Its appropriate that this years Connectathon, the annual geekfest sponsored by Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise, should feature the release of the free e-book Interoperability for Dummies (IHE Edition), since the entire purpose of both the event and the organization is to make interoperability so easy that its invisible. (See sidebar to get your copy.)
Because [interoperability] is so technical, vendors don't even talk about it with their customers, so they dont understand that IHE is important in making interoperability happen, said Joyce Sensmeier, vice president of informatics at HIMSS and president of IHE USA. All health information exchanges are using IHE in one way or another. Awareness of it is finally growing. One of IHEs objectives is to have its specifications incorporated into certification requirements for meaningful use, and to have providers require IHE-style interoperability in the software and medical devices they purchase.
Register or login for access to this item and much more
All Health Data Management content is archived after seven days.
Community members receive:
- All recent and archived articles
- Conference offers and updates
- A full menu of enewsletter options
- Web seminars, white papers, ebooks
Already have an account? Log In
Don't have an account? Register for Free Unlimited Access