The fifth edition of the foremost HL7 FHIR event in the world – FHIR DevDays – takes place from the 14th to 16th of November in Amsterdam. The programme has been updated to the latest developments in FHIR. Over 60 tutorials, short keynotes and hands-on sessions provide a unique learning experience. The speakers’ list includes experts from both EHR vendors, tech companies like Google, Microsoft and Amazon, and innovative care providers. FHIR DevDays is organized by Firely, in partnership with HL7 International, HL7 Netherlands and the FHIR Foundation. More details and registration are on the FHIR DevDays website.
The next Interoperability Forum will be at NCVO, London and will feature a presentation from InterSystems, showcasing the Coordinate My Care scheme (as recently covered on Channel 4 News) and their other interoperability projects, in the UK and beyond.
There will also be updates on other UK and international interoperability topics, including FHIR. You are sure to get some inspiration for your own projects, network with peers from the NHS and suppliers, and get valuable insights from UK interop leaders.
It is also the HL7 UK Annual General Meeting, which is a short business session within the longer programme. The event is free for HL7 members – non-members are permitted to attend one meeting. To view the agenda see here, and register here.
Building data transforms is a key requirement for local and regional healthcare interoperability. It is expensive and causes delays. Sharing of experience, requirements and effort between trusts and suppliers will make it happen faster. The HL7 UK Transform Registry does this. Visit the registry to register a transform you are building, or see what is there.
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 UK’s 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.
The 18th International HL7 Interoperability Conference (IHIC 2018) will be held from 11th-12th July 2018 at the University of Portsmouth. The meeting will be hosted by HL7 UK, with support from HL7 Germany.
The first day comprises two tutorial tracks for the afternoon and culminates in an evening reception aboard the historic HMS Warrior. The second day is a full programme of presentations and keynotes. We welcome case studies, plans, project outputs or innovations, either as full papers or short reports. Please see http://ihic.info/cfp/ for full details.
To attend IHIC 2018, please register on the University of Portsmouth online store. Registration includes lunch, tea/coffee and a half-day tutorial on day one and a full day conference with lunch and tea/coffee on day two. The social event is on the evening of the first day and has a maximum capacity of 100.
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 system.