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IHE Connectathon 2020 Week, November 2-6

The IHE-Europe Plugathon offers a unique educational and testing opportunity by leveraging IHE experiences from the well-established IHE-Europe Connectathon. This event provides an opportunity to learn & share experiences and a platform for a specific community to innovate, including on-the-fly connections, with the APIs of health IT product solutions in a standardized way. It's the way to propel your projects forward!

Belgian eHealth Interoperability Day

A full-day seminar that brought together healthcare stakeholders.

IHE-Europe Connectathon Week parallel events organised from Brussels by Karlien Erauw (IHE-Belgium) and her team reported that the Belgian Online eHealth Interoperability Days attracted over 1,000 participants for the 15 webinars organised. They were a great success with satisfaction levels at 8/10 (Content: 7.9 and Presentation: 8.1).




Venice 2017

The IHE-Europe Connectathon 2017 was held at the Maritime Port in Venice, Italy from 3-7 April 2017.

With around 1000 attendees at the Connectathon and the many parallel events, the Connectathon 2017 surpassed even the highest of guesstimates.

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A Projectathon is a testing session dedicated to a specific deployment project using a set of IHE Profiles in their interoperability specifications.

The organisation leading the project will have both test plans and customised test tools, used by the IHE Gazelle testing management. These define the test criteria, enable the tests and verify that the systems / solutions of the various vendors have exactly implemented the appropriate specifications.

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.
Brussels 2020

Leisure Time

The capital of Belgium and the "self-styled capital of Europe


Brussels is an international city like no other. It is the capital of Belgium AND the “self-styled capital of Europe” hosting the headquarters of NATO and many other European Union institutions. 

There is plenty to do including a visit to the Grand-Place of Brussels, considered one of the most beautiful places in the world, eating a Belgian waffle or the famous “Belgian fries with mayonnaise” and tasting the numerous local beers. 


The 6th EPR Projectathon was running in parallel with the Joint IHE Connectathon, 12-16 September 2022.

IHE-Suisse and eHealth Suisse organised the latest EPR Projectathon, this one testing interoperability for Electronic Patient Records (EPR). The 6th EPR Projectathon over the last six years ran parallel with the Joint IHE Connectathon, 12-16 September 2022.

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Vienna is old, Vienna is new – and so varied: from the magnificent Baroque buildings to golden Art Nouveau to the latest architecture.

There is much to see: From Gothic St. Stephen’s Cathedral to the Imperial Palace to the Art Nouveau splendor of the Secession, from the magnificent baroque palace Schönbrunn to the Museum of Fine Arts to modern architecture at the MuseumsQuartier. Record-breaking: In Vienna, there are over 27 castles and more than 150 palaces.

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Brussels 2020


Online hotel booking is OPEN

IHE-Europe has negotiated special conference hotel rates with Brussels Booking Desk, for the IHE-Europe Connectathon week in November:
IHE Europe prefers to work with one agent to ensure that:

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

Please contact IHE-Catalyst by email