How did IHE get started? | Agoria

How did IHE get started?

IHE began in 1998 with the mutual realization by HIMSS and RSNA that through cooperative efforts they could promote a higher level of interoperability among imaging and information systems. Both organizations were aware that public events could help drive the integration process by encouraging the participation of vendors and raising the awareness of users and purchasers. They convened a working group of their key members, industry representatives, standards experts and others. This group outlined an approach that led, a year later, to the formation of the IHE Planning and Technical committees. These committees have worked continuously and intensively since that time.