HL7 FHIR Adoption in European Health Systems: A Spotlight on Belgium
Recording of a webinar about the Laboratory Report FHIR Implementation Guide

Moving your health information and communications to FHIR opens up a world of integrated and connected care, and better healthcare quality and safety for patients. But moving to FHIR can be a difficult journey, navigating moving targets and legacy systems, aligning powers and stakeholders, and managing hopes and expectations. Luckily, some have been there before and may offer insights and inspiration.

In this webinar we casted a spotlight on Belgium, which has come far on the journey to FHIR. Jean-Michel Polfliet, Standards & Interoperability Analyst at the Belgian eHealth Platform gave insights. a panel of experts delivered initial questions and comments, followed by an opportunity for audience Q&A.

The expert panel included Giorgio Cangioli (HL7 Europe), Reinhard Egelkraut (CGM Clinical, HL7 Austria TC FHIR), Maria Marques (UNINOVA Portugal), Alexis Van Zeveren, Medispring Belgium.

See also the presentation slides here.

The webinar was hosted and facilitated by Karolina Mackiewicz from the ECHAlliance.

Online, May 2024

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Published: 2024-05-15 (vimeo) – an hl7.tv HD video
The HL7 Europe Laboratory Report FHIR Implementation Guide, and what it can do for you
Recording of a webinar about the Laboratory Report FHIR Implementation Guide

HL7 Europe recently published the Laboratory Report FHIR Implementation Guide (aka “FHIR Lab IG”), the first HL7 guide developed specifically by and for Europe. The FHIR Lab IG addresses one of the five priority health information domains of the European Electronic Health Record Exchange Format (EEHRxF), and will be a critical building block for the European Health Data Space enabling the sharing of electronic health data across the EU, using the MyHealth@EU infrastructure.

In this webinar, key players in the European standards community, HL7 experts and stakeholders will discuss the FHIR Lab Guide, its role in the EEHRxF, and the overall policy environment for digital health.

Speakers include:
  • Giorgio Cangioli, HL7 Europe
  • Jean-Michel Polfliet, Belgian eHealth Platform
  • Verena Thaler, MedTech Europe
  • Michaela Ziegler, ahdis (CH)

Commentators:
  • Anderson Carmo, XpanDH Deputy project coordinator
  • Catherine Chronaki, HL7 Europe, xShare technical coordinator

Host and facilitator: Michael Strübin, HL7 Europe

See also the presentation slides here.

This webinar is supported by the XpanDH and xShare projects.

Online, March 2024

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Published: 2024-03-20 (vimeo) – an hl7.tv HD video
Harmonizing European FHIR Base Profiles – discussion at the HL7 Europe Working Group Meeting January 2024
Recording of a discussion during the HL7 Europe Working Group Meeting and HL7 FHIR Marathon Januars 2024 in Athens on Harmonizing European FHIR Base Profiles.

Topics dicussed:
  • Challenges in proliferation of national base and core profiles (Mikael Rinnetmäki), chat link
  • Cross IG statistics tool (Grahame Grieve), tool link
  • Coalesced European Base Profile (Jens Villadsen) link to ImplementationGuide
See also the presentation slides here and the IPA track of the International FHIR Connectathon..

Athens, Greece / Online, January 2024

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Published: 2024-01-24 (vimeo) – an hl7.tv HD video
eIDAS, EUDI wallet, and SMART – discussion at the HL7 Europe Working Group Meeting January 2024
Recording of a discussion during the HL7 Europe Working Group Meeting and HL7 FHIR Marathon Januars 2024 in Athens on the European identity and trust architecture (eIDAS and EUDI wallets) and its relationship with SMART App Launch, SMART Health Cards, and SMART Health Links.

It includes
  • a presentation on the topic (Giada Sciarretta)
  • a presentation on sharing an International Patient Summary (IPS) document through SMART Health Links (University of Cyprus).

Athens, Greece / Online, January 2024

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Published: 2024-01-24 (vimeo) – an hl7.tv HD video
The HL7 Europe FHIR Lab Report Connctathon Track in Athens
Recording of the HL7 Europe webinar "The HL7 EU FHIR Lab Report Connectathon track in Athens" of 15 December 2023. Slides (PDF) can be found here.

Online, December 2023

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Published: 2023-12-15 (vimeo) – an hl7.tv HD video
HL7 Europe FHIR Implementation Guide for Laboratory Report
The HL7 Europe FHIR Implementation Guide for Laboratory Report: what it is, why it matters, and how to become involved. Recording of the HL7 Europe Webinar, 24 November 2023. Slides (PDF) can be found here.

Online, November 2023

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Published: 2023-11-29 (vimeo) – an hl7.tv HD video