Friday, October 5, 2012

HL7 Offers Free Ambassador Webinar on the EHR and PHR System Functional Models on October 12, 2012

I'm in Rochester tomorrow morning to present my HL7 Ambassador presentation on HL7 Standards for Meaningful Use at the Rochester RHIO's CIO Breakfast. As the release below explains, these are short (30-60 minute) presentations which explain key facets of HL7 standards at a high level.   HL7 also delivers these by webinar, and the release below is the latest one.  These presentations are also recorded here, and occasionally, one even shows up on video (which is how I got this gig). More good, free stuff from HL7, cool.

  -- Keith

Health Level Seven® International
For Immediate Release
Contact: Andrea Ribick
+1 (734) 677-7777

HL7 Offers Free Ambassador Webinar on the Electronic Health Record and Personal Health Record System Functional Models on October 12, 2012

          Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA – October 4, 2012 – Health Level Seven® International (HL7®), the global authority for interoperability and standards in healthcare information technology with members in 55 countries, will present a complimentary Ambassador webinar on the HL7 Electronic Health Record System Functional Model (EHR-S FM) and the Personal Health Record System Functional Model (PHR-S FM) on Friday, October 12 from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT.
          The HL7 EHR-S Functional Model is an international standard approved by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) that outlines the features and functions that should be contained in an EHR system. The current standard contains approximately 1,000 conformance criteria across more than 100 functions, including medication history, problem lists, orders, clinical decision support, and those supporting privacy and security. The function list is described from a user perspective and enables consistent expression of EHR system functionality. The model can be constrained through the development of profiles to represent a department (Emergency Medicine), a realm (The Netherlands), or other specialty (Behavioral Health).  The webinar will also cover the development of Release 2 of the standard—having recently been balloted internationally.
         The PHR-S Functional Model defines the functions for PHR systems and offers guidelines that facilitate health information exchange among different PHR systems and between PHR and EHR systems. The PHR-S Functional Model Release 1 is currently being balloted as an HL7 normative standard as well as with ISO. The Draft Standard for Trial Use (DSTU) version is available for vendors to use and incorporate the model’s requirements into their products.
Both models can be used as a basis for certification development and testing purposes.        
          The webinar will be presented by Pat Van Dyke, RN, director of information security, privacy and EDI representing The ODS Companies and Delta Dental Plans Association; co-chair of the HL7 Electronic Health Record Work Group; and HL7 ambassador. Ms. Van Dyke is also a practicing emergency room nurse. In addition, she helped develop both the EHR-S and PHR-S functional models and has participated in the development of functional profiles.
          This webinar is free and open to anyone interested in healthcare IT or standards development. To register for this free webinar, please visit
          HL7 Ambassadors present standardized presentations about HL7 as speaker volunteers. They are available to present at local, regional or national conferences. Please contact HL7 at +1 (734) 677-7777 if you would like to schedule an HL7 Ambassador for an upcoming event.

About Health Level Seven International (HL7)
Founded in 1987, Health Level Seven International is the global authority for healthcare Information interoperability and standards with affiliates established in more than 30 countries. HL7 is a non-profit, ANSI accredited standards development organization dedicated to providing a comprehensive framework and related standards for the exchange, integration, sharing, and retrieval of electronic health information that supports clinical practice and the management, delivery and evaluation of health services. HL7’s more than 2,300 members represent approximately 700 corporate members, which include more than 90 percent of the information systems vendors serving healthcare. HL7 collaborates with other standards developers and provider, payer, philanthropic and government agencies at the highest levels to ensure the development of comprehensive and reliable standards and successful interoperability efforts.

HL7’s endeavors are sponsored, in part, by the support of its benefactors: Abbott; Accenture; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Duke Translational Medicine Institute; Epic; European Medicines Agency; the Food and Drug Administration; GE Healthcare Information Technologies; GlaxoSmithKline; IBM; Intel Corporation; InterSystems Corporation; Kaiser Permanente; Lockheed Martin; McKesson Provider Technology; Microsoft Corporation; NICTIZ National Healthcare; Novartis; Oracle Corporation; Partners HealthCare System, Inc.; Pfizer, Inc.; Philips Healthcare; Quest Diagnostics Inc.; Siemens Healthcare; Thomson Reuters; the U.S. Department of Defense, Military Health System; and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Numerous HL7 Affiliates have been established around the globe including Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, United Kingdom, and Uruguay.

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