14th International HL7 Interoperability Conference 2013

28-29 October  Sydney, Australia
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HL7 Australia
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Welcome to IHIC 2013 and FHIR Connectathon

General invitation 1
  • Achieving reality in e-health interoperability today and tomorrow

    HL7 Australia is honoured to host the 14th International HL7 Interoperability Conference 2013 (IHIC 2013), which will be held on 28th-29th October, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.

    The first Australian FHIR Connectathon will be a feature of the event.

    IHIC promotes world-wide engagement and thought provoking discussion in research and industry application of HL7. Following on from the highly successful IHIC 2012 in Vienna, this annual two-day event brings together implementers, information architects and researchers working on e-health interoperability.

    IHIC conferences promote world-wide engagement and thought-provoking discussion on research into HL7 and related e-health standards and their application in the health industry. Following the highly successful IHIC 2012 in Vienna, this two-day event will bring together implementers, information architects and researchers working on e-health interoperability.

    IHIC provides a forum for presentation and discussion of concepts, models, implementations and innovations for interoperable e-health solutions. The conference also aims to facilitate an exchange of knowledge between research, science and the business of health care.

    Download the General Invitation here.

Program 2

    Keynote speakers

    Speakers

    Program Content


    The theme for IHIC 2013 is “Achieving reality in e-health interoperability today and tomorrow” and the conference program includes a further 16 academic and industry presentations spanning:

    • Development and practical application of FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources) standards and their impact on the e-health standards environment

    • Emerging developments in semantic web and designing for web services/SOA

    • Models and standards supporting clinical decision-making and business processes

    • Convergence and collaboration in e-health interoperability standards

    • Use and future of HL7 V2 and CDA



    For more details on what will be included at the conference click here.

    Engage with FHIR

    Suppliers/vendors can still sign up for the first Australian FHIR Connectathon on 27 and 28 October, which will address interoperability for three use cases relevant to potential interaction between mobile devices and the PCEHR:


    • Basic Patient management

    • Exchanging device data

    • Mobile Health Documents (Simple RESTful access to XDS)

    Representatives of NEHTA are planning to attend and investigate how FHIR fits into in future PCEHR functionality. Participation in the FHIR Connectathon provides a cheap and effective opportunity to learn more about this new approach to eHealth interoperability.

    There is also an emphasis on FHIR in the papers being presented at the IHIC 2013 conference on Tuesday 29 October, making it a 3-day event for those with an interest in FHIR and its application.

Abstracts and presentations for download 3
FHIR Connectathon 4
  • Be part of the first FHIR Connectathon!!

    The first FHIR Connectathon in Australasia will be held in conjunction with the IHIC meeting. It will commence on Sunday, 27 October, the day before other IHIC activities and will run for up to two days. It will focus on three use cases:

       *  Basic Patient management
       *  Exchanging device data
       *  Mobile Health Documents (Simple RESTful access to XDS)

    National E-Health Transition Authority (NEHTA) representatives are planning to be present as part of investigating how FHIR fits into in future PCEHR functionality.

    Why should you come? See www.healthsections.com.au

    If you are thinking about being part of the FHIR Connectathon at IHIC 2013, or would like more information, please contact Grahame Grieve of Health Intersections by email at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Venue 5
  • North Sydney Harbourview Hotel

    Please come and join us in Sydney, the city that boasts the most beautiful harbour in the world be inspired by our magnificent views, contribute your knowledge and expertise, and share experiences with like-minded experts and inspirational industry leaders.

    IHIC 2013 and the FHIR Connectathon will be held at the Harbourview Hotel, 17 Blue Street, North Sydney. Accommodation at the hotel is available at the corporate rate of A$205 per night or A$225 for room and breakfast. Internet is extra, but is currently subject to further negotiation. Almost all rooms have great views of Sydney Harbour and CBD.

    To deal directly with the hotel and for more information see the hotel website. Note: there are two unrelated Harbourview hotels in Sydney. IHIC 2013 is at the North Sydney Harbourview, which is best found online using the link http://viewhotels.com.au/nshh/.

    The hotel is conveniently located alongside North Sydney railway station with a wide selection of bars, restaurants and local stores in the vicinity. The venue is just over the Sydney Harbour Bridge less than 10 minutes from the Sydney CBD by train or taxi. Those coming to ISO/TC215 and wishing to stay on at hotels in Sydney Olympic Park can easily commute by train (about 45 minutes with one change).

    Venue

Registration 6

  • Please come and join us in Sydney, the city that boasts the most beautiful harbour in the world - be inspired by our magnificent views, contribute your knowledge and expertise, and share experiences with like-minded experts and inspirational leaders.

    IHIC 2013 & FHIR Connectathon Prices
    HL7 Member*   Non-Member
    IHIC 2013 Conference (Mon + Tue)      $360        $470
    FHIR Connectathon (Sun + Mon)      $250        $330
    Full 3-day Package (FHIR Connectathon + IHIC 2013)      $410        $530
    IHIC 2013 - Day only registration for Mon or Tue      $225        $290
    IHIC 2013 - Student/Other Concession      $180        $180
    Monday Evening Function      $55        $55


    *Notes
    1. All prices include Australia GST
    2. Member rates are available to financial members of HL7 Australia, other HL7 Affiliates and HL7 International and their employees
    3. Evening function on Monday 28 October is being arranged at A$55 per head. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you need to add your name.
    4. Those registered for FHIR Connectathon are also welcome to attend IHIC conference sessions on Monday
    5. Student concession is only available to full-time students. Proof of eligibility may be requested.

    IHIC 2013 Evening function - Monday 28 October - 1830 hours onwards

    Remember to sign up for food, drink and the opportunity to relax and network at our evening function to be held at the Kirribilli Club ( www.kirribilliclub.com.au) with magnificent harbour views. The Kirribilli Cub is only 400 yards/metres from the main venue.

    Cost AUD $55.00 including GST per person - guests welcome.

    Please Note
    Note: The IHIC 2013 registration site has been re--opened to allow late registrations. If registering late, please also let us know by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with cc to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and include: your preferred first name, family name, organisation and country

Joachim W Dudeck Award 7
  • To promote engagement by younger HL7 enthusiasts, authors less than 35 years of age, who are judged as submitting the best paper, will be awarded the Joachim W. Dudeck Award.

    This award distinguishes extraordinary achievements in developing and/or implementing HL7-based interoperability solutions as well as promoting the use of HL7 and its harmonization with other specifications performed by young HL7 community members. It is awarded by the HL7 International Council on the occasion of the International HL7 Interoperability Conference.

    The Award was launched in 2011 in memory and honour of the outstanding physician, scientist, lecturer and standards developer Joachim W. Dudeck (Giessen, Germany). Joachim Dudeck was the founder and long term Chair of HL7 Germany, the first Affiliate Director at the HL7 Board of Directors and author or contributor of many specifications around HL7 and XML in Health Informatics.

Call for papers and industry contributions 8

    HL7 Australia invites implementers, researchers, industry and academics to submit research papers and industry contributions for the conference. Industry contributions are presentations that support discussion of a relevant topic.

    Research papers are to be submitted in a fully complete form and will be subject to double-blind peer review by at least two reviewers.

    As well as being presented at the conference, accepted research papers will be published in a special issue of the internationally recognised Electronic Journal of Health Informatics.

    Industry contributions are accepted on the basis of an abstract that concisely summarises the proposed presentation.

    A set of online conference proceedings will also be published, which will include the abstracts and presentations for those papers and contributions accepted for the conference.

    More information can be found by emailing: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Research papers and other contributions are particularly sought that address this year’s conference themes:

       ▪   Emerging developments, in particular:
            ◦ the semantic web
            ◦ application of web services/SOA
            ◦ clinical modelling
            ◦ clinical decision support and knowledge resources
            ◦ mobile health

       ▪    Convergence in standards implementation
            - HL7, IHE, Continua Alliance and other SDOs

       ▪    HL7/FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources)

       ▪    CDA implementation and innovation
           – particularly international use of Consolidated CDA

       ▪    Modelling business process and clinical workflow

       ▪    Future of HL7 v2

    About eJHI

    The electronic Journal of Health Informatics (eJHI) is an international journal committed to scholarly excellence and dedicated to the advancement of Health Informatics and information technology in healthcare. It is a journal for all health professions and informaticians of all levels. eJHI aims to publish original, high quality papers related to Health Informatics and Health Informatics technology in a timely fashion. It aims to provide health care workers with a readily accessible, electronic vehicle for sharing information about research, knowledge, experiences, perceptions and wisdom with colleagues involved in all facets of health informatics and health information technology.

    An upcoming special issue will publish a selection of the papers submitted and presented at IHIC 2013 reflecting topics in interoperability of health information systems and eHealth. Dr Patricia Williams (Leader, eHealth Research Group, Edith Cowan University) will lead the editorial panel for this special edition.

Program committee 9

    This year’s IHIC 2013 Program Executive Committee consists of:

       - Dr Trish Williams (HL7 Security Co-Chair & HL7 Australia Board)

       - Richard Dixon-Hughes (Chair of HL7 Australia and HL7 Advisory Council); and

       - Amy Mayer (HL7 Australia Board).