10 year anniversary - Dutch Ringholm HL7 v2 training courses.
Publication date: Feb 19, 2013
This year Ringholm has provided HL7 v2 training courses 12 years in a row, and 10 years in the Netherlands - what has changed over the years ?
Use of HL7 v2
Ten years ago during our training courses we were effectively still 'marketing' the general concept of
systems interoperability and HL7 version 2 as an interoperability standard.
Currently we see wide acceptance of HL7 v2, with near 100% usage in hospitals in most of Europe,
and the focus is shifting towards the use of HL7 v2 within a larger framework.
One of such frameworks is IHE, which focuses on the standardisation of workflows an their support using base standards such as HL7 v2.
The various national/regional initiatives (e.g. the NHS in England,
Nictiz in the Netherlands, Interop Sante in France, ..) also define
how HL7 v2, and other interoperability standards, should be used in a wider context.
This is also reflected in the goals of the attendees of our HL7 v2 training courses:
the attendees used to be solely focused on
HL7 v2 (e.g. interface module programmers on behalf of a software vendor, or communication server managers in hospitals).
We still see attendees with such a focused area of interest - however over the years the percentage of attendees
that need to understand the
'bigger picture' and the relationships between HL7 v2 and other standards (e.g. HL7 v3, CDA, IHE, DICOM) has grown.
In a way Ringholm has gradually adapted to this trend by offering the
overview of healthcare interoperability standards training course (which shows the most important characteristics of some of the key standards, and how those standards are interrelated)
as well as training courses directly related to these frameworks, i.e IHE and the English ITK.
HL7 v2 is, and will be, a key base standard in the development for such frameworks.
Quality of the training courses
The figure below shows the average overall note given to the HL7 version 2 training courses
in the Netherlands over the course of the last 10 years.
Note that in the Netherlands the "8.0" note (out of max. 10) represents the psychological hurdle between "good" and "perfect"
- whereas the equivalent in the UK would be a "9.0" and in Germany a "1.5" (on a different scale).
Countries have different subjective interpretations of a (seemingly standard) 1-10 scale.
Average overall note for Dutch HL7 v2 training courses\
As you can see the average note has risen from a 7.2 to a 8.4 - and we're working on getting an even better note.
Trainers, Tutors, Coaches, Educators or Instructors?
Over the years we've changed some of the wording on our website. We used to call ourselves (as persons) 'trainers'.
In 'Northern European English' this will be understood te mean (as the British call it) a tutor.
We used to offer 'Training' (as a product), now we offer 'Training courses' to disambiguate it from 'fitness training'.
Language is a tricky thing..
Trainer (i.e. Tutor) parking spot near a conference center
Jokes about European English aside there are some rather
English sounding words in European English that are understood in multiple European countries - but not in Britain or the US,
e.g. "Handy" (hand held) for cell phone, or "Beamer" for LCD projector. Try arranging for a room for a training course in the US, and making sure
it has a "Beamer" in it. I'm not sure the room wll be big enough...
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Index of columns:
- News from the FHIR DevDays in Amsterdam (Dec 15, 2016)
- Next XDS Release (Oct 27, 2016)
- Five years of FHIR (Aug 11, 2016)
- Interoperability projects in Ireland - FHIReland (Mar 14, 2016)
- 2016 FHIR Jedi Calendar (Jan 06, 2016)
- Top 10 HL7 videos watched in 2015 (Dec 24, 2015)
- Update from the trenches on CDA R2.1/R3 and HL7v2. (Oct 15, 2015)
- FHIR DevDays - UK GP System APIs (Sep 16, 2015)
- IHE XDS - testing and implementation tools (Aug 25, 2015)
- Most often implemented IHE Profiles (Jun 08, 2015)
- Why we sponsor the HL7 WGM (May 10, 2015)
- FHIR in Paris (Apr 21, 2015)
- Mapping HL7v2 messages to FHIR. (Apr 13, 2015)
- Analysis of CDA R2 testing tools - most requirements are neither tested nor respected. (Feb 13, 2015)
- HL7 and IHE in Sweden (Feb 08, 2015)
- 2015 FHIR Chiefs Calendar (Jan 07, 2015)
- The Merry FHIR Choir caroling the 12 Days of Christmas (Dec 09, 2014)
- Chicago FHIR Update (Oct 13, 2014)
- Internationalization of HL7 (Sep 25, 2014)
- New XDS Advanced training course on offer by IHE Services and IHE Academy (Jul 14, 2014)
- Recent and Future developments of the DICOM standard (Mar 06, 2014)
- Top 10 HL7 videos watched in 2013 (Jan 02, 2014)
- Report from the HL7 WGM in Cambridge (Oct 16, 2013)
- Documenting the history of HL7 (Sep 03, 2013)
- Histology Lab Device Automation using HL7 version 2 (Jul 23, 2013)
- HL7 FHIR Elevator Pitch (Jul 15, 2013)
- Interoperability Standards - the no-sales pitch (Jul 09, 2013)
- HL7 UK - new landscape, new opportunities (Jun 26, 2013)
- Validation and error correction at the IHE Connectathon (Apr 25, 2013)
- CDA Implementation Guides - (not) invented here (Apr 17, 2013)
- Usage of IHE Profiles (Feb 25, 2013)
- 10 year anniversary - Dutch Ringholm HL7 v2 training courses. (Feb 19, 2013)
- About IHE Academy and new IHE training courses (Jan 12, 2013)
- CDA implementation experiences in the UK (Dec 04, 2012)
- Musings on free HL7 IP (Oct 01, 2012)
- HL7 Connectathons (Sep 09, 2012)
- Renovate HL7 version 3 (Aug 03, 2012)
- Frequency of use of HL7 message types (Jul 24, 2012)
- Lighting the FHIR, HL7s new major interoperability standard (Jun 15, 2012)
- Reflections on the HL7 membership model - the affiliate life cycle (Dec 28, 2011)
- Thinking like an OWL reasoner (Sep 17, 2011)
- RFH (Resources for Health): HL7 version 3 taken to the next step (Aug 18, 2011)
- What's so great about the HL7 organization? (Aug 04, 2011)
- Kerndossier: een Nederlandse versie van CCD (Dutch, May 03, 2011)
- A HL7 RIMBAA update (Apr 21, 2011)
- Timezone Hotel (Mar 29, 2011)
- HL7 and openEHR are cooperating (finally) (Jan 21, 2011)
- Increasing demand for IHE training courses (Dec 18, 2010)
- Context issues with the IHE QED profile (Dec 15, 2010)
- The changing role of HL7 country organizations (Jul 16, 2010)
- Implementing HL7 version 3 - the book (May 06, 2010)
- Adding openness to a closed world (Feb 09, 2010)
- How to lower the hurdle for HL7 v3 implementers (Jan 21, 2010)
- HL7 v3 deployment statistics (Dec 17, 2009)
- There's Trouble in Paradigm (Sep 25, 2009)
- Internationalization of HL7 (Sep 24, 2009)
- HL7 UK signs deal with Ringholm to deliver HL7 v2/v3 training courses in London (Sep 17, 2009)
- The use of HL7 in South Africa (Aug 20, 2009)
- The Next Web Conference in Amsterdam (Apr 17, 2009)
- The HL7 UK AGM and RIMBAA (Apr 16, 2009)
- The HL7 Wiki reaches 2000 pages (Mar 02, 2009)
- The HL7 roadmap for CDA R3 and the CCD (Jan 17, 2009)
- HL7 Affiliates Meeting in Orlando (Jan 11, 2009)
- Swiss and Dutch HL7 News (Dec 31, 2008)
- Devices and Prizes (Nov 22, 2008)
- HL7 in Norway: a situation report (Sep 02, 2008)
- Russian whitepaper (Jul 09, 2008)
- The HL7 Interoperability Conference - IHIC 2008 (May 30, 2008)
- HL7 creates a RIM Based Application Architecture (RIMBAA) group (May 18, 2008)
- Notes from the HL7 WGM in Phoenix (May 08, 2008)
- Germany embraces CDA eReferral document specification (May 02, 2008)
- HL7 v3 RIM based applications: an unintended side effect (Jan 19, 2008)
- Collaborative Tools (Jun 21, 2007)
- HL7 ist Pflicht in der deutschen Telematikinfrastruktur (German, Mar 16, 2007)
- HL7 based Tree inventory system (Jan 30, 2007)
- The link between HL7 and Open Source Software (Jan 06, 2007)
- Workflow Bribery (Sep 15, 2006)
- Timezones in HL7 (Jan 23, 2004)
- Controlled vocabularies: "@*%!!!" ? (Sep 01, 2003)
- Trusting the other Party (Nov 01, 2002)
About Ringholm bv
Ringholm bv is a group of European experts in the field of messaging standards and systems integration in healthcare IT.
We provide the industry's most advanced training courses and consulting on healthcare information exchange standards.
See http://www.ringholm.com or call +31 33 7 630 636 for additional information.
Rene is the Tutor-in-chief of Ringholm.