Collaboration: IHTSDO & openEHR September 15, 2009 IHTSDO and openEHR begin Collaborative Work Programme Explore how clinical terminologies and archetype-based record structures can best be aligned to support electronic health records. How best to support those who wish to use openEHR archetypes and SNOMED CT terminology together within current and future systems to support data capture, complex queries, clinical decision support and reporting.
Japan: 8th Medical Open Source Software Seminar (MOSS8) in Tokyo, Oct Organized by: Medical Open Source Software Council in Japan Program – 3) The openEHR project a) Introduction of the openEHR project (Sadahiko KANO, Waseda University) b) openEHR.jp activity (Shinji KOBAYASHI, Ehime University) – 4) Application of openEHR system to Tuberculosis program in Cambodian public health sector, （ Waseda university, Saran Kong ） – 5) openEHR as a new approach to electronic health record system in Cambodia maternity care program (Waseda university, Hok Kakada) – 6) Ruby implementation of ADL parser (Akimichi Tatsukawa, Narimasu Kousei hospital) –...
OSHIP gets CLIPS decision support engine The Open Source Health Information Platform (OSHIP) has integrated the “gold standard” forward chaining inference engine CLIPS in order to support complex decision support requirements. Based on the Python reference implementation of the openEHR specifications – adding proven open source components to provide a web services based development base for any type of healthcare application.
Sweden Sveriges Kommuner ock Landsting (Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions) Adoption of openEHR The Swedish government has decided on the use of ISO as a base standard for national health data communication. openEHR will be used to define clinical models, terminology integration, and to implement in some contexts.
Sweden Swedish eHealth approach: will focus on EN13606 & openEHR for semantic interoperability & standardization of clinical data (Sep 30, 2009) Sweden promoting openEHR and ISO at a national presentation: 40 people from 11 countries came CKM instance OceanEHR EHR test lab OTS – Ocean terminology service Currently “producing” archetypes & templates
Australia NeHTA (National e-Health Transition Authority) – Clinical data groups based on openEHR methodology. Investigation of transformation from openEHR to CDA in progress. Queensland Health – An openEHR-based repository has been running at Qld Health for about 3 years, managing discharge summaries. Victoria Health, Department of Health Services – Various projects including the state cancer registry are using or will use openEHR. Cancer Council of Victoria (CCV) – Scientific database integrating many proprietary databases, semantic querying SA HealthConnect Stat Health, McCauley RCPA – cancer pathology
UK National Health Service (NHS), Connecting for Health (CFH) The NHS has developed and used openEHR archetypes and templates as a formal way of capturing clinical content requirements. In a pilot in Q1&2 2007, around 220 archetypes and 40 templates were developed in the maternity and emergency department (ED) specialties. By end 2008, the number of archetypes was around Richard Kavanagh: Got my first idea for a #googlewave robot for use with #openEHR, just need to get a #sandpit account and learn #python. (the easy bit)
Singapore Ministry of Health Adoption of openEHR 2009 for clinical modelling, terminology. CKM instance,...
US US: College of Neurologists - content modelling US: College of Rheumatologists - content modelling Histopathology models Cancer Institute
NZ Working to develop an openEHR based endoscopy reporting application with C# in.Net environment.
Netherlands TNO (national research agency) TNO is using openEHR archetypes and templates in a diabetic management project. A number of companies are evaluating the approach with a view to implementation.
Denmark Connected Digital Health in Denmark National proof-of-concept project. Various Danish regions Evaluation of archetype methodology in progress 2008/9 Knut BERNSTEIN et al: Can openEHR Archetypes Be Used in a National Context? The Danish Archetype Proof- of-Concept Project
Brazil ISO Health Summit: ISO TC 215, Durham, NC Jussara Rötzsch, General Manager of Health Information Exchange and Standards at ANS (National Agency for Supplementary Health, Brazil presents the Brazilian approach to healthIT - Committed to openEHR Reference Model “The IHTSDO (SNOMED-CT) and the OpenEHR Foundation signed an agreement ! Shows the correctness of the project e-health of the Brazilian government”
Brasil Ministry of Health / various govt agencies, Brazilian Agency for Supplementary Health, State University of Rio de Janeiro Health Informatics companies are learning and developing archetype- based systems, as they reckon the value of archetypes for representing health knowledge. Also, some of the Brazilian Government Agencies intend to embody archetypes as part of their technological arsenal, as is the case of the Brazilian Supplementary Health Agency (ANS), responsible for regulating the Health Plan market. The Brazilian Agency for Supplementary Health (ANS) established a national standard to support the exchange of information among health providers and health care insurance companies. This standard, called (TISS in portuguese), was conceived as a traditional message exchange standard. This project aims at designing archetypes that could be used to carry all information represented in TISS. It also aims at implementing a prototype software that will use openEHR reference model to exchange TISS information. This proof of concept will show an alternative way of implementing TISS that could be more effective in dealing with the standard evolution.
Sweden commercially / academic Archetype-based conversion of EHR content models: pilot experience with a regional EHR system Study designed to investigate the feasibility of representing EHR content models from a regional EHR system as openEHR archetypes and inversely to convert archetypes to the proprietary format. – Automated bi-directional conversion between openEHR archetype format and COSMIC template format has been achieved. – Archetypes from the openEHR Clinical Knowledge Repository have been imported into COSMIC “The openEHR RM and AM are expressive enough to represent the existing clinical content models [...] and legacy content models can automatically be converted to archetype format for sharing of knowledge.” “Archetype support can be added to legacy EHR systems in an incremental way allowing a migration path to interoperability based on standards.” Rong Chen, Gunnar Klein, Erik Sundvall, Daniel Karlsson, Hans Ahlfeldt, BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2009, 9:33
Other Ogi Pishev heading off to Moscow - invited by Microsoft to speak on openEHR and Ocean's activities Busy with openEHR technical & clinical modeling training for vendors - last week in eastern Europe, this week New Zealand eHealth Day at Java, Enterprise Architectures & SOA conference, Nov 11, Munich
Opereffa Opereffa - a reference application for openEHR - initial release openEHR REFerence Framework and Application