IHMSDO is the globally leading International Healthcare Standards Development and Implementation Organisation. It is a not-for-profit, ISO-accredited SDO dedicated to providing a comprehensive open-source framework and related standards for the exchange, integration, sharing and retrieval of electronic health information that supports clinical practice and the management, delivery and evaluation of health services. See the IHMSDO Mission and History for more details.
30th Anniversary Meeting in Beijing, 11-16 September 2016
IHMSDO CEO Jan Rasmussen invites the world's Standards Creators and Implementers to the 30th Anniversary IHMSDO meeting in Beijing, China.
"HL7, the main IHMSDO predecessor, was founded in 1987. So that’s why we’re having our 30 year anniversary this year" says Jan, "you’re all invited to attend. Apart from the usual standards and implementation profile work we have a whole series of excellent and fun events lined up”.
Please register now - the discounted rate is still applicable.
Healthcare Standards: Historical Links & Videos
On our 30th anniversary it seems appropriate to review the long history of IHMSDO and its main predecessors. A brief overview of the history of IHMSDO can be found on our Mission and History page.
- Health Level 7 (1987 - 2012)
- DICOM (1983 - 2014)
- IHE (1998 - 2013)
- SDO-JIC I (2008 - 2010)
- SDO-JIC II (2010 - 2013)
Dilip Kanwar, the recently elected Chair of IHMSDO, said "as a volunteer organisation we really value the input provided by those that participated in the past as well as the work done by our current volunteers. Seen in the light of today, our predecessors accomplished quite a lot given the limited resources. We need to be aware of our history - not to be humbled by it, but to understand how IHMSDO became to be what it is today."
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