The European Connectathon is organized annually by the Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) Organization for Europe. This international event gathers software vendors from the healthcare sector with the common goal of testing and validating their system's interoperability, following the recommendations published by the IHE for the development of interoperability between healthcare information systems.
This edition was held within the ITeG - International Forum for Healthcare IT, at the Berlin Exhibition Center. Trade fair visitors were able to witness the work carried out by the 300 technicians that took part in the Connectathon.
ALERT participated with ALERT® EDIS in the Emergency Department Referral profile. This profile, which involves sharing clinical documentation between healthcare facilities spread in the same geographical region (Regional Health Information Organization - RHIO), was first validated at the North American Connectathon, which took place in Chicago, in January 2007.
The European Connectathon was an opportunity for ALERT® to prove its integration capabilities in a European setting and to increase the list of interoperability successes with other systems. Given the experience acquired at the North American Connectathon, ALERT® was also able to provide support to vendors testing their interoperability functionalities for the first time.
With its participation, ALERT reaffirms, on the one hand, its commitment to develop ALERT® in accordance with the current international interoperability standards, and, on the other hand, ensures its presence in the Interoperability Showcase that will take place in the World of Health IT trade fair, in Vienna, Austria, October 22-25.