/Introduction to Health Information System Interoperability

Provided by: Newcastle University

Course Area: North East

Course Type: Short Course

Start date: 03/12/2019

End date: 03/12/2019

Subjects: Digital Education, Information Technology, Knowledge Management, Medical Technology, Networks

Price: Under £500

Delivery Method: Face to face

Introduction to Health Information System Interoperability Outline

1. What is an interoperability standard? [10 mins]
b. interoperability standard vs terminology


2. Basics of information systems architectures and language: [30 mins]
a. Client
b. Server
c. Database
d. Network
e. Data centre
f. Cloud computing
g. API
h. XML


3. Who creates standards?
a. International standards organisations: [40 mins]
i. HL7
ii. OpenEHR
iii. IHTSDO / SNOMED International
iv. IHE

b. Adapting international standards for local use
c. UK standards organisations:
i. NHS Digital
iii. PRSB


4. What standards are in use?
a. International standards: [40 mins]
i. HL7 V2
ii. HL7 V3
iii. HL7 CDA

Who is this course for

The programme is aimed at Doctors, Nurses, Pharmacists, IT personnel, Clinical coders and other healthcare professionals interested in learning about Health Informatics.  No prior knowledge on any of the topics is assumed

What will I learn

By the end of this course, learners will be able to:

1. Explain the concepts ‘interoperability standard’ and ‘terminology’
2. Interpret basic computer science language used when discussing health information systems
3. Name the main organisations responsible for the creation of health interoperability
standards used within the UK
4. Describe the characteristics of the main interoperability standards used within the UK

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