IHE-UK is a non-profit organisation which gathers a broad range of stakeholders

Healthcare professionals, suppliers, users, specifiers, regulatory authorities, procurers and interoperability experts – to advance the shared exchange of patient information through the deployment of IHE Integration Profile specifications. It is affiliated to IHE-Europe, and to IHE International, works closely with the HL7 organisation and co-operatively with openEHR.

To achieve our mission and in support of our growing membership IHE-UK undertakes a variety of activities including:-

  • Promoting the IHE Integration Profile based approach to achieving interoperability across UK health and social care
  • Specifying extensions to the global specifications to support specific UK requirements.
  • Creating and helping to maintain UK National guidance notes on the use of IHE Integration Profiles.
  • Informing IT and healthcare professionals about the implementation of IHE Integration Profiles through educational events including live multi-vendor demonstrations, formal meetings, networking meetings and committee work.
  • Supporting the successful completion of testing events (“IHE-Europe Connectathons”) according to the IHE International guidelines,
  • Supporting the development and adoption of new IHE Profiles, which are of significant interest to users and suppliers within the UK healthcare environment

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