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Romania

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HL7 Logo Romania

Year of establishment

November 2006

Number of members

21 members

Current Chair

Florica Moldoveanu

Florica Moldoveanu, PhD engineer in Computer Science, is full professor at the Faculty of Automatic Control and Computers, from POLITEHNICA University of Bucharest beginning with 1995. Before that she was hired in the same faculty as Assistant professor, Lecturer and Associate professor. She was Vice-dean of the faculty for master and PhD studies in the period 2008-2016 and coordinates the master programs "Graphics, Multimedia and Virtual Reality" and "Management in Information Technology" of the same faculty.

She is teaching Computer Graphics, Computer Vision and Software Engineering. Also, she coordinates PhD studies beginning with 2000. Until now, 31 students finished successfully their PhD thesis under her coordination (http://doctorat.acs.pub.ro/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/m-Scientific-Offer-F_Moldoveanu.pdf). Along years she contributed to many European or national research projects, as project director, UPB responsible or project team member. Her research interests are in the areas of Computer Vision, Real Time Computer Graphics, application of Virtual and Augmented Reality in the medical field, e-Health. She published over 260 scientific papers as author or co-author (https://cs.pub.ro/index.php/people/userprofile/florica_moldoveanu), 26 books and is co-author of on-line courses in partnership with European universities (http://mydecamp.eu/). Also, she is co-author of the standard ISO IEEE 11073-20601, Dec. 2008: Health informatics - Personal health device communication Part 20601: Application profile- Optimized Exchange Protocol.

Florica Moldoveanu is a founding member of the HL7 Romania Association and president of the association since its establishment until now. Along years, she contributed to the popularization of HL7 standards in Romania through research projects with the IT industry, where he promoted their use, but also the coordination of doctoral studies aimed at using HL7 standards and conformance testing.

Technical Lead and working groups

The technical committee is composed of companies Info World, UTI, Siveco, Softeh Plus, TotalSoft, Dedalus TeamNet, Drift Data, Gama IT and University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest. We have working groups for: educational activities, relationship with medical IT industry, relationship with medical institutions and Ministry of Public Health.

WSome highlights and major achievements - since establishment

  • Participation to HL7 International Activities:
    • HL7 International Board elections
    • HL7 TSC elections
    • Working Group Meetings: January 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona (Dr. Nicolae Goga)
  • Education activities
    • HL7 E-Learning courses with diplomas from HL7 International:
      • 2011: 22 participants;
      • 2012: 7 participants;
      • 2013: 10 participants.
      • 2014: 5 participants
      • 2015: 7 participants
      All participants finished the course and have got diplomas from HL7 International.
    • On-line certification exam, "HL7 CDA Specialists"
    • December 2013:
      • 15 participants
      All participants passed the exam and have got the certification diploma from HL7 International.
  • Beginning with January 2013, members of HL7 Romania have published monthly an article in IT Trends magazine, published by Agora company, with subjects from Health Informatics and implementation of standards in this field in Romania. Also, they did presentations about HL7 standards, at several national events organized by Agora.
  • A major IT health project in Romania was gained in 2013 by a company that joined HL7 Romania. The project was dedicated to the implementation of the EHR in Romania based on HL7 standards and it was completed.
  • HL7 Romania has organized the event "eHealth - Next Generation", which was held in Bucharest on 22 May 2014. The event was focused on management and strategies in the eHealth domain in Romania, education and skills to support eHealth and also the interoperability issues of the eHealth systems implemented in Romania. The event was attended by officials from the Ministry of Health in Romania, representatives of Romanian companies producing medical software, representatives of Romanian medical and technical universities involved in the implementation of eHealth systems in Romania.
  • HL7 Romania participated (in the period 2015 - 2017) to the EU Horizon project "eStandards - eHealth Standards and Profiles in Action for Europe and Beyond" (http://www.estandards-project.eu), in WP4, as subcontractor. Members of HL7 Romania have contributed to the elaboration of more deliverables of the project's WP4.

Plans for the future

  • To revive our connections with the IT industry producing software for the medical field, by collaborating in national and European projects.
  • To initiate projects in collaboration with public health institutions from Romania, aiming to prevent the spread of the new virus, Covid -19.
  • To participate in national and international conferences dedicated to the implementation of e-Health systems and the use of standards to ensure their interoperability.
  • To draw up projects for eHealth interoperability with other European countries
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