Pointers to training & documentation about IHE, tools, Connectathon processes, and more.


IHE International - Training Resources
Interpreting IHE Technical Frameworks

This presentation covers terminology used in the IHE Technical Frameworks.  If you've never read IHE documentation before, you will find this background information helpful. (recording | .mp4)

IHE Educational Webinar Series 

Annually, IHE presents a series of domain webinars designed to help your organization learn about IHE, get engaged in the IHE development & testing activities and leverge IHE solutions to develop & implement interoperable health information technology systems.  Register and view recorded webinars here.

IHE User Handbooks

Handbooks that describe how implementers can use IHE to select, specify, purchase, and deploy healthcare IT systems with advanced integration capabilities.


  Test Tool Training & Documentation  

Index to IHE tools - contains a column pointing to User documentation & Training for IHE's family of tools

IHE tools wiki page

 Gazelle User Guides - for gazelle's family of tools, validation services, and simulators

Refer to

Gazelle Security Suite - ATNA testing...TLS simulator, PKI for certificate generation, ATNA Questionnaire, Audit message checking

Gazelle Security Suite user manual

recording  (Nov 2015)

Gazelle test management

Gazelle Test Management user manual

Gazelle proxy

Using the Proxy during Connectathon - why and how

Gazelle Proxy user manual

Video on youtube (10 min)

Gazelle External Validation Service (EVSclient)

EVS Client user manual

Gazelle Order Manager

Order Manager user manual 

Overview presentation - .ppt (May 2012)

How to use Order Manager to create Modality Worklist  .mp4 (Jan 2013)


 Connectathon Training Resources
General participant training - common to all Connectathons:

Gazelle - How to complete registration.  There are several steps:

  1. User accounts, company & contact info: managing gazelle user accounts (logins) & company/organization details, entering contact information (**Same process as previous years, if you participated in EU or NA connectathons from 2012-16, your information is carried forward**)

  2. System registration: entering system(s), profiles, actors, and options you want to test

  3. Connectathon contract: how to generate your connectathon contract

  4. Participant registration: register staff who will attend (Note: January NA Connectathons do not use gazelle for staff badge registration)


 User manual


Gazelle - How to find your pre-Connecthon tests & submit results

User manual


Gazelle - How to share samples with your test partners (eg documents, images) and perform sample validation

User manual


Gazelle - How to enter and share your configuration parameters

- entering DICOM & HL7v2 parameters for your test system

- entering webservices parameters & finding your OIDs

- finding & exporting your test partners' configurations

user manual 

- recording | .mp4

- .mp4  

- .mp4 | help page


Using gazelle to review Connectathon tests

How to use gazelle to read test definitions for IHE profiles you have registered to test.   Note that while the training doesn't show the new gazelle look-and-feel, the process is still identical.


Cross-Community (XC* profile) testing overview

Multiple affinity domain testing (explanation of 'red', 'green', 'blue' Patient ID domains at the Connectathon)

Resource page


Connectathon terminology in gazelle - an explanation of terms used during connectathon when running tests using gazelle (for first-time participants)

recording | .mp4  

Connectathon Week Game Plan

- Part 1: Connectathon process overview (for first-time participants)  Recorded in 2015 but still generally applicable.

- Part 2: Using gazelle at the Connectathon (for all participants)


Part 1: .mp4

Part 2: .mp4help page 

Resources for Connectathon Monitors (applicable to all Connectathons)

Interpreting the IHE Technical Framework (for monitors that are new to IHE)

This covers terminology used in IHE Technical Frameworks explains the structure of IHE documentation, and describes IHE's publication cycle. If you've never read IHE documentation before, you will find this background information helpful.

streaming link | .mp4  

IHE Technical Frameworks

IHE profile documentation is published here:  The page is organized by IHE domain (Radiology, Laboratory, etc...).    Within each domain, the profiles that are Final Text status are contained in the Technical Framework (Vol 1, 2, 3).  Profiles that are in Trial Implementation status are documented separately.

If you have time prior to Connectathon, we encourage monitors to review the Volume 1 material for your assigned profiles.  This assures that you understand the use cases behind each profile.  If you have time, you can start digging into the details of the transactions contained in Vol. 2 and 3.


Connectathon Terminology (helpful for first-time monitors)

Definitions needed to understand using Gazelle during a connectathon (known to most returning participants & monitors)

streaming link |.mp4  

Using gazelle to review Connectathon tests (helpful for first-time monitors)

How to use gazelle to read test definitions for IHE profiles you're assigned to evaluate.  Note that while the training doesn't show the new gazelle look-and-feel, the process is still identical.


Gazelle proxy - notes for monitors

The gazelle proxy captures messages exchanged between tests partners.  


 Profile-specific training resources (helpful for all monitors)

Monitors are asked to evaluate tests in profiles that are related to each other.  On this page, we gather available profile-specific training material.   Note that IHE technical project managers create training material over time, so not all profiles have specific training material.

Resource page  
ARCHIVE: IHE EU Connectathon 2017 training:

Registration Webinar Q&A - 2nd Edition

On February 22nd, 2017,  Webinar for Q&A about the connectathon. 

Feb 22, 2017 (Poiseau, Eric) :



ARCHIVE: IHE NA Connectathon 2017 training:

NA2017 Connectathon Preparation Steps:

- What must I do to prepare?  What is the schedule?

- How do I find my pre-Connectathon tests & tools?

- How do I use gazelle to submit pre-Connectathon test results?

- Timeline for staff badges, hotel reservations, seating assignments

- How do I get help if I have questions?

Oct 27, 2016(Moore)

recording | slides

ARCHIVE: IHE EU Connectathon 2016 training:

Registration Webinar Q&A

On December 1th, 2015, IHE Europe kicked off IHE Europe Connectathon 2016 system registration with a webinar focused on the requirements for IHE Connectathon testing, the registration process, and key deadlines for participation.

Dec 15, 2015 (Poiseau, Eric)


recording (webex arf, mp4)


Registration Webinar Q&A - 2nd Edition

On January 13th, 2016,  Webinar for Q&A about the connectathon. 

Jan 13, 2016 (Poiseau, Eric) :




Participants webinar 

This is a webinar dedicated to the participants to the connectathon in Bochum. This will explain the roadmap to Bochum. Pre-Connectahton Testing, Configuration Management, Connectathon Testing. This webinar will be repeated twice to accomodate participants from Asia and from America. Both will be recorded and made available to participants. 

Feb 3, 2016 (Poiseau, Eric)

at 11am CET recording

at 3pm CET