The 2018 First OpenEHR Technology training course successfully concluded in Hangzhou

  • 2018-05-23
As medical information technologies renew themselves on a daily basis, clinical information standards are playing an increasingly important role in making medical information more interconnected and clinical information more available and standardized. They can effectively promote the application of medical softwares such as electronic medical record, electronic health record data center, and utilization and analysis of big data in healthcare industry, thus driving the rapid rise of mHealth and smart healthcare.

The openEHR originated from an electronic health record project conducted by EU in 1999. It introduced a new two-level standardized information model for the interoperability and scalability requirements of electronic health records. In order to learn, understand and use openEHR standards in a more effective manner and boost standardization studies of medical softwares in China, the Medical Software Branch of the CAMDI organized the 2018 First openEHR Technology training course in Yuquan Campus, Zhejiang University from May 17 to 18, 2018. Lv Xudong, secretary-general of the Medical Software Branch of the CAMDI and a professor of the College of Biomedical Engineering & Instrument Science of Zhejiang University (BEIS), Min Lingtong, a doctor of BEIS and Cai Hailing, a senior engineer of BEIS participated in the training as guests. This training class focused on the positioning, prospects and latest achievements of digital medical treatment and smart healthcare. It discussed how to use openEHR standards for medical information modeling and how to apply openEHR standards in medical information softwares technically.

During the training, representatives from scientific research institutes and enterprises had extensive discussions on openEHR modeling technologies and the systematic application of openEHR standards. The attendees have come to agree that the systematic application of openEHR standards in medical industry are more advantaged in two aspects. First comes the standardization of data. The system created along with openEHR standards is not isolated. On the contrary, it stores and shares data based on a standardized model so that the reusability and efficiency of data can be maximized. The second is that compared with other standards, a data center created with openEHR standards can guarantee the standardization of data while enjoying scalability that could allow it to catch up with the rapid growth of the varieties of data and relentless refinement of data granularity in time.