Call for Proposals Template

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Call for Proposals: Interested parties are invited to submit proposals for new Profiles and/or White Papers for the IT Infrastructure (ITI) Domain to be considered for development in the 2010-2011 cycle. Additionally, all IHE members are invited to forward this announcement to their committee mailing lists and other interested persons.

Proposals must follow the structure and format of the Brief 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 (eg. 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?

Access the IHE Brief and Detailed Templates on the IHE FTP Site

Your proposal should also identify one or more potential editor(s) in the event that the proposal is selected for further evaluation and possible development. If possible, when describing the problem, please include some indication of the business case surrounding the situation; for example, is there an economic motivation for addressing this problem immediately?

We look forward to working with you during the new Publication Cycle. Please contact the IHE Coordinator, Nancy Ramirez at nramirez@himss.org if you have any additional questions or need further assistance.


Why is the Call for Proposals important to you?

Electronic health records are not reaching their full potential due to the lack of interoperability that allows patients and doctors to communicate medical information. Is your organization pressured to find an effective solution? IHE International offers the technical wizards needed to solve problems, but we need volunteers who know patients, clinicians, environments of care, workflows, in order to solve interoperability challenges in the upcoming year. Now is your opportunity to voice your challenges to IHE International during the Call for Proposals, open through September 26, 2014.

Not Technically Inclined?

Technical expertise is not needed, if you are not technically inclined, let us know! We have several volunteers willing to translate the technical jargon.

Need Additional Help Understanding the Process?

Visit our website to download a recording providing an overview of how you can participate in the Call for Proposal process.


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

  • What is the problem you propose to solve by this proposal, and how is that problem expressed in practice (e.g., a use case)?
  • How would fixing this problem improve health care in practice?
  • What specific components of standards could be used to solve this problem?
  • Your proposal should identify one or more potential editor(s) in the event that the proposal is selected for further evaluation

and possible development. If possible, 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?


Examples of Proposal Topics

Past proposals included the following topic areas:

  • Data exchange and integration
  • Information Reconciliation & Prioritization
  • Payer/Provider Information Exchange
  • Patient Privacy and Security
  • International patient information exchange
  • Medical Device integration
  • Clinical workflow streamlining
Looking for the Brief Proposal Templates?

Access the IHE Brief and Detailed Templates on the IHE FTP Site as Word documents at ftp://ftp.ihe.net/Document_templates/.


Tips for a Successful Proposal

o Have a clear Objective: What is the current problem? Who is involved? What needs to be done to solve it?

o Be as specific and detailed as possible. Make sure your proposals addresses the following:

o Identify the Audience. Who does this problem affect? (Nurses, clinicians, hospitals, vendors, etc, patients)

o Identify the benefits. How will resolving this problem impact the industry/patient?

o Identify Obstacles. What are your obstacles in accessing the information you need? Include all necessary details.

o Attend the Planning Committee’s Proposal Review webinars. Webinars are designed to have proposal authors explain the proposal to the Committee’s. It’s your best chance at clarifying any questions/confusion regarding the problem you need solved.

o Come prepared with a collaborative spirit. If your proposal is accepted in the Planning Committee’s Proposal Review Webinar , we’ll need your involvement and feedback in the development process. Be willing to make yourself available to attend conference calls and work in collaboration with the committee. Attendance at the Face to Face meetings (October Planning Kick Off Meeting, November Technical Meeting and February Volume One Meeting ) is highly encouraged to secure the support for your proposal.

Document submissions

Email the completed brief IHE Proposal template (Word document) on the FTP site ftp://ftp.ihe.net/Document_templates/ to the corresponding domain email address below before September 26, 2015 at 11:59pm CDT.

  • PCC Planning Committee - pcc@ihe.net
  • ITI Planning Committee - iti@ihe.net
  • QRPH Planning Committee - qrph@ihe.net
  • PCD Planning Committee - pcd@ihe.net