Personal Connected Health Alliance Touts New Collaboration

The-Personal-Connected-Health-AlliancemHealthWatch has learned that The Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHAlliance) and Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) are launching several joint initiatives this year.

The efforts, we’re told, will focus on improving the ways health IT systems share information.

The two organizations share the mission of improving interoperability and overseeing conformity testing and certification of products worldwide. IHE’s primary domain is in clinical healthcare settings and exchange of health information across enterprise, while PCHAlliance focuses on home and remote health settings.

“PCHAlliance and IHE share the same vision. That is, we believe that health information exchange is possible throughout the worldwide healthcare ecosystem and, together, we can support new innovations and create solutions to improve health outcomes, enhance understanding and help make big data possible,” said Michael Kirwan, vice president of Personal Connected Health Alliance. “We are looking forward to expanding our collaboration and working closely to further extend interoperability in healthcare.”

The transmission of healthcare-related data among facilities, health information organizations and government agencies according to international standards is an integral component of the health information technology (HIT) infrastructure worldwide.

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