Connectathon in Montreaux
Interoperability experts, vendors and users from around the world participated in the 2022 joint Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) Connectathon Week in mid-September.
The event bridged two locations, with IHE Connectathon testing taking place along with a joint conference in Atlanta and Montreux, Switzerland. The simultaneous experience permitted participants to enjoy the first return to in-person attendance since 2019. The Montreux event also featured testing for the Swiss national Electronic Patient Record (EPR) project.
The format allowed for morning sessions in the U.S. and afternoon sessions in Europe and provided the first-ever opportunity for Connectathon participants to conduct intercontinental interoperability testing.
Health IT vendors performed supervised testing of over 60 systems—from medical devices and radiology systems to those related to electronic health records—to evaluate their compliance with IHE technical standards. Testing also evaluated the vendor systems’ ability to exchange information effectively with corresponding systems.