Connectathon 2013 – BridgeHead now qualified IHE XDS-I.b IDS

By on March 20, 2013

BridgeHead Software announced today it has successfully completed the IHE North American (NA) Connectathon 2013, held in Chicago, Illinois.

The Connectathon is an annual event that demonstrates the benefits of interoperability, where health information systems (HIS) work together to share information across organizational boundaries.

The testing showcased the abilities of BridgeHead’s Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA) DICOMStore(TM) to successfully integrate with other leading healthcare information systems, and the solution now qualifies as a full XDS-I.b Imaging Document Source.

Here are some great HL7 and XDS resources that I found on Amazon…great tools!


The 14th annual IHE NA Connectathon drew hundreds of the industry’s top engineers with 8 IHE domains tested on over 160 systems. New features included testing of HL7’s Consolidated Clinical Document Architecture(R) (C-CDA) and a new qualification in standards and certification criteria for Meaningful Use Stage 2 in the U.S.

“Healthcare IT integration companies such as BridgeHead Software help make the Connectathon a success,” said Joyce Sensmeier, president of IHE USA. “This year, 500 systems engineers from 101 companies engaged in testing at the event. Collectively, we are driving the industry forward and improving quality care with interoperable systems.”

Read the rest of the news release about Connectathon 2013 and IHE XDS

About dkorolyk

I've been involved in Healthcare IT and PACS since Y2k. Over the years I've been fortunate enough to be involved in a lot of interesting an diverse projects. My experience also includes numerous HL7/EMR integration projects as well as many hardware and software platforms. My three main areas of expertise include technical integration aspects of radiology, oncology and laboratory diagnostics.

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