What is IHE?
Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise is a professional collaboration of medical societies, clinicians and vendors. IHE was organized to find practical solutions to the complex issues of clinical system integration.
IHE does not develop standards. IHE promotes open standards such as DICOM, HL7 and Web technologies. IHE refines interface specifications using these open standards, rigorously tests vendor implementations, and promotes their use through Scientific Session demonstrations and education.
What can IHE do for me?
IHE accelerates the adoption of the Electronic Healthcare Record (EHR), which also enables sharing of clinical data between the hospital(s), offices and clinics. This cross-location sharing of data is important in ophthalmology multi-practice settings.
Plug-and-play compatibility and interoperable product alternatives should assist you in selecting instruments, EHR systems, etc., that work together seamlessly without the need to purchase custom interfaces.
All of this is done at no charge to you, the end user. Just ask your vendors for their IHE Integration Statements!
Eye Care Domain Sponsor – American Academy of Ophthalmology
IHE Eye Care Technical Co-Chair: Rick Butler (Medflow, Inc.), Imran Chaudhri
IHE Eye Care Planning Committee Co-Chairs: Jim Riggi (Medflow, Inc.), Linda Wedemeyer, MD (Veterans Health Administration)