IHE-Europe Connectathon

IHE-Europe Connectathon

Starts at:

Monday, 25 September 2023 - 08:00

Ends at:​

Friday, 29 September 2023 - 17:00

IHE-Europe Connectathon

The five-day ‘Connectivity Marathon’ will again take place in the venue of the historic Couvent des Jacobins, Rennes, Brittany, France from 25 to 29 September 2023.

Registrations for the IHE-Europe 2023 Connectathon are now open. Discounted registrations for ECHAlliance Members, please contact maria@echalliance.com to get the code.

As in previous years, we expect many IHE Profiles (including FHIR based profiles) to be tested at Rennes and the focus will be put on the
International Patient Summary (IPS) and AI in Radiology.

The event will take place from the 25th to 29th of September and will be a unique opportunity to join the Connectathon and test the interoperability of your products in a structured environment with peer vendors, to learn about the best practices and the latest and future planned standards developments and of course, to network with colleagues, peers and interoperability experts from around the world.

Vendors registering before 30 March 2023 or being an IHE-Europe member can profit from the early bird rate. There is also a discount for first-time participating vendors as well as for vendors that implement one of the following supporting Actor/Profile combinations:
• LAW (Laboratory Analytical Workflow) Analyser and Analyser manager actors (PaLM domain)
• LTW (Laboratoty Testing Workflow) Order Placer and Automation Manager actors (PaLM domain)
• SWF.b (Scheduled Workflow) Order Filler and Order Placer actors (RAD domain

Connectathon participation rates:
• System fee:  6500€ per system under test.
• Participant fee: 650€ per attendee onsite (full week)
Discount options:

• Early bird members of ECHAlliance (contract received by IHE-Europe’s
secretariat before or on 30 March): 4875€ (25% off) per system;
• Members of ECHAlliance: 5525€ (15% off) per system under test
Registration will close on 26 May 2023.

IHE-Europe Experience Two Day Conference – Update

We are delighted to announce that the registration for the IHE-Europe Experience Days on 26-27 September is OPEN. Early bird discounts are available here until 26 May.

The IHE-Europe Experience Days Conference will take place 26 and 27 September, in Rennes, France. As in previous years the programme is truly international and this year is in collaboration with the ANS (Agence du Numérique en Santé) and IHE-France.

The 2023 theme “Transforming Healthcare through Interoperability: Towards secure, structured and comprehensive data sharing in Health Data Spaces”, means that this informative and engaging experience is a MUST if you are interested or involved in healthcare interoperability. It is a key component of the IHE-Europe Connectathon Week and it pays to be at the cutting edge of what is happening.
Whilst the programme is still being finalised and some speakers are still to be confirmed, IHE-Europe has released the block session details for each day including both the plenary Keynote Topics and the concurrent breakout sessions. There is a really exciting mix of subject matter some totally new and many building on the very successful 2022 Joint IHE Experience Day in Montreux, see the presentations here. Keep on top of programme announcements by frequently checking here.
Day 1 (Tuesday 26 September) includes a morning Keynote Digital eHealth presentation from France as 2023 host country and an afternoon Keynote featuring the Global Digital Health Partnership (GDHP). 
The morning sessions follow on from the very successful 2022 Joint IHE Experience Day looking at Real Interoperability Implementation of IHE Solutions in European Countries, like Switzerland, Greece and the Czech Republic and International implementations in the USA, Canada and Saudi Arabia. Expert speakers will highlight what has worked, what has not and what can be learned from their respective countries.
The afternoon sessions follow the same pattern but looking at Global Interoperability Implementations with special contributions from the WHO (tbc), Latin America, Asia and The eHealth Africa Association.
Additionally, there will be a Panel Discussion on Strategic Aspects around The International Patient Summary (IPS).
Day 1 will close with VIP Tours of the IHE-Europe Connectathon Floor, then a social opportunity of a Rennes City Tour followed by a Networking Dinner, further details to be announced as soon as available.

Day 2 (Wednesday 27 September) opens with a Multi Country Presentation (speed networking) and features a morning Keynote presentation from the European Commission, details to be announced soon.
Two pre-lunch blocks look at the European Health Data Space (EHDS) Regulations and European Projects that include the Regulations, plus an in-depth presentation of the EHDS Regulations and an interactive opportunity to question Interoperability Experts.
The morning concludes with a block session, looking at Interoperability in Other Domains – Public Administrations, Businesses and Citizens, considering Smart Cities, ISA2 and Digital Social Protection. How do they differ and what can we learn from their experiences?
The afternoon session includes two blocks considering In-depth technical aspects and in particular looking at Radiology specification in France, Laboratory Reports from X-eHealth & FHIR, IPS and usage of IPS.
With the final block considering specific countries including Netherlands, Austria etc. punctuated by a Panel Discussion
Following the Closing Remarks there will be further VIP Tour opportunities to the IHE-Europe Connectathon Floor.

All details of Registration Fees and of the many Special Discounts available can be found on the IHE-Europe Connectathon website
If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please get in touch with the IHE-Europe secretariat.

Learn more about IHE:

IHE is an initiative by healthcare professionals and industry to improve the way computer systems in healthcare share information. IHE promotes the coordinated use of established standards such as DICOM and HL7 to address specific clinical needs in support of optimal patient care. Systems developed in accordance with IHE communicate with one another better, are easier to implement, and enable care providers to use information more effectively.


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