Friday, August 07, 2015

EU Recognizes IHE Profiles for Procurement

On July 28, the European Commission announced its decision to identify 27 IHE profiles that should be referenced in public procurement documents for health IT systems throughout the European Union (EU) as part of its eHealth European Interoperability Framework (eEIF). 

The extensive list includes profiles that define standards-based interoperability for laboratory, pharmacy, radiology and enterprise information and communication systems, as well as health information exchanges

The Commission's announcement states, "The 27 IHE profiles have the potential to increase interoperability of eHealth services and applications to the benefit of patients and medical community."

 The full announcement and list of profiles, as published in the Official Journal of the European Union, are available here.