OpenEHR: A Technical Overview

Event Details
February 23, 2021 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

This second event on openEHR provides an opportunity for attendees to learn about the technology and broaden their understanding, focussing on the technical aspects of its architecture. This event will provide a technical overview of openEHR, reflecting on the experience gained by the NHS Wales Informatics Service as part of the formal review carried out recently. In this session, we will cover:

Over the past few years, openEHR based solutions within a multivendor environment have proven to be a successful approach to managing electronic healthcare records at any scale. The technology is based upon an open and agile architecture, supporting modern, digital solutions with validated clinical models. These are stored in a vendor neutral repository and underpin the principles of universal interoperability within an open platform ecosystem.

More background details in this article: What is openEHR and why is it important?


  • The openEHR Specification and APIs
  • Archetypes, Templates and Forms
  • The Archetype Query Language (AQL)
  • Interoperability with HL7 FHIR Transformations

Confirmed / Proposed Speakers

  • Ian McNicoll, Director, FreshEHR, OpenEHR International
  • John Meredith, Technical Architect, NHS Wales Informatics Service
  • Mark Hunt, IT Development Manager, Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
  • Other speakers to follow!