Secure Connections: IHE Showcases Interoperability Certification at the 2013 Connectathon
June 1, 2013 | Evaluations & Guidance
A scene from the 2013 North American Connectathon. (Image courtesy of IHE.)
Every January, the basement of the Hyatt Regency Chicago is transformed into a playground for standards-based medical device interoperability. That’s because it’s the site of one of Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise’s (IHE) annual Connectathons, where IHE provides “bench tests” of system interoperability. IHE is a nonprofit volunteer organization that aims to make interoperability a reality by defining standardized messages for communication between systems. Connectathons, which are held in several countries each year, pull together systems engineers...