Program

Final Program

 

TUTORIALS

 

Saturday, 21 October 2017

 

TUTORIALS, TRACK I

Room Purifier 2

 

10:00-12:30

Morning session

René Spronk: IHE overview

This tutorial will provide the attendee with an overview of the IHE methodology and the IHE standards. The IHE (Integrating the Health Care Enterprise) activities have resulted in a series of profiles. Each profile standardizes a particular workflow and describes how existing base standards (such as HL7 v2 or DICOM) should be used to support the workflow. The aim is to for the attendees to become familiar with the IHE process, and for them to understand the key characteristics of the most commonly implemented IHE profiles, e.g. XDS and Imaging Department workflows.

 

11:00-11:30 Break

12:30-13.30

Lunch Break

Room Purifier 1

 

13:30-16:00

Afternoon session

René Spronk: IHE XDS, XDS-i and VNAs

This tutorial will provide the attendee with an overview of the IHE XDS/XDS-I (Cross enterprise Document/Image Sharing) and related IHE profiles, and will discuss the relationship between XDS-I and VNAs (Vendor Neutral Archives). The aim is for the attendees to have sufficient knowledge about XDS/XDS-I to help their organization determine if, when, where and how they might use the IHE XDS/XDS-I standard. The attendees are assumed to have prior knowledge of IHE, its process, and its core profiles, which can be gained by attending the "IHE Overview" tutorial.

 

14:30-15:00 Break

16:00-16.30

Break

Room Purifier 1

 

16:30-19:00

Afternoon session

Abderrazek Boufahja: IHE Gazelle overview

Gazelle is a test bed platform used for the validation and testing of interoperability and the conformity of health-care systems based on healthcare specifications and use cases. During this tutorial an overview of the platform, its architecture, and the different components used for interoperability testing and conformity checking will be presented. Management of testing sessions like Connectathons and Projectathons, using Gazelle platform will also be described.

17:30-18:00 Break

Sunday, 22 October 2017

Purifier Building 1

TUTORIALS, TRACK II

10:00-12:30

Morning session

Kai Heitmann: General introduction to CDA

The Clinical Document Architecture (CDA) is one of HL7 most successful standards and is the base for standardized electronic documents around the world. This tutorial will cover the base principles of interoperability with CDA, will introduce the main parts Header and Body with Sections and Entries and will give an insight view on the module principle. Finally, Templates as a corner stone for shared interoperability and as re-usable assets are explained in-depth.

11:00-11:30 Break

12:30-13.30

Lunch Break

13:30-16:00

Afternoon session

Kai Heitmann: ART-DECOR: CDA specifications and implementations in practice

ART-DECOR is an open source tool suite and framework built to support the life cycle of healthcare interoperability solutions from requirement analysis, design, specification, up to implementation and production. At this Tutorial the major components and features are explained, such as Datasets, Scenarios and Transactions, Vocabulary and Terminology, and Associations. The Tutorial focuses on the design, use and re-use of CDA Templates and how so-called Building Block Repositories and the validation facilities ease design and implementation.

14:30-15:00 Break

16:00-16.30

Break

16:30-19:00

Afternoon session

Sylvia Thun & Dominik Ludmann: Snomed CT and CDA: Mastering the TermInfo-challenge with ART DÉCOR

Syntactic and semantic interoperability is the basis for data exchange and the correct interpretation of data between information systems. Standards such as the HL7 Clinical Document Architecture (CDA) enable structured presentation and consistent syntax. Connected to CDA, the terminology SNOMED CT can be used as a semantic component for the exchange of data.

ART-DECOR® is a cloud-based open-source tool that provides users of different professions with a common work platform. Thus, health care providers, terminologists, and programmers can use the platform to generate records, value sets, and HL7 CDA templates (reusable building blocks) in joint projects.

In this tutorial, the application of SNOMED CT in the ART-DECOR tool is presented via practical examples. The option of coding quality assurance is examined, especially addressing the TermInfo-challenge.

17:30-18:00 Break

Sunday, 22 October 2017

Purifier Building 2

TUTORIALS, TRACK III

10:00-12:30

Morning session

Bernd Blobel: Security and privacy challenges of interoperability

  1. Tutorial introduces the basic definitions and underlying concepts of security, privacy, and trust. In that context, a general and a layered security model will be introduced. After highlighting ongoing organizational, methodological and technological paradigm changes for health systems, related interoperability challenges and necessary interoperability levels as well as consequences for security and privacy will be discussed. Advanced interoperability requires managing multiple domains including policy domains. As optimal solution, a system-theoretical, architecture-centric, ontology-based health system model will be presented. The solutions presented will be based on international standards, especially ISO and HL7 specifications.

11:00-11:30 Break

12:30-13.30

Lunch Break

13:30-16:00

Afternoon session

Rik Smithies: FHIR overview

This tutorial will provide the attendees with an overview of the FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperable Resources) standard: the characteristics and contents of the core FHIR information models (resources); the various exchange paradigms (documents, messages, real time APIs); profiling of FHIR artifacts, as well as usage examples (e.g. SMART on FHIR, CDS Hooks). The aim is to provide the attendees with sufficient knowledge to help their organization to determine if, when, where and how they might use the FHIR standard.

14:30-15:00 Break

16:00-16.30

Break

16:30-19:00

Afternoon session

Rik Smithies: Hands-on FHIR

This tutorial is a continuation from the "FHIR Overview" tutorial, and provides the attendees with hands-on experience with FHIR, as well as a discussion of a number of advanced topics not covered during the preceding tutorial. The FHIR standard is easy to implement (the F in FHIR stands for Fast-to-implement); some basic hands-on exercises will help the attendees to come to grips with the standard. This tutorial is aimed at an audience with a diverse technical background – no programming will be done. Attendees are requested to bring a laptop with a HTTP debugger (e.g. Postman, a Chrome extension, or Fiddler2 (http://www.fiddler2.com).

17:30-18:00 Break

 

HL7 FHIR® DATATHON

 

Monday, 23 October 2017

Room Purifier 2

10:00-18:00

HL7 FHIR® Datathon at IHIC 2017: Healthcare Informatics in the Age of FHIR®

A FHIR Datathon is an opportunity for researchers, analysts and implementers to actively participate in developing FHIR solutions and exchange data using FHIR interfaces.

Rob Hausam, Rik Smithies, Nikos Kyriakoulakos

 

Datathon Plan:

1. Brief opening presentations

a. Introductory overview to FHIR Datathons

b. Using the FHIR® API to access health data

c. Understanding the Test Data Environment

d. Analytics for Research on FHIR

e. Using Terminology with FHIR

f. The research challenge themes

2. Breakouts in teams to explore research challenge themes

3. Hands on, heads down development with FHIR

4. Group report backs

5. Summary and concluding remarks

 

MAIN CONFERENCE

 

Monday, 23 October 2017

Room Purifier 1

09:00-09:15

Welcome Addresses

  • HL7 International Board Chair, Patricia Van Dyke
  • HL7 International CEO, Charles Jaffe
  • Chair of the Scientific Program Committee, Bernd Blobel
  • Chair of the Local Organising Committee, HL7 Hellas Chair, Alexander Berler
  • Affiliate Director, Frank Oemig
  • IC Chair, Diego Kaminker
  • IDIKA CEO, Anastassios Tagaris
  • EOPPY President, Sotiris Bersimis

09:15-09:55

Opening Keynotes:

Designing sustainable eHealth services in a volatile financial environment and the role of international standards, Anastassios Tagaris

Title TBA - Sotiris Bersimis

09:55-10:30

Paradigm Changes in Healthcare and Resulting Interoperability Challenges, Part 1

Chairs: B. Blobel – A.Berler

 

Keynote: A New World for Better Health. William E. Hammond

10:30-11:00

Coffee Break

11:00-12:30

 

Paradigm Changes in Healthcare and Resulting Interoperability Challenges, Part 2

Chairs: K. Heitmann – Ilias Maglogiannis

11:00-11:25

Full Paper Presentation: An integrated model to capture the provision of health and social care services based on the ContSys and FHIR standards. F. Pecoraro, D. Luzi, F.L. Ricci (IT) (2)

11:25-11:50

Full Paper Presentation: HL7 Standards and Components to Support Implementation of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). A. Mense (AT), B. Blobel (DE) (14)

11:50-12:10

Report: FHIR Mappings and Transforms. G. Grieve, R. Worden (AU) (1)

12:10-12:30

Report: A fully functional HL7 FHIR based ontology for telehealth data. V. Kilintzis, N. Beredimas, P. Natsiavas, I. Chouvarda, N. Maglaveras (GR) (15)

12:30-13:30

Lunch Break

13:30-15:00

Infrastructure and Services for Healthcare Transformation, Part 1

Chairs: W.E. Hammond – Dimitrios G. Katehakis

13:30-14:15

Keynote: Standardization for Mastering Healthcare Transformation - Challenges and Solutions. Bernd Blobel

14:15-14:40

Full Paper Presentation: Exchange and Reconciliation of Clinical Decision Support Outputs across Systems for Coordinated Quality Improvement: Results and Future Direction from an Implementation in a U.S. Population Health Partnership. J. Chen, A. Tinoco, L. Drinkard, D. Hunt, G. Stevens, J. Calhoun, J. Cassidy, E. Chiang, J. James (US) (10)

14:40-15:00

Report: A Perspective on crucial Information Standards for Integrated Care. A. Rossi Mori, V. Albano, G. Mercurio (IT) (17)

15:00-15:30

Coffee Break

15:30-17:05

 

Infrastructure and Services for Healthcare Transformation, Part 2

Chairs: Giorgio Cangioli – Eleftheria Velidou

15:30-15:55

Full Paper Presentation: A Terminology Service compliant to CTS2 to manage semantics within the regional HIE. R. Gazzarata, M.E. Monteverde, E. Vio, C. Saccavini, L. Gubian, I. Borgo, M. Giacomini (IT) (7)

15:55-16:20

Full Paper Presentation: Integrated Care Solutions for the Citizen: Personal Health Record Functional Models to support Interoperability. D.G. Katehakis, H. Kondylakis, L. Koumakis, A. Kouroubali, K. Marias (GR) (19)

16:20-16:45

Full Paper Presentation: A Flexible Solution for Privilege Management and Access Control in EHR Systems. G. Gazzarata (IT), B. Blobel (DE), M. Giacomini (IT) (22)

16:45-17:05

Report: Interoperability Infrastructure Services to enable Secure, Cross-Border, Operational eHealth Services in Europe. D.G. Katehakis (GR), J. Gonçalves (PT), M. Masi (AT), S. Bittins (DE) (18)

17:05-18:30

Special Session on HL7 Standards uptake in Europe and beyond (TBC)

Chairs: Alexander Berler - Eleftherios Thireos

Overview of the use of CDA and Patient Summary for cross border healthcare, Christof Gessner, Technology and Information, Gematik, (DE)

Assembling Interoperability Assets for Patient Summary Components, Trillium II project, Dr. Kai U. Heitmann, MD, FHL7, Heitmann Consulting and Services, HL7 Germany – Executive Director, (DE)

eStandards Roadmap for the collaborative development of standards for large-scale eHealth Deployment: the case of the International Patient Summary Standard, Giorgio Cangioli, HL7 Italy Chair (IT)

The HL7 International Patient Summary –IPS Project, Rob Hausam, Hausam Consulting, Columbia, MO, (USA)

 

MAIN CONFERENCE

 

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Room Purifier 1

09:00-10:30

 

CDA-related Contributions, Part 1

Chairs: L. Roman Radomski – Nikos Kyriakoulakos

09:00-09:45

 

Keynote: mHealth4ALL: Healthcare in 21st Century. Gora Datta

09:45-10:10

Full Paper Presentation: Standardizing the transmission of genomic-related medical data for the optimization of diagnostics and research in the field of oncological diseases. E. Pantazoglou, M. Thoma, L. van de Sand, H. Dewenter, S. Thun (GE) (9)

10:10-10:30

Report: Adapting ELGA templates in a local ART-DECOR instance at the Medical University of Vienna. L. Strasser, T. Loos, C. Rinner (AT) (4)

10:30-11:00

Coffee Break

11:00-12:25

 

CDA-related Contributions, Part 2

Chairs: Sylvia Thun – G. Pierrakos

11:00-11:25

Full Paper Presentation: On the evaluation of HL7 CDA R2 Documents Richness and Validation Reliability. A. Boufahja, E. Poiseau (FR) (13)

11:25-11:50

Full Paper Presentation: The use of HL7 Clinical Document Architecture schema to define a data warehouse dimensional model for secondary purposes. F. Pecoraro, D. Luzi, F.L. Ricci (IT) (3)

11:50-12:10

Report: Implementation of the German medication plan using semantic reference systems under HL7 FHIR® in the research project Medication Plan Plus. D. Ludmann, S. Roschu, E. Pantazoglou, J. Sass, L. van de Sand, S. Thun (GE) (11)

12:10-12:15

Report Abstract: Hemodialysis patient referral based on HL7 CDA R2 (ISO/HL7 27932:2009) document standard and DECOR Methodology. A. Berler, E. Leisch, G. Karapetakos, N. Kyriakoulakos, E. Thireos (GR) (16)

12:15-12:20

Report Abstract: Dental Chart: Clinical Model Derived HL7 CDA Templates in Rapid Development Environment. S. Bojanowski, M. Grudzień, R. Radomski (PL) (20)

12:20-12:25

Report Abstract: Harmonization of Polish National Implementation Guide of HL7 CDA with IHE PRE and IHE DIS content profiles. R. Radomski (PL), S. Bojanowski (PL), J. Brandstätter (AT) (21)

12:25-13:30

Lunch Break

13:30-14:05

Related Issues

Chairs: Gora Datta – Prof. Dimitiris Koutsouris

13:30-13:55

Full Paper Presentation: Advancing HL7 v2 to New Heights: A Platform for Developing Specifications, Test Plans, and Testing Tools. R. Snelick (US) (8)

13:55-14:00

Report Abstract: FHIR and IHE – How standards and profiles co-work. R. Leftwich (US), A. Ihls (DE) (5)

14:00-14:05

Report Abstract: Is it Easy to Change Attitudes towards e-Health? A Pilot Experimental Study in First-Year Students. V. Giannouli (GR), N. Syrmos (GR) (6)

14:05-15:30

Workshop and Panel

FHIR: An implementers’ guide

Presenter: Charles Jaffe, MD, PhD, FACMI, CEO, HL7, Del Mar, CA, USA

Panel:

Robert Hausam, MD, Consultant, Hausam Consulting, Columbia, MO, USA

Russ Leftwich, MD, MS, Senior Clinical Scientist, Intersystems, Boston, MA, USA

Rik Smithies, Senior Consultant, NProgram, Birmingham, UK

15:30-16:00

Coffee Break

16:00-16:30

Joachim W. Dudeck Award Ceremony

Chairs: C. Gessner, B. Blobel

16:30-17:00

Closing Ceremony

 

 

Audience

The intended audience encompasses all who have developed, implemented, investigated, or otherwise used any of HL7s standards.

Implementers

Scientists and Researchers

We invite implementers (representing healthcare providers and software vendors) to present their implementation experiences.

All suggested topics will be reviewed by the Program Committee to ensure a reasonable quality as well as a balanced series of presentations. In order to facilitate evaluation and dissemination of these experiences, attendees are requested to submit short practice reports, possibly also allowing that their presentations be recorded. The practice reports will be published as part of the conference proceedings, and the recordings will be made available on the conference website after the meeting.

We invite scientists to submit papers to be presented in the conference and be published in the conference proceedings.

All papers will be reviewed by at least two independent reviewers. Selected papers will be published in the special issue “Interoperability is more than just technology” of the “European Journal of Biomedical Informatics”.

The best scientific paper by a young author (<35y) will be awarded with the “Joachim W. Dudeck Award” (see the final page of this announcement for details).

Download IHIC 2017 Final Program