IHE Experience Day 2022, 13 Sept

Delegates to the Joint IHE Experience Day were treated to a superb programme of interoperability presentations from both locations – a unique blend of educational, experience-sharing, discussions, future ideas and plans.

IHE Suisse (in collaboration with eHealth Suisse) and IHE-Europe offered an exciting programme of interoperability-themed, educational and inspirational events, building on the many successful aspects of the 2020 and 2021 online sessions, which received excellent feedback.
The inspiring European Experience Sessions ran in parallel with the Connectathon, also taking place in the unique Montreux Music and Convention Centre, known as the 2m2c.

The recordings of the 2022 sessions can be accessed here.



Leading interoperability experts reflecting various perspectives presented on existing and new interoperability projects from across the globe. European experts associated with the European Union’s digital interoperability programmes  provided up-to-date material showing the benefits that the IHE way of working provides for vendors, users, procurement organisations and government institutions.


IHE Experience Day, Tuesday, 13 September 2022:


Enabling Digital Transformation in Healthcare:
Using IHE and FHIR to Establish the Bridge

Time ROOM 1 ROOM 2
9:00 - 9:10

Welcome speech by the IHE-Europe Co-Chairs

Andreas Klingler, IHE-Europe Vendor Co-Chair
Jan Hulek, IHE-Europe User Co-Chair

9:10 - 9:40

Keynote Speaker

Ioannis Kotsiopoulos,
  Secretary General Health Services, Greek Ministry of Health

9:45 - 10:45
  • User Track: Solutions implemented in different European countries

    e-Health solution based on IHE Infrastructure
    Antonín Hlavinka, CIO of University Hospital Olomouc, Czech Republic

    eMedication in Switzerland
    Stéphane Spahni, Systems Architect, University Hospital of Geneva and IHE-Europe User Deputy Co-Chair 
    National Image Sharing in France
    Supported by SEGUR du Numérique programme
    Mathieu Bajat, Interoperability expert, Agence du Numérique en Santé, France
    Pan-Canadian Patient Summary
    Derek Ritz, Principal Consultant, ecGroup Inc., 
    Attila Farkas, Senior Director, Solution Management and Advisory Services at Canada Health Infoway
  • Workshop: Methodology for defining and specifying a health interoperability framework, based on a "big picture"
    Alain Ribault, CTO of KEREVAL, independent test engineering laboratory


10:45 - 11:15 COFFEE BREAK
11:15 - 13:00
  • EU Projects Track: Presentation of different European projects' scope actions and results

    X-eHealth: A bridge towards eHealth evolution
    Yasmin Fonseca, International eHealth Project Manager, SPMS (Serviços Partilhados do Ministério da Saúde)
    Hynek Kruzik, Senior Digital Health Consultant, Ministry of Health, Czech Republic
    Marcello Melgara, EC project reviewer and evaluator at LISPA/Regione Lombardia Health

    UNICOM Project: Improve medicinal product data along their life cycle
    Empirica (Private research and consultancy firm supporting innovation with new information technology)
    Christian Hay, Sr. Consultant Healthcare, GS1 Global Office

    Klára Jiráková, Vysočina Region Regional Authority, eHMSEG Co-Chairs for MyHealth@EU

    Roundtable: European Health Data Space: Most recent developments and challenges
    Alexander Jäkel, Chair of the Digital Health Working Group of the Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME)

    With all session participants
  • Vendor Track: Interoperability solutions for vendors (device interoperability, images, DICOM, ...)


    Giedre Kvedaraviciene, Digital Health Director, COCIR

    Device Interoperability: How Medisanté delivers seamless device interoperability with virtual care platforms
    Andrew Barker, Business Development Director at Medisanté
    IHE Document Sharing using the FHIR platform: MHDS
    John Moehrke, Architect: Standards - Interoperability, Privacy, and Security for Bylight.com
    What is new in DICOM
    Björn Nolte, DICOM WG 6 Chair
13:00 - 14:00 LUNCH
14:00 - 14:20 Keynote Speaker

Annatina Foppa,
 Deputy Head of eHealth Suisse, Swiss Competence and Coordination Centre

14:20 - 15:35
  • National Experience Track: Experience-sharing from countries (Europe + Africa)
    Latin America: LACPASS: Latin American and Carribbean Passport Project
    Carlos Núñez, Technical Regional Coordinator RACSEL Project
    Ireland: Embedding IHE Profile Standards and Test Tools in Cross Border and National Use Cases
    Eamon Coyne, Enterprise Technical Architecture Lead, Office of the CIO, HSE Ireland
    Netherlands: The Dutch approach to solving lab exchange issues
    Tie Tjee, IHE Netherlands Vendor Co-Chair
    Brian Sanderse, Informatic Architect,
    Gabon: HIS-IF Development Perspectives in French-Speaking Africa
    Cheick Oumar Bagayoko,
    Member of the group of experts of the Observatory of E-health in the countries of the South
    Roundtable discussion
    with presenters from the National Experience Track based on questions from the audience
  • VIP Tour: Learn how the IHE Connectathon supports health IT vendors and healthcare providers to achieve interoperability. Hear from the IHE experts and the vendors and ask them anything you want to know! DEPARTURE TIME 15:35 (only for onsite participants)
  • Educational Track 1: The role of IHE and its educational offer Special focus: Use of FHIR-based IHE Profiles
    IHE Profile development with ITI Committee
    Oliver Egger, Founder of ahdis gmbh, IHE ITI Committee Technical Co-Chair
    FHIR Based IHE Profiles
    José Costa Teixeira, IHE Pharmacy Vendor Co-Chair, HL7 Belgium Chair
    IHE Connectathon and Projectathons
    Alexander Berler, IHE Catalyst strategic Business Development Director
    IHE Certified Professional Programme (CPP)
    Jürgen Brandstätter, IHE International Board Member, IHE-Europe Vendor Deputy Co-Chair
    Charles Parisot, IHE Catalyst / IHE-Europe
16:05 - 16:25 COFFEE BREAK
16:25 - 18:00
  • International Track: Joint sessions on international healthcare topics with IHE USA
    Artificial Intelligence in Practice demonstrated at RSNA*

    Mohannad Hussain, Technical Manager of SIIM Hackathon and RSNA Imaging AI in Practice Demonstration
    Dr. Katherine Andriole, Director of Research at the MGB Center for Clinical Data Science, RSNA Machine Learning Steering and Data Standards Committees


    GCeHI (Global Consortium for eHealth Interoperability)*
    Session chair: Jürgen Brandstätter, IHE Representative in the GCeHI Executive Board
    Walter G. Suarez, MD, Exec. Director, Kaiser Permanente; Chair, GCeHI; Vice-Chair (Former Chair), HL7 International Board of Directors; Member, HIMSS Americas Advisory Board
    Tom Leady, Senior Vice President & Head of Government Relations, HIMSS

    International Patient Summary, IHE and HL7 FHIR - checks and balances
    Grahame Grieve, Principal at Health Intersections Pty Ltd, HL7 working group Co-Chair

    GDHP (Global Digital Health Partnership)
    Steven Posnack (USA)
    Annatina Foppa (CH)
    Carl Leitner (WHO)
    Jürgen Brandstätter (AT)


  • VIP Tour: Learn how the IHE Connectathon supports health IT vendors and healthcare providers to achieve interoperability. Hear from the IHE experts and the vendors and ask them anything you want to know! DEPARTURE TIME 16:25
    (only for onsite participants)

  • Educational Track  2

    IHE Catalyst
    Claudio Saccavini, IHE Catalyst Managing Director, 
    Alexander Berler, IHE Catalyst Strategic Business Development Director

    Ask Me Anything interactive session + news from the testing floor
    Session chair:
    Anne-Gaëlle Bergé, IHE-Europe Tools & Testing Strategy Committee Chair, IHE-Europe Technical Manager

18:00 - 19:00 Wrap up and Drinks

*Live sessions from Atlanta, USA




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