Travel grants open for HL7 meeting

Health informaticians interested in attending the HL7 working group meeting in Canada in May have been invited to apply for travel assistance from the Department of Health and Ageing (DoHA) and Standards Australia.

DoHA has made available funds to assist experts to attend the meeting, being held in Vancouver from May 13 to 18. Applications for the grants close on March 18.

Standards Australia is seeking delegates who are able to represent Australia’s current and planned national interests in international standards development in overall HL7 architecture, including modelling, methodology, tooling and security.

Experts interested in the following are also encouraged to apply:

  • Community-based collaborative care, in particular relating to human service provider directories, discharge and referral
  • Electronic health record functional models and architectures
  • Pathology and diagnostic imaging
  • Patient care, safety and administration
  • Pharmacy
  • Public health, biosurveillance and emergency response
  • Service oriented architecture and the HL7 Services-Aware Interoperability Framework (SAIF)
  • Structured documents and templates
  • Vocabularies and “terminfo” issues
  • Education, training and marketing of HL7 and closely related standards
  • Emerging approaches to conformance, certification and accreditation
  • Harmonising disparate international standards, promoting Australia as an effective global contributor to international standards development and influencing HL7 International’s strategic roadmap, and
  • Maintaining effective business relationships with HL7 International's board and management.

Standards Australia said the delegation will be chosen according to specific criteria, with one mentored position available for a delegate who has either not attended an international meeting at all or has only attended one or two such meetings.

An independent selection panel representing DoHA, the National E-Health Transition Authority (NEHTA) and HL7 Australia, appointed by Standards Australia, will review the applications.

Interested parties can apply here.

Posted in Australian eHealth

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