The third HEXAnord meeting took place on Utö in the Stockholm archipelago last week and was hosted by the IT for Health group at DSV.
HEXAnord is a network with participants from the Nordic (Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Norway) and Baltic countries (Estonia and Lithuania). In addition to SU/DSV, there were representatives from Göteborgs universitet and Linköpings universitet. The participants from DSV were Hercules Dalianis, Martin Hassel, Gunnar Nilsson, Sumithra Velupillai, Maria Skeppstedt, Helen Allvin, Mia Kvist and I.
This time around the meeting was designed as a PhD training course (3 ECTS) for the 14 PhD students, with seminar talks given on SNOMED CT (Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine – Clinical Terms), how to build essential tools and resources for the clinical domain, the nature and problems of nursing documentation, as well as on applying machine learning on clinical text to provide decision support. An assignment was given to the students by each of the lecturers, which are to be completed in groups across the universities.
The next meeting will be held in Trondheim, Norway at the beginning of next year.