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HL7 UK Training Dates Announced

20 February 2012

HL7 UK are pleased to announce new training dates for June 2012. 

June 12 & 13:  HL7 Version 2 Training

June 14 & 15:  Interoperability Toolkit Training (postponed)

HL7 version 2 is the main interoperability standard used to support workflows within a hospital setting - it is used throughout the NHS. Knowledge of HL7 version 2 is effectively a requirement for all those interested in achieving systems interoperability within a trust.

The focus of the ITK is largely on interoperability between organizations, where HL7 Version 2 plays a less prominent role, and where other standards such as HL7 version 3 and CDA are used. Knowledge of HL7 version 2 is a prerequisite for the ITK training course - knowledge which one may have gained in the form of 'hands on experience' or by attending the HL7 version 2 training course.

The Course Tutor for both courses is René Spronk, HL7/IHE/DICOM Trainer, Ringholm. René has been providing both HL7 version 2 as well as HL7 version 3 training all around Europe since 2001. He has first hand experience in implementing HL7 version 2 as well as HL7 version 3 interfaces.

Earlier this year HL7 UK ran two successful two day ITK training course:

"I recently attended HL7 UK's two day training course on the Interoperability Toolkit and I'd strongly recommend it to anyone working in the field of healthcare integration. In Rene Spronk, HL7 have secured a course presenter of global standing in this field and reflecting the breadth of his knowledge, the course ranges widely over the HL7 and IHE and roots of the ITK. In fact I'd say the course is worth attending just for that (though knowledge of HL7 v2 is assumed). Moreover, even if you think that ITK has no relevance to you, I'd suggest you attend if only to challenge your preconceptions. I think you might be surprised, as I was, at the potential scope of ITK, which is now a very substantial and pretty impressive body of work. The biggest challenge is in fact finding your way around the documentation and this is something the course specifically focuses on. The IT strategy of every NHS organisation of any size should reference the ITK in some degree. If you're in any doubt about how you would do that, I recommend that you attend this course" David Bowen - EPR Programme Manager Great Ormond Street Hospital



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