The IHE IT Infrastructure (ITI) domain addresses the implementation of standards-based interoperability solutions to improve information sharing, workflow and patient care.
This domain, begun in 2003, was originally launched by sponsor Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS). In 2008, GIP-DMP (Groupement d’Intérêt Public pour le Dossier Médical Personnel) joined HIMSS to help sponsor this domain adding additional user representation in Europe.
Together they are responsible for development and publication of the IHE IT Infrastructure Technical Framework.
IHE IT Infrastructure Profiles
The IHE IT Infrastructure Technical Framework specifies the following ITI Profiles. Where available, the titles below link to expanded brief descriptions of the profile. Implementers should refer to the Technical Frameworks page for details.
The IT Infrastructure (ITI) Planning Committee has published a series of slide presentations for use by all parties interested in interoperability, electronic health records and health information exchange. The goal of the material is to connect the dots between the problem and the solution defined by ITI profiles. It is geared to an audience which is familiar with healthcare interoperability problems in general but is not familiar with the way IHE addresses problems or the specific profiles provided by ITI. Both MS PowerPoint© slide sets as well as webinars presented by subject matter experts are available for public use.
The IT Infrastructure Technical Committee supplies Implementation Material which is informative content useful for implementors of ITI profiles. This includes examples, schemas and wsdl.
The ITI Planning and Technical committees develop and maintain the IHE IT Infrastructure 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 domain
Developing educational materials in support of the ITI Domain
- 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 open and voluntary, 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 must be associated with a IHE Member Organizations. Information on becoming an IHE Member Organization is available in the IHE Governance page. You can contact the secretary of the IHE ITI committees via email at email@example.com.
The ITI committees maintain their working documents on dedicated pages on the IHE Wiki. There you can find committee rosters, schedules of committee activities and works in progress.
Planning Committee: Daniel Berezeanu; Eric Heflin
Technical Committee: Mauro Zanardini, Elliot Silver
Email communication among participants in the committees takes place through Google Groups maintained for this purpose. You can request an invitation to join the committee lists below.