Connectathon Goes To France

The Tenth Annual European interoperability testing event, known as the IHE Connectathon, will be held in Bordeaux, France from April 12th to 16th, 2010 at the Cité Mondiale, a conference center located in the heart of the city on the banks of the Garonne river.

Visitor at the recent Connecthaton held this year in Vienna
Visitor at the recent Connecthaton held this year in Vienna

More than 300 information technology engineers from 90 companies are expected for this year’s event, an intensive, five-day ‘connectivity marathon’ for testing the interoperability of applications used in health information systems.
In parallel with these testing activities, Connectathon 2010 will offer two full-day conference programs, one focused on the progress towards interoperability in European health IT programs and one focused on developments in France.
At the IHE Connectathon all companies implementing IHE Technical Framework specifications in their products have a unique opportunity to test their applications with systems and products from other vendors in a real-time
interoperability environment.
According to vendors who have participated in previous Connectathons, “the cost of identifying and solving a bug during a Connectathon is about 10 times less than the cost of a bug identified on site.” The results of the Connectathon will be published on the IHE-Europe website and application vendors may refer to the IHE Integration Statements to show compliance of their product with IHE Integration Profiles. This is a clear benefit to vendors when responding to Requests for Proposals from users.
For more information on IHE-Europe please visit: Also available on the IHE-Europe website are Success Stories about IHE implementations in Europe, as well as FAQs about Connectathon and IHE frameworks and specifications.


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