FW: IHE Quality Plan: IHE Quality, Research and Public Health (QRPH) Call for Proposals Opens Today - Closes September 26, 2015

Dear OpenHIE architects.

The new IHE profile work item “intake” has opened and closes on Sept 26. If we have work to propose (for example, the “transport” specification for ADX), we should consider including discussion of how to draft the work item proposal on our virtual architecture meeting agenda.

Warmest regards,


Derek Ritz, P.Eng., CPHIMS-CA

ecGroup Inc.

+1 (905) 515-0045

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IHE_Profile_Proposal_Template-Brief.docx (135 KB)


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Subject: IHE Quality Plan: IHE Quality, Research and Public Health (QRPH) Call for Proposals Opens Today - Closes September 26, 2015

Greetings IHE Community and Industry Partners,

It is with great pleasure we announce the IHE annual planning cycle has begun! The Quality, Research and Public Health (QRPH) Domain is soliciting work item proposals for the 2016-2017 Publication Cycle. The Call for Proposals concludes September 26, 2015. Interested parties are invited to submit a brief proposal (form attached) for new IHE Profiles and/or White Papers to be considered for development in the new Publication Cycle.

IHE International’s New Membership Model ** Effective October 1, 2015**

Effective October 1, 2015, IHE International is moving to a new fee-based membership. To ensure your organization can participate and advocate their proposal throughout the entire Planning and Development Cycle please read the information provided at the end of this email. Contact membership@ihe.net to renew today.

All Proposals must follow the structure and format of the attached Brief IHE Proposal Template, specifically addressing the following:

  1.        What is the problem you propose to solve by this proposal, and how is that problem expressed in practice (e.g., a use case)?
  2.        How would fixing this problem improve health care in practice?
  3.        What specific components of standards could be used to solve this problem?
  4.        Your proposal should identify one or more potential editor(s) in the event that the proposal is selected for further evaluation and possible development. Please include some indication of the business and/or clinical case surrounding the situation when describing the problem. For example, is there an economic motivation for addressing this problem immediately?
  5.        [Watch the online webinar](http://ihe.net/uploadedFiles/Content/Participate/Webinars/AnIntroductiontotheIHE%20InternationalProcess.mp4) to learn more about submitting a proposal and the proposal process.

Summary of IHE’s Multi-Phase Proposal Process

  1.        **Submit Brief Proposals to** **qrph@ihe.net** **by September 26, 2015**

QRPH Domain Call for Proposals closes on September 26, 2015. Submit a Brief Proposal with the attached form to the domain email listed below.

  1.        **Planning Committee’s Proposal Review Webinars- Decision Meetings**

Webinars are held during the last weeks of September thru early October. All Proposal authors are required to present a 15 min. summary of their Brief Proposal on one of these Webinars. Exact dates will be announced in September. Please anticipate participating on 1-3 webinars. These Webinars will be decision meetings and count towards retaining/obtaining active voting rights.

  1.        **Planning Proposal Evaluation Kickoff**

Save the Date! October 22-23, 2015 in Oakbrook, IL

We urge those who submit proposals or white papers to attend the Planning Proposal Evaluation Kickoff Meeting in person or phone. In-person advocacy has proven to be the most effective way to ensure your brief proposal is understood and accepted by the committee.

  1.        **Technical Committee Proposal Evaluation Meeting**

Save the Date! November 12-13, 2015 in Oakbrook, IL.

If your proposal is accepted at the Planning Proposal Evaluation Kickoff Meeting, you will be required to write and present a detailed proposal during the Technical Proposal Evaluation Meeting.

Help Promote IHE Call for Proposals

All IHE members and industry partners are invited to share this announcement with their committee mailing lists and other interested parties. Additional information is maintained on the IHE Wiki.

IHE International Membership ** Updates**

• Organizational members that have not paid their annual membership fee will be unable to actively participate in committee activities effective October 1, 2015. Upon payment of the membership fee, organizational members can participate in IHE International and restore voting rights. Historical voting rights will be re-instated after payment is made and pending that the member organization has met the attendance requirements outlined in Section 10.2.6 of the IHE Principles of Governance.

• Only current paid IHE International members are permitted to work on the development of IHE Profiles and Technical Frameworks. Membership will be required for the following events or activities:

o All face-to-face planning and technical meetings

o Weekly committee teleconferences and meetings

o Committee votes

o Documentation and editing of IHE International’s Profiles and Technical Frameworks

• Non-members can participate in the following ways:

o May occasionally participate in committee meetings as observers, at the discretion of the committee co-chairs. Must complete Request for Observer Status at IHE Domain Committee Meeting form at least five working days prior to any specific meeting you wish to attend.

o Provide feedback during the Public Comment phase

We look forward to working with you during the IHE 2016-2017 Publication Cycle. Please contact qrph@ihe.net if you have any additional questions or need further assistance.

Thank you,

IHE Quality, Research and Public Health (QRPH) Committee Co-Chairs

Radiological Society of North America
820 Jorie Blvd, Oak Brook, IL 60523
TEL 1-630-571-2670
FAX 1-630-571-7837

RSNA 2015 Annual Meeting
November 29 – December 4
McCormick Place, Chicago

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