martes, 1 de diciembre de 2009

Firma Acuerdo Colaboración SERMAS - HL7Spain

HL7Spain y el Servicio de Salud de la Comunidad de Madrid han firmado un acuerdo de colaboración para el desarrollo de las normas HL7 y el acceso a estas para los profesionales de la Comunidad autonoma.

Más información en : HTTP://WWW.HLSPAIN.ORG

jueves, 19 de noviembre de 2009

EHR-S Nueva Norma ISO de HL7

ISO ha publicado como norma internacional el EHR-S (Electronic Health record - System Functional Model)
Esta norma define el conjunto de funcionalidades que todo sistema de Historia clínica electrónica debe de tener para garantizar una correcta interoperabilidad.

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jueves, 29 de octubre de 2009

Se presenta la receta electrónica de extremadura con HL7 a los premios "navegantes de hoy"

Los colegios oficiales de farmeceuticos de extremadura han presentado la realidad del proyecto de receta electrónica a los premios "Navegantes de Hoy"
Este proyecto hace uso de los estándares HL7 y es concretamente de las guias de implementación de receta electrónica desarrolladas por HL7Spain.
Fuente de la noticia: Receta electrónica de Extremadura

Nuevos Talleres HL7

Taller pre-certificación 2.6 en Barcelona del 10 al 16 de Noviembre
Taller Interoeprabilitad CDA R2 Madrid 23-27 de Noviembre

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viernes, 9 de octubre de 2009

Nuevo Mienbro Internacional Hong Kong

Health Level Seven Announces Newest Affiliate—HL7 Hong Kong

Affiliate launch affirms Hong Kong’s commitment to advancing the e-health movement and electronic health records

ANN ARBOR, Mich., USA ¾ October 8, 2009 — Health Level Seven® (HL7®), the global authority on standards for interoperability of health information technology with members in 57 countries, today announced the addition of HL7 Hong Kong to its growing number of more than 30 affiliates. HL7 affiliates are a critical component of the increasing global scope and orientation of the HL7 family of standards. HL7 Hong Kong was officially launched today in front of 600 attendees during the opening ceremony of the eHealth Forum 2009 at the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine.

“The success of Health Level Seven and the extensive global implementation of its standards are due in large part to the significant contributions from our affiliate members around the world,” said HL7 CEO Dr. Charles Jaffe, MD, PhD. “The skills of many individuals in Hong Kong will bring an invaluable addition to HL7. We welcome HL7 Hong Kong to the organization and look forward to them promoting greater adoption of health informatics standards in Asia and participating in the development of HL7 standards.”

HL7 Hong Kong is chaired by Dr. Chun-Por Wong, MD, chairman of Hong Kong Society of Medical Informatics and co-chairman of the Executive Committee of the eHealth Consortium in Hong Kong. Dr. Wong also serves as the chairman of the Clinical Informatics Program Executive Group of the Hong Kong Hospital Authority and is a clinician currently appointed as the consultant geriatrician and chief of integrated medical services at Ruttonjee and Tang Shiu Kin Hospitals in Hong Kong. Instrumental in the development of medical informatics in Hong Kong, Dr. Wong founded the Hong Kong Society of Medical Informatics in 1986, is the immediate past president of the Asia Pacific Association for Medical Informatics (APAMI), co-founded the eHealth Consortium in Hong Kong, and has been active in the International Medical Informatics Association since 1989. He is also a member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Medical Informatics and the Asia Pacific electronic Journal of Health Informatics.

Hong Kong is developing a territory-wide, patient-oriented electronic health record (EHR). “Adopting relevant standards to optimize workflow, reduce ambiguity and enhance knowledge transfer among all stakeholders, including healthcare providers, government agencies, the vendor community and patients is crucial to the EHR development. Establishing HL7 Hong Kong is an important milestone in unifying the e-health development in Hong Kong and will enable the e-health community to accomplish this target,” said Dr. Wong. “We will engage our partners from the healthcare and information technology sectors to adopt a set of standards that can meet local needs for supporting a truly interoperable system where all records can be shared across all sectors.”

Like HL7, Inc., HL7 Hong Kong is an open, not-for-profit and consensus-based organization. Each affiliate contributes to the development of core HL7 standards through participation in HL7 work groups and the standards voting process and then localizes the standards to its specific requirements. Affiliates also support and distribute the HL7 standards in their country, produce translations and implementation guides for their users, and participate in HL7 work groups.

HL7 Hong Kong’s immediate activities and goals will be directed at the following areas:

1. Providing an international standard for the forthcoming territory-wide electronic health record establishment in Hong Kong

2. Promoting and helping implement the standard to support the development of the electronic health record in Hong Kong

3. Providing input to HL7 about the specific needs in Hong Kong to complement the comprehensiveness of existing HL7 standards

4. Providing education and training to the Hong Kong healthcare community and information system developers

5. Enhancing the network of exchange in scientific vigor and expertise through partnerships with stakeholders and HL7 affiliates

“The adoption of HL7 in Hong Kong will accelerate the formation of the EHR sharing platform to become an interoperable system able to share information throughout Hong Kong,” said Dr. Wong. “It is our hope that patients will ultimately enjoy the benefits of accurate and complete information that can be quickly accessed for the betterment of their healthcare.”

Immediately preceding the eHealth Forum 2009, an inaugural symposium on HL7 and health data standards was held on October 7 at the Ruttonjee Hospital in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. The event covered HL7’s global strategy, the importance of international standards and the use of standards in Hong Kong. Presentations were given by the HL7 Board Chair, W. Ed Hammond, PhD, and HL7 CEO, Dr. Charles Jaffe.

martes, 22 de septiembre de 2009

La versión 2.5 ISO

Health Level Seven Version 2.5 Application Protocol for Electronic Data Exchange in Healthcare Environments Becomes an International Standard

As an international standard, HL7 Version 2.5 will help accelerate the use of electronic clinical information worldwide to improve patient care and reduce redundancies.

Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA – September 21, 2009 – Health Level Seven® (HL7®), the global authority for interoperability and standards in healthcare information technology with members in 57 countries, today announced its Version 2.5 messaging standard has been approved as an international standard by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

HL7 Version 2.5 allows interoperability between electronic health record systems, practice management systems, laboratory IT systems, dietary, pharmacy and billing systems. It serves as a vehicle for disparate healthcare IT systems, applications and data architectures operating in diverse-system environments to communicate with each other. It is designed to support a central patient care system, as well as a more distributed environment where data resides in departmental systems.

“HL7’s Version 2.5 plays an important role in the exchange of data in much of today’s global healthcare community and is widely implemented around the world,” said Yun Sik Kwak, MD, PhD, chair of the ISO Technical Committee 215 – Health Informatics. “The approval of this standard is evidence of ISO’s commitment to adopting existing standards where appropriate.”

“We are pleased that HL7’s Version 2.5 is now an international standard,” said W. Ed Hammond, PhD, chair of the HL7 Board of Directors. “The adoption of this standard will increase the use of electronic healthcare data because many countries that use standards mandate the use of ISO standards to share data, reduce redundancies and improve patient care.”

HL7 standards are accepted and approved through the ISO Technical Committee 215 – Health Informatics. HL7 can share its products with the international standards community, thus reducing the need for duplicative work. HL7 standards are widely used by healthcare software vendors that sell their health information technology products internationally.

HL7’s Version 2.5 received ANSI approval as an American National Standard on June 26, 2003. The standard is available for purchase on the HL7 website at or the ISO website at

About Health Level Seven (HL7)

Founded in 1987, Health Level Seven, Inc. is the leading global authority for healthcare Information interoperability and standards with members in 57 countries. HL7 is a non-profit, ANSI accredited standards development organization dedicated to providing a comprehensive framework and related standards for the exchange, integration, sharing, and retrieval of electronic health information that supports clinical practice and the management, delivery and evaluation of health services. HL7’s more than 2,300 members represent approximately 500 corporate members, which include more than 90 percent of the information systems vendors serving healthcare. HL7 collaborates with other standards developers and provider, payer, philanthropic and government agencies at the highest levels to ensure the development of comprehensive and reliable standards and successful interoperability efforts.

HL7’s endeavors are sponsored, in part, by the support of its benefactors: Accenture; Booz Allen Hamilton; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Duke Translational Medicine Institute (DTMI); Eclipsys Corporation; Eli Lilly & Company; Epic Systems Corporation; European Medicines Agency; the Food and Drug Administration; GE Healthcare Information Technologies; GlaxoSmithKline; Intel Corporation; InterSystems Corporation; Kaiser Permanente; Lockheed Martin; McKesson Provider Technology; Microsoft Corporation; NHS Connecting for Health; NICTIZ National Healthcare; Novartis; Oracle Corporation; Partners HealthCare System, Inc.; Pfizer, Inc.; Philips Healthcare; QuadraMed Corporation; Quest Diagnostics Inc.; Siemens Healthcare; St. Jude Medical; Sunquest Information Systems; Thomson Reuters; the U.S. Department of Defense, Military Health System; and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Numerous HL7 Affiliates have been established around the globe including Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, United Kingdom, and Uruguay.

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lunes, 14 de septiembre de 2009

Guia implementación SNOMED CT para HL7

El pasado 14 de Mayo se publico la guia de implementación SNOMED de HL7.
Puedes acceder  en el Link: HL7

martes, 8 de septiembre de 2009

Conclusiones del último TSC

TSC Member composition change
It is with earnest thanks to Jim Case, for his assistance at the Kyoto Working Group Meeting, that the TSC voted to terminate his ad-hoc membership.
Approved Documents
The TSC approved the following document:
o The Three-Year Plan Guidelines, available from the TSC Documents page at were approved. This was in response to a proposal by Project Services on the process a Work Group would follow to update (or create) their Three-Year Plans, as well as provides response to a request to the TSC to provide on format and structure guidelines for Three-Year Plans (TSC Tracker # 1082, status=closed once GForge becomes available)
The TSC wiki site houses its minutes, process documents, templates, links to the ArB wiki and the TSC Issue Tracker, a list of current projects, and more. You can access the TSC wiki at: See the links below for instructions on how to view the list of projects and access the TSC Issue Tracker.
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