HL7 delivers healthcare interoperability standards

2013 Summer School

HL7 UK, UCL (CHIME) and Leeds University (YCHI) are working in partnership offering a two-day summer school course designed specifically for professional software developers working on e-health applications and integration.

Date: Monday 8th and Tuesday 9th July 2013

Venue: University of Leeds

Cost: £550 + VAT          
early bird £500 + VAT

Integration between health information systems is becoming a key feature of most health providers’ informatics 
strategies but many organizations lack the key skills in-house, and there is a shortage of qualified professional 
developers – even in the major software suppliers and system integrators. 


This Summer School is aimed at professionals working in NHS trusts and healthcare software suppliers on the design, development and integration of health information systems.

The Summer School is based in the campus of the University of Leeds and combines the expertise and teaching resources of HL7 UK with two of the UK's leading centres for health informatics teaching. Attendees will particularly benefit from the course if they have some prior experience with messaging technologies, an object-oriented programming language, or database design. The format will be interactive with taught material, case studies and scenarios and delegates are invited to bring challenges to a panel-based clinic session. The outcome should be greater confidence in applying HL7 standards to improve productivity and build higher quality e-health systems.



  • Exploring design principles in planning new Trust-Trust exchanges of clinical data
  • Using HL7 CDA for exchanging clinical documents
  • A case study drawn from current practice (designing capture of clinical data in a new setting and establishing linkage to national data sets)
  • Issues in utilising interoperability standards and tools within the UK NHS
  • Clinic session with an expert panel
  • A 2013 review of the capabilities and status of EHR systems in use



  • Andrew Hinchley, Board Member for University Outreach, HL7 UK
  • Dipak Kalra, Clinical Professor of Health Informatics Director of the Centre for Health Informatics and Multiprofessional Education (CHIME) University College London
  • Owen Johnson, Senior Fellow in Health Informatics Yorkshire Centre for Health Informatics (YCHI) Leeds Institute of Health Sciences University of Leeds


Booking Details:


Summer School fee: £550 +VAT, Final booking date 2nd July

Fees cover course materials, lunch, refreshments and evening meal on day one. 

Please read the Terms and Conditions.  

Booking for the Summer School in now closed

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