IHE-Deutschland (IHE-D) is a registered association in Germany ("eingetragener Verein" - e.V.) made up of both individual and corporate members.
Caretakers are appointed for the domains of ITI, Cardiology, Laboratory and Radiology, which are the key areas of interest for members. In addition to leading work in their respective domains, caretakers coordinate with other working groups as required.
There is strong interest in the Radiology domain among IHE-D members and special attention is currently being given to the laboratory domain. There is a particular interest in the development work of IHE Pharmacy and proposals for new development activities in IHE ITI, originating from German projects to implement electronic health records.
A number of German projects related to the creation of electronic records is considering the inclusion of elements from the XDS family. IHE-D has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the German HL-7 Group regarding mutual cooperation.
Integration Profiles in Oncology as well as the use of XDS receive particular attention in Germany.
A group on the integration of medical devices and IT has recently been set up.
IHE-D membership includes 46 members of which 29 companies, 3 user societies, hospitals and others, 2 industry associations and 12 individuals (primarily IHE users). Members include the German Radiological Association, ZVEI, and bvitg, and the Cardiology Department from Kiel University (maintaining a liaison with the German Cardiology Association).
"conHIT-Monday" featured a full IHE-day on April 23rd, 2012 in Berlin.
IHE Germany prepares cooperation in a funded research project "Standards for e-procurement" for hospitals - subject to pending grants by BMBF.
IHE Germany also prepares cooperation in a funded research project "OR.NET" for safe, reliable deep medical device integration in the OR- subject to pedning grants by BMBF.
The Cookbook on secure cross-enterprise communication of reports and images is being developed in an open consensus process: see Cookbook
IHE-D and HL7 Germany also organize joint annual conferences.
IHE-D Information Day in cooperation with HL7 Germany:
The annual General Assembly and Conference was held jointly with HL7 Deutschland on Oct. 26th to 28th.,2011
The next General Assembly is scheduled for 24th to 26th of October 2012 in Goettingen, Hotel Freizeit In.
For registration and more dates see
Presentations are available in German via the IHE-D website
CEO Andreas Kassner (bvitg e.V.)
Users: Prof. Bjoern Bergh
Vendors: Dr. Georg Heidenreich
National Technical Manager:
Michael Onken, following Dr. Marco Eichelberg
Bundesverband Gesundheits-IT e.V. : (bvitg)
Zentralverband Elektrotechnik- und Elektronikindustrie : (ZVEI)
Deutsche Roentgengesellschaft : (DRG)