IHE Profiles for medical device interoperability Training

This training is organized by IHE-Europe and MedTech Europe.

More information will follow soon.


Personal medical devices help patients and citizens keep track of their health, monitor and improve

their lifestyles, and manage chronic and other conditions. If they are Interoperable, they can send
health data to healthcare professionals, to formal and informal caregivers, and to electronic health
records, empowering remote monitoring solutions, delivery of care over distance, and advanced data
analytics and AI. Critical to interoperability is the commitment to open standards and specifications that
help overcome the persistent data silos and realise the transformation of health and care.
With the recently announced collaboration between the PCHAlliance (Continua) and IHE on the further
development of the IHE Patient Care Device (PCD) Profile, IHE emerges as the critical player in
personal device interoperability. MedTech Europe, the European trade association for the medical
technology industry, will organise a training on 6 November 2020 to bring the personal device industry to the IHE Connectathon and explore how this industry can contribute to the IHE community to advance
patient care.


The “IHE Profiles for medical device interoperability” training is organized by IHE-Europe and MedTech Europe.


“Digital is not yet transforming our healthcare systems the way it should, and lack of interoperability is a major factor holding us back. The recent changes and alignments among the interoperability initiatives can get us there faster, but only if we embrace the new roles and understand the IHE processes. This training on the side of the IHE Connectathon comes at a critical juncture and we invite the medtech industry to join us.”
Michael Strübin
Medtech Europe


What are the benefits?

  • Awareness about benefits of medtech device interoperability.
  • Knowledge about IHE processes and procedures.
  • Access to IHE experts and peer support.



Target audience: software engineers and product developers working on connected digital devices for citizens and patients

Content: The training will cover:

  • Introduction to IHE in the interoperability ecosystem (incl. HL7, FHIR, IEEE and others)
  • Future of Continua Design Guidelines
  • Profiles for medical devices, testing and conformity assessment
  • An IHE Connectathon VIP tour
  •  Alexander Ihls (IHE International)
  •  Charles Parisot (IHE-Services)
  •  Thom Erickson (PCHAlliance)

Place: site of the IHE Europe Connectathon Week, Autoworld in Brussels, Belgium.

Date/time: 27 March 2020, 9.00 to 13.00 (lunch included)


Full programme and registration here. Please register before 6 October 2020 COB.

Accommodation: see IHE Europe Connectathon accommodation page.

Restrictions: None. All participants are welcome.



Want to know more about how IHE-Europe Connectathon can help your eHealth programme or project?

Please contact IHE-Europe by email