Developers of health information systems are in Chicago this week, where they are participating in the annual IHE North America Connectathon, the health IT industry's largest interoperability testing event. First held in 1999, the Connectathon has grown continually in the scope and breadth of testing. Contributing Editor John Andrews covered the event for Healthcare IT News. Here are some of the scenes from the event. Click on images to enlarge.
Orange-vested volunteers validate the results of all vendor tests during the IHE North America Connectathon in Chicago, from Jan. 28-Feb. 1.
More than 500 people representing more than 100 vendors tested 161 systems at the IHE North American Connectathon in Chicago. Now in its 10th year, the event has grown from one day to six days this year.
Philips Healthcare's run-through included radiology-PACS interoperability testing.
Michael Donnelly of Epic and his team get down to brass tacks on interoperability.
Bill Majurski (center), computer scientist with the National Institute of Standards and Technology, explains the testing validation process to attendees.
Intensity and concentration were common expressions at the Connectathon.