What areas of healthcare does IHE address?
IHE promotes integration within and across all units of the healthcare enterprise. The initial successes of IHE were achieved in radiology and IHE Radiology remains very active. The IHE process has since been adopted in other domains, as well. Working in coordination with the others, each of these domains will develop its own Technical Framework and Integration Profiles, and implement its own part of the testing and demonstration process. Domains frequently work together on profiles of common interest. Several IHE domains address interoperability issues of interest to multiple clinical fields. The currently active IHE domains are:
- Anatomic Pathology
- Eye Care
- IT Infrastructure
- Patient Care Coordination
- Patient Care Devices
- Quality, Research and Public Health
- Radiation Oncology
- Nuclear Medicine
Further information on each of the IHE domains is available on their respective home pages, linked above.