*Dr. Ed Hammond to attend World Health Organization Forum in Switzerland

Dr. Ed Hammond, PhD, has been invited to participate in the World Health Organization’s “Forum on Health Data Standardization and Interoperability” to be held at the WHO Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland on December 3-4, 2012.  Participants in the Forum include representatives with varying interests in data standardization and interoperability including health data Standards Development Organizations (SDOs), academic and research institutions, and WHO technical programs and regional offices.  Discussions at the meeting will focus on the lack of data interoperability within and between systems that lead to the fragmentation of health information systems.

For more information , see the WHO website.