Wanted to let you know about several opportunities to discuss terminology services and related topics during the upcoming OpenHIE Implementers meeting in Ethiopia next week:
Monday, 3:45-4:45pm – OpenHIE Academy Global Data Standards: What are global standards in health IT? Why do we need them? This course demystifies the complexities
of global standards, how they are created, and why they are used. Participants will learn about the institutions involved in the creation and adoption of standards, Regenstrief (LOINC), Health Level 7 (FHIR) and Integrating the Health Enterprise (mCSD, among many others), and understand how standards are used in OpenHIE Architecture Workflows.
Wednesday, 9:30-10:15am – National Health Data Dictionary & Country Maturity Models: During this session we will walk through key maturity levels in a country’s journey to develop a national health data dictionary (NHDD) and the role of terminology services to promote adoption of an NHDD to improve information exchange. We will use real project examples, from Ethiopia and PEPFAR, to illustrate each step in the maturity model. We will also review the preliminary results of the OpenHIE Terminology Services survey. Come ready to add your own questions and challenges to the discussion!
There are also showcase and product demos each day where you will have the opportunity to see the Open Concept Lab, Apelon DTS, and other great products in person.
Please reach out if you will be there and with any topics/questions you’d like to have addressed, especially in the Wednesday session.