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IHE Profiles IBM Approved (Jul. 2008)

The IHE Profiles Charter Project is an open source project focusing on Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) interoperability profiles. The IHE Profiles project aims to lower the barriers to healthcare system interoperability by providing client and sever-side software implementations for use in end user applications. Current IHE profile support focuses on patient identity management, document sharing, and security and privacy. 

The Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) 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.

To lower the barrier to integration and expedite healthcare interoperability, OHT provides client side implementations of several key IHE profiles. These implementations were used successfully by over 35 systems to date at the 2007-2011 Connectathons in North America and Europe.