Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) International is an organization that enables users and developers of information technology for healthcare to achieve interoperability of systems through the precise definition of healthcare tasks, the specification of standards-based communication between systems required to support those tasks and the testing of systems to determine that they conform to the specifications. The work is managed by IHE committees and sponsored by various national and international bodies, as described in the IHE Principles of Governance, available at www.ihe.net/governance/.
IHE International is composed of Member Organizations interested in improving the interoperability of healthcare information systems. An organization that becomes a member of IHE International may designate representatives to participate in Domain Committees, National/Regional Deployment Committees and other committees relevant to its interests.
A Member Organization may at any time designate one or more representatives to each Committee on which it wishes to be represented, by notifying the Secretary of that committee. A Member Organization can designate one principal voting member. One or more alternate representatives may also be designated. The designated representatives may be added changed at any time by providing written notification to the Secretary of the committee in question. When prompted, please provide the names and committees of any representatives to be designated at submission of the application.
The IHE International Board shall review each application submitted and notify the primary contact regarding approval or rejection of the application within 60 days.