If the NA Connectathon is the Lollapalooza of the Health IT World, one of the up-and-coming acts to check out this week in Chicago is the IHE USA Certification Pilot Program. IHE USA has partnered with ICSA Labs to announce a new certification and testing program that will complement the Connectathon testing of conformance to selected IHE integration profiles.
The IHE USA Certification program is intended to advance the IHE USA vision: Improving the quality, value and safety of healthcare by enabling rapid, scalable and secure access to health information at the point of care.
In addition, here are a number of benefits that already go along with testing at the Connectathon today.
- Testing interoperability with a number of the major health IT system vendors;
- Qualifying your product for the HIMSS Interoperability Showcase; and
- Getting face time with some of the industry’s top health IT professionals.
The first IHE USA Certified products should be announced in early 2013. Following the Connectathon, a series of certification-related activities will be scheduled for later this year for additional participants.
Go to https://www.icsalabs.com/ihe for more information on the program.
Anyone interested in learning more about how to get involved in this initiative can contact IHECert@icsalabs.com to reach one of the members of the Certification team.
Stay tuned this week to hear more from the Connectathon floor and updates on the progress of the certification pilot.