Karima Bourquard, PhD, is IHE-Europe Director of Interoperability, and Senior Consultant and founder of IN-SYSTEM (France). She assists several regional/national projects on teleradiology and telemedicine or cooperation between Healthcare Professionals. She has a solid background on Healthcare IT as eHealth project director and on eHealth interoperability.
During the last 15 years, she contributed to the creation and development of IHE (Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise) in France and in Europe. She is user co-chair of IHE-France and was IHE-Europe user co-chair (www.ihe-europe.net). She is member of IHE International. She is currently Director of Interoperability of IHE-Europe and board member of InteropSanté in France, working on EU Affairs. She was involved in several European projects such as epSOS, Antilope (she was the technical coordinator), eHGI, epSOS (leading the organisation of the testing) and other projects. Today, she is WP leader in the eStandards project,
With the expertise of ISO/IEC 17025, she contributed as IHE International team member to the design and development of the Conformity Assessment Scheme (CAS).
She is also COFRAC (www.cofrac.fr) technical auditor for testing laboratory in eHealth. COFRAC is an accredited national organisation in France, recognised at the European and international level within the EA (http://www.european-accreditation.org/ea-members) and IAF (http://www.iaf.nu/).
From 2000 to 2009, she led several projects on IT for hospitals (Patient Identification, EHR, Security, Healthcare Professional Directory, Change Management, etc.) as director of studies and director of interoperability at GMSIH (Groupement de modernisation des systèmes d’information hospitaliers) and developed interoperability field in France and international by creating laboratory and pharmacy committees in IHE. She was slo member of AFNOR, national standard body, CEN and ISO.