Swan Song For Connectathon In Windy City

John Andrews | Healthcare IT News | November 11, 2013

New venue awaits for popular interoperability event

Anticipation about the IHE North American Connectathon’s move to Cleveland in 2015 is running high among the event’s organizers, though they insist that they are not looking past their final year in Chicago Jan. 27-31, 2014.

In fact, there are many reasons for excitement at the Windy City event, namely the rollout of the New Directions testing track, designed for testing of innovative health IT applications still in development. Testing services offered in the New Directions track will be sponsored by the IHE USA’s partnering organizations in the healthcare IT industry.

As a result, the Connectathon has expanded to include three offerings -- the Connectathon Classic, which consists of traditional testing; the IHE USA Certification track, now in its second year; and the New Directions track.