InterOp.Community, is an emerging collaboration to advance the healthcare interoperability agenda via the use of open platforms and open-source software. InterOp.Community will serve as a technology incubator to advance global and interoperable health solutions by providing standards driven interfaces for the common components found in modern healthcare systems such as Electronic Health Record (EHR), hospital, Health Information Exchange (HIE), lab, and insurer.

The Interoperability Institute (IOI) is joining forces with Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) USA, Interopion and Red Hat to provide this unique environment. Using InterOp.Community as an industry convergence point and incubator, IOI will both invest in the collaboration and draw from it to mature its original InteroperabilityLand™ offering.

For more information, visit IOI's InterOp Community site.

Collaborate through InterOp.Community

The key to engaging the development community is having a sandbox in the virtual environment that allows collaborators to design, test and prototype software in an isolated manner, allowing them to innovate with all the tools of the enterprise environment and none of the overhead. It is the next generation proving ground in the Cloud, complete with tools to help build, launch, and test health apps as well as model real world healthcare scenarios with synthetic data. IOI and the unique partnership with InterOp.Community brings together powerful innovative tools.

IOI presently supports Interoperability Land™, a safe, collaborative, simulated healthcare environment available in the AWS Marketplace and is committed to providing a platform for thriving open source communities, as well as commercially friendly open source licensing. Advancing to an open source complement not only to engages and supports the development community, but to convenes stakeholders from across the Health IT (HIT) landscape interested in advancing health interoperability.

Interopion® recognizes the importance of mobilizing and engaging the community in support of an open source sandbox that forms an open source meritocracy with Interoperability Institute based upon established best practices from the community. Interopion brings their unique solutions and services to the InterOp.Community to address this new and emerging technology that enables contextualization and integration of knowledge, content, services, etc., in the clinical workflow.

IHE USA dedication to improving our nation's healthcare by promoting the adoption and use of IHE and other world-class standards, tools, and services for interoperability, engages all levels of public and private sector participants to test, implement, and use standards-based solutions for all health information needs.

Red Hat®, the largest open source company in the world, believes that using an open development model helps create more stable, secure, and innovative technologies. Red Hat has spent more than two decades collaborating on community projects and protecting open source licenses so that they can continue to develop software that pushes the boundaries of technological ability.

The initial stages of deployment of InterOp.Community are underway. The sandbox is expected to be launched during the second quarter of 2021.

“We welcome others that share this enthusiasm for openness, transparency, trust, and eagerness to join this effort as co-equals to build upon and advance this community asset.”
- Mary Kratz, Executive Vice President of Interoperability Institute


“Simulated environments like InterOp.Community are revolutionizing health care, including the way that we combat and track the spread of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Interopion is honored to partner with other forward-thinking HIT stakeholders to accelerate interoperability by providing access to critical technology.”
- Rick Freeman, President and CEO of Interopion


“We, collectively, are committed to transforming healthcare through the advancement of interoperability.”
- Joyce Sensmeier, MS, RN-BC, FHIMSS, FAAN, Senior Advisor of Informatics at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and IHE USA President


“InterOp.Community is a unique sandbox, built for global healthcare innovators to converge and solve some of the toughest challenges facing providers, payers, and patients.”
- Ben Cushing, Chief Technology Officer for Federal Health at Red Hat

Reference Materials  

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