IHE USA and ICSA Labs

IHE USA is a not for profit organization founded in 2010 that operates as a national deployment committee of IHE International. IHE USA serves as a voice representing U.S. health IT interests and key partners in national health IT efforts for fostering the national adoption of a consistent set of information standards to enable interoperability of health IT systems.

ICSA Labs is an independent division of Verizon Business providing resources for research, intelligence, certification and testing of products, including anti-virus, firewall, IPsec VPN, cryptography, SSL VPN, network IPS, anti-spyware and PC firewall products.

Participant Statement: 

IHE USA and ICSA Labs are pleased to participate in the HIMSS Innovation Center at the Global Center for Health Innovation as we work to further our shared goals of improving healthcare delivery through the adoption of robust, secure, and interoperable health IT. The HIMSS Innovation Center provides a unique opportunity to showcase this truly collaborative effort in an environment that brings healthcare providers, enterprises, and consumers together.

IHE USA is a not-for-profit organization established in 2010 that operates as a deployment committee of IHE International® whose mission is to drive adoption of standards-based interoperability to improve patient care through innovation, standards profiling, testing, education and collaboration.

ICSA Labs, an independent division of Verizon, is an ONC-Authorized Certification Body, and offers third-party testing and certification of security and health IT products to measure product compliance, reliability and performance for many of the world’s top vendors.

The IHE USA Certification program was created to support healthcare providers and hospitals challenged by an evolving health IT landscape, which places an increasing emphasis on shared clinical information and accountable care. IHE USA Certification is aimed at accelerating the availability of advanced health IT products that surpass the minimum, baseline interoperability and security requirements set by the federal government for meaningful use.

The IHE USA Certification program will expand the reach of independent third party testing and certification to not only include traditional EHR products that are the focus of current federal EHR adoption efforts, but allow Health Information Exchange (HIE) products, Patient Care Device (PCD) manufacturers, and other participants in the health IT ecosystem to pursue testing and certification based on mature, scalable, and industry-vetted specifications.

Sonia Robins
Account Manager, Healthcare
ICSA Labs

Joyce Sensmeier
President
IHE USA