Scholarships available for HL7 e-learning course

HL7 International has launched an internet based online course on health informatics and HL7 standards which is available for self study and is tutor monitored.

The aim of this course is to provide cost effective learning of HL7 standards to healthcare IT professionals all over the world especially in those countries where HL7 presence is either totally absent or minimally present. This course will encourage professionals towards adoption and use of Health Level 7standards and use them in their implementations.

HL7 International, in collaboration with the HL7 International Council has announced a scholarship program for this successful global eLearning Course. 

The scholarship program is now open for enrollment, starting with the March 11, 2010 English edition ELC course. However, preference will be given to applicants from countries without an HL7 Affiliate. There are also opportunities for interested individuals and organizations to sponsor ELC scholarships.

For more information or questions about the scholarship, please email ELC.Scholarship@HL7.org .

ELC scholarship application form: Click Here to fill online

About HL7
Founded in 1987, Health Level Seven International (HL7) is a not-for-profit, ANSI-accredited standards developing organization dedicated to providing a comprehensive framework and related standards for the exchange, integration, sharing, and retrieval of electronic health information that supports clinical practice and the management, delivery and evaluation of health services. HL7’s 2,300+ members include approximately 500 corporate members who represent more than 90% of the information systems vendors serving healthcare.

HL7 Vision
To create the best and most widely used standards in healthcare.

HL7 Mission
HL7 provides standards for interoperability that improve care delivery, optimize workflow, reduce ambiguity and enhance knowledge transfer among all of our stakeholders, including healthcare providers, government agencies, the vendor community, fellow SDOs and patients. In all of our processes we exhibit timeliness, scientific rigor and technical expertise without compromising transparency, accountability, practicality, or our willingness to put the needs of our stakeholders first.

HL7 – What Does it Mean?
“Level Seven” refers to the seventh level of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) seven-layer communications model for Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) – the application level. The application level interfaces directly to and performs common application services for the application processes. Although other protocols have largely superseded it, the OSI model remains valuable as a place to begin the study of network architecture.

For more details, visit hl7.org