A data standard is a specification that describes, defines and/or structures information. Data standards, such as data models and codelists, are key building blocks for information systems development. Practice is showing, however, that public administrations are often reluctant to adopt data standards that have not been developed by or for them in the first place.
In this year conference, participants will have the opportunity to follow discussions and panels on policies and practices for developing and using data standards and learn from the experience coming from standardisation organisations, governments and European institutions.
Moreover, highly reusable and horizontal data standards promoted by the ISA² programme are currently used in operational systems, delivering a new level of interoperability and facilitating information sharing at regional, national and European level. These experiences, lessons-learnt and benefits achieved will be also discussed in the conference.
SEMIC brings together a group of 150-200 professionals every year, and constitutes the most visible and established event for public sector semantic interoperability in Europe.
So stay tuned and join SEMIC 2016 in Rome on 12 May 2016.
>>The conference brochure is available here<<
>>The conference highlights report is available here<<
Mr. Feargal Mc Groarty has a medical laboratory background and has worked in the public sector healthcare system for 20 years in both medical laboratory and project management roles and as a leader in change management. His current project has seen the implementation of GS1 barcoding on medication, allowing real-time track and trace of the drug from the manufacturer through to the patient home, including the use a smartphone app for patients to scan their medication at home, which is the first of its kind.
Feargal has been an active member of a number of GS1 work groups. He is currently co chair of the GS1 Healthcare Provider Advisory Council (HPAC) and a member of the GS1 Healthcare Leadership Team.
Feargal holds a Fellowship in Laboratory Haematology from the Institute of Biomedical Science along with a Post Grad Diploma in Management and Employee Relations from the National College of Ireland (NCI).
Sheraton Parco de' Medici Rome Hotel
The SEMIC 2016 is open to everyone interested in topics such as:
The content of this conference will be most valuable to:
ISA2 programme, the European Commission