PhD, FRCGP, FBCS, is President of the European Institute for Innovation through Health Data and of the EuroRec Institute. He plays a leading international role in research and development of electronic health record interoperability standards, data and privacy protection, interoperability business models and the reuse of EHRs for research. He has led multiple European projects in these areas, including Horizon 2020 and the IMI programme alongside pharma companies, hospitals and ICT companies. He recently co-led a €16m project on the re-use of EHR information for clinical research, EHR4CR, alongside ten global pharma. He is a partner in another IMI project, EMIF, on the development of a European clinical research platform federating multiple population health and cohort studies. Dipak also led an EU Network of Excellence on semantic interoperability, and is a partner in other EU projects on the sustainability of interoperability assets, the transatlantic sharing patient summaries, multi-morbidity and quality labelling. Dipak is Clinical Professor of Health Informatics at University College London, visiting professor at the University of Gent, and a member of standards bodies including CEN, ISO and HL7.
studied ICT at the Industrial State University B.M.E. Gent. Since 1992, Geert has been involved in over 30 national and international eHealth R&D projects. His daily activities, as project manager, include i) the coordination of the development of web applications (e.g. test-based eLearning, EuroRec Use Tools on certification Process, online tools supporting research), ii )being responsible for the budget control and financial reporting of research and commercial projects, iii) the involvement in the Belgian EHR Certification process, iv) the organization of scientific workshops & conferences and v) supporting national and European scientific associations such as the Microsoft Healthcare User Group Europe (MS-HUGe), MedNet and ProRec-Belgium. Currently, he is President and director of RAMIT (Research in Advanced Medical Informatics and Telematics (vzw-asbl); President of WHiTe3 (World of Health ICT: Education, Events and Exhibitions); Vice President and EU-Project manager of EuroRec and founding member of i~HD (The European Institute for Innovation through Health Data).
is Professor of Medical Informatics and Statistics at the Department of Public Health of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences of the Ghent University (Belgium) and Vice President Research & Development of the European Institute for Health Records (EuroRec). He is also Director of RAMIT (Research in Advanced Medical Informatics and Telematics), an R&D spin-off platform of the Ghent University. He teaches several courses in biostatistics and eHealth related topics. His primary research interests lie in the domain of Electronic Health Records (EHRs) and are oriented towards various aspects of quality labelling and certification of EHRs (quality criteria, data quality characteristics, quality labelling and certification models, tools/methodologies for EHR evaluation and conformance testing, semantic interoperability aspects, secondary use of EHR data). Through EuroRec, RAMIT and the Ghent University he has participated in many EU, national and transatlantic eHealth research projects (e.g. ASSIST, EHR-Implement, EHR-Q TN, ARGOS, HITCH, Antilope, EHR4CR, SemanticHealthNet, EURECA, EXPAND,…).
Jos Devlies (MD)
Medical Director of EuroRec, and Senior Researcher, is a physician and involved since 1986 in the development and the commercialisation of EHR systems for General Practitioners. He was president of several health IT companies and is still chairing a cooperative company of Belgian physicians. He was also involved in the development of a clinical glossary, a medicinal product database and integrated clinical decision support applications. He was also involved in standardisation activities, chairing the EN 12610 on Medicinal Product Identification, and participating either as partner or as coordinator in a large number of nationally and European Union funded projects: SHARE, C-Care, C³, eProLearn, Liverdoc, ReMINE and Q-REC. He joined the team of Professor Georges De Moor in 2006. He is actually the main responsible for the content of the EuroRec Certification Repository and has a long experience in certification of EHR products for General Practitioners. He is coordinating the EHR-QTN Thematic Network project, promoting the use of EHR systems and certification of health care systems in more than 25 European countries. He is also author of several recommendations for the Belgian National Health Insurance Authorities, especially regarding clinical pathways management. He is responsible for the EuroRec Certification Repository and is experienced in certification of EHR products for general practitioners.