difference and relationship between openEHR and EN13606
ian at freshehr.com
Wed Aug 26 06:32:40 EDT 2015
This might help a little
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
The just announced ADL2 Archetype editor/ template designer tools
(beware!!! Early developer versions!!)
should be relatively easy to adapt to 13606 or other archetype-based
reference models such as CIMI. They will be open sourced very soon.
The EHR reference models are different
In spite of sharing the classes above, the attributes within those classes
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
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
I hope that is accurate and non-contentious!
Dr Ian McNicoll
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On 26 August 2015 at 10:14, 王海生 <edwin_uestc at 163.com> wrote:
> dear all ,
> how could i explain to someone difference and relationship between
> openEHR and EN13606
> openEHR-technical mailing list
> openEHR-technical at lists.openehr.org
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