difference and relationship between openEHR and EN13606

Ian McNicoll ian at freshehr.com
Wed Aug 26 06:32:40 EDT 2015


This might help a little

http://www.slideshare.net/atalagk/implementation-and-use-of-iso-en-13606-and-openehr

Similarities:

Both use archetypes and ADL and two-level information modelling.
Both share the EHR, FOLDERS,COMPOSITIONS, ENTRY, ELEMENT classes.
Some archetype tools can work with both styles of archetype e.g LinkEHR and
Archetype Workbench.
The just announced ADL2 Archetype editor/ template designer tools
(beware!!! Early developer versions!!)

http://ehrscape.marand.si/designer/template-editor.html

http://ehrscape.marand.si/designer/archetype-editor.html

should be relatively easy to adapt to 13606 or other archetype-based
reference models such as CIMI. They will be open sourced very soon.

Differences:

The EHR reference models are different
 In spite of sharing the classes above, the attributes within those classes
differ
 openEHR sub-classes ENTRY into ADMIN_ENTRY, OBSERVATION, EVALUATION,
INSTRUCTION and ACTION
 The datatypes are different

The demographic models are different
The EHR Extract formats are different

13606 is intended primarily for the communication of EHR extracts across
systems but some persistence repositories exist.
openEHR is intended primarily for data persistence and querying within
systems but it is possible to message openEHR data.

13606 does not (currently) support templates but ADL/AOM2 is being
considered
13606 does not support AQL Archetype Query Language

13606 is  formal ISO standard but is closed source i.e. behind a paywall,
as in normal for ISO published material
openEHR is open source and freely available

There is a great deal of cross-communication between the two communities
and a number of people work with both formalisms. It is possible to
transform data between the two formalisms but they are not directly
compatible.

I hope that is accurate and non-contentious!

Ian





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On 26 August 2015 at 10:14, 王海生 <edwin_uestc at 163.com> wrote:

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>     how could i  explain to someone difference and relationship between
> openEHR and EN13606
> thx
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