More about IHE-Europe
Health IT users, national programs and vendor associations initiated IHE-Europe and today fund its activities.
The mission of IHE-Europe is to improve patient care by advancing the interoperability of healthcare IT systems and the appropriate sharing of relevant information. Towards that end, IHE-Europe conducts education, testing, demonstrations and other activities promoting the deployment within Europe of systems compliant with the IHE Technical Frameworks developed by IHE International. IHE-Europe also recruits healthcare professionals and solution developers to participate in the development of these specifications and promote their appropriate use in Europe. IHE-Europe interacts with relevant governmental and non-governmental organisations in Europe. It also maintains close contacts with similar initiatives around the world.
IHE-Europe Technical Coordinator: Eric Poiseau
IHE-Services is the operational unit of IHE-Europe dedicated to the fulfilment of its mission. It is a professional testing team supporting IHE-Europe’s members and beneficiaries that want to build trust in the deployment of IHE profiles in their solutions and projects. Services provided are the development of customised validation and conformance test tools, organisation of test sessions and demonstrations, training and consultancy on implementation of the IHE profiles in beneficiary’s projects/programs. Beneficiaries are national or regional e-health projects, IT users in hospitals or vendors developing new products. IHE-Services offers a unique suite of tools and services used during the connectivity marathons, or Connectathons, worldwide.
IHE-Services Director: Alexander Berler
Arsenàl.IT is the voluntary consortium of the 23 public Local Health Authorities and Hospital Trusts of the Veneto Region. It represents the innovation and research center for ehealth, in particular for the development of “Health Information Exchange System”. Currently Arsenàl.IT is involved with Veneto Region in the development of a new philosophy called “Zero miles Health”, a global project where health data are moving instead of people. The Consortium aims to provide best health solutions, with simple and portable services, which meet citizens' real needs.
About Veneto Region
Veneto is one of the 20 regions of Italy and it’s located in the north-east of the country, between the Garda Lake, the Dolomites mountains, the Adriatic sea and the river Po. It has almost 5 millions inhabitants, 58.300 of which work for the public health: among the 7 provinces there are 21 public local health authorities, 2 hospital trusts and a research centre. Veneto’s capital city is Venice: here the regional government bodies take decisions about public health systems. Veneto is usually renowned for its motivation to change and improve health services, as it proves the creation of Consortium Arsenàl.IT. The region delegates the permanent research for innovation activities and the design of new solutions in ehealth technology to Arsenàl.IT.