This tutorial will provide the attendee with an overview of the IHE methodology and the IHE standards. The IHE (Integrating the Health Care Enterprise) activities have resulted in a series of profiles. Each profile standardizes a particular workflow and describes how existing base standards (such as HL7 v2 or DICOM) should be used to support the workflow. The aim is to for the attendees to become familiar with the IHE process, and for them to understand the key characteristics of the most commonly implemented IHE profiles, e.g. XDS and Imaging Department workflows.
René Spronk has studied Informatics at the Twente University of Technology in the Netherlands. He has provided systems integration consultancy in healthcare to hundreds of healthcare provider organisations and application vendors since 1996, using a variety of interoperability standards. He has provided numerous HL7, DICOM and IHE training courses in various European countries.
He is involved as a volunteer in the activities of HL7, at the international level as well as within various European HL7 country organizations, and in IHE Europe. He was awarded with an HL7 "Volunteer of the Year" award in 2008, and was made a "HL7 Fellow" in 2011.
René is a Trainer/Senior Consultant with Ringholm bv in the Netherlands. He can be contacted via Rene.Spronk@Ringholm.com.