connectathon were to test software vendors’ capabilities in establishing an XDS.b Registry and Repository and to test actors for Document Consumer and Document Source using test data, publicly available template summaries for the Australian PCEHR in CDA format, Patient Care Coordination (PCC) documents, and radiology images and reports (XDS-I).
IHE Australia 2011 Events
IHE Australia held a series of events in the week of 18 - 22 July 2011 in Melbourne:
2010 saw IHE Australia again holding the annual Connectathon and Showcase in Australia.
In 2009, IHE Australia continued the successful series of annual interoperability demonstrations in Australia with a series of events that will enable e-health systems vendors, purchasers, users, healthcare professionals, etc. to:
In 2008 the following IHE education events were held in Australia:
What is IHE Australia?
IHE Australia was approved as a National IHE Deployment Committee by the IHE International Board in February 2009. It is governed by a Board and has a seat on the IHE International Board. The establishment of "IHE Asia-Pacific" is now in progress. For updates, subscribe to the IHE Australia e-Mail list.
HL7 eHealth Standards & IHE International NewsHL7 and IHE Renew Cooperation Agreement to Advance Interoperability
Wednesday, 15th June 2016
Health Level Seven® International (HL7®) and Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE), citing a long history of successful collaboration, today announced that they have renewed their cooperation agreement to advance the goal of interoperability of health information.
HL7 Announces FHIR Applications Roundtable and Call for Presentations
Tuesday, 14th June 2016
Health Level Seven® International (HL7®), the global authority for interoperability in healthcare information technology with members in 55 countries, today announced the first Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR®) applications roundtable, including a call for presentations. The HL7 FHIR® Applications Roundtable: Enabling the Secure Exchange of Biomedical Information Worldwide is a showcase of FHIR-based solutions that are improving the way the industry can utilize interoperable health information solutions to improve patient care and support research activities. The event will be held at Harvard Medical School in Boston on July 27 and 28, 2016.
HL7 International Appoints Wayne R. Kubick as CTO
Wednesday, 3rd February 2016
Health Level Seven® International (HL7®), the global authority for interoperability in healthcare information technology with members in 55 countries, today announced the appointment of Wayne R. Kubick as the organization's new Chief Technology Officer (CTO). He assumes the role after John Quinn, whose retirement was announced on January 11, 2016.
Health Level Seven Announces New Board Members, Fellows and Volunteer of the Year Awards
Wednesday, 7th October 2015
Health Level Seven® (HL7®) International, the global authority on interoperability of health information technology with members in 55 countries, today announced election results for its Board of Directors at the 29th Annual Plenary and Working Group Meeting in Atlanta, GA. The 2015 HL7 Fellows and the 2015 recipients of the W. Edward Hammond, PhD, Volunteer of the Year Awards were also recognized at the event.
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