HL7 Finland

Location: Finland

Website: HL7 Finland

HL7 Finland is an open association for organisations that are interested in systems integration issues and solutions in healthcare and social services. It was founded in 1995 as the 5th International Affiliate of HL7.

Activities of the Association include:

  • Forum for identification of needs and production of solutions related to interoperability
  • Localisation and implementation guide projects, such as HL7 version 2 and version 3, CDA R1 and R2 + V3 implementation and adapters
  • Production of national reports and interoperability specifications
  • Promotion of HL7 and other interoperability standards
  • Technical and system integration committees, SIG activities (LAB, CDA, IHE, Common Services)
  • Help Desk and implementation project support
  • Training courses and seminars
  • Document and specification archive and link collection
  • Participation and standards support for the national development efforts such as eArchive, ePrescription and eView.

The association is financed by its members and it collaborates with various national level organisations and projects as well as internationally. The association has arranged or has been involved in numerous conferences and seminars.