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First HL7 Training and Certification Session

We feel delight to share that HL7 Pakistan has successfully completed its first ever four day training session, 20-24 May, 2011. The purpose of this training was to provide knowledge and support to healthcare industry in making use of healthcare standards and to help professionals achieve industry-recognized levels of proficiency. We received active participation from various healthcare system providers, healthcare system vendors, healthcare organizations and academia across various cities of Pakistan. The participants took keen interest in learning this course, and therefore, helped in completing our training session in true means.First HL7 Training and Certification


The four day session covered the following topics along with various interactive sessions:

  • E-Health Global Perspective
  • Standardization and Importance of HL7 Certification
  • Health Level 7 (HL7) Background & Overview of HL7 V3
  • HL7 V3 Reference Information Model Part I
  • HL7 V3 Reference Information Model Part II
  • HL7 V3 Datatypes
  • HL7 V3 Vocabulary

The participants were given different case studies for their evaluation and also practice for the HL7 International RIM Certification Exam, held on the last day of the training session.

HL7 Certification has high value for securing job in the healthcare sector and is launched in Pakistan for the first time. In the exam, 16 out of 30 participants appeared for certification. The participants were in high spirits which really encouraged us to plan new training sessions at various metropolitan cities of Pakistan in near future. This learning activity helped us in achieving our mandate of promoting eHealth culture across Pakistan.

We are thankful to ICT R&D and NUST for their continuous support in this progress. We hope to bring more innovative and learning activities in future as well.


Over the past decade, Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Centre has established itself as a centre of excellence providing comprehensive care free of cost to thousands of indigent cancer patients. This pioneering, state-of-the-art hospital located in the heart of the Punjab was founded by Imran Khan, one of Pakistan's most illustrious cricketers. As a charitable institute, it is funded predominantly from the donations of friends and well-wishers from around the country and across the world.
Today, NUST is the dynamic face of higher education in Pakistan. Our newly built technology-smart campus in Islamabad nestles not only with some premier educational institutes and research centres but also enjoys the close vicinity of the capital’s industrial sector. More than an exodus to the dream campus (H-12), the relocation of some NUST Schools in the serene setting of the federal metropolis is a giant leap for the University to vie for a prominent place in the unfolding arena of higher education.
Chartered in 1983, Aga Khan University is a private, autonomous university that promotes human welfare through research, teaching and community service. Based on the principles of quality, access, impact and relevance, the University has campuses and programmes in Afghanistan, East Africa, Egypt, Pakistan, Syria and the United Kingdom. Its facilities include teaching hospitals, Nursing Schools and a Medical College, Institutes for Educational Development, an Examination Board and an Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations. It occupies a pivotal place within Aga Khan Development Network.
Abbas Eusofzay