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International Patient Summary: Cross-Border Interoperability on a Global Scale

10:30am - 11:30am Wednesday, March 11
Orlando - Orange County Convention Center
Hall E - Booth 8300 - Education Theater


HIMSS, HL7 International, and IHE International recently announced the launch of the Global Consortium for eHealth Interoperability, whose aim is to globally advance digital health efficiency and innovation through interoperability deployment for patient care through testing tool guidance, interoperability roadmap deployment and collaboration acceleration. One tangible example of global collaboration and its impact on citizens’ health around the world is the International Patient Summary (IPS), designed to support patient mobility abroad by providing a standardized set of basic personal and medical data at the point of care.

Join this session to learn about the market drivers that impacted the foundation of the Global Consortium. Learn about IPS projects from around the world, including how the Portuguese Ministry of Health uses ISP in its vaccination program to pioneer cross-border EHR data exchanges. Discover next steps standards development organizations and international institutions propose to realize the full health potential of every human, everywhere.


Principal Consultant,
International Projects Coordinator,
SPMS - Serviços Partilhados Do Ministério Da Saúde
President & CEO,