Customised interoperability testing of health IT systems for hospitals, regional and national ehealth networks, as well as vendors developing new software platforms.
Testing interoperability to exchange and to share medical information presents a major challenge for health IT systems. Exchanging or sharing medical information, whether within a hospital, across regional health IT projects, or within national networks, requires unique expertise and competencies often beyond the experience of deployment teams.
A dedicated operation within the non-profit association IHE-Europe, IHE-Services offers customised testing for health IT system interoperability. IHE-Services organises test sessions and develops interoperability test tools, leveraging more than 10 years experience in these domains and drawing on the experience of a community of hundreds of system implementers around the world.
IHE-Services offers a unique suite of tools and services to its clients. Developed for the annual IHE European Connectathon, these services allow specific projects to complement the product testing performed at the IHE Connectathon and include:
- The Gazelle management software that supervises and coordinates testing activities.
- Unique interoperability test engines for DICOM, XML, HL7 and IHE integration profiles.
- Simulators for online, or virtual testing
- Technical project management and results reporting services to organize and manage special-purpose interoperability testing events.
Each service can be tailored to specific needs. Learn more about Products & Services.
Partners in IHE deployment
IHE-Services supports eHealth regional or national project authorities, companies, and healthcare providers during procurement, development & deployment of IHE standards based interoperability solutions. IHE-Services builds trust and improves interoperability for eHealth solutions by customized interoperability verification and conformance testing.
CASE STUDY: For the large-scale pilot program, European Patient Smart Open Services (epSOS), IHE-Services played a central role helping enable the secure exchange of patient health information among 20 participating Member States of the European Union (EU) and three non-EU nations.
For more information on this unique and successful program, please download the PDF: "IHE Services epSOS Case Study."
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Join the growing ecosystem of partners built around IHE Services. Participating members help shape the development of health IT interoperability and gain significant benefits.