Lectures and seminars HI Conversations - What is, and what is not, in the black box of interoperability? OR Why is it not working?

17-06-2021 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Add to iCal
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Welcome to participate in Health Informatics Conversations the 17 June at 12.00 – 13.00 – a research seminar series arranged by HIC (the Health Informatics Centre) at LIME, Karolinska Institutet.

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Anna Rossander, PhD student at Göteborgs Universitet, Dept. of Applied IT, Division of Informatics


"What is, and what is not, in the black box of interoperability? OR Why is it not working?" 

Online access to information, self-monitoring and digital communication are examples of health care utilizing digitalisation.

  • But why is data not able to move from any source to anywhere (patient permitting), for example between different healthcare providers, patient devices and registries?
  • Why are patients and staff forced to read novels instead of context-dependant overviews with possibilities to zoom in on relevant parts?
  • Why is knowledge support still delivered as a PDF, instead of automatically being offered in screen in relevant situations?
  • Why can researchers often only search data entered manually in a secondary system, instead of all data as it was documented?
  • And why can’t the doctor see my smartwatch data?  

Some answers to these questions lurk in the often black boxed interoperability “The ability of two or more systems or components to exchange information and to use the information that has been exchanged.”

In my research I explore ways to use Snomed CT to improve interoperability, so that what is entered can move unambiguously through systems. 

What are the Health Informatics Conversations?

HI Conversations - a seminar series about Health Informatics

The conversations are about research-oriented health informatics topics, i.e. – presenting a published article, your research area, a relevant theory or a method etc.  

The Health Informatics Conversations will be recurring the last Thursday (except for June and December) every month at 12.00 via Zoom and last for one hour. This hour includes 20 minutes of presentation and leaves the rest of the time for discussions, all in English.

If you are a PhD-student – this is a credit-bearing activity, as long as the topic is relevant for your research.