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HL7 UK Contributions in HL7.org

HL7 UK is an affiliate organisation to HL7 International. HL7 UK currently have several members actively involved in HL7 International leadership positions. A respectable contingent of UK members also regularly attend the Working Group Meetings, where the Technical Committees and Special Interest Groups meet.

HL7 UK Members with leadership positions in HL7.org.

HL7 Advisory Council Member

Jeremy Thorp
NHS Connecting for Health

Clinical Statement Co-Chair
Member Standards Governance Board
HL7 Delegate to ISO

Rik Smithies
NProgram Ltd
Co-Chair role - T
erm Expires: Jan 2017

Generation of Anesthesia Standards Co-Chair

Martin Hurrell
Informatics Clinical Information Systems Ltd
Term Expires: Jan 2018

Clinical Statement Facilitator - Publishing

Isobel Frean
BUPA Group

Pharmacy Facilitator - Vocabulary

Julie James
Blue Wave Informatics

Application Implementation and Design Work Group Co-Chair

Rene Spronk
Ringholm bv
Term Expires: Jan 2018

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Rik Smithies
Clinical Statement Co-Chair
Term Expires: Jan 2017

The Clinical Statement workgroup’s objective is to establish a common and consistent model to express clinical data, regardless of the domain or communication method.

It promotes consistent use of terminology and modelling style when using the HL7 RIM and encourages standardisation across different workgroups.

Members of Orders & Observations, Patient Care and Structured Documents founded the project, with Pharmacy, Laboratory and others contributing to the work.

In 2007 we achieved a major milestone by completing the Clinical Statement draft standard that is currently in place. Work is now underway to make the pattern a normative standard. It is hoped that this will form a key component of the next release of the HL7 Clinical Document Architecture (CDA).


Last modified 09/04/14