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IHE North American Connectathon & HIMSS Interoperability Showcase, an Introduction
July 13th, 2016 2pm EDT Register Here

The HIMSS Interoperability Showcase at HIMSS17 has evolved to represent an ecosystem where a variety of standards enables individuals to securely access, contribute, and analyze their own health data. This year we’re excited to host an improved attendee experience – with interactive Gateway Stations, enhanced Education Theater, targeted tours, innovative demonstrations, and the Product Marketplace. Join this presentation to learn more about the ‘why’ and ‘how’ you and your organization can get engaged. #EmpowerHIT

IHE North American Connectathon is where industry competitors meet to advance interoperability and safely test their systems for live implementations against IHE’s Technical Frameworks and other world-class standards. In five days, organizations rapidly debug, test, and validate their systems leveraging 500 of the industry’s top talent; months of development are accomplished in minutes. Learn how your organization can participate.

Christel Anderson, Senior Director, HIMSS
Bronwen Watkins-Pitchford, Associate Manager, HIMSS
Celina Roth, Senior Manager, Staff Liaison to IHE
Steve Moore, IHE NA Connectathon Technical Project Manager

By the Numbers - HIMSS Interoperability Showcase at HIMSS16

23 percent increase in visitors from HIMSS15

100 systems and 75 organizations connected in one, 34,000-square-foot space

8 FHA partners demonstrating government initiatives supporting interoperability

41 education sessions in the Showcase Theater with presentations every 30 minutes

25 VIP tours customized for more than 20 groups: international delegations, HIMSS Executive Institute, clinicians, provider decision makers, non-profit organizations and media

21 vignettes, topic-focused rooms in the Showcase demonstrating 14 unique Use Cases. Attended a use case tour using periscope.

Upcoming Showcase Events


NI 2016
13th International Congress on Nursing Informatics
Geneva, Switzerland

Recent News

HIMSS Interoperability ShowcaseTM -Standards Based and Future-Focused

Follow Up Press Release

March 31, 2016

The HIMSS Interoperability ShowcaseTM at HIMSS16 featured health information technology systems that enable providers, patients and family members to send, receive, find and use electronic health information with an appropriate and secure data exchange, both timely and reliable.

Displaying interoperability in a real-world setting, the Showcase featured innovative new technologies and interactive presentations on health information exchange, healthcare API's, HL7 FHIR® services, Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise innovations & profiles, and telehealth resources.

Healthcare Dive

5 trending topics to watch at HIMSS16

Feb. 25, Meg Bryant

The healthcare industry’s health IT extravaganza, HIMSS' annual conference, gets underway next week in Las Vegas. Expected to outpace last year’s 43,000-attendee event, the event will feature broad-reaching educational programs and more than 1,300 exhibiting companies, including anchor booths by Allscripts, Cerner, Epic, GE Healthcare, Lexmark, McKesson, OnBase and Optum.

Healthcare IT News

This Just In @ HIMSS: Live radio will stream from the HIMSS16 exhibit floorFeb. 24, Gus Venditto

Conversations that begin at HIMSS take many forms. And now radio will be added to the mix.
A live streaming radio broadcast from the HIMSS16 Exhibit floor will feature interviews with Karen DeSalvo, Farzad Mostashari, John Halamka and Aneesh Chopra and more than thirty featured HIMSS speakers.

Healthcare Informatics

HIMSS16 Preview: A Look Ahead with HIMSS’ VP of Informatics

Feb. 24, Rajiv Leventhal

With the annual Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference just days away, there is certainly no shortage of things to look forward to and prepare for. Indeed, as the conference continues to grow, both in terms of attendance and quality, greater opportunity presents itself perhaps more than ever before as healthcare IT has been thrust into the center of overall healthcare considerations.

Fierce Health IT

Spotlight On... HIMSS16: Showcasing the promise and power of interoperability

Feb. 24, Katie Dvorak

At the HIMSS16 Interoperability Showcase, attendees will be able to view demonstrations of new innovations that advance information sharing and hear industry insiders talk about how the industry can reach true interoperability.

Fierce Health IT

HIMSS16: Healthcare innovation a hot topic at conference sessions, exhibits and events

Feb. 24, Glenna Shaw

Given that the healthcare industry is so often criticized for lagging behind when it comes to embracing new technologies and adopting new ideas, there are an awful lot ofstories about innovation on theFierceHealthIT site. From multi-million dollar investments inhealthcare innovation companies to increasingly loud calls for CIOs to shift their focus to innovation, it's clearly a trending buzzword in the business.

New Opportunities at the HIMSS Interoperability Showcase!

There are new and exciting ways to participate at the HIMSS Interoperability Showcase, including an API Bar, Innovations section and a Telehealth focused vignette. Learn more about our new opportunities and contact Bronwen Watkins-Pitchford for more inforamation.

HIMSS Interoperability ShowcaseTM to take place at the NI2016 conference

The HL7 Nurses Work Group is organizing a HIMSS Interoperability ShowcaseTM during the 13th International Congress in Nursing Informatics.This joint effort with the HL7 Patient Care Work Group, the EHR Work Group, and the CIC Work Group, will be hosted in collaboration with NI2016 , IMIA-NI , ICN , HIMSS and IHE . The conference, which will be held in Geneva, Switzerland, on June 25-29, 2016, will welcome about 1000 nurses and medical professionals from around the world. The attendees, exhibitors and all that will join the conference, have the opportunity to hear the latest new scientific developments, from research to implementation results for the benefits of patients; engage in lasting collaboration and professional friendships; and participate in discussions and debates on controversial informatics topics. Attendees will also learn from others in their field, and connect to the key leaders in informatics. The HIMSS Interoperability ShowcaseTM will demonstrate the interoperability of nursing electronic health record applications, devices and apps communicating patient data using interoperability protocols including HL7 standards and IHE profiles.

Contact Bronwen Watkins-Pitchford for more information on participating in the HIMSS Interoperability ShowcaseTM at NI2016.

IHE NA Connectathon 2016 & HIMSS16 Interoperability ShowcaseTM: An Introduction

July 16, 2015 | 10:00AM - 11:00AM CT
Targeted toward new participants, this presentation will educate potential participants on the impetus and structure of the IHE North American Connectathon and HIMSS Interoperability Showcase. Learn what it takes to get involved, the benefits of participation, and how to engage throughout IHE USA and HIMSS' registration processes. Register today!

Just released! HIMSS16 prospectus is here!

We are excited to share with you the HIMSS16 prospectus!  We hope to see you all at the HIMSS16 Conference in Las Vegas Nevada.

We are pleased to announce two additional HIMSS Interoperability Showcase Opportunities! 

HIMSS Latin America will take place in Sau Paulo, Brazil November 3-5, 2015. This growing region has seen several grass roots efforts to implement IHE profiles and the market is hungry for standards-based interoperability. You can find the prospectus here. Check back for additional details soon!

HIMSS UK will enjoy a Showcase in 2016 which features continuity of care for all. Details coming soon!


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