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Danielle Santos Alves

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Danielle is a Health Informaticist with a Ph.D in Computer Science and professional background as a nurse, midwife and specialist in home birth. Her doctoratal topic was obstetric telemonitoring and workflow.

Now in the UK, she was previously Lecturer in Women's Health at the Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), Brazil and Researcher in Teleconsulting Nurse at the Telehealth Center of Pernambuco (NUTES).

Danielle studied the Electronic Patient Record (PEP) at UFPE and graduated in nursing in 2006, earning a Masters in Health Science in 2010 and PhD in the faculty of Computer Science in 2021. She has been working with openEHR for clinical modelling, obstetric workflow and telemonitoring.

Services offered: Clinical Modelling, Health Informatics Consulting

Ars Semantica provides consulting and development services for the e-health, biomedical and pharmaceutical domains. Expertise includes:

  • Development of e-Health strategy
  • How to radically improve Procurement & tendering
  • e-Health Standards Development
  • Semantic Architecture
  • Clinical Process Support
  • Using Biomedical Ontologies

Dr Paul Miller

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Clinical informatics lead for the NHS Scotland National Digital Platform, Paul is a General Practitioner and Clinical Informatician.  As a clinical informatics lead for the National Digital Platform he is involved in managing the clinical models for the platform data and in educating the team on openEHR.  Other areas of interest include clinical safety assessments, clinical terminologies and interoperability.

NHS Scotland

Clinical informatics lead for the NHS Scotland National Digital Platform, Paul is also General Practitioner and Clinical Informatician.  As a clinical informatics lead for the National Digital Platform he is involved in managing the clinical models for the platform data and in educating the team on openEHR.  Other areas of interest include clinical safety assessments, clinical terminologies and interoperability.


Hanna Pohjonen, PhD

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Hanna is a healthcare IT consultant at Rosaldo Oy (her own consultancy company). She has worked in 30 different countries in Europe, North-America, Middle East and Asia; she is specialized in big regional and national healthcare IT/eHealth projects. She has an extensive market knowledge in the area. She has provided consultancy regarding healthcare information systems and IT architectures, vendor neutral archiving, data sharing (XDS, openEHR), shared workflow, data privacy and security services as well as innovative eHealth applications and services, especially across organizational and national borders. She has special experience in benchmarking, IT and procurement strategies and roadmaps, cost/benefit analyses in the whole life cycle of the eHealth investment, quality assurance, applying new innovative technologies, change management and development of new service models based on IT tools and services. 
Before consultancy she worked in research both in UK and Finland, hospital environment and healthcare financing. She also represented Finland in eHealth matters in the European Commission.

Services offered: General openEHR Training, e-Health Strategy
Rosaldo Oy

Hanna is a healthcare IT consultant at Rosaldo Oy (her own consultancy company) and is openEHR Ambassador for Finland. 


Heath Frankel

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Heath is a Health Information and Systems Integration Consultant with 20 years’ experience in solution architecture, development and integration of health information systems. My interest is in shared health records, electronic transfer of care and health information exchange. I specialise in the architecture and integration of digital health solutions using openEHR data repositories, clinical archetypes, HL7 messaging and FHIR APIs.

Services offered: Health Informatics Consulting
Frankel Info Systems

Heath is a Health Information and Systems Integration Consultant with 20 years’ experience in solution architecture, development and integration of health information systems. My interest is in shared health records, electronic transfer of care and health information exchange. I specialise in the architecture and integration of digital health solutions using openEHR data repositories, clinical archetypes, HL7 messaging and FHIR APIs.


Heather Grain ADip HIM, Dip TDD, GDip IS, MHI, FAIDH, FMU, FIAHSI

Heather is a Consultant Terminologist, Data and EHR Implementation Specialist and Educator at Global eHealth Collaborative  GEHCO.org Australia

Her professional background is within digital health education, a specialist working in academic and vocational training for organisations, professional bodies and governments around the world assisting in practical, safe, future focused system design and implementation and workforce skill development.

Leadership positions current or held in the last 10 years with HL7 International, ISO TC215 Health Informatics Information Governance and Semantic Content, ISO TC249 Traditional Chinese Medicine, and SNOMED International (education).

Services offered: General openEHR Training, Health Informatics Consulting

Global eHealth Collaborative (GeHCO) is a not for profit organization established to create partnerships and collaborations that support and enable information technology to advance sustainable, quality healthcare.


Heather Leslie MD, FRACGP, FACHI

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Heather is an experienced clinician and health informatician, previously openEHR International co-lead of the Clinical Models program, remaining active as a clinical knowledge administrator Heather is principal at Atomica Informatics.

She has a strong background in information modelling, especially design and clinical verification of atomic health data; a deep understanding of clinical knowledge governance, data quality and safety; and extensive experience in clinician and domain expert engagement. She has also had a long history of involvement in digital health standards, including coordinating the openEHR clinical modelling program since inception in 2008, and as an Australian representative at ISO TC215 for 5 years.

Services offered: Clinical Modelling, Health Informatics Consulting, e-Health Strategy

Heather Leslie is an experienced clinician and health informatician, currently the co-lead of the Clinical Models program at the openEHR International and principal at Atomica Informatics.

She has a strong background in information modelling, especially design and clinical verification of atomic health data; a deep understanding of clinical knowledge governance, data quality and safety; and extensive experience in clinician and domain expert engagement. She has also had a long history of involvement in digital health standards, including coordinating the openEHR clinical modelling program since inception in 2008, and as an Australian representative at ISO TC215 for 5 years.


Ian Smith

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Director and Design Thinker. Applying Design Thinking to digital innovation for health and life sciences.

Services offered: Health Informatics Consulting
Being Guided

Applying design thinking to help health, life sciences and tech organisations achieve more.


Jan de Lange

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Experienced Senior Marketing Professional, specialist at the interface between innovation in healthcare and strategic marketing.


Founder of eFORZE, focussing on successful international digital innovation in healthcare and connecting innovators to create synergy.


Initiator of the online Masterclass openEHR, in cooperation with Hanna Pohjonen.

Services offered: 

  • Strategic marketing in digital healthcare
  • Connecting innovators to create synergie
  • Online Masterclasses openEHR for care professionals, governments and companies (both national and international classes).
Services offered: General openEHR Training


Monica Jones, BSc (Hons) PGCE PGDip MBCS CITP MInstLM

Monica is the Chief Data Officer for the HDRUK Data Research Hub for Cancer – DATA-CAN, Associate Director HDR North and also the Executive Lead for Population Health Management for the Yorkshire and Humber Care Record (YHCR). 

A highly motivated technical expert and leader with extensive Healthcare and Life Sciences knowledge and experience. ISEB qualified Enterprise and Solutions Architect with a proven track record of designing and delivering complex, high value solutions to exceptional standards. She has many years’ experience defining and directing current and future information systems. As the Managing Director of Animo Consultancy Ltd she has provided consultancy services for CRUK, MRC, Genomics England, NHS England and the MOD.

Her NHS frontline experience most recently was as CIO at the Rotherham NHS FT where she was responsible for the leadership, development and delivery of high quality Business Intelligence (BI) and analytics support, to inform the decision making ability of clinicians, staff and managers at all levels of the organisation (from ward to board). The Trust was rated “Outstanding” for Digital in 2019. 

An effective communicator used to working on major public and private sector initiatives, who is able to integrate teams to achieve their maximum potential. International clinical terminology and data standards (SNOMED CT, ICD-10, HL7 FHIR) expert promoting safe and effective health information for better patient outcomes. She is the Deputy Chair of the NHS Digital Data Design Authority (DDA) and Chair of the YHCR Data Architecture Design Authority (DADA).
 

Services offered: Health Informatics Consulting, e-Health Strategy

Managing Director of Animo Consultancy Ltd, Monica has provided consultancy services for CRUK, MRC, Genomics England, NHS England and the MOD. She is currently the Chief Data Officer for the HDRUK Data Research Hub for Cancer – DATA-CAN, Associate Director HDR North and also the Executive Lead for Population Health Management for the Yorkshire and Humber Care Record (YHCR). She has many years’ experience defining and directing current and future information systems.


Prof Xudong Lu, PhD

Xudong is professor of medical informatics in Zhejiang University of China. His research focuses are EHR, CDSS and big data analytics. He has been working in the area of healthcare informatics for over 20 years and led several major Chinese national projects including “High-end EMR Technologies and System Development”. He is also a visiting guest professor at the Technical University of Eindhoven, where he co-supervised several PhD students on clinical pathway analytics and clinical decision support. Currently he serves as General Secretary of the Chinese Medical Software Association which has large influence on health IT domain in China.

Zhejiang University of China

Xudong is a member of the openEHR Board and a Professor of medical informatics in Zhejiang University of China. His research focuses are EHR, CDSS and big data analytics. He has been working in the area of healthcare informatics for over 20 years and led several major Chinese national projects. He is also a visiting guest professor at the Technical University of Eindhoven. Currently he serves as General Secretary of the Chinese Medical Software Association which has large influence on health IT domain in China.


Simon Gash

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Simon has spent the majority of his career in healthcare building a huge variety of clinical information systems. This culminated in an award-winning real-time patient flow management platform for Plymouth Hospital Trust. This platform was his first introduction to using openEHR in an existing solution.

Currently Simon is Head of Products and Architecture for Future Perfect, and is designing and building clinical solutions that use openEHR to as the repository for the patient electronic record.


Senior and experienced team from across clinical, digital, and governance skills, who have come together to develop and deploy the means to make health and care maximally intelligent. We advise, develop, produce and deploy the means to intelligent health and care.

Engaged to advise several genome programmes and e-Prescribing implementations, with clinical safety consulting ensuring safety standards DCB 0129 and DCB 0160 and can support Medical Device certifications.

Future Perfect (Healthcare) employs technical development experts in the openEHR standard, which is of growing importance in making healthcare far more integrated in the UK and across Europe. Future Perfect openEHR tools enable integration and interoperability, essential to deploying advanced analytics, clinical decision support and AI. 


Thomas Beale

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Thomas is one of the founders of openEHR International and is the chief technical architect / editor of the openEHR specifications. He is a Board member and also a co-chair on the Specifications Editorial Committee (SEC).

He has participated in international standards work (OMG HDTF, HL7, CEN TC/251) for many years. He designed the archetype formalism (ADL), object model (AOM) (an ISO standard), the Basic Meta-Model (BMM), and much of the Task Planning and Decision Language specifications.

He has consulted for Intermountain Healthcare, the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and various ministries, departments of health and other public agencies in places such as Australia, the UK, Brazil, Jamaica, Denmark, and Catalonia.

Thomas's academic background is in Electrical Engineering (communications) and Computer Science. His earlier professional work was in real-time distributed control (SCADA) systems for power, gas and mining; investment management and finance, and document and software configuration management systems.

He has published a number of papers in health informatics and has presented widely on the patient-centric EHR, the model-based platform eco-system, and e-Health strategy.

Services offered: General openEHR Training, Technical Consulting, Health Informatics Consulting, e-Health Strategy

Ars Semantica provides consulting and development services for the e-health, biomedical and pharmaceutical domains. Expertise includes:

  • Development of e-Health strategy
  • How to radically improve Procurement & tendering
  • e-Health Standards Development
  • Semantic Architecture
  • Clinical Process Support
  • Using Biomedical Ontologies


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