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Dr. Sam Heard (Director @ openEHR Foundation and CEO Ocean Informatics Pty.) will talk about the use of new openEHR, a new electronic electronic health record and health data/information management paradigm, which has recently been adopted by ISO/CEN. This talk is not about standards - but their practical use and adoption worldwide; hence this is an excellent opportunity to listen to this novel approach from the very inventors!
Dr. Sam Heard is a legendary GP from Australia with a lifetime committment on health informatics who currently sits on important positions on the many organisations globally.
WHEN: 7th December 2009, Monday, 12:30-1:30 PM
VENUE: The University of Auckland School of Population Health, Tamaki Campus, Room 730.220
261 Morrin Road, Building 730, Glen Innes, Auckland
TITLE: Using Personal Health Information For Population Health And Research With Openehr As The Semantic Framework
SUMMARY: Personal health information is presently retained largely on paper or in clinical and hospital applications. New Zealand has led the international effort to share some information between systems using a central repository and standardised health care messages. To achieve better outcomes in health care authorised information access is a key requirement: for the safety and quality of care for individuals and for the monitoring of populations. Much research takes place within a clinical setting and this information also needs to be integrated with other personal information in a lifelong record.Sharing health information demands that we have a relatively simple and sustainable way to develop the content specifications. Also, the debate about the content needs to shift from the current predominantly technical environment to the clinical arena, involving working clinicians and other experts. openEHR provides a means to do this. The openEHR Framework brings together non-health technologies like web services and XML and a new approach to specifying the content of the health record called archetypes. These can be agreed over the web using the Clinical Knowledge Manager: there are currently more than 350 registered users of whom more than 100 participate as formal reviewers. This covers 47 countries and 77 health domains. It is collaborative configuration of health record systems in action.Having agreed the archetypes efficiently over the web, these can be used to validate data at any level of the system. The archetypes can also be used to query information and create secondary artefacts such as message schemas, form definitions etc.I will demonstrate how we have assisted national programs, clinical application developers and researchers to implement openEHR and show how an openEHR repository can be queried and support distributed health care efficiently.