For a couple of years already several GS1 MO’s and GS1 Healthcare have been involved in projects that are related to another standardisation organisation operating in Healthcare: Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise ‘IHE’.
IHE promotes the coordinated use of established standards such as DICOM, HL7 and GS1 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. Please check the explanatory video what is IHE?
Since this summer GS1 and IHE have consolidated their cooperation by becoming member of each other’s organisation on a global level. What does this mean for the member organisations, you might think? It means that each of you can now be involved in IHE teams in your own country and become an influential member in order to work together on better patient care.