Karima Bourquard (PhD) is working as director of Interoperability at IHE-Europe.
Senior Consultant and founder of IN-SYSTEM (www.in-system.eu). She assists several regional/national projects on teleradiology and telemedecine or cooperation between Healthcare Professionals. She has a solid background on Healthcare IT as eHealth Project director and eHealth interoperability.
During the last 15 years, she contributed of the creation and development of IHE (Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise) in France and in Europe. She is User Cochair of IHE-France and was IHE-Europe user co-chair (www.ihe-europe.net ). She is member of IHE international. She is actually director of Interoperability at 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, etc. Today, she is WP6 in eStandards project, is leading maintenance shops in EXPAND project.
With her expertise on ISO/IEC 17025, she contributed within the IHE international team to the design and development of the Conformity Assessment Scheme (IHE CAS).
She is also COFRAC (www.cofrac.fr ) technical auditor for testing laboratory in eHealth. Cofrac is an accredited national organization in France, recognized 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 at the GMSIH (Groupement de modernisation des systèmes d’information hospitalier).