VeraTech for Health provides full training, from the introduction to the basic concepts of semantic interoperability and data quality, to the use and implementation of standards and medical terminologies, both online and on-site courses..
The courses are taught by recognized professionals with extensive experience in the use electronic health record standards, terminologies and data processing, and clinical information..
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SNOMED CT online introductory course
This course offers a full introduction to SNOMED CT, the clinical terminology with the greatest international projection. SNOMED CT gives us a common vocabulary to unequivocally represent health information, while being flexible and multilingual. The use of SNOMED CT for the register of electronic health record information system provides us with higher data quality and eases the analysis and reuse of that data. For example, in order to build clinical decision support systems or systems that support clinical research.
Date of the next edition: from October 22th to November 4th, 2018 (finished)
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SNOMED CT online implementation course
This course gives in-depth training in the use and implementation of SNOMED CT for people who already have a basic knowledge of this terminology. SNOMED CT is nowadays the clinical terminology with the greatest projection, which allows us to exploit the full potential of existing clinical data in the electronic health record. The course includes a brief introduction to the fundamentals and architecture of SNOMED CT, the RF2 format of distribution, the loading of SNOMED CT in relational databases (MySQL) and graph-oriented databases (Neo4j), he definition and execution of restrictions of expressions against servers through REST interfaces, and the joint use of SNOMED CT with clinical information models.
Expected date: November, 2018 (finished)
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HL7 FHIR online implementation course
HL7 FHIR (Fast Health Interoperability Resources) is a new standard of the HL7 organization whose objective is to facilitate the exchange of clinical information between information systems. FHIR combines characteristics of HL7 v2, HL7 v3, HL7 RIM and HL7 CDA, together with the web's own technologies to facilitate its implementation. FHIR is based on the so-called Resources, which are modular components that define the sets of information to be communicated. On this way, HL7 FHIR offers a mechanism to develop communication interfaces of health data fastly. In this course, fundamentals of HL7 FHIR architecture will be described, the resources already available and how to work with them will be shown, and tools will be presented to work on and implement this new standard.
Expected date: May, 2019
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Health data quality fundamentals online course
With the proliferation of electronic medical record systems, the volume of health information in digital format increases continuously. But having a greater amount of information is not necessarily better if such information has no quality. Ensuring the quality of health data will contribute to a better healthcare, more reliable clinical research and a more efficient care process management. We can assess the quality of data based on a series of dimensions, which provide us with indications of where we should act to improve that quality. In this course the concept of data quality will be defined, the main dimensions of quality that we can measure and how to implement these measures in a health organization will be described.
Expected date: Late 2019
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On-site courses are taught on demand. Check the program for more information and request a quote.
Introdution to interoperability and Electronic Health Record standards
Introduction to the basic concepts of semantic interoperability of clinical information and the benefits of its application to current systems, as well as of the importance of formalizing clinical concepts and their description through clinical terminologies. The course includes a brief introduction to ISO 13606, openEHR, HL7 v2.x, HL7 CDA, HL7 FHIR, CDISC ODM and SNOMED CT.
ISO 13606 introduction and application
ISO 13606 standard has been developed for the representation and communication of the Electronic Health Record of a person. This standard assures the semantic interoperability of the transmitted information and facilitates the creation of information structures that you want to use, which are called archetypes. This workshop is oriented to give an introduction to this standard and to train in its practical application on existing health information systems. Real examples of archetypes will be studied and other useful examples will be designed for the creation of a standardized electronic clinical record.
OpenEHR introduction and application
OpenEHR is a set of open specifications for building Electronic Health Record systems. OpenEHR is based on the use of archetypes, which means that developed systems can be modified and evolve over time without affecting already registered clinical information. In addition, it allows that information to be interoperable. This course provides detailed training in the openEHR specifications, and how to use them to develop an Electronic Health Record systems.
HL7 CDA introduction and application
HL7 CDA is a standard for the creation, storage and communication of clinical documents. HL7 CDA documents offer a balance between the ability to structure a document and describe the semantics of its contents, and the ease of use and generation. This course allows to know the structure of the HL7 CDA documents, the clinical statements supported, and the mechanisms for defining new documents.
HL7 FHIR introduction and application
HL7 FHIR is the newest HL7 standard whose objective is to ease the development of communication interfaces of clinical information between different information systems, through RESTful services. This course offers a first introduction to HL7 FHIR, the available resources in the standard, its way of use, and the possible implementation strategies.
SNOMED CT introduction and application
This series of courses provides an introduction and application of SNOMED CT, which is the broader, most accurate and most important clinical terminology that has been developed nowadays. The course includes the explanation of the scope of SNOMED CT, the description of its internal structure and the browsing of its contents, as well as showing the existing resources to work with it. The course examines the technical aspects needed to implement SNOMED CT inside an information system. The course describes SNOMED CT RF2 format for content distribution, the format of defining expressions, the format of subset definition, the load of SNOMED CT terms in a reference implementation in a database and its optimization.
Clinical information modeling for Electronic Health Records
The aim of the course is to train in the modeling of clinical information through archetypes. In order to achieve this, the course includes an introduction to the concept of archetype and its basic structure, its design through a modelling methodology, its development making use of specialized tools, the relation between archetypes and clinical methodologies (SNOMED CT and others), and the archetype governance within a health organization.
Health data quality: concepts y methods
This course provides an introduction to the basic concepts of health data quality, its importance to reach a better healthcare, and to enable clinical research based on reliable data. The course will show the different data quality dimensions that can be measurable, and the available tools for this evaluation.
LinkEHR Studio advanced use
LinkEHR Studio is a tool with two basic functions: archetype edition, which can be based on different information standards, and the transformation of existing data for generating standardized data. This course provides the necessary training to handle both functions of the tool, enabling its use in the normalization and semantic interoperability projects in your organization.