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Clinical Modelling Editorial Group


Specification Editorial Committee


Heather Leslie MD, FRACGP, FACHI

2017 -

Dr Heather Leslie is a General Practitioner and has participated in high-level health IT strategy development, as well as taking a hands-on role in creating software applications for use by Australian primary care clinicians and consumers. She was a leader in Personal Health Record development in Australia, supporting consumers to take a more active role in their health care, and this remains a strong personal interest. Heather joined Ocean Informatics in 2005, taking on a lead role in the authoring, review and governance of openEHR archetypes and templates. In 2017 she started Atomica Informatics.

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Silje Ljosland Bakke, RN

2017 -

Silje is an informatician and a registered nurse, and has a clinical background in plastic, reconstructive and hand surgery as well as clinical research from the University Hospital of Northern Norway. She has worked in health IT for more than five years, first in the Bergen Hospital Trust and she’s now an information architect in the National ICT health trust for strategic IT cooperation in the Norwegian hospital system. She has been a leading figure in Norway’s national archetype governance since the start in 2013.

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Rong Chen MD, PhD

Feb 2015 -

Rong Chen, MD PhD, is the Chief Medical Informatics Officer and the head of Medical Informatics Group at Cambio Healthcare Systems, Sweden, where he is responsible for the research and development in clinical decision support and knowledge management.

Rong holds a PhD degree in health informatics on the subject of EHR semantic interoperability from Linköping University, Sweden. He is an associated researcher at the Health Informatics Centre at Karolinska Institutet, where he lectures and supervises PhD and master students.

Rong has contributed to several core openEHR design specifications, and has for many years led the Java Reference Implementation of openEHR. Rong is the lead author of Guideline Definition Language (GDL), which is designed to express clinical logic for scalable decision support with openEHR underpinning.

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Thomas Beale FBCS CITP

2015 -

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.

After participating in the GEHR project in 1994 with Prof David Ingram's team at CHIME, UCL (UK), he worked since 1998 on EHR architectures, and participated in international standards work (OMG HDTF, HL7, CEN TC/251) for many years. He is one of the founders of the openEHR Foundation, and principal editor of the specifications. He designed the archetype formalism (ADL) and object model (AOM), now an ISO standard. He ran the Architecture Review Board 2005 - 2008.

He has published a number of papers in health informatics and has also presented widely on EHRs, e-Health and archetypes.

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