openEHR in Brazil – Sirio Libanes


openEHR training session last week at Hospital Sirio Libanes, one of the premiere teaching and research hospitals in Brazil. I delivered the background and theory part, Samuel Frade and Bostjan Lah (both from Marand) delivered the programming part.

We were there at the invitation of Beatriz de Fario Leao (no introduction needed there). Met a great team of business analysts and developers, some in the above photo. Looking forward to working more with them.

Brazil is starting to work a lot with openEHR, and may become one of the premier locations using it. Which would be great – a large country moving to a semantic, model-based technology for the EHR and interoperability.

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I work on semantic architectures for interoperability of information systems. Much of my time is spent studying biomedical knowledge using methods from philosophy, particularly ontology and epistemology.
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2 Responses to openEHR in Brazil – Sirio Libanes

  1. And don’t forget the Brazilian CKM – – which will be used to support development of information models and terminology subsets as key components for national infostructure. The Brazilian vision to set these as the foundation and then allow multiple implementation formalisms or messaging paradigms really sets it apart from all other national EHR approaches.

  2. Reblogged this on Archetypical and commented:
    Watch what is evolving in Brazil. It is largely a greenfields nation as far as electronic health records is concerned, which gives it a great opportunity to make bold and innovative decisions, avoiding many of the pitfalls of those who have gone before and the constraints of legacy systems.

    The national program has set up CENTERMS – the national centre for Terminology and is using the Clinical Knowledge Manager as a key tool to manage the national infostructure.

    You’ll notice it is INFOstructure, not infrastructure like most other EHR approaches. Their premise is that standardisation of the information models and terminology value sets will provide a strategic component of the final EHR solution that will outlast any single technology, messaging paradigm or implementation trend, and underpin every eHealth use case, from EHRs to messages, population health queries, research, big data aggregation and knowledge-based decision support.

    Watch this national approach evolve. And hear about it first hand at Medinfo next week: Come to the “Practical Use of Terminologies with Clinical Information Models workshop” on Saturday August 22 at 11.30 hours, Room 9.

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