Policy and ImpactClinical and ModelingTech and Innovation
 Mount Kenia Lodge (A)Kilimanjaro Lodge (B)Auditorium (F)
08:45 - 09:30Door opening & coffee or tea - Foyer (G)
09:30 - 10:15 Keynotes - Auditorium (F)
10:15 - 10:45Break - Foyer (G)
10:45 - 12:30
12:30 - 13:30Lunch break - Safari Restaurant (C)
13:30 - 14:00 Sponsor presentations:
14:00 - 15:30
15:30 - 15:45Break - Foyer (G)
15:45 - 16:30 Keynotes - Auditorium (F)
16:30 - 17:30Drinks / Borrel - Foyer (G)

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Opening Keynote: A journey towards building a nation-wide electronic health record

With roughly 7.8 million inhabitants, Catalonia (Northeast Spain) has been considered a forerunner of eHealth adoption in Europe. Since 2003, a robust information exchange deployment has allowed health care providers within the public health system to share clinical information.

Currently, the region is implementing a comprehensive digital strategy — it is just one of the few ambitious initiatives that is transforming health information systems in Europe. In this session attendees will be able to learn about the past, present and future of health information technologies deployment in Catalonia.

Jordi Piera Jiménez, Director of the Digital Health Strategy Office, Catalan Health Service, Spain

Policy and Impact

Data for Life - RSO Zuid-Limburg

In healthcare, the protocol-based transfer of data is not enough. To provide and receive person-oriented, appropriate hybrid care, more is required than what has been previously protocolled. All data must, where permitted or necessary, be available to everyone. FHIR focuses on the part where it excels and so does openEHR. Brotherly next to each other.

RSO Zuid-Limburg opts for the combination and builds its data ecosystem step-by-step. Using as much as possible what is already available or nationally earmarked.

Wim Eurlings, Director-manager, RSO Zuid-Limburg, Netherlands

Buying openEHR systems & services

Example RFI & procurement strategies from Sweden (seven regions) and Karolinska University Hospital.

Erik Sundvall, Information Architect, Karolinska University Hospital, Sweden

How is openEHR supporting NHS Scotland's Digital Health Strategy?

Paul Miller, Clinical Informatics Lead, NHS Education for Scotland, UK

The openEHR Conformance Framework

Conformance to openEHR specifications, processes and policies provides consumers and other stakeholders the confidence a product meets the requirements established by the openEHR specifications, and gives companies a competitive edge, allowing them to claim their product is “openEHR compliant”. To be able to verify a product’s conformance with openEHR, all the elements participating in such verification / testing should be well defined, creating an “openEHR Conformance Framework”.

This presentation will show a summary the openEHR Conformance Framework, aiming to help providers or consumers of openEHR-based software in the process of openEHR Conformance Verification of openEHR Products.

Pablo Pazos Gutierrez, Founder, Software Engineer, CaboLabs, Uruguay

The SICHT project: Tailormade software based on lowcode and openEHR for Maarsingh and van Steijn (MenS)

Maarsingh and van Steijn (MenS) is a very innovative organisation focussing on helping people get the most out of themselves. Part of the MenS organisation is a formal mental health institution (MenS GGZ), part of it is more focussed on the relation between people and work (MenS Work). Also, the vitaliteitsfabriek, NeuroRC and GripXR are brands of MenS focussing on different areas in healthcare.

To streamline operations MenS decided to build a tailor-made solution that replaces the more traditional standard EHR for mental health (MenS GGZ) and the backoffice system for the other parts of the organisation. The solution is based on a combination of a shared EHR based on an openEHR platform in combination with the lowcode platform WEM. Based on this openEHR solution MenS is aiming at a client oriented independent data platform that can be used local, regional and national for research and decision-making.

Bouwe Koopal, CIO of Maarsingh and van Steijn, owner of NocodeBuddies, Netherlands

Clinical and Modeling

OpenEHR in Luxembourg research - the Clinnova initiative

The Clinnova project is a cross-border collaboration with institutions in Germany, France, and Switzerland that aims to harness the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) in healthcare. Focused on diseases like inflammatory bowel disease, rheumatoid diseases, and multiple sclerosis, Clinnova seeks to develop AI algorithms to assist physicians in prescribing the right drugs at the right time. Data quality and standardization are emphasized with the support of the openEHR. This presentation also highlights the contribution to the openEHR community with new models and overall lessons learned and advice.

Vanessa Pereira, Digital Health Engineer, Luxembourg Institute of Health, Luxembourg

Advanced clinical modeling for care plans

Joost Holslag, Board Member, openEHR NL, Netherlands

Tech and Innovation

EHRbase: An open source openEHR server

In recent times, open platforms based on openEHR have experienced a notable rise in adoption. However, the development of a fully interoperable application ecosystem is still in its early stages. EHRbase, an open-source openEHR server, could play an important role in boosting the ecosystem.

Birger Haarbrandt, Product Manager, vitagroup, Germany

Practical Guide to SMART on openEHR

A real-world demonstration of the new SMART on openEHR involving two parties - Karolinska Hospital and Medblocks. Learn how to build and distribute vendor-neutral applications on this new and exciting protocol on openEHR REST APIs.

Sidharth Ramesh, Founder, Medblocks, India

Federation of openEHR CDRs - Connected Health Cloud

Henrik Thiess, Software Developer, EY, Germany

Towards scalable clinical decision support (CDS) development with openEHR models

Truly portable CDS applications across organizational and technical boundaries are difficult to achieve, developing such applications on large scale is even harder. In this talk, Dr Rong Chen shares stores from his journey at Cambio CDS towards the elusive goal of a scalable CDS platform and some of the latest results. The product team at Cambio is the main contributors of openEHR Guideline Definition Language, the only stable CDS design specification published by openEHR. The team successfully developed and deployed CDS applications in wide range of clinical areas across several markets. In their github community project, over 660 CDS models are published in the form of openEHR archetypes/guidelines sometimes with multiple language translations. A real-life CDS application built-upon openEHR templates, forms and GDL guidelines will be demonstrated.

Rong Chen, CEO, Cambio CDS, Sweden

Eos and OMOCL: Towards a seamless integration of openEHR records into the OMOP Common Data Model

Exploring the integration of openEHR records into the Observational Medical Outcomes Partnership (OMOP) Common Data Model (CDM), bridging the gap between clinical and research data domains. Introduction of the OMOP Conversion Language (OMOCL) and the Eos tool, demonstrating how automated mappings are facilitated from openEHR records intro the OMOP CDM.

Severin Kohler, Health informatician, HiGHmed and Berlin Institute of Health in der Charité, Germany

Generative AI and openEHR Structured Clinical Data

Learn why structuring data is more important than ever in the era of GPTs. Explore Large Language Models beyond the hype. Understand their limitations, and strategies to practically implement LLMs specifically with openEHR data structures. Will also cover vector databases and the new openEHR Eventing specification in brief.

Sidharth Ramesh, Founder, Medblocks, India

Unlocking the power of network effects in healthcare with low-code, shared content and open data

In a complex and dynamic environment such as healthcare, we need intuitive IT solutions. However, if we want to speed up the digitalisation of healthcare, we need an environment in which different stakeholders can collaborate and build on each other’s work. Storing data in a vendor-neutral format is the main enabler. But we must not stop here. We need to think about building a collaborative environment where different groups can develop, share and enhance forms, risk scores, care plans, AI algorithms, decision support rules, etc. Once the content is separated from the technology, it can become executable and, in turn, will create a positive feedback loop where additional value is incrementally delivered with each new case to both patients and health and care professionals.

During the presentation, I will present Better Platform’s capabilities and use cases (Slovenian eHealth solutions, EHA Clinics Light EHR, MDT) that go beyond just storing the data towards enabling different stakeholders to build, collaborate, share and co-create the clinical content and solutions:

👉🏽 Better Low-Code Studio
👉🏽 Better Content Manager
👉🏽 Better Design system for healthcare

Anže Droljc, Business Development Director, Better, Slovenia - in Auditorium (F)

Stefan Schraps, Vice President Business & Community Management, vitagroup, Germany - in Kilimanjaro Lodge (B)