Key Questions: How do you integrate an information system to support modern healthcare institutions and what is the technical framework for this type of task? How can this framework be tested?
The Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) initiative organizes exhibits and educational sessions attended by medical professionals to promote this technical framework. This document defines implementation standards to support the communication of health information to improve patient care and is updated annually. The information in the IHE IT Infrastructure Technical Framework is targeted towards audiences such as IT departments of healthcare organizations, technical staff of vendors interested in the IHE initative, experts in standards development and individuals who are interested in the integration of health information systems and workflows.