The openEHR project is well-known as a set of specifications to build future-proof and semantically interoperable electronic health record systems. Planned workshop will discuss openEHR design principles and modelling techniques, which leads into well founded knowledge governance structures, semantic interoperability and efficient application design.  


openEHR, archetype, open-source software, clinical standard, interoperability

General Topics:

openEHR is an open specification, for a clinical information model architecture, capable of supporting an ‚Äėopen health data platform‚Äô which is both vendor and technology-neutral. Systems built on openEHRcan respond directly to clinical innovation and diversity, without complex and expensive re-engineering. openEHR has been adopted by a variety of health system implementers and national organisations to underpin system development or national clinical standards programs, with proven scalability and vendor-neutrality. There is increasing interest in the deployment of openEHR-based clinical data repositories and applications alongside traditional clinical systems as a more agile and responsive partner.

The core technology of openEHR specification features a multi-level modelling system, often referred to as ‚Äėarchetype-based systems. In this archetype-based technology, technical implementation is separated from the continuously updated detailed clinical modelling concerns in a way that makes it easier for implementers to maintain semantic intra- or interoperability.

The technical advances of openEHR lead naturally to a plug- and-play platform economy, in which any vendor or developer can produce a solution component, as long as it conforms to the published data and Application Programming Interface (API) base standards of openEHR, and additionally, the domain content models created by the community of clinical professionals.

The use of openEHR also entails new freedom with respect to health data: initially, it is liberated from products and vendors, to be owned by providers; eventually it can move to full patient ownership, with healthcare professionals as guardians ‚Äď the ultimate realisation of the patient-centric EHR.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand the basics of semantic data modeling in clinical practice, with focus on both inter- and intra-operability¬†
  • Develop a background understanding of openEHR, specifications, reference model, archetypes and templates, and their relevance to assuring semantic interoperability between EHR systems.
  • Explain the role of the openEHR project in supporting the mix of role, process and technology change required by modern healthcare.
  • Highlight openEHR implementation technologies used¬†by differing development communities.
  • Inform the current state of the art of the openEHR specifications
  • Understand basic clinical modeling principles using Archetype Designer (ADL)
  • Building easy to use clinical entry forms compliant to openEHR practices
  • Basic understanding of Archetype query language (AQL)

Expected outcomes:

  • Further understanding of the openEHR specification and its implementation technologies
  • Evaluation the conformance¬†to the specifications and more features of each¬†technology.
  • Sharing experience and passion with speakers and participants.


The workshop will be facilitated by Miroslav Koncar and Andrej Kozelj from Marand doo.

Specific Educational Goals:

Participants will gain a better understanding of the technical background to openEHR and how this has been carried through to relate to real-world projects.

Practical Work:

The objective of the workshop is to present the state-of-the-art of implementation technologies in health care, attendees can learn the cutting edge of EHR system and software technology. For this purpose, workshop will also include a practical implementation of simple case demonstrating the benefits of openEHR approach through building a simple application in no more than 1 hour (select the model in openEHR CKM, build an openEHR template, generate a user entry form with drag & drop features, deploy the form, record the data using the form, query the data stored). 

Who Should Attend:

This session is directed at CIOs, healthcare IT professionals, clinicians, informaticians and system implementers who are interested in the technical aspects of openEHR methodologies and future directions.

Maximum number of attendees is 30pax.


Date: 27 November 2018

Timing: 09:00hrs to 18:00hrs

Registration Fees: USD 450    



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