openEHR and FHIR – Fiends or Foes? - HIGHmed Symposium 2021

Event Details
October 14, 2021 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Kaiserin-Friedrich-Haus Berlin Berlin

Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for interoperable and scalable data infrastructures within healthcare has become even more apparent. National and regional governments address these challenges by introducing open platforms, a novel paradigm to enable the data flow required to harness the full potential of big data in medicine.

To underline the importance of open platforms, and to provide examples of novel implementations to political stakeholders and the health IT community, we dedicate our this year’s HiGHmed Symposium to openEHR and FHIR, the underlying eHealth standards of the data environment of tomorrow.

This event will bring together experienced experts in the field of medical informatics and offer an opportunity to exchange information with international colleagues. The aim of this symposium is to promote a complementary view of openEHR and FHIR as well as to demonstrate the synergies of both standards.

The event will take place all day in Berlin and will be broadcast virtually in parallel.


  • Roland EilsChairman of the Management Board HiGHmed e.V.  Berlin Institute of Health at Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany
  • Heyo K. KroemerChairman of the Supervisory Board HiGHmed e.V., Chief Executive Officer of Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany 


  • Erik VermeulenEY Global Solutions Leader for Smart Hospitals and Connected Health Cloud 
  • Jordi Piera-JiménezDirector of the Digital Health Strategy for Catalonia at the Catalan Health Service - “The Digital Health Strategy for Catalonia: the role of openEHR and FHIR in the construction of the new EHR” 
  • Bjørn NæssProduct Owner DIPS AS - ”openEHR, FHIR and eHealth solutions in Norway” 
  • Rachel DunscombeCEO of the NHS Digital Academy - “Why you need to think like an engineer: openEHR and FHIR”
  • John MeredithHead of Application Design at Digital Health and Care Wales - ”For FOXS Sake!” 
  • Patrik Georgii-Hemming - CMIO at Karolinska institutet
  • Tomaz Gornik - CEO at Better