NZ to host openEHR seminar

Health Informatics New Zealand (HINZ) and HL7 NZ are hosting a seminar in Auckland in June featuring one of the pioneers of healthcare interoperability, Ed Hammond.

Professor Hammond is one of the founders of HL7, the global standardisation body for health information systems interoperability, which was established in 1987.

The seminar will concentrate on electronic health records and openEHR, the open standard specification for health informatics in creating electronic health records (EHRs).

It will also explain archetypes, openEHR's methodology for specification of content, and a core component of New Zealand's Interoperability Reference Architecture. Archetypes have been used by NEHTA to develop its clinical knowledge manager (CKM).

Hugh Leslie of Australia's Ocean Informatics, which worked in partnership with University College London to establish the openEHR Foundation and is part of the National Infrastructure Partner consortium building the PCEHR, will explain the essentials of modelling and demonstrate how to transform archetypes into HL7 clinical documents.

HL7 NZ and the openEHR Foundation recently signed a statement of collaboration agreeing to promote EHR interoperability in New Zealand and to work together to create specifications and tools that support the safe and appropriate communication and sharing of personal electronic health records with maximum interoperability.

The seminar will be held on June 21 in Auckland. Registrations will soon be open on the HINZ webiste.

Posted in New Zealand eHealth

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