SIL-Asia gears up to be a center of excellence in IHE

SIL-Asia gears up to be a center of excellence in IHE

2nd Quarter - 2018 , News
May 11, 2018

MANDALUYONG, Philippines – The Standards and Interoperability Lab – Asia (SIL-Asia), with support from the Asian Development Bank (ADB), hosted a workshop with Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) on 7-10 May 2018. IHE is an initiative by healthcare professionals to improve health information exchange through the coordinated use of established health IT standards, with the goal of addressing specific clinical needs in support of optimal patient care.

During the four-day workshop, Jürgen Brandstätter, co-chair of IHE Europe and board member of IHE International, gave an introduction to IHE, including insights, strategies, common blueprints, and a series of lectures on how to write use cases and interoperability specifications. Integration between IHE and FHIR was also one of the subjects of interest during the workshop.

The workshop included sessions on the health information system needs of member-countries, specifically Vietnam, as well as ADB learnings from other countries such as Tonga, Armenia, and Tajikistan.

The workshop also held a session on IHE’s IT Infrastructure Technical Framework. It also served as an avenue for strategy planning on SIL-Asia’s health information exchange demo for the forthcoming AeHIN General Meeting in October. It also included planning on how SIL-Asia can be established as an IHE Center for Excellence in the future.

For more information, SIL-Asia’s briefer on IHE is available here

The Standards and Interoperability Lab – Asia is a regional health interoperability laboratory powered by the Asia eHealth Information Network (AeHIN) and supported by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) with sponsorship from The People’s Republic of China Poverty Reduction and Regional Cooperation Fund (PRC Fund).
The concept for the Standards and Interoperability Lab – Asia was first conceived at the Regional Interoperability Workshop organized by AeHIN in Manila last August 2015 at the sidelines of the Global Health Research Forum. The regional lab was designed to serve as a template of labs in each country that will later form into the Community of Interoperability Labs (COIL).

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