Pathology and Laboratory Medicine


IHE Pathology and Laboratory Medicine domain addresses information sharing and workflow related to in vitro diagnostic testing in anatomic pathology, clinical laboratories, as well as at the point of care.

IHE PaLM is sponsored by the College of American Pathologists (CAP), Phast, and the Japanese Association of HealthcareInformation Systems Industry (JAHIS). Together, we are responsible for development and publication of the IHE Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Technical Framework.

IHE Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Profiles


The PaLM Planning and Technical Committees develop and maintain the IHE PaLM Technical Framework. Detailed committee responsibilities include:

  • Planning Committee
    • Developing and reviewing Integration Profile proposals
    • Determining scope of development priorities
    • Communication and coordination of development activities with other IHE domains
  • Technical Committee
    • Assessing the feasibility and scope of development priorities
    • Developing detailed documentation of approved Integration Profile proposals
    • Developing and maintaining the IHE Technical Framework

These committees are composed of representatives of stakeholder organizations who are users or developers of healthcare IT systems and related infrastructure. The committees are international in scope. All qualified stakeholders are invited to join. Participation is voluntary and open to IHE members only, but in order to remain a voting committee member, participants must take part regularly in committee meetings and teleconferences and perform committee assignments. All IHE committee participants serve as representatives of IHE Member Organizations. Information on becoming an IHE Member Organization is available on the IHE Governance page. The PaLM committee maintains working documents on dedicated pages on the IHE PaLM Technical Wiki. There you can find committee rosters, schedules of committee activities and works in progress. For a list of products supporting IHE PaLM Profiles with published IHE Integration Statements see the IHE Product Registry.

Email communication among participants in the committees takes place through the Google Group maintained for this purpose. You can request an invitation to join the committee list below. Other IHE mailing lists can be found here.

Committee Co-Chairs

Planning Committee:  Rajesh Chandra Dash, Riki Merrick
Technical Committee:  Alesandro Sulis, Kenichi Takahashi

Visit the Google Group:
IHE PaLM Planning/Technical Committee