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China

Huilong Duan, PhD

Feb 2017 -

Huilong Duan is professor of biomedical informatics in Zhejiang University of China. He was appointed to the Chair of China Medical Software Association since 2014, Vice Chair of China Smart & Mobile Health Association since 2014, Vice Chair of China Ministry of Education of Biomedical Engineering Teaching Steering Committee since 2006.

Huilong Duan started research on biomedical informatics since 1995, current research interests include medical information integration, healthcare big data analytics, medical knowledge management and clinical decision support. He led several national research projects including "medical information integration & clinical decision support system" since 2006, "medical information integration & fusion technology" since 2012, "Big Data Standardization in Precision Medicine" since 2016. His team has initiated openEHR-related research since 2011 and implemented the first pilot openEHR-based CDR system in a hospital in China in 2013.


Germany

Birger Haarbrandt

May 2018 -

Birger Haarbrandt holds a B.A. in Medical Information Management and an M.Sc. in Computer Science. Between 2013 and 2017, Birger has established the Hannover Medical School Translational Research Framework (HaMSTR), investigating the enhancement of traditional data warehousing approaches (including i2b2/tranSMART) with openEHR. He previously worked on the establishment of a regional health network in the state of Lower-Saxony based on IHE XDS and as a software developer for CGM MEDISTAR.

Since 2015, he has substantially contributed to the concept of the HiGHmed consortium to apply for the Medical Informatics Initiative, a national research project to enable secondary use of health data across institutions. Since the start of the project in January 2018, he is working in HiGHmed as a software architect for the Peter L. Reichertz Institute for Medical Informatics, aiming at the establishment of an open platform based on IHE, openEHR and FHIR between eight German university hospitals.

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Finland

Hanna Pohjonen, PhD

Feb 2020 -

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.

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Japan

Shinji Kobayashi MD, PhD

April 2018 -

Shinji KOBAYASHI is an associate professor in the EHR research unit, Kyoto University. He has worked as a clinical hematology/oncologist and researched clinical informatics. He launched openEHR.jp and leads openEHR localisation in Japan as well as the Ruby implementation of openEHR. This localisation work is now propagating to Asia.




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