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We are really very sad to learn that Derek Hoy died in the early hours of Saturday morning, at home and surrounded by his family (his wife Christine and their daughters Jenny and Sarah) after an illness. Derek was an immense influence on nursing informatics across Europe and beyond. A true Scotsman, his passing is an immense loss to us all. Bearing in mind his heritage, it seems fitting to remember him with the Gaelic : Ní bheidh a leithéid ann arís (His like will never be seen again).
Tutorial: How nurses can use HL7? What can Nurses do for HL7?
William GOOSSEN1 GAYE DOLIN2
This tutorial “How nurses can use HL7”, provides an overview of Health Level Seven standards from a professional perspective. It explains what HL7 standards exist and how these assist nursing in EHR development and use, and in data communication efforts for several purposes. Standards are a prerequisite to functionality of healthcare information systems and the support of various care processes. In particular, where continuity of care and reporting of care quality are involved, nurses have a pivotal role. Such efforts usually involve more than one system, and more than one organization, hence, these require data communication. It is HL7’s mission to create the best and most widely used information standards in healthcare. Nurses have been increasingly involved in the Health Level Seven (HL7) Work Groups and the standards development processes over the past ten years. It makes sense addressing specifically the HL7 use by nurses, since they are the largest group of healthcare providers in the world. The ultimate goal of this tutorial is that the more engaged nurses are in the standards specifications and development process, the more functional their information systems and data exchanges will be.
This tutorial will cover:
- Relevant types of standards for nursing and the position of HL7 in this
- The HL7 standards development organization,
- An understanding of HL7 version 3 standards, in particular Care Record and Clinical Document Architecture
- The Electronic Health Record / Personal Health Record standards
- How to handle nursing knowledge and vocabulary in the suite of HL7 standards
- How these standards are and may be used in nursing care
- How nurses can participate in the standards development process.
1 Co-chair Health Level Seven Work Group Patient Care.
2. Member HL7 Structured Documents Working Group.
Date: September 10, 2012
Location: Hyatt Regency Baltimore on the Inner Harbor, Baltimore, MD, USA
This will take place at the 26th HL7 Annual Plenary & Working Group Meeting, September 9-14, 2012
Inquiries about this tutorial can be made to email@example.com
More information on the event and registration: http://www.hl7.org/events/wgm092012/
Chain of Trust Online Survey on Patients’ and Health Professionals’ Perspective on Telehealth Launched
The European Patients’ Forum (EPF) is implementing, together with other six partners, an EU project co-financed by the EU Public Health Programme called “Chain of Trust“. Started in January 2011, this project aims to assess the perspectives of the main end users of telehealth services, i.e. patients, doctors, nurses and pharmacists across the EU to see whether and how views have evolved since the initial deployment of telehealth and what barriers there still are to building confidence in and acceptance of this innovative type of services.
For more information on Chain of Trust, please visit the project website at www.chainoftrust.eu.
One of the tools that the Chain of Trust consortium is using in order to assess the views of patients and health professionals on telehealth is an online survey. This survey, which is available in 11 languages, is aimed at both users and non-users of telehealth services and consists of two questionnaires, one for patients and one for health professionals.
The online questionnaires can be accessed directly via http://www.chainoftrust.eu/
EPF will particularly value your support in disseminating this online survey across patient and health professional groups to help us reach out to as many respondents as possible. We would be very grateful, therefore, if you could disseminate this survey across your members and contacts.
On behalf of the project consortium, we would like to thank you very much for your valuable input and for contributing towards a successful completion of the project!
The deadline for submitting the survey is Wednesday 20 July.
European Patients’ Forum
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Tel: +32 (0)2 280 23 34
Fax:+32 (0)2 231 14 47
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Irish Platform for Patients’ Organisations, Science and Industry
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Tel: 00353 (1) 407 1629
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