April 13th, 2016
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As we approach the half way point in the European Connectathon 2016 the weather finally turns chilly and Germany shows it has a wet and windy climate after all!
The European IHE Symposium had a captivating Tuesday afternoon that began with a number of VIP Tours to see the Connectathon hosted by IHE-Europe experts and monitors. Such tours are greatly appreciated by delegates and Connectathon attendees alike.
The interaction between vendors and between vendors and monitors provoked considerable interest in what seemed a friendly and comfortable environment, which is both high pressure and professional in equal measure.

The European IHE Symposium continued with an interesting series of presentations from IHE National Initiatives - The Netherlands, Luxembourg, Italy and Finland.

The final session included a presentation by Lapo Bertini on the European eHealth Interoperability Framework and an enthusiastic roundtable discussion - from use cases to procurement.

Day 3
is hosting of a successful German Interoperability Day with almost 200 delegates from the local German region and also from across North Rhine-Westphalia.

Meanwhile on the busy Connectathon floor the activity continued at pace and likewise in the Projectathon Elektronische Fallakte - EFA - area. This is concerned with German Doctor to Doctor communication on Electronic Health Records – where individual episodes are authorised by the patient to enable interoperability but maintain the integrity of the German data protection laws. Eight companies are working together using the XDS and XUA IHE Profiles to ensure interoperability, under the watchful eyes of the Monitors.
Further details on the IHE-Europe Connectathon 2016 can be found our website.
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