The National Laboratory for Scientific Computing of Brasil (LNCC) will host it's 8th annual Summer programme of mini-courses in advanced topics from 4 Jan – 26 Feb, 2010. The activities are developed by researchers from LNCC and guests from other institutions. The objectives of the program are the generation of scientific exchange and dissemination of the knowledge base and borders. The target audience consists of students at the end of undergraduate, graduate students, teachers, researchers, and professionals from companies and industries.
Among the 13 courses (listed below) is a 5 day course on openEHR. Since our first openEHR workshop in Brazil in 2007 we have seen a steady increase in interest at a national level in this open source friendly country. In fact one of the pillars of the Ministry of Health is to utilize open standards and open source whenever available and whenever possible.
MC03.OpenEHR: An Open Standard for Information Management in the Area Health
Professors: Luciana Tricai Cavalini (UFF), Timothy Wayne Cook (UFF), Sergio Miranda Freire (UERJ) Working Hours: 14:30 hours
Period: 2010-1-18 to 2010-1-22
Schedule: monday – tuesday – wednesday – thursday – friday from 9:00 pm to 12:00 pm
Location: Lab 5
Purpose: The basis of the openEHR specifications,as implemented in the project Open Source Health Information Platform, and the corresponding methodology for developing information systems in health.
1. Fundamentals of information technology in health 1.1. Overview.
1.2. The specifics of health information.
1.3. Challenges present in developed countries and that developing countries should not follow these examples.
2. Free software in health
2.1. Free software and e-government.
2.2. The relevance of free software for health system.
2.3. Requirements for sustainability of free software projects health
3.1. The model in 2 levels.
3.2. The openEHR specifications.
4. Open Source Health Informatics Platform (OSHIP) http://launchpad.net/oship
4.1. Overview of Python, Zope, Grok, CLIPS and PyCLIPS.
4.2. The implementation of openEHR specifications in the project OSHIP
5. Concrete cases of implementation
5.1. The project Epidemiologic Surveillance Support System (EpiS3) 5.2. Integration clinical and radiological data.
5.3. How to implement your project in OSHIP.
1. The openEHR Primer (Last access: Jan 7, 2008) http://www.openehr.org/shared-resources/openehr_primer.html
2. Garde S, Hovenga E, Buck J, Knaup P. Expressing clinical data sets with openEHR archetypes: a solid basis for ubiquitous computing. Int J Med Inf 2007, 76 (S3): S334-S341.
3. Hanna KE, Anderson SM, Maddox SD. Fall 2005 White Paper: Think research – Using electronic medical records to bridge patient care and research. Washington DC: FasterCures (Last access: Jan 7, 2008) http://www.fastercures.org/pdf/emr_whitepaper.pdf
Other course topics include:
Introduction to Computational Geomechanics to Reservoir Oil
Introduction to Quantum Computation
Coding Audio – Principles and Standards
Introduction to the Classical Theory of Computational Complexity
Modeling Computational Diffusion of Knowledge
Biology, Information and Knowledge
Dynamics of food webs
Mathematics and Computational Neuroscience Modeling
Shell Script Programming
For complete information about the courses and how to apply please see: