HINZ 2009 Klaus Veil Manager - IHE Connectathon and Interoperability Showcase 2008 & 2009 Chairman - HL7 Australia CoChair - Standards Australia IT14-06 / IT14-06-03 Fellow - Australian College of Health Informatics HL7.org (USA) Certified V2.4 & V2.5 Specialist Principal - HL7 Systems & Services, Sydney David Hay Chairman - HL7 New Zealand .... ....
An initiative to improve systems implementation & integration
Main goal: “ Connectivity and Interoperability ”
Main standards used:
DICOM - imaging
HL7 - clinical communication
IHE does not develop standards, it uses established standards!
IHE works with standards development organisations (SDOs)
IHE demonstrates solutions
IHE works towards adoption, assisting by providing documentation, tools, testing and publication
How does IHE work? Standards IHE Technical Framework User Site IHE Integration Profile B Products are easily integrated! IHE Integration Profile A IHE Demonstration IHE Connectathon Products with IHE RFP
2008 Connectathon "Open Day" Tour ~55 visitors attended the Open Day
2008 Australian IHE Connectathon Score-Card 7 products (4 Australian!!!) achieved international IHE certification 9 products (5 international) successfully tested Australian profile 6 products successfully tested against the new IHE "Cross-Enterprise Document Sharing" (XDS) profile
2008 Showcase Scenario: Act 1 Problem: Loss or delay of clinical info due to system failures. Myth: "Electronic Data can disappear without a trace" Problem: How best to transport and distribute images? Myth: "Images in CDs cannot replace film" Regional Hospital: "LaTrobe Valley Area Hospital"
2008 Showcase Scenario: Act 2 Problem: Access to hospital clinical data is limited? Myth: "You can't get timely information out of a hospital black hole" Surgeons' Rooms: "Dr Bones Surgery"
2008 Showcase Scenario: Act 3 Problem: How can Digital Imaging eliminate film transport and storage? Myth: "Digital Imaging creates problems for doctors" Myth: "Image CDs don't work for orthopaedic surgeons" Remote Healthcare: "Dingo Base Hospital"
2008 Showcase Scenario: Act 4 Problem: Access to medical records at a remote location Myth: "We need a national EHR to access data remotely" Problem: How to get patient consent to access the EHR? Myth: "Consent to get access is too difficult" Follow-up: "St Kilda Private Hospital"