Monday, October 17, 2011

Connectathon 2012 to be held in Bern, Switzerland

More than 300 IT professionals from 70 companies are expected to attend the Twelfth Annual IHE Conntectathon, to be held next year at the Bern Expo in Bern, Switzerland from May 21 to May 25.

The decision to bring the Connectathon in Switzerland is a fantastic opportunity for stakeholders to move eHealth activities forward in our country and to continue to make interoperability progress in Europe,” said Christian Hay, user Co-Chair of IHE Suisse.

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The event is an intensive “connectivity marathon” for testing the interoperability of health information systems. Companies implementing IHE Technical Framework Profile specifications in their products will have a chance to test their applications with systems from other vendors.

Connectathon will also offer a full program of workshops and meetings, bringing together stakeholders from European health IT projects. In addition, a major eHealth day conference will be held on May 24.

Results from Connectathon are published on the IHE-Europe website. Vendors are able to refer to the IHE Integration Statements to show compliance of their products with IHE Integration Profiles.

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