Tutorials

*Preliminary Agenda: Tutorials hours are subject to change

TRACK I

IHE overview
Saturday, 21 October, 2017
10:00
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12:30
Place: 
Purifier Building

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.

IHE XDS, XDS-i and VNAs
Saturday, 21 October, 2017
13:30
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16:00
Place: 
Purifier Building

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.

IHE Gazelle overview
Saturday, 21 October, 2017
16:30
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19:00
Place: 
Purifier Building

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.

TRACK II

General introduction to CDA
Sunday, 22 October, 2017
10:00
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12:30
Place: 
Purifier Building

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.

ART-DECOR: CDA specifications and implementations in practice
Sunday, 22 October, 2017
13:30
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16:00
Place: 
Purifier Building

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.

Snomed CT and CDA: Mastering the TermInfo-challenge with ART DÉCOR
Sunday, 22 October, 2017
16:30
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19:00
Place: 
Purifier Building

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.

TRACK III

Security and privacy challenges of interoperability
Sunday, 22 October, 2017
10:00
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12:30
Place: 
Purifier Building

This 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.   

FHIR overview
Sunday, 22 October, 2017
13:30
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16:00
Place: 
Purifier Building

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.

Hands-on FHIR
Sunday, 22 October, 2017
16:30
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19:00
Place: 
Purifier Building

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).

DATATHON

Datathon
Monday, 23 October, 2017
10:00
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18:00
Place: 
Purifier Building 2

This Datathon will provide an introduction to the use of HL7® FHIR® (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources) to access clinical data to support informatics research activities and allow participants to evaluate how FHIR can support research. Examples of research questions that could be explored include:

  • Can you find patients in the test data set that match eligibility criteria for a clinical trial?
  • Can you match phenotypic characteristics of a patient (medications, demographics, problem lists, physical examination findings, labs, etc.) to identify patients who might be good candidates for genetic testing?
  • Can you link demographic and GPS information to determine possible clustering of diseases or of risk factors?
Datathon
Monday, 23 October, 2017
10:00
-
18:00
Place: 
Purifier Building 2

This Datathon will provide an introduction to the use of HL7® FHIR® (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources) to access clinical data to support informatics research activities and allow participants to evaluate how FHIR can support research. Examples of research questions that could be explored include:

  • Can you find patients in the test data set that match eligibility criteria for a clinical trial?
  • Can you match phenotypic characteristics of a patient (medications, demographics, problem lists, physical examination findings, labs, etc.) to identify patients who might be good candidates for genetic testing?
  • Can you link demographic and GPS information to determine possible clustering of diseases or of risk factors?
Datathon
Monday, 23 October, 2017
10:00
-
18:00
Place: 
Purifier Building

This Datathon will provide an introduction to the use of HL7® FHIR® (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources) to access clinical data to support informatics research activities and allow participants to evaluate how FHIR can support research. Examples of research questions that could be explored include:

  • Can you find patients in the test data set that match eligibility criteria for a clinical trial?
  • Can you match phenotypic characteristics of a patient (medications, demographics, problem lists, physical examination findings, labs, etc.) to identify patients who might be good candidates for genetic testing?
  • Can you link demographic and GPS information to determine possible clustering of diseases or of risk factors?