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Dr Kai U Heitmann MD

Dr Kai Heitmann works as an healthcare IT consultant in Europe with the main focus on Germany and the Netherlands. He is mainly active in the fields of standardization in healthcare communication, especially the HL7 (Health Level Seven) family of standards like CDA or V3. In projects he deals with all major phases: concept, specification and implementation. He is the principal consultant with Heitmann Consulting and Services in Germany.

He has been the Deputy head of the Medical Informatics unit at the Institute of Medical Statistics, Informatics and Epidemiology of the University of Cologne, Germany, until January 2006.

Kai is an acknowledged expert in the application of XML in Healthcare; he has advised the Ministries of Health of the Netherlands and Lithuania, as well as large trade associations in Germany and the Netherlands, on aspects of e-Health.

Kai has been involved in HL7 since 1994, he was International Director on the Board of HL7 International from Jan 2004 to Dec 2008, is past chair and chair elect of HL7 Germany, member of the Technical Steering Committees in the Netherlands and Germany and is a member of the German Institute of Standardisation (DIN).

Kai Heitmann can be contacted via hl7@kheitmann.de.


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Ringholm bv is a group of European experts in the field of messaging standards and systems integration in healthcare IT. We provide the industry's most advanced training courses and consulting on healthcare information exchange standards.
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Kai Heitmann Kai Heitmann is an associated Sr.Consultant with Ringholm.
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