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Germany

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Germany

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Germany

Year of establishment

1993

Number of members

300

Current Chair

Prof. Sylvia Thun, MD FHL7

Sylvia Thun

Technical Lead

Frank Oemig, PhD FHL7

Work Groups (+ Lead)

  • CDA and Version 3 / XML: Dr. Christof Ge▀ner
  • Messaging and V2: Dr. Frank Oemig
  • Terminologies: Heike Dewenter
  • FHIR: Simone Heckmann

Some highlights and major achievements - since establishment

Cooperation with government institutions

  • BMG health innovation hub, BFARM, RKI
  • BMBF (Projects Medical- informatics initiative, NFDI4Health.de), TMF

Project Highlights

Profiles on National Level:

  • v2-Messaging:
    • German National Extension to IHE ITI PAM
  • CDA
    • a lot of IGs leading to a harmonized set specifications:
      • discharge letter
      • referral letter
      • discharge management
      • eprescription
      • infection control
      • pathology report
      • rehabilitation report
      • wound management
      • certificate of disability
    • contributions to IHE activities:
      • PaLM APSR2
  • FHIR
    • German Base Profiles
      • contribution to national activies: KBV, MII, cocos.team, GECCO, ...

Events, e.g. IHIC

  • annual plenary meetings
  • 4 WGMs per year as an open platform for interoperability
  • IHIC
  • DIT
  • GMDS/MIE

Other

  • wiki as a publication and cooperation platform
  • ZULIP for discussing open topics
  • interoperability platform as an anchor for open transparent processes
  • awareness for interoperability aspects up to our government
  • (coming) membership to SNOMED

What are the plans for the future?

  • establishing a national standardization body including an according infrastructure
  • stronger involvement in national activities and projects
  • More engagement in HL7 int.
  • FHIR-a-thons
  • More members
  • FHIR in nat. Infrastructure
Networks
German Competence Network eHealth Standards
HL7 Experts Network
Useful Links
Detailed Clinical Information Models
epSOS
Education
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