Father of HL7 to address eHealth standards seminar

Ed Hammond, considered the “father of HL7”, will headline HL7 Australia's seminar on the future of eHealth standards in Sydney next month.

Professor Hammond will outline current and planned developments in eHealth and Health Level 7 Standards of the future.

The seminar will also explain the fast healthcare interoperability resources (FHIR, pronounced "fire"), devised by well-known Australian informatician Grahame Grieve as a collection of electronic resources for health. Mr Grieve will detail the work done at the May HL7 working meeting in Vancouver, what has been done since then and what it means for HL7 users in Australia.

The agenda also includes recent developments in the use of openEHR Archetypes in HL7, outlined by Hugh Leslie, and the Clinical Information Modelling Initiative (CIMI), outlined by Heather Leslie. CIMI working to improve the interoperability of healthcare information systems through shared implementable clinical information models.

Mobile health (mHealth) and its standards needs will also be explored. George Margelis will discuss whether current and future eHealth standards are sufficient to support the growth in mobile communication devices in accessing health services and information in primary care, chronic disease management and public health.

The seminar will be held at the offices of Standards Australia in Sydney on July 2. The full program and registration are available on the HL7 Australia website.

Posted in Australian eHealth

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