FHIR Agenda & Speakers

April 26 - FHIR North 2018

FHIR Academy Code Camp - Introduction Code Camp - Advanced
9:00-9:15 Welcome & Opening Remarks
9:15-9:30 Transition to Code Camp or FHIR Academy
9:30-10:15 FHIR for Executives FHIR for Beginners &
Code Camp Orientation
SMART on FHIR Introduction
10:15-10:30 Coffee Break - Common Area
10:30-11:30 Panel Session: What are Europeans Countries doing with FHIR? Moderator: Attila Farkas
Netherlands:  Alexander Henket – HL7 Lead at Nictiz
Norway: Oyvind Aassve - Senior Advisor at The Norwegian Directorate of eHealth
Germany:  Stefan Lang – Technical FHIR Committee member at HL7 Germany
England: Richard Kavanagh - NHS API Labs - Programme Head
Hacking Time - Guided Exercises Infoway to Lead an Exercise
11:30-12:00 Panel Session: What are Ontario and Other Canadian Jurisdictions doing with FHIR? Yaron Derman Testing Tools
12:00-1:00 Lunch - Common Area
1:00-1:45 Office of the National Coordinator: What is the US doing with FHIR? Steven Posnack: Video Conference CDS Hooks
1:45-2:15 Infoway's Implementers Support Overview of tools to support the complete SDLC Attila Farkas eReferral Intro to the innovation lab and test instances of DHIR, DHDR, and other EHR assets
2:15-2:45 Clincians on FHIR David Hay
2:45-3:00 Coffee Break - Common Area
3:00-3:15 SMART on FHIR API: Cerner's Lesson Learned Kevin Sheckelton Intro to Profiling eHealth Ontario led exercises on making connections to EHR assets
3:30-3:45 Abstract Submission:
FHIR for Big Data
François Decourcelle
3:45-4:00 Abstract Submission:
Tim Berezny
4:00-4:15 Abstract Submission:
Our use of FHIR in an Ecosystem of Modern Healthcare
4:15-4:30 Transition to Code Camp Demonstrations
4:30-5:00 Demonstrations Moderator:
Gavin Tong & James Agnew




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Keynote Speaker Lloyd Mckenzie

Lloyd McKenzie is one of the initial team-members that helped to define the FHIR specification and is a co-chair of the HL7 FHIR Managament Group, the FHIR Infrastructure Work Group and the Modeling and Methodology work groups. More importantly, Lloyd is a passionate member of the FHIR community, helping to teach, guide, maintain tools for and otherwise and support FHIR implementers throughout the world. When he's not busy doing volunteer FHIR work, Lloyd also serves as a senior consultant with Gevity.

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Gavin Tong

Associate Managing Partner, Architecture and Standards Branch

Gavin is an industry thought leader in Health Informatics. He has spoken at numerous conferences and has published dozens of articles in industry journals, trade magazines, and newsletters. Gavin is passionate about the creation of interoperable systems that provide the information needed to achieve the triple of aim care – improving the patient experience of care, improving the health of populations, and lowering the per capita costs of care.

François Decourcelle

Product Marketing Manager, Enovacom

With more than 20 years in healthcare IT innovation, expert in interoperability issues and massive data sharing, François is highly involved in offers positioning and product strategy.

David Hay

David is a Product Strategist for Orion Health. He is also active in the international standards community as the chair emeritus of HL7â New Zealand and is a co-chair of the FHIRâManagement Group, charged with guidance and development of the latest HL7 standard.

He currently serves on the Health Information Standards Organisation (HISO) committee, which provides technical advice on standards to the New Zealand Digital Advisory Board. He has provided outstanding leadership towards helping to create and evangelise the innovative FHIR standard, and frequently writes about FHIR on his blog fhirblog.com and has developed a range of open source tools widely used to educate and assist the developers of FHIR clinfhir.com.

Kevin Shekleton, Cerner

Kevin Shekleton is a polyglot technologist, having worked in a wide variety of systems throughout his career in the healthcare IT industry. He is passionate about technology, interoperability, and open source. Kevin is the lead on the CDS Hooks project and has helped build a vibrant community of support around the project.

At Cerner, he is currently responsible for multiple aspects of Cerner’s platforms and solutions: support for SMART on FHIR, support for CDS Hooks, mobile architectures, and software cybersecurity strategy and implementation.

Oyvind Aassve

Øyvind Aassve is working as a senior advisor for the Norwegian Directorate of e-health specializing in architecture, interoperability and standardization. He has 17 years experience working with integration and semantic interoperability, the last 10 of these in the health care sector. He is also chair of Technical steering committee in HL7 Norway. He is currently working on roadmap for standardization in the Norwegian health care sector, which also includes planning future use of FHIR.

Richard Ettema


Richard Ettema has more than three decades of experience in software architecture, engineering and consulting. His experience is in application architecture, agile methodologies and helping customers develop, implement and maintain best practices in enterprise software development. Richard has worked with small to large private organizations as well as large government organizations developing health care, health insurance, telecom, order entry, customer call tracking, inventory management and financial management applications. Richard is the author of AEGIS’ public FHIR test client and server, WildFHIR; Senior Architect and Project Lead for AEGIS’ FHIR Testing Platform, Touchstone.


Daniel Roberge

Sr Consultant, Enovacom

Daniel has 25 years of experience in the healthcare and social services sectors of Quebec, including 15 years in the healthcare IT market.


Tim Berezny

Co-Founder and CTO of Caredove

Tim Berezny is the co-founder and CTO of Caredove, an online eReferral platform used by clinicians and patients to connect with homecare and community health services. Tim takes a system design engineering approach to tackling problems at the intersection of healthcare processes and technology. Tim is currently the co-chair of the Canadian FHIR eReferral specification working group, working with industry partners to make FHIR and SMART on FHIR interoperability a reality for eReferrals.


Steven Posnack

Director, Office of Standards and Technology Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC)

Steve Posnack serves as director of the Office of Standards and Technology. In this role, Mr. Posnack advises the national coordinator, leads the ONC Health IT Certification Program, and directs ONC’s standards and technology investments through the ONC Tech Lab, which organizes its work into four focus areas: pilots, standards coordination, testing and utilities, and innovation. He led the creation of the Interoperability Standards Advisory, the redesign of ONC’s Certified Health IT Product List (CHPL), created the Interoperability Proving Ground, and developed the C-CDA Scorecard.

Prior to serving as the director of the Office of Standards and Technology, Mr. Posnack led ONC’s federal policy division within the Office of Policy and Planning from 2010 to 2014. In this capacity, he led ONC’s regulatory affairs, legislative analysis, and several federal policy development and coordination activities. From 2005 to 2010, he served as a senior policy analyst within ONC’s Office of Policy and Research. In that position, he co-authored the Nationwide Privacy and Security Framework for Electronic Exchange of Individually Identifiable Health Information. He also led a cross-HHS policy team that worked with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) as it developed its regulation for the electronic prescribing of controlled substances (EPCS).

Mr. Posnack earned a Bachelor’s degree in computer science from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, a Master’s degree in security informatics from Johns Hopkins University Information Security Institute, and a Master’s degree in health policy from Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. He also maintains a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certificate.

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