Dr. William Goossen is currently researcher and consultant in health informatics and director at Results 4 Care B.V. in the Netherlands. He is involved in research and development of electronic patient records, HL7 v3 messages, health terminologies, Detailed Clinical Models and other applications of information and communication technology for health care. Dr. Goossen chairs the NEN standardization workgroup health informatics and serves as head of delegation for the Netherlands in ISO TC 215 and CEN TC 251 health informatcis, on behalf of NEN. Recent standards he participated in as editor are the ISO technical specification for Detailed Clinical Modeling (DCM) (ISO 13972) and the technical specification for Medicinal Product Dictionaries (ISO TS 19256). As Lector ICT innovations (2008-2013) in healthcare at Windesheim, Zwolle, he received a grant for a project in which nursing data for oncology care are selected, standardized with DCM format, extracted from EHRs into a clinical data warehouse for data exchange and anonimized for secondary data use for quality indicators and reporting. He created the architecture for and currently leads the program of the national Perinatal Registry for the Netherlands (Perined) to completely adjust the ICT environment, using data input, storage, extract, transfer and load procedures and creation of data marts for the various research and benchmark goals for Perined. Other projects he is involved in includes for instance a tender for electronic record systems for travelers (vaccins, profilaxe), and DCM creation for CE marked Healthcare Apps. For NI2016 in Geneva, he leads the HIMSS showcase for nursing applications and the post conference on competencies in health informatics. Some recent papers by Goossen include:
- Goossen W (2014). Detailed clinical models: representing knowledge, data and semantics in healthcare information technology. Healthc Inform Res. 2014 Jul;20(3):163-72.
- Goossen W & Heermann-Langford L. Exchanging Care Records using HL7 v3 Care Provision Messages. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2014 Apr 19. doi: 10.1136/amiajnl-2013-002264.
- Boterenbrood F., Krediet I., Goossen W.: Building a High Quality Multi-Stakeholder Medical Data Provisioning Architecture in a Big Data Health Care Environment, 2014, Journal of Hospital Administration, 3, 5, e-issue: http://www.sciedu.ca/journal/index.php/jha/article/view/3904
- Blobel B, Goossen W, Brochhausen M. Clinical modeling–a critical analysis. Int J Med Inform. 2014 Jan;83(1):57-69.
Prof.dr.ir. Ward Cottaar
Prof.dr.ir. Ward Cottaar is professor Design and Technology of Instrumentation at the Eindhoven University of Technology. His goal is to bring good engineering practices in the design of instrumentation to industry and health care: engineers should design what end users, e.g. doctors and nurses, need in very close cooperation with them. This is often quite a challenge for both the engineers and the doctors. Before coming to the university Ward Cottaar had a 26 year (international) career in industry, both in the Lighting and Medical area. He was responsible for the development of some major technologies for energy saving lamps at Philips Lighting.
Presently Ward Cottaar is involved in many projects in healthcare institutions all over the Netherlands. These institutions range from the largest university hospitals to small scale, regional hospitals. All the projects deal with (information) technology and are geared to introducing such technology in a safe and efficient way. Really helping doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals to better serve their patients.
Bernd Blobel, PhD, FACMI, FACHI, FHL7, FEFMI, Professor, trained in mathematics, technical cybernetics and electrical engineering, physics, theoretical medicine, informatics and medical informatics, was Founder and Head of the Medical Informatics Department as well as Director of the Institute for Biometry and Medical Informatics at the Magdeburg University. In 2004, he moved as Founder and Head of the Health Telematics Project Group to the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits in Erlangen, before he was appointed in 2006 as Head of the German eHealth Competence Center (eHCC) at the University Hospital Regensburg.
Bernd Blobel is Past-Chair of WG “Standards in Health Care Informatics” at the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) and was long-term Chair of the WGs “EHR” and “Security, Safety and Ethics” at the European Federation for Medical informatics (EFMI). He is Past-Chair of HL7 Germany and has been Chair of the CEN/ISSS eHealth Standardization Focus Group, Chair of the German Health Informatics Standards Body as well as Head of the German Delegation to ISO TC215 and CEN TC251. Bernd Blobel was Founder and long-term Chair of the Healthcare Working Group at the German Association for Data Protection and Data Security (GDD) as well as Chair and Vice Chair of the Working Groups “Standards for Interoperability and EHR” and “Security in Health Information Systems” at the German Association for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology (GMDS). He provides research and education on EHR, personal health, architectures, ontologies, modelling, interoperability, security, privacy, safety, and bioinformatics issues, new technologies and paradigms including big data and analytics at universities in many countries around the world, partially offered as Honorary Fellow of the EuroMISE European Mentor Association.