All posts by Heather Grain

eHE keynote at International Conference in Indonesia 2013

A. Prof Grain with other conference participants

A. Prof Grain with other conference participants

A. Prof Heather Grain was a key note speaker last week at the International Conference on Instrumentation, communications, Information Technology and Biomedical Engineering (ICICI-BME) 2013 conference held in Bandang, Indonesia.  She was asked to speak about eHealth and presented a paper on the issues for decision makers and the need for innovation to meet diverse needs and diverse infrastructure capacity as seen in developing countries.    ICICI-BME_2011_paper_format H.Grain

eHealth and SNOMED CT workshops

eHe have been working with their international experts to develop and provide short focused workshops on significant areas of change in healthcare.  Check out the details at

Health Informatics skills announced

Today at the Health Informatics Conference HIC13, the updated  foundation competencies  for all health informaticians were announced jointly by the Australasian College of Health Informatics, the Health Informatics Society of Australia and the Health Information Management Association of Australia.  The first certification program for HI professionals will be conducted in the near future.  eHE Directors, Evelyn Hovenga and Heather Grain have been leaders of this initiative over many years, it is seen as a major mile stone.

EHE will shortly have specifically developed and focused short courses to help you prepare for certification.  These courses will include online material, web based discussion sessions and mentored support.

IMIA statement on eHealth standardisation and interoperability

The International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) have published a statement on standards and itneroperability which is available at:

eHE offers quality training to support these eHealth initiatives and requirements.  Let us know if your organisation has specific needs and if we don’t have a course to meet that need we’ll work with our national and international networks or universities, educational organisations and individual eHealth leaders to develop priority quality educational offerings.

New Release of ICNP®

The International Council of Nurses released its latest version of the International Classification for Nursing Practice (ICNP®) in May 2013.  The ICNP® provides a formal terminology for nursing practice and a framework into which existing vocabularies and classifications can be cross-mapped to enable comparison of nursing data. The ICNP® is also mapped to SNOMED-CT to ensure all nursing data can be included in electronic health records.

EHE presents at HIC12

EHE Director of Development Heather Grain presents to the National Health Informatics Conference (HIC12). Heather presented information about the development of Health Informatics Competencies and educational developments for the Australasian College of Health Informatics.

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HL7 International Education update

Heather Grain attended the HL7 International meeting at which consideration of the method and priorities for development of Health Level 7 (healthcare messaging) skills internationally were a key focus. Heather will be working with Ted Klein from the Vocabulary Work Group to define the competencies for Vocabulary management as a starting point for this review.

International Standards and eHe

HIC2012evp-8744eHE staff attended the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation Education Meeting this month.

At this meeting the IHTSDO Education SIG confirmed the competencies for SNOMED CT Generalist training and certification. EHE has the first course in the world built to help you build these competencies.