openEHR-clinical Digest, Vol 22, Issue 1

pablo pazos pazospablo at hotmail.com
Thu Feb 20 21:12:42 EST 2014


Hi Evelyn,
 Many thanks for reminding us all about our previous discussions on this topic.  I have just had a look at the openEHR Foundation Governance structure and suggest we propose the establishment of an Education/Training Program responsible to the openEHR Management Board 

It's a wonderful idea. We can start the proposal by setting a template structure like: 

context: why are we doing this? what do we think is missing? how the objectives will help to spread openEHR (spreading the work should a common objective of all the programmes)
objectives: what can we improve?plan & methodology: what should we do to reach the objectives?
conditions: what we need to make this happen? from the foundation, from the community, funding, endorsement, sponsorships, ...
time frame: when to start? when do we need to see results? (I would like to manage this as a project with concrete results and decisions taken in a constrained time frame)
......

who need to appoint a Program Leader (you may consider doing this? I’m happy to be your deputy to get it all started and operational).   

I can do the job, but only if I'm endorsed by the foundation and the community. I would like to know what others think about this. I'm sure there are a lot of people more capable than me on organizing this kinds of things, I'm just a doer, not a politician nor a 100% academic guy :)

We need to generate suitable terms of reference to be agreed to by the openEHR Foundation Board.  For example we need to work closely with the other Program leaders who should be able to assist in identifying some unique roles to get us started in a proper educationally sound manner.
Totally agree, e.g. localization is key on training, so we need to be close to the localization programme (right now we're a little stuck there. Personally, I'm trying to coordinate some common actions with openEHR Brazil, where I'm acting as coordinator to the openEHR in spanish community).

  The focus needs to be on minimum core knowledge/skill requirements for each role. There needs to be a fair bit of flexibility in terms of how the training/education is delivered.  Do you mean knowledge for people participating in the Education Programme ? Or the skill set a trainer should have? What are those "roles" you mention?

The biggest issue I see is funding, as we need someone to manage such a program, especially once the openEHR Foundation gets into a certification/licensing/accreditation program as this is heavily reliant on a proper governance structure.  Also the competency standards themselves need to be maintained and updated from time to time. Australian has several Government funded Industry Skills Councils who take on these tasks. An alternative is for the openEHR Foundation to simply set the standards via its program and outsource the certification/accreditation process on a user pays basis.  I guess we need to develop a business case?  I’ll have a go at that. There are many issues to consider so documenting it in some organised way should assist the openEHR Foundation in their decision making. 

IMO, the first step is to have a group of people interested in education and certification of openEHR related knowledge / skill sets, to create the programme. Then I think we need to come up with different educational levels (basic/introductory, intermediate, advanced, expert), different roles (clinical, informatician, project management, knowledge management, ...), and the matching topics we consider should be taught to those roles, for each level (is a matrix).
Then we can analyze different kinds of educational sessions that can be done: workshops, master classes, courses (long/short), talks/presentations, ... for each of these kinds we can propose some kind of formal certification from openEHR foundation.
Of course, we need to have a place to think about how and who will train trainers than can give those kinds of sessions, to get a certificate from openEHR foundation.

Then think about costs, funding, how the foundation will get money in interchange of endorsing the training instances and certifications, how much that will cost (IMO should be based on a %). But we can have courses in one hand, and exams in the other (is like when getting certified with PMP from PMI you pay for the course and for the exam).
Also, I think is key that we reach a common core of topics that should be taught in all the introductory/intermediate courses, then each educator can make local changes. But I don't know if we can agree on having a common basic set of materials (presentations, documents, papers, practices, etc).
 Perhaps we can get Gov’t and other stakeholder funding as it is in their interest to have a suitably skilled  workforce????  We should also explore grant opportunities.
If there's real interest of having a formal way of train and certificate students, I think all I mentioned before doesn't need to be funded. I think is the investment we have to do to be endorsed by the foundation to train people. I would love to have an "openEHR foundation logo" on the openEHR course in spanish I've designed more than 4 years ago as an "openEHR foundation approved" course, and give certificates formally approved by openEHR foundation. I'm sure that can bring us to the next level in openEHR education. And I'm sure my course can be complemented by other courses, english based also! And I would love to recommend other "endorser by openEHR foundation" courses to my students, so they can improve their skills.
The main problem I see right now is how we engage openEHR boards to take action and decide on this things. Of course, presenting the proposal to create the programme committee will be the first step!
All the best,Pablo.
 Evelyn  Prof Evelyn J.S.Hovenga, CEO, Director & Trainer

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8  www.ehe.edu.au  & www.ehetraining.edu.au    From: openEHR-clinical [mailto:openehr-clinical-bounces at lists.openehr.org] On Behalf Of pablo pazos
Sent: Thursday, 20 February 2014 1:14 PM
To: openEHR Clinical
Subject: RE: openEHR-clinical Digest, Vol 22, Issue 1 Hi Evelyn,

We had a long discussion a while ago (Jan 2012), we even created a wiki page, but we didn't get further, IMO because we don't have a clear view of the certification mechanisms from the foundation.

I'd love to see and participate in an openEHR SIG, but some questions arises:

Who will coordinate that? How do we engage people to participate? Who will validate the decisions of the SIG and make them formal? e.g. endorsed by openEHR foundation, who can participate? who has the right to say who has the knowledge and capability to be part of the SIG? I can continue :) but I think I mentioned these a lot of times and got no clear answer, so it seems I don't ask the right questions, or maybe this is not the place to ask those question, or (I'm afraid of this last option) the foundation representatives doesn't know the answers.

As an example, right now there are a lot of groups formally created for each programme, but we still don't know what can we decide and how those decisions will be endorsed by the foundation. Also participation is erratic because our little free time available.

This is the exchange we had a while ago:
http://lists.openehr.org/pipermail/openehr-technical_lists.openehr.org/2012-January/006527.html

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Kind regards,
Eng. Pablo Pazos Gutiérrez
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To: openehr-clinical at lists.openehr.org
Subject: RE: openEHR-clinical Digest, Vol 22, Issue 1
Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2014 15:43:27 +1000Clearly there are many  openEHR training providers.  May I suggest that the openEHR foundation consider setting the standards that graduates  of such training programs need to be able to comply with?  This includes stating what competencies are needed for the various job roles but also how to certify trainers themselves to ensure quality and consistency.  The openEHR Foundation could consider providing an endorsement mechanism for training organisations.  An openEHR SIG could develop these standards.   Individual countries have their own system of regulating training/education quality based on educational standards.  For example we are a registered training organisation (RTO) in Australia able to develop a curriculum that may be accredited by our national regulator who then approves us to issue an agreed nationally recognised qualification that fits with the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). All Universities and other training providers need to comply with that.  We also have specific requirements on how to write a competency standard – see http://www.nssc.natese.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0014/71303/TxtCompStandardSection.pdf  We have experience working with ITHSDO and HL7 regarding their certification programs.  I also undertake accreditation of University ICT/SE programs for the Australian Computer Society and manage our RTO.  We’re happy to participate. Regards, Evelyn  Prof Evelyn J.S.Hovenga, CEO, Director & TrainereHealth Education Pty Ltd, RTO 32279
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8  www.ehe.edu.au  & www.ehetraining.edu.au From: openEHR-clinical [mailto:openehr-clinical-bounces at lists.openehr.org] On Behalf Of Jussara
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Subject: Re: openEHR-clinical Digest, Vol 22, Issue 1 We also provide training in openEHR with HL7 Brazil. This year we will provide the first Online course. We give also in company training.The Brazilian Health informatics association has introduced a HIT  professional certificate two years ago- ProTICS, where knowledge of clinical models   Is  one of the desired skills to a health informaticiN, but is generic. Openehr Brasil is trying to Building a certificate project, but we want that it could be   internationally acknowledged, and the only way is pushing the foundation to tackle this issue. My suggestion is to create a SiG to organize that.  I will propose this on next ínterim board meeting.Volunteers?Jussara

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Em Feb 14, 2014, às 4:18 PM, pablo pazos <pazospablo at hotmail.com> escreveu:Hi Alvin, We (CaboLabs.com) do openEHR training in spanish with ACHISA.org (Chilean Association of Healthcare Informatics. ACHISA gives a certificate from the association, but right now there is no formal certificate from openEHR itself. The course is online, and the fourth edition will start on April 2014. We have a waiting list for the course: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dDlLUmpMX0pzaHJzZ21FMGVLN1dMUWc6MQ#gid=0 More info: http://informatica-medica.blogspot.com/2012/01/conclusiones-del-curso-de-openehen.html As Ian said, Ocean gives training and certificates also, those instances are english-based. There are some videos of their training instances on YouTube. I totally recommend you to take a look at that. Have a nice weekend!

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Kind regards,
Eng. Pablo Pazos Gutiérrez
http://cabolabs.com> From: ian.mcnicoll at gmail.com
> Date: Fri, 14 Feb 2014 13:59:59 +0000
> Subject: Re: openEHR-clinical Digest, Vol 22, Issue 1
> To: openehr-clinical at lists.openehr.org
> 
> Hi Alvin,
> 
> There have been some discussions abut formal openEHR training
> accreditation but nothing concrete has emerged. The individual
> companies like Ocean and Cabolabs that offer training can offer
> certificates of attendance/training.
> 
> Ian
> 
> On 13 February 2014 09:24, Alvin Marcelo <alvin.marcelo at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > Just Wanted to know if there's is a certification training/program for
> > openehr?
> >
> > On Feb 13, 2014 5:18 PM, <openehr-clinical-request at lists.openehr.org> wrote:
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> >> Date: Thu, 13 Feb 2014 03:30:48 +0000
> >> From: Koray Atalag <k.atalag at nihi.auckland.ac.nz>
> >> To: For openEHR clinical discussions <openehr-clinical at openehr.org>
> >> Subject: Representing HbA1c result (mmol/mol) in AE
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> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> Any idea how to choose mmol/mol for HbA1c result using DV_QUANTITY in
> >> Archetype Editor?
> >> It used to be a proportion (%) but now the international agreement is to
> >> use this unit which does not come as an option. Wonder if I exists in UCUM?
> >> This is such a commonly used Lab item - I'm sure someone else must have
> >> hit the issue.
> >>
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> >> Date: Thu, 13 Feb 2014 10:16:39 +0100
> >> From: Diego Bosc? <yampeku at gmail.com>
> >> To: For openEHR clinical discussions
> >> <openehr-clinical at lists.openehr.org>
> >> Cc: For openEHR clinical discussions <openehr-clinical at openehr.org>
> >> Subject: Re: Representing HbA1c result (mmol/mol) in AE
> >> Message-ID:
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> >> <CAFx8UwBTEWAZuy=-wdu1JbpSuP2bOMejH6YuBC40z6vX6=b6Gg at mail.gmail.com>
> >> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1"
> >>
> >> Hi Koray,
> >>
> >> UCUM is extensible, you can define new units as long as you follow its
> >> syntax. In this case you are lucky, as mmol/mol (MilliMolesPerMole) is
> >> already used as UCUM unit. You can check it here:
> >> http://www.hl7.de/download/documents/ucum/ucumdata.html
> >>
> >>
> >> I think I also added all these units as valid UCUM units on LinkEHR
> >>
> >>
> >> [image: Im?genes integradas 1]
> >>
> >>
> >> Which is represented in ADL as:
> >>
> >> C_DV_QUANTITY <
> >> property =
> >> <[openehr::507]>
> >> list = <
> >> ["1"] = <
> >> units =
> >> <"mmol/mol">
> >> magnitude =
> >> <|0.0..200.0|>
> >> precision = <|0|>
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >>
> >> Hope this helps :)
> >>
> >>
> >> 2014-02-13 4:30 GMT+01:00 Koray Atalag <k.atalag at nihi.auckland.ac.nz>:
> >>
> >> > Hi,
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > Any idea how to choose mmol/mol for HbA1c result using DV_QUANTITY in
> >> > Archetype Editor?
> >> >
> >> > It used to be a proportion (%) but now the international agreement is to
> >> > use this unit which does not come as an option. Wonder if I exists in
> >> > UCUM?
> >> >
> >> > This is such a commonly used Lab item - I'm sure someone else must have
> >> > hit the issue.
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > Cheers,
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > -koray
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
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> >> Message: 3
> >> Date: Thu, 13 Feb 2014 10:16:39 +0100
> >> From: Diego Bosc? <yampeku at gmail.com>
> >> To: For openEHR clinical discussions
> >> <openehr-clinical at lists.openehr.org>
> >> Cc: For openEHR clinical discussions <openehr-clinical at openehr.org>
> >> Subject: Re: Representing HbA1c result (mmol/mol) in AE
> >> Message-ID:
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> >> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1"
> >>
> >> Hi Koray,
> >>
> >> UCUM is extensible, you can define new units as long as you follow its
> >> syntax. In this case you are lucky, as mmol/mol (MilliMolesPerMole) is
> >> already used as UCUM unit. You can check it here:
> >> http://www.hl7.de/download/documents/ucum/ucumdata.html
> >>
> >>
> >> I think I also added all these units as valid UCUM units on LinkEHR
> >>
> >>
> >> [image: Im?genes integradas 1]
> >>
> >>
> >> Which is represented in ADL as:
> >>
> >> C_DV_QUANTITY <
> >> property =
> >> <[openehr::507]>
> >> list = <
> >> ["1"] = <
> >> units =
> >> <"mmol/mol">
> >> magnitude =
> >> <|0.0..200.0|>
> >> precision = <|0|>
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >>
> >> Hope this helps :)
> >>
> >>
> >> 2014-02-13 4:30 GMT+01:00 Koray Atalag <k.atalag at nihi.auckland.ac.nz>:
> >>
> >> > Hi,
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > Any idea how to choose mmol/mol for HbA1c result using DV_QUANTITY in
> >> > Archetype Editor?
> >> >
> >> > It used to be a proportion (%) but now the international agreement is to
> >> > use this unit which does not come as an option. Wonder if I exists in
> >> > UCUM?
> >> >
> >> > This is such a commonly used Lab item - I'm sure someone else must have
> >> > hit the issue.
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > Cheers,
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > -koray
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
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