Rik Smithies is a clinical informatics and health architectures consultant and trainer.
He has over 25 years in the software industry, exclusively in healthcare since 1994, as a developer and architect of health systems. He has been involved with HL7 since 2002, has contributed to the published UK and international HL7 Version 3 standards and has authored many parts of the UK NHS V3 message specifications.
Rik is a former Chair of HL7 UK, a member of the HL7 International Standards Governance Board, and an official HL7 International FHIR tutor.
An active member and committer on the FHIR development team, in early 2013 Rik created the first UK FHIR client and demonstration server implementation.