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eHealth Education in Australia



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Build your knowledge, enhance your skills and gain competencies in our focused and cost-effective Seminars, Workshops and Courses.  The average satisfaction feedback score from over 500 participants in our training over the last two years is 4.6 out of 5.  Many report that they were immediately able to use what they had learnt in current duties and projects.  Please review the content of our popular Workshops and Courses below to see which will give you the skills and competencies you need.

HL7 Education Course Certificate

Our Workshops and Courses are held in conveniently located CBD training facilities.  All meals, handouts and training materials are included.

On completion of a Course or Workshop, you will be provided with a Certificate of Achievement and access to advanced reading materials, tools and links on our Resources, Tools & URLs web pages.  You will also be eligible to join one of our dedicated and exclusive 'Course Alumni' discussion e-mail lists and put questions to the presenter and/or our other trainers and experts!


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 NEW: Free 'eHealth Fundamentals' Information Session

What is 'e-Health'?  What are the differences between eHealth, Health Informatics and Health Information Management?  "I have done banking/ finance systems integration for many years, but working in health sounds very interesting. What do I need to learn?"  "I am a medical scientist with an background in s/w engineering.  I am working on an EHR, but the external systems keep sending me wrong HL7 messages.  What can I do?"  What are the challenges and opportunities of this exciting and ever-expanding professions? HL7, once the domain of gurus, has gone Open-Source, the HL7 FHIR community is growing like wild-fire and attacting professionals from all areas.  Which jobs and careers are growing in eHealth?
Ask, discuss and get answers on these and similar questions:

'Fundamentals of eHealth' Free Information Session

Ask, discuss and get answers on fundamental questions about eHealth, Health Informatics and Health Information Management.  In this completely free Information Session our team of experts will outline the eHealth 'landscape', explain the challenges and opportunities of this exciting profession and provide guidance to those who want to explore jobs and career pathways in eHealth.  FHIR

    Presented by our Team of eHealth Experts


   RSVP now for our free Information Sessions in:
   ● Melbourne: 18 Sept. 2015
   ● Sydney: 16 Oct. 2015
   ● Hobart: 6 Nov. 2015

 NEW: HL7 FHIR

HL7 FHIR is taking the healthcare interoperability world by storm and has 'blazed' to a published draft standard with implementations all over the globe in less than three years.  Why is a group of the large US EHR vendors fast-tracking FHIR?  Why was the most recent FHIR Implementation Day (aka 'Connectathon') in Brisbane sold out?  What's going to happen with V2 and CDA?
Evaluate FHIR for your organisation and try out how simple implementing FHIR is:

Evaluating and Implementing HL7 FHIR© - Fast-Track Course

HL7 FHIRFHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources) - HL7 International's next-generation interoperability standard - represents a paradigm shift in connecting computer systems in healthcare.  In a refreshing break from current 'insider technology and tooling' only found in healthcare, FHIR harnesses ubiquitous ICT technologies to make eHealth systems interoperability amazingly simple!  XML, HTTP, REST, JSON, openID, OAuth2 and other popular methods found in every-day systems such as Web Browsers, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. form the basis of this exciting new approach.

In little over two years, HL7 FHIR has gone from concept to a published working standard with implementations by over 70 organisations in 20 countries.  In this Fast-Track Course you will be introduced to the FHIR specifications, learn how to evaluate FHIR for your organisation and experience hands-on how simple implementing FHIR is. 
FHIR

    Trainer: Brett Esler  BE BSc


   Book your seat now in Australia's first FHIR Fast-Track Courses:
   ● Brisbane: 14 Aug 2015
   ● Melbourne: 16 Sept. 2015
   ● Sydney: 14 Oct. 2015
   ● Hobart: 4 Nov. 2015

 2015 Seminars, Courses and Workshop Dates

  ● Sydney: 2016
  ● Hobart: 2016
  ● Melbourne: late 2016
  ● Brisbane: late 2016
  ● Kuala Lumpur: (in planning)
  ● Singapore: (in planning)
  ● Darwin: (in planning)
  ● Perth: (in planning)
  ● Auckland: (in planning)
  ● Canberra: (in planning)
  ● Adelaide: (in planning)

eHealth and HL7 Courses/Workshops

 Monday, 9am - 5pm

HL7 V2.x

'Implementing HL7 V2.x' - 2 days of Intensive HL7 Implementation Training

This 2-day Intensive Implementation Training Course is ideal for interface analysts, programmers, specification writers and implementation engineers.  You will learn the skills required for the analysis, development, testing, problem solving and commissioning of successful HL7 messaging interfaces for ADT, Pathology, Medications, Scheduling, etc.  You will practice these skills in small teams with hands-on Message-Building Case Studies.  After completing this Course, you will be able to confidently implement V2.x message design, trigger concepts, message formatting rules, data types, original/enhanced acknowledgement rules as well as manage identifiers and table translation issues.  In this Intensive Course we will:
● Explore the main e-Health standards, their scope, organisations and the HL7 standards methodology
● Learn scope, structure and content of the HL7 V2.x, CDA, V3 and FHIR standards
● Work through multiple Interface messaging examples for ADT, Pathology, Medications, Scheduling, etc.
● Groupwork 1: Create a HL7 V2.x message exchange for a pathology application
● HL7 V2.x messaging hints, typical pitfalls and 'gotchas'
● Groupwork 2: Create a HL7 V2.x message exchange provided by participants

Download the detailed HL7 Implementers Course Brochure
eHealth Education Online Payment
Fee: A$1450 incl. GST


Instructor: Klaus Veil  FHL7  FACHI

Klaus has implemented HL7 systems and interfaces since the early 1990's.  He is certified to HL7 V2.7, V2.6, V2.5 & V2.4.  His HL7 consultancy has assisted nearly every jurisdiction and most eHealth companies in Australasia!

Klaus is the first HL7 Fellow in the southern hemisphere.


Big Data

Applying 'Big Data' and Analytics in Healthcare Introductory Workshop

Analysing 'Big Data' in healthcare is now creating much hope for results that may lead to better health outcomes.  This 1-day Introductory Workshop is ideal for anyone needing to understand the role and benefits of 'Big Data' analytics in Healthcare.  In this Hands-On Workshop we will:
● Explore how 'Big Data' analytics can improve patient safety and reduce cost in healthcare service delivery
● Learn how 'Big Data' analytics use Australian and international eHealth data standards eg HL7, SNOMED, etc.
● Explore the privacy implications and key technologies of 'Big Data' solutions
● Work on your use cases using the 'EventSwarm' analytics framework

Download the detailed 'Big Data' Workshop Brochure
eHealth Education Online Payment
Fee: A$850 incl. GST


Trainer: Dr Zoran Milosevic

Zoran is an internationally recognised systems architect and thought leader in enterprise modelling.  He is considered an authority in eHealth architectures and regularly gives architecture courses including TOGAF to government and industry.  Zoran led the eHealth interoperability work at NEHTA and is a member of HL7 International's Architecture Review Board.
Zoran recently co-authored 'Building Enterprise Systems with ODP: An introduction to Open Distributed Systems', a practical guide to applying the ISO ODP standards to building long term interoperability solutions in areas such as eHealth.

 Tuesday, 9am - 5pm

TOGAF

Using TOGAF in eHealth Architectures and Applications - Introductory Workshop

This 1-day Introductory Workshop will enable you to effectively use the Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF) to plan, design and implement eHealth solutions with confidence.  TOGAF® is an exciting new methodology that applies best practice methods to implement Information Technology solutions.  The participants will also learn how to state value propositions to business managers and end users.  In this Introductory Workshop we will:
● Explore why TOGAF solves the problems we experience with current eHealth system design practices
● Overview "eHealth" and current Australian architecture and information integration initiatives
● Overview the structure and content of The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF)
● Learn how TOGAF V9.1 is done - with many real-life examples
● Explore TOGAF's relevance and value to eHealth architectures, system design and applications
● Do a hands-on eHealth Case Study using aspects of the PCEHR 'Concept of Operations' published by NEHTA

Download the detailed TOGAF Introductory Workshop Workshop Brochure
eHealth Education Online Payment
Fee: A$850 incl. GST


Trainer: Dr Zoran Milosevic

Zoran is an internationally recognised systems architect and thought leader in enterprise modelling.  He is considered an authority in eHealth architectures and regularly gives architecture courses including TOGAF to government and industry.  Zoran led the eHealth interoperability work at NEHTA and is a member of HL7 International's Architecture Review Board.
Zoran recently co-authored 'Building Enterprise Systems with ODP: An introduction to Open Distributed Systems', a practical guide to applying the ISO ODP standards to building long term interoperability solutions in areas such as eHealth.

 

Evaluating and Implementing HL7 FHIR© - Fast-Track Course

HL7 FHIRFHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources) - HL7 International's next-generation interoperability standard - represents a paradigm shift in connecting computer systems in healthcare.  In a refreshing break from current 'insider technology and tooling' only found in healthcare, FHIR harnesses ubiquitous ICT technologies to make eHealth systems interoperability amazingly simple!  XML, HTTP, REST, JSON, openID, OAuth2 and other popular methods found in every-day systems such as Web Browsers, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. form the basis of this exciting new approach.

In little over two years, HL7 FHIR has gone from concept to a published working standard with implementations by over 70 organisations in 20 countries.  In this Fast-Track Course you will be introduced to the FHIR specifications, learn how to evaluate FHIR for your organisation and experience hands-on how simple implementing FHIR is. 
In this Fast-Track Course we will:

● Establish why HL7 FHIR is so different ...
● Explore the underlying technologies: REST, XML, JSON, OAuth etc.
● Learn how to read the FHIR specification
● Create HL7 FHIR Transactions

Download the detailed FHIR Fast-Track Course Brochure
eHealth Education Online Payment
Fee: A$850 incl. GST


Trainer: Brett Esler BE BSc

For over a decade Brett has been involved with health information solutions, products and standards development.  He has delivered HL7 integration solutions in the GP, Pharmacy, Aged Care and Hospital industries.  He is also active in standards development and consulting for Standards Australia, HL7 Australia/International and NEHTA.  Brett is a HL7 Australia board member and MSIA representative for the OPTIMUS (RACGP collaboration) project.

Brett is the founder and principal consultant of health informatics solutions and products provider Oridashi who participates in FHIR Connectathons with their FHIR servers and interfaces.


 

TOGAF

Applying Advanced TOGAF Techniques in eHealth - Advanced Workshop

This 1-day advanced Workshop will empower solution architects, project managers, program managers and implementation managers to leverage and adapt the TOGAF approach to maximise its effectiveness in their healthcare organisations.  Participants will also explore how TOGAF® can be enhanced to deliver best value for delivering interoperable solutions while taking into account the different operational maturity levels of healthcare organisations.  The Workshop will stimulate discussions and engage participants with hands-on exercises to get a thorough and practical understanding of how to adapt and deploy TOGAF for the challenges specific to their organisation.  In this Advanced Workshop we will:
● Recap the TOGAF concepts presented in our Introductory TOGAF Workshop
● Highlight several advanced concepts such as service, policy and process
● Outline TOGAF customisation options accommodating size, maturity and financial constraints of organisations
● Explore how capability and maturity modelling can support evolutionary adoption of TOGAF in organisations
● Workshop specific requirements of different eHealth stakeholders and TOGAF tailoring for their needs
● Do a hands-on eHealth Case Study addressing all the advanced topics discussed above

Download the detailed TOGAF Advanced Workshop Workshop Brochure
eHealth Education Online Payment
Fee: A$850 incl. GST


Trainer: Dr Zoran Milosevic

Zoran is an internationally recognised systems architect and thought leader in enterprise modelling.  He is considered an authority in eHealth architectures and regularly gives architecture courses including TOGAF to government and industry.  Zoran led the eHealth interoperability work at NEHTA and is a member of HL7 International's Architecture Review Board.
Zoran recently co-authored 'Building Enterprise Systems with ODP: An introduction to Open Distributed Systems', a practical guide to applying the ISO ODP standards to building long term interoperability solutions in areas such as eHealth.


HL7 Certification HL7 Boot Camp

HL7 International Certification Exam Preparation Boot Camp

In our infamous 6-hour 'Boot Camp', we prepare candidates for the HL7 International V2.7 Analyst Certification Exam.  Fast-paced, intense and exercise-based, we drill the candidates with real exam papers, plug any knowledge gaps and coach them to successfully pass the Exam.  Participants will leave the 'Boot Camp' ready to submit themselves to the rigorous V2.7 Certification Exam.  Ideal for participants of our 'HL7 V2.x Intensive Message Implementation' Course as well as experienced HL7 users.  Successful Exam candidates will get a HL7 International Analyst Certificate and are listed in a global register.  Our candidates have a >80% pass rate.  Your Boot Camp 'Drill Sergeant' will:
● Brief you on the format and content of the HL7 V2.7 Certification Exam
● Coach you through the not commonly known topics and pitfalls of the Exam
● Test your HL7 knowledge with real HL7 International V2.7 Exam papers
● Review your Trial Exam results and fill in any knowledge gaps

So roll up your sleeves, get busy and download the detailed 'Boot Camp' drill plan!
eHealth Education Online Payment
A$695 incl. GST


Note: The Exam is held separately by HL7 International, who will invoice you direct for the Certification Exam Fee.

"Drill Sergeant": Klaus Veil  FHL7  FACHI

HL7 Fellow Klaus Veil has taught HL7 systems implementation for over 15 years.  His HL7 consultancy focuses on correct and compliant implementation of the HL7 standards.  He was the co-founder of AHML, the globally first HL7 V2.x Message Certification facility.

Klaus is certified to HL7 V2.7, V2.6, V2.5 & V2.4 and is the first HL7 Fellow in the southern hemisphere.  The pass-rate of his exam candidates is >80%!

 Thursday, 9am - 5pm

CDA

Fast-Track Introduction to the HL7 Clinical Document Architecture (CDA)

This 1-day Course is ideal for anyone needing to quickly understand the basics of the HL7 Clinical Document Architecture Standard, including Document Structure, the three CDA Levels, CDA Document Formatting Rules, CDA Document Transport, Data Types and Table Translation Issues.  In this Fast-Track Course we will:
● Learn the structure and content of the three levels of the CDA standard
● Learn how to use data types, code-sets & terminologies in an HL7 CDA document
● Create a HL7 CDA document for a specific application

Download the detailed HL7 CDA Fast-Track Course Brochure
eHWS Online Payment
Fee: A$850 incl. GST


Instructor: Klaus Veil  FHL7  FACHI

Klaus has implemented HL7 systems and interfaces for over 20 years.  He is certified to HL7 V2.7, V2.6, V2.5 & V2.4.  His HL7 consultancy has assisted nearly every jurisdiction and most eHealth companies in Australasia!

Klaus is the first HL7 Fellow in the southern hemisphere.


SupplyChain

'Introduction to Electronic Supply Chain in Healthcare' Workshop

An efficient supply chain relies heavily on accurate and up-to-date medical products, medicines and consumables information being available to purchasers and the ability to order products in a standardised, well-organised manner.  Inefficient data management in the healthcare supply chain may impact patient safety and increase costs.  Automating the supply chain processes in health enables suppliers and healthcare organisations to reduce redundant purchasing tasks, improve inefficient work practices and achieve greater accuracy in tendering and procurement.
After this Workshop, you will know how the electronic Healthcare Supply Chain can deliver the right products, at the right price, for the right person, in the right location at the right time. 
In the Workshop we will:
● Explore how Electronic Supply Chain solves procurement and quality problems in healthcare
● Overview Australian Electronic Supply Chain initiatives: National Product Catalogue, eProcurement, Locatenet and Recallnet
● Identify planning requirements for an Electronic Supply Chain Program
● Overview and Select effective operational protocols, procedures and change management activities

Download the detailed Healthcare Supply Chain Workshop Brochure
eHealth Education Online Payment
Fee: A$850 incl. GST


Trainer: Mark Brommeyer  FACHI AFAIM MAICD

Mark has spent thirty years in the health sector, with significant experience in e-health strategy, change and risk management, Mark is passionate about technology-enabled healthcare reform.  He recently led the Australian Electronic Healthcare Supply Chain Reform Programme at the National E-Health Transition Authority (NEHTA), incorporating the National Product Catalogue (NPC), the eProcurement solution and purchasing reform.  He has provided E-Health consultancy, project and change management services in public and private health sectors in Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, China, England, Ireland and Wales.

Mark Brommeyer is Adjunct Senior Lecturer, School of Medicine, Flinders University where he lectures in Health Informatics, Clinical Governance and Risk Management in Australia, China and Singapore.


Identifiers

'HL7 Identifiers/Identification Messaging Implementation Workshop

This 1-day Hands-On Workshop is vital for anyone involved with Identifiers, Identification and Communicating Patient, Provider, Item and Location IDs including the new IHI, HPI-I and HPI-O.  This is important for interoperabilty.  In this Workshop we will:
● Explore the new patient, provider and healthcare identifiers
● Learn how to correctly communicate Provider, Item and Location IDs
● Learn how to correctly implement the new Australian IHI, HPI-I and HPI-O
● Learn how to maintain eHealth Identifier/Identification integrity

Download the detailed Identifiers and Identification Messaging Workshop Brochure
eHealth Education Online Payment
Fee: A$850 incl. GST


Trainer: Klaus Veil  FHL7  FACHI

Klaus has implemented HL7 systems and interfaces since the early 1990's.  He is certified to HL7 V2.7, V2.6, V2.5 & V2.4.  His HL7 consultancy has assisted nearly every jurisdiction and most eHealth companies in Australasia!

From 1999 to 2012, Klaus served as Co-Chair of the Standards Australia IT-014-06-03 "HL7 Patient Identification Messaging" technical committee.

 Friday, 9am - 5pm

Social Media

Social Media in Healthcare Implementation Workshop

This 1-day Hands-On Workshop is ideal for anyone involved with designing, implementing and managing a Social Media presence in their organisation.  You will learn the knowledge and skills to effectively create a social media presence.  The Workshop will take you through the process of assessing and identifying the right 'social media' channels for your organisation and create an implementable social media plan. In this Workshop we will:
● Explore the relevance of traditional and social media communications in healthcare
● Learn the role, characteristics and function of the main social media channels
● Integrate social media into your organisation's print, radio/TV, web, e-mail, etc
● Explore the PR and medical-legal risks of using social media in healthcare
● Create an implementation plan for a Social Media Presence

Download the detailed Social Media in Healthcare Workshop Brochure
eHealth Education Online Payment
Fee: A$850 incl. GST


Trainer: Klaus Veil  FHL7  FACHI

Klaus has overseen the implementation of comprehensive internet presences for healthcare organisations for over 15 years.  His consultancy today manages >100 web sites in healthcare and other related areas.

Klaus also researches and publishes on the use of Social Media in the healthcare industry.  His special interest is using social media for more effective communication within the healthcare and health informatics profession.


HL7 V2.x Diagnostic Messaging Implementation Workshop

This 1-day Hands-On Workshop is ideal for anyone involved with implementing Pathology or Medical Imaging Systems that communicate Diagnostic Orders and Results.  In this Workshop we will:
● Explore the HL7 V2.x Diagnostic Messaging messages/trigger types and data types
● Learn how to apply terminologies/code-sets to HL7 V2.x ordering and reporting messages
● Create a HL7 V2.x message for Pathology and/or Diagnostic Imaging

Download the detailed HL7 Diagnostic Messaging Workshop Brochure
eHWS Online Payment
Fee: A$850 incl. GST


Trainer: Chris Lynton-Moll

Chris has been involved in Pathology Services for over 30 years.  He was the Chief Scientist at the Royal Hobart Hospital for 20 years and its Chief Information Officer for 4 years.

Chris is the Immediate Past Co-Chair of Standards Australia Sub-Committee IT-014-06-05 "Diagnostic Messaging"


 Training Courses Locations and Dates:

  ● Sydney: 2016
  ● Hobart: 2016
  ● Melbourne: late 2016
  ● Brisbane: late 2016
  ● Kuala Lumpur: (in planning)
  ● Singapore: (in planning)
  ● Darwin: (in planning)
  ● Perth: (in planning)
  ● Auckland: (in planning)
  ● Canberra: (in planning)
  ● Adelaide: (in planning)

 Ongoing

HL7 Online Course

'HL7 Fundamentals' - The HL7 International On-Line Course

The online format is flexible and especially suits those who prefer to study at home in their own time.  The 'HL7 Fundamentals' Course uses 'blended learning' to create an interesting and lively learning experience.  Reading and study is combined with online activities such as exercises, quizzes and group discussions. 

HL7 International runs regular eLearning Courses for people wanting to study HL7 V2.x, FHIR, CDA and V3 by online distance education.  See the Course Activities and Course Outcomes below.

Prerequisites: None!  All you require is access to a PC with an internet connection for 4 hours every week.

Course Activities:
During the On-Line Course we will:
● Read the focussed teaching materials
● Study the bibliographic reference material
● Participate in discussion forums
● Explore and study the Glossary
● Do supervised integration exercises
● Complete self-evaluation quizzes
● Evaluate our progress after each module
Course Outcomes:
After successfully completing the Course, you will be able to:
● Appreciate the challenges of connecting disparate healthcare information systems
● Confront disjointed healthcare information systems and interconnect them
● Read and understand the most widely used HL7 standards
● Understand the need for controlled vocabularies, master files & entity registries
● Read and write HL7 V2.x messages
● Read and write HL7 CDA® R2 documents
● Read and write HL7 V3 messages

Download the detailed 'HL7 Fundamentals' On-Line Course Brochure                 Tutored by our team of local HL7 Experts!

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Note: 5%-40% Discounts available for two or more bookings or participants!  Please call us on 1300 337 164 for details.


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