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HL7 UK closes the year with an Interoperability Forum on December 13th at Kings Cross, London. We are welcoming
back Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust who built one of the UKís first live FHIR implementations, to tell us how it has evolved over the last 3 years. We will hear from Kent and Medway NHS about the Kent Care Record, and have updates from other projects and key figures in UK interoperability. The meeting is free for HL7 UK members. Book your ticket with the Eventbrite link here.
The recent HL7 UK Interoperability Forum was held at NCVO, London on Tuesday 20th June.
There were featured presentation on the wide-ranging London Digital Programme (Healthy London Partnership)'
about the evolution and technical basis of a flagship UK interoperability project.
Updates on NHS Digital's FHIR plans, and other UK and international interoperability topics.
To view the agenda and access presentations please see here.
Would you like to learn more about healthcare interoperability and how to unlock NHS data silos and improve patient safety? HL7 UK is a partner in the UK's inaugural InteropSummit, taking place in March 2017 (more details on this link). If you are frontline health or care staff aspiring to become a digital eHealth expert, CCIO, CIO (or equivalent), software developer or supplier wishing to design interoperability systems.
HL7 2016 Genomics Conference
We have provided for our members, all the presentations made at the HL7 Genomics Conference held in October 2016, on Cancer Genomics, Interoperability and Precision Patient Care. To access the presentations, please follow this link and log in to your HL7 UK account.
FHIR: Fast Healthcare Interoperability Meeting
On the 28th September HL7 UK held a FHIR Forum at the BCS offices in London. The forum explored how HL7 FHIR is changing and enabling information sharing. Linked here are the presentations that were given at the meeting.
HL7 UK held an Interoperability Forum on the 8th November, hosted by Elsevier Clinical Solutions in London. This Forum took an in-depth interdisciplinary look at techniques involved in reusing data that uses SNOMED CT. Full details of this event and presentations are available to members at this link.
Health Level Seven International have reissued their trademark policy. If you use any HL7 branding in your marketing, you need to use the appropriate trademark symbols. This is particularly important when you are using FHIR or the [FLAME DESIGN]. For the full details of HL7 Internationalís trademark policy follow this link.
There is a separate policy for FHIR and the [FLAME DESIGN] linked here.
HL7 UK held their AGM and an Interoperability Forum on Wednesday 22nd June 2016 at the NCVO, London. This was a FREE event for members. There were presentations on a variety of projects and topics relevant to IT Healthcare and the HL7 standards, some of the presentations are posted on the site for members to view. Follow this link to see details of the event.
HL7 FHIR APIs and the Argonaut Project. What do they mean to the UK and Healthcare IT? See details from a recent joint event run by HL7 UK with BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT.
The FHIR team is pleased to announce that FHIR DSTU is now published. The 2nd DSTU is an extensive rewrite of all parts of the specification. For more information and links to relevant and related sites, follow this link.
An open email list has been set up for those interested in FHIR. This is also where the HL7 UK FHIR Forum will discuss issues, and send out notifications. Sign up to the email list via this link.
A FHIR Wiki has been set up for use by interested parties. To find out how to access the FHIR Wiki and for more information on FHIR follow this link.
HL7 FHIR APIs and the Argonaut Project. What do they mean to the UK and
Healthcare IT? See details from a recent joint event run by HL7 UK with BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT.
HL7 Leading Health IT industry
vendors and providers collaborate with HL7 to accelerate development and adoption of FHIR.
A major US company has responded to US Government call for health care companies to publish their APIs.
They suggest that a set of incompatible APIs do not move things forward. FHIR makes for a better data access standard and the issue has parallels in the GPSoC
initiative to mandate open APIs. Click for more.
A fix has been supplied for a potential
vulnerability in the standard rendering stylesheet for CDA. The vulnerability
system that unintentionally executes this script when rendering. Follow this
link to see more details.
IHTSDO is the organisation behind SNOMED CT. Their latest quarterly newsletter includes articles on SNOMED CT becoming a Multi-Lingual Standard, E-learning updates, Expo 2015 call for papers and much more. Download a copy from here.
HL7 UK held an Interoperability Forum in London on 3rd December 2014. This was a free event well attended by our members, and gave the opportunity to hear expert speakers, and meet and share information with other members. Presentations from the day are now available at the following site.
Interoperability Forum and HL7 UK AGM held on Thursday 19th June at the NCVO, London. Industry speakers presented on a variety of topics, including several FHIR related projects.
After a two year
development HL7 FHIR has been published as an official Draft Standard for Trial
Use (DSTU). The DSTU
label has been used with prior HL7 specifications with varying intentions.
Not all those making use of FHIR may be familiar with HL7
Standards Processes. For this reason, the FHIR Management Group is
providing the following guidance
for the users of the FHIR specification to make clear HL7's intentions.
HL7 UK held a FHIR hack day at the NCVO London on 12th December. In attendance
we had one of the world's leading FHIR experts - Ewout Kramer, of Furore in the Netherlands. Ewout gave an
excellent FHIR day at an HL7 UK Technical Committee earlier in the year and is
one of the three people who initiated FHIR at HL7 International.
HL7 UK held an Interoperability Forum on Friday 22nd November in
London. Industry speakers presented on topics covering CDA, FHIR and
EHR Implementation. Slides and presentations from the event are available to
Technical Committee Chair's report on the Working Group Meeting held in
Cambridge Massachusetts, September 2013.
A new site has been launched (by the NHS), dedicated to information standards
in health and social care. The site was developed by the Health and Social
Care Information Centre, NHS England, the Department of Health and other
commissioning partners. The website is intended to support delivery of health and social care. It provides a space
where you can locate information standards and supporting materials and
participate in the development of standards, share existing work and collaborate
on new initiatives.
The European Commission has recently published a study on the forthcoming
eHealth Interoperability Framework. The study describes the background
and rationale for the framework.
Expressions of interest for the "Safer Hospitals, Safer Wards"
Technology Fund had to be in by 31st July, but Trusts may still be wondering
how best to use the standards mentioned in the NHS document - and perhaps in
those bids. This new whitepaper from HL7 UK sets out a recommended strategy
for making use of the technologies that NHS England recommends.
HL7 Version 3 Normative Edition 2013 is
now available to download from the standards section of the HL7 website.
Follow this link to see what the publication includes and link to download
HL7 Related Consultancy Services
HL7 UK often receive enquiries
requesting the services of an HL7 focussed consultancy. HL7 UK are offering
our Members the opportunity of listing their Company name and contact email
in a dedicated page on this website as a member resource.
Slides are now available for the HL7 UK webinar of 16th of July, where speakers from HL7,
IHE, BCS and NHS briefed us on standards relating to the new Technology Fund initiative.
SNOMED-CT Update to Clinical Structure and Content of Patient Records
have developed new SNOMED-CT concepts in support of 'Standards for Clinical
Structure and Content of Patient Records' published by the Academy of Medical
Royal Colleges. They have also introduced a new initiative to share concepts
ahead of time on the info standards website.
HL7 2011 Version 3 Normative Edition
The Version3 Normative Edition
represents all of the Version 3 Standards and Documents that have achieved
normative status as an American National Standard (ANS), have achieved
status as an HL7 draft standard for trial use (DSTU), or have been published
as HL7 informative documents. The HL7 2011 V3 Normative Edition is available
for HL7 UK Members to download.
Open Standards Consultation
HL7 UK have
responded to the Government's Open Standards Consultation which focused on
open standards for software interoperability, data and document formats in
government IT requirements.
HL7 UK University Outreach
The HL7 UK outreach
initiative, now in it's third year, is possibly unique in involving every UK
university with degree-awarded health informatics working together with HL7
UK, a professional healthcare informaticians group, to better inform
students on one aspect of healthcare informatics - semantic interoperability
HL7 UK Conference Presentations
HL7 UK have held extremely
popular and successful Annual Conferences, with many acclaimed speakers from
both home and abroad. HL7 UK members have access to the material as it is an
invaluable source of reference.