HIMSS Virtual Event on Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise

IHE International Academy for Interoperability

Starting this Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at 11 am Eastern/10 am Central, HIMSS begins the first of a 3-part virtual learning series on Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise.  This series is free for both HIMSS members and non-members and includes access to live and on-demand educational sessions,  resources, and networking with session speakers and peers. Register here.

HIMSS lists the learning objectives for Wednesday’s event as:

  • 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.

The agenda for session topics throughout the course of the day are as follows:

11:00 am ET/10:00 am CT: Driving Standards-based Interoperability and Efficient Use of Health IT: An Introduction
12:15 pm ET/11:15 am CT: Practical Guides for Implementing Health IT Standards: The IHE Technical Frameworks
1:30 pm ET/12:30 CT: IHE Profiles for Meaningful Use Stage 2
2:45 pm ET/1:45 CT: Testing Health IT to Achieve Interoperability: The IHE Connectathon

Some well known thought leaders and familiar names will lead the sessions including:

  • David Mendelson, MD, FACR, Chief of Clinical Informatics at Mount Sinai Medical Center
  • Liora Alschuler, CEO of Lantana Consulting Group
  • John Moehrke, Principal Engineer, Interoperability and Security at GE Healthcare
  • Jim St. Clair, CISM, PMP, SSGB, Senior Director for Interoperability and Standards for HIMSS

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.”

Learn more about this 3-part series and details of Wednesday’s event.