HL7 delivers healthcare interoperability standards

2nd UK Interoperability Summer School 2014

Date: Monday 14th and Tuesday 15th July 2014


University College London,
Farr Institute of Health Informatics Research,
222 Euston Road, 
London NW1 2DA

This unique event is hosted by leading UK health informatics organizations committed to building the skills of professionals to create health and care solutions that support safe and effective sharing of clinical information.

Integration between health information systems (including mhealth solutions) is becoming a key feature of most health providers’ informatics strategies but many organizations lack the key skills in-house, and there is a shortage of qualified professional developers – even in the major software suppliers and system integrators. 


This Summer School is aimed at clinical and IT professionals working in NHS, public and private health and social care organizations and software suppliers who are working on the design, development and integration of health informatics systems.

The Summer School is based in the campus of the University College London (UCL) and is hosted by the Centre for Health Informatics and Multi-professional Education (CHIME) and run in conjunction with Yorkshire Centre for Health Informatics (YCHI), University of Leeds. It combines the expertise and teaching resources of HL7 UK with two leading UK centres for health informatics. Attendees will particularly benefit from the course if they have some prior experience with messaging technologies, an object-oriented programming language, or database design. The format will be interactive with taught material, case studies and scenarios and delegates are invited to bring challenges to a panel-based clinic session. The outcome should be greater confidence in applying interoperability standards to the design of messages, documents and electronic health records for improved productivity and safer effective e-health systems.



  • Understanding HL7 healthcare data standards including use of HL7 Clinical Document Architecture (CDA) for exchanging clinical documents
  • Working with clinicians to capture clinical requirements
  • Representing clinical concepts (includes an introduction to ISO EHR standards, an explanation of reusable clinical models and an introduction to global terminology standards)
  • An overview of the open source landscape and its importance
  • Clinical challenge from guest clinician followed by 'speed dating' workshops

Link to detailed programme of the course:




  • Professor Dipak Kalra, Clinical Professor of Health Informatics Director of the Centre for Health Informatics and Multi-professional Education (CHIME), University College London
  • Owen Johnson, Senior Fellow in Health Informatics Yorkshire Centre for Health Informatics (YCHI), Leeds Institute of Health Sciences, University of Leeds
  • Dr Philip Scott, Chair HL7 UK and Senior Lecturer in Information Systems, School of Computing, University of Portsmouth
  • Rik Smithies, HL7 UK Technical Committee Chair and Director, NProgram Ltd.
  • Isobel Frean, University Outreach, HL7 UK and Head of Health Informatics, BUPA Corporate Centre


Booking Details:


Summer School fee: £600 +VAT

Fees cover course materials, lunch, refreshments and evening meal on Monday. 

Please read the Terms and Conditions.  

The Summer School is being held at the University College London.  There is plenty of accommodation in and around Euston, see booking.com for guidance and Crescent Hotel for UCL recommendation, please note that all students are responsible for booking and paying for their accommodation.

For any booking enquiries please email training@hl7.org.uk

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