IHE General Introduction

2 Purpose and Audience

The IHE Technical Frameworks General Introduction and Shared Appendices are components shared by all of IHE domain's Technical Frameworks. They are intended to provide context and conventions to each domain's Technical Framework.

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)