FINteroperability in Health 2011

Monday 23.5.2011, 12:30-17:00 Lahti, Sibelius-talo, room Kuusi

Audience: Finnish decision makers and experts in healthcare IT

Topics: New medical knowledge, combined with new technologies, changing legislation and organizational models put increasing pressure towards health IT systems development and integration. Local projects and national initiatives increasingly require interoperability between health information systems.

Key questions to be addressed by healthcare development projects include:

  • Why do we need standards in healthcare?
  • How can international standards be utilized to support local requirements of users?
  • Why is it important to follow and participate in international initiatives?
  • How can international specifications and projects be followed and influenced in practice?

Leading experts from international and Finnish organizations will present and discuss their insights on these aspects, focusing on the value of international collaboration and shared efforts to support interoperable healthcare.

Program: (refinements possible)

12:00 Coffee and refreshments
12:30 Seminar Chair Juha Mykkänen, University of Eastern Finland, HL7 Finland: Opening address - why standards? (pdf)
12:50 Anne Kallio, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health: Local requirements, National Solutions and International collaboration - Finnish viewpoint (pdf)
13:20 John Quinn, CTO, HL7 International: Working interoperability using international HL7 standards (pdf)
13:55 Charles Parisot, IHE International: Value of IHE integration profiles and testing for cross-institutional health services (pdf)
14:30 Break, coffee and refreshments
15:10 Nicole Denjoy, COCIR: The COCIR IT Strategy, industry collaboration and work with International Standardization Bodies (pdf)
15:45 Panel and group discussion: Esa Soini, Mylab Oy - Finnish industry viewpoint (pdf)
Yrjö Koivusalo, VSSHP - open interfaces and standards in procurements (pdf)
Nicole Denjoy, John Quinn, Charles Parisot, Esa Soini, Yrjö Koivusalo:
  • How to make best use of standards and specifications in projects and products
  • Value of international standards collaboration and support for local deployments
  • How to follow and participate in international developments discussion and questions from audience
16:55 Final words and take-aways
17:00 End of seminar

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