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  October 28, 2020 

2008 IHE Connectathon Open Day

This free Workshop is jointly offered by the RANZCR and ADIA, HL7 Australia and Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE).  With the move from film to digital imaging the challenge is how to look after patient interests while keeping the referrers and image users happy (surgeons, GPs).  Most practices are grappling with these issues and this forum will explore the issue from all perspectives.  Standard images on CD and web access are part of the solution but not the whole story!  The IHE portable data for imaging profile is now the standard for image transfer in Australia.

In both the pathology and radiology sectors standards for HL7 messaging have also been adopted as part of national accreditation schemes.  Practical advice and training will be provided to radiology and pathology IT managers about how to test messages and CDs for conformance.  This will provide skills for self testing and quality assurance of electronic outputs to referrers.

This Workshop will provide an opportunity for hands-on testing and a guided tour of the IHE Connectathon testing their products against international standards to support radiology and pathology interoperability.  Please bring examples of pathology and radiology messages and images on CDs for self-testing.

Venue: National ICT Australia, Tower A, 7 London Circuit, Canberra

 Free Registration


Imaging Education Session


8:30 - 9:00

Registration and Coffee


9:00 - 9:10

Opening and Welcome

Dr Peter Baumgartner - National ICT Australia

Klaus Veil - IHE Asia-Pacific

9:10 - 9:45

Introduction to IHE - Integrating RIS, PACS & Modalities

Chris Lindop - IHE USA

9:45 - 10:00

Delivery of Digital Images; view from Referrers and Image Users

Results of recent QUDI project on digital images

Peter MacIsaac

RANZCR Project Consultant

10:00 - 10:15

View from Image Providers

Nick Bradshaw - RANZCR

10:15 - 10:30

View from System Vendors

Caroline Cook - Agfa
Rick Gell - CDN
Warwick Jackson - Oracle

10:30 - 11:00

Morning Tea


11:00 - 11:15

View Technical Standards -

Chris Lindop - IHE USA

11:15 - 11:30

View from practices

"Round Table"

11:30 - 12:00

IHE Connectathon 2008 – what is it all about?

Klaus Veil - IHE Asia-Pacific

12:00 - 13:00

IHE Connectathon Tour

Mark Angove
Jane Gilbert
Mat Hudson




13:00 - 14:00

Lunch with Connectathon Participants






PDI Testing Workshop


14:00 - 14:15

Welcome and Outline of Objectives

Peter MacIsaac - EDS Aus.

14:15 - 15:00

HL7 messaging and standards for pathology accreditation and role of acknowledgement messages to ensure safe delivery of results

Chris Lynton-Moll - AHML

15:00 - 15:30

Introduction to IHE PDI /Lab Testing

Mat Hudson - NetDoc
Jane Gilbert - AHML

15:30 - 17:00



17:00 - 18:00

Drinks & Nibbles


The Open Day is FREE - Please register here for catering purposes. Thank you!
Book accommodation: Rydges, (100m from venue, A$179/night)

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IHE Asia-Pacific gratefully acknowledges the support of the Dept. of Health and Ageing & NICTA for this event.

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