Workshops

Previous Events:

 

Overview of Healthcare Interoperability Standards – 16 November 2011

The Authority hosted an educational workshop in conjunction with the Health Informatics Society of Ireland (HISI) at their annual conference on Wednesday 16 November 2011.

The workshop described the key areas in which standardisation is needed (e.g. workflows, messages, documents, terminologies and identification schemes) in order to achieve interoperability between software applications in healthcare. It also provided an overview of the key characteristics of some of the existing standards in this area (e.g. CDA/CCD, DICOM, HL7 version 2, HL7 version 3, IHE, SNOMED and ICD) and the relationship between them.

The session was delivered by Dr Kai Heitmann. Dr Heitmann works as a healthcare IT consultant in Europe with his main focus on Germany and the Netherlands. He is mainly active in the fields of standardization in healthcare communication, especially the HL7 family of standards such as Clinical Document Architecture and HL7 v3. Kai is an acknowledged expert in the application of XML in Healthcare; he has advised the Ministries of Health of the Netherlands and Lithuania, as well as large trade associations in Germany and Netherlands, on aspects of e-Health. The sessions were both theoretical and interactive.

Speakers and presentations
Presentation was given by speaker, Dr Kai Heitmannl, Heitmann Consulting and Services (Germany) | HL7 Germany - Chair Elect

Overview of Healthcare Interoperability Standards – HL7, IHE, SNOMED, DICOM
 

Consultation workshop - Towards a roadmap for eHealth and a national electronic health record for Ireland - 7 April 2011

The Authority hosted a consultative workshop on 07 April 2011 at its regional office in Smithfield, Dublin to engage key stakeholders in a discussion on developing a roadmap for eHealth and a national electronic health record for Ireland.    

Mr. Morten Bruun-Rasmussen, an international health informatics consultant and partner of the Medical Informatics and Quality Development (MEDIQ) gave a presentation on the Danish experience in developing and implementing eHealth initiatives. This was followed by a presentation by Professor Jane Grimson, Director of Health Information summarising a possible approach roadmap for eHealth initiatives in Ireland. This provided the background for breakout sessions where attendees were given the opportunity to voice their views on this topic.

Speakers and presentations

Mr. Morten Bruun-Rasmussen, Medical Informatics and Quality Development (MEDIQ)

Presentation: Twenty years experience by implementing eHealth in the Danish Health Care Services

Professor Jane Grimson, Director of Health Information, Health Information and Quality Authority

Presentation: Introduction to Breakout Sessions

 

Health Level Seven (HL7) Workshop - 17 November 2010 and 9 March 2011

The Authority hosted two educational sessions in conjunction with the Health Informatics Society of Ireland at their annual conference on Wednesday 17 November 2010. HL7 messaging standards cover the HL7 v2 and HL7 v3 messaging standards. The HL7 v2 messaging standard is extensively used in Ireland. The HL7 v3 and the Clinical Document Architecture (CDA) standard arose out of a need to correct some of the weakness in the HL7 v2 standard. A third session of this workshop was held in Cork on 9 March 2011.

The sessions were delivered by Dr Kai Heitmann. Dr Kai Heitmann works as a healthcare IT consultant in Europe with his main focus on Germany and the Netherlands. He is mainly active in the fields of standardization in healthcare communication, especially the HL7 family of standards such as Clinical Document Architecture and HL7 v3. Kai is an acknowledged expert in the application of XML in Healthcare; he has advised the Ministries of Health of the Netherlands and Lithuania, as well as large trade associations in Germany and Netherlands, on aspects of e-Health. The sessions were both theoretical and interactive.

Presentation was given by speaker, Dr Kai Heitmannl, Heitmann Consulting and Services (Germany) | HL7 Germany - Chair Elect

A Family of Standards - Health Level Seven (HL7)

SNOMED CT - 27 January 2010

The Authority hosted a day-long workshop on SNOMED CT (Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine - Clinical Terms) at its head office in Mahon, Cork on Wednesday 27 January 2010. David Markwell, an international expert in health informatics gave an introductory course on SNOMED CT, covering the following topics:

  • Introduction - What is Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine -- Clinical Terms(SNOMED CT) and content overview
  • Clinical Terminology Requirements – Electronic Health Record requirements for a standard terminology
  • Building Blocks of SNOMED CT – Concepts, Descriptions and Relationships
  • The SNOMED CT Concept Model
  • Localization features of SNOMED CT – Extensions, Subsets and Reference Sets
  • Practical examples of SNOMED CT using CliniClue

Presentation was given by speaker, Dr David Markwell, Health Informatics Consultant

An introduction to SNOMED Clinical Terms

Viewing SNOMED Clinical Terms® with CliniClue® Xplore

 

SNOMED CT Workshop - 18 November 2009

The Authority hosted two half day education workshops on (Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine - Clinical Terms)SNOMED CT at the annual HISI conference. David Markwell, an international expert in health informatics gave an introductory course on SNOMED CT, covering the following topics:

  • Introduction - What is Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine -- Clinical Terms(SNOMED CT) and content overview
  • Clinical Terminology Requirements – Electronic Health Record requirements for a standard terminology
  • Building Blocks of SNOMED CT – Concepts, Descriptions and Relationships
  • The SNOMED CT Concept Model
  • Localization features of SNOMED CT – Extensions, Subsets and Reference Sets
  • Practical examples of SNOMED CT using CliniClue

 

Consultation workshop on scope and model for an electronic health record - 23 October 2009

The Authority hosted a half-day consultation workshop on Friday 23 October 2009, at the National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks, Dublin 7 to consult with key experts in the area of Electronic Health Records (EHRs).

Dr Dipak Kalra, Clinical Senior Lecturer in the Centre for Health Informatics at University College London and Professor Jane Grimson, Director of Health Information at the Authority gave presentations followed by breakout sessions where attendees were given the opportunity to voice their views on this topic.

Workshop notes: A Summary Report of the EHR workshop

Speakers and Presentations:

Dr Dipak Kalra, Centre for Health Informatics at University College London

Priorities and strategies for successful EHR adoption

Professor Jane Grimson, Director of Health Information, Health Information and Quality Authority

Towards a national electronic health record for Ireland

 

Health Information Standards - 30 June 2009

The Authority hosted a half-day workshop at the National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks, Dublin 7, to introduce participants on how health information standards can be used as a framework to inform practice development.

Dr Tony Shannon, an international expert in health informatics and Clinical Lead of the Clinical Content Service, NHS Connecting for Health and Ms Pamela Henry, Lecturer in Health Informatics, Dublin City University gave presentations on this topic.

The speaker Dr Tony Shannon, Clinical Lead of the Clinical Content Service, NHS Connecting for Health gave a presentation on

Healthcare Change Challenge – People, Process & Technology

The other speaker, Ms Pamela Henry, Lecturer in Health Informatics, Dublin City University gave a presentation on

Using Health Information Standards to develop Patient centric tools