IHE General Introduction

2 Purpose and Audience

This document is a general introduction to the Technical Framework of each of the IHE domains. It is intended to provide context and conventions for those documents.

The intended audience of IHE Technical Frameworks is:

  • Those interested in integrating healthcare information systems and workflows
  • IT departments of healthcare institutions
  • Technical staff of vendors participating in the IHE initiative
  • Experts involved in standards development
  • National/Regional deployment committees
  • Standards Development Organizations (e.g., DICOM®, HL7®, LOINC®, SNOMED® CT)