July 23rd, 2015
View this email in your browser
IHE-Europe NEWS Pulse
Dear Members and Friends, 
Jacqueline Surugue is chief of the 60 strong Pharmacy department, Centre Hospitalier Georges Renon in Niort (France), a 1300 bed District General Hospital. She has been involved with IHE activities since being President of the European Association of Hospital Pharmacists in 2002 and currently is past User Co-Chair of IHE-Europe.
The importance of plug and play software in our hospitals, especially in Pharmacy, is crucial. We had first-hand experience of problems with patient’s treatment incorrectly transferred from ward’s software to pharmacy software because of systems not communicating correctly", she said.

“Pharmacy is all about the correct medication being applied for the individual patient’s needs and the exchange of data and information between GPs and community healthcare to hospitals, between wards and to and from laboratories. Anywhere there is a junction is fundamental to ensure patient outcomes are the best possible and the bi-directional requirements are communicated correctly. This flows from having sound and tested system interoperability”, Surugue stated.

She applauds the recent introduction of Conformity Assessment Testing as a real positive development (and urges IHE to go further with certification) which will ensure:
  • Improved supplier quality, competency and consistency.
  • Better harmonisation of solutions.
  • Reduced instances of interoperability failure and reduced costs for the users, their hospitals and institutions.
  • Better healthcare outcomes for patients.
Watch the video to know more about Jacqueline's experience.
“I am confident that IHE is the way to go to ensure system interoperability amongst suppliers. I am totally supportive of the user communities’ involvement and active participation with IHE. We have a number of pharmacy profiles now well-defined and tested at recent Connectathons, including the 2015 IHE-Europe event in Luxembourg and we are seeing the benefits in work in our department and in daily lives of patients”, she concluded.

To learn more about the next 2016 IHE-Europe Connectathon, please click

IHE-Europe Team

Copyright © 2015 IHE-Europe, All rights reserved.
Our mailing address is: Diamant Building Boulevard Reyers 80, 1030 Brussels, Belgium
 Follow IHE-Europe on LinkedIn   NEWS Pulse Archive
unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences   Privacy Policy