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IHE Belgium

IHE Belgium has been established in December 2016 to give shape to IHE within the country. IHE, Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise, is an initiative by healthcare professionals and industry to improve the way computer systems in healthcare share information. IHE promotes the coordinated use of established standards such as DICOM and HL7 to address specific clinical needs in support of optimal patient care. Systems developed in accordance with IHE communicate with one another better, are easier to implement, and enable care providers to use information more effectively.

As a neutral entity IHE Belgium will ensure the values of IHE International and disseminate them to maximize their acceptance and / or adoption.

IHE Belgium will promote the use of IHE profiles in interoperability towards:

  • Public initiatives, in their IT solutions
  • Vendors in Belgium, in their products and services
  • Healthcare providers in Belgium, in their tenders, requirements, own developments

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About IHE-Belgium

IHE Belgium is hosted within the eHealth standardisation working group that exists within Agoria’s expertise domain Regulations & Standardisation and is managed by Agoria ICT, the sectoral standardisation operator recognized by the Belgian Bureau for Standardisation NBN.

IHE Belgium has been formerly established in December 2016.

Find out more about IHE Europe, the yearly IHE Europe Connectathon Week and IHE International.

 

IHE-Belgium Standards

During a period of almost 2 years experts from the Belgian industry and hospitals have been working on IHE PAM Belgian extensions. PAM stands for Patient Administration Management that enables applications to share accurate patient demographic data within and between acute care settings as well as between those and ambulatory healthcare providers. This document tries to resolve any misinterpretation of the international guidelines and standards (f.e. HL7 version 2). If you would like to receive the draft of the Belgian guidelines, please karlien.erauw@agoria.be. We would love to hear your comments and feedback.

All IHE profiles and the IHE Technical Frameworks are freely available.

 

IHE-Belgium Academies

Here's an overview of the eHealth standards & interoperability academies that are offered in 2021. They all take place in English and are offered by an experienced trainer.

An introduction course to healthcare interoperability standards (HL7/IHE/DICOM)

13 September 2021

This is a one day training course. It describes the key areas in which standardization is needed (e.g. workflows, messages, documents) in order to achieve interoperability between software applications in healthcare. It also provides an overview of key characteristics of some of the existing standards in this area (e.g. CDA, DICOM, HL7 V2, HL7 V3, IHE and SNOMED).

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HL7 FHIR Overview training course

14 & 15 September 2021

This is a two days training course that offers a hands-on overview of the content of the HL7 FHIR standard. It is aimed at those involved with the design, development, implementation, deployment and support of systems that use (or will use) the HL7 FHIR standard.

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HL7 v2 Overview training course

16 & 17 September 2021

This is a two days training course and provides an overview of the HL7 Version 2 standard with a focus on understanding it from an implementation perspective. HL7 version 2 is the main interoperability standard used to support workflows within a hospital setting. Knowledge of HL7 version 2 is effectively a requirement for all those interested in achieving systems interoperability in a healthcare setting.

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IHE XDS/XDS-I Overview

21 & 22 September 2021

This two days training course focuses on Healthcare Information Exchange (HIE) using standards. Most of these international standards are based on IHE (Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise). As an standards development organisation IHE develops profiles for sharing electronic medical documents and images.

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DICOM Overview training course

5 & 6 October 2021

This training course takes place online over 3 days of 5 hours. It offers a hands-on overview of the content of the HL7 FHIR standard. It is aimed at those involved with the design, development, implementation, deployment and support of systems that use (or will use) the HL7 FHIR standard.

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