Sheila Connelly, MS, PMP
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Boosting healthcare data availability with
HL7® V2, V3, and FHIR® standards.


My Resume represents a sample of projects completed over the last 25 years. READ
See my Resume Addendum to learn more details about my work. READ

Continuous Learner

Standards and interoperability are the heart of healthcare technology and my primary interest. Efforts to get involved, upgrade skills, and increase knowledge include:

Research, write, and present on HL7® V2, V3, and FHIR® standards and related topics.

Pay attention to U.S. government policy supporting and promoting nationwide health information exchange out of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) at to keep an eye on the country's interoperability roadmap and anticipate future demands.

Recent HL7 Events:

Attended HL7 FHIR DevDays, June 2018, Boston, MA

Attended HL7 C-CDA Implementation-A-Thon, June 2018, Virtual

In July 2016, I attended a two-day HL7 FHIR Applications Roundtable with presentations and demos of FHIR-based solutions currently in development or already deployed; most SMART on FHIR. So many possibilities!

In March 2016, I attended a two-day HL7 FHIR Implementation Workshop in Cambridge, MA, taught by Lloyd McKenzie, a recognized HL7 expert.

In January 2016, I attended IHE's Connectathon 101 in Cleveland, a one-day interactive educational event, to learn the process to bring a company to a Connectathon where they can test their implementations with those of other vendors.

Created and tested a FHIR client in Visual Studio by following the blog post “Make your first FHIR client – within one hour!

Used Postman (a browser-based RESTful API testing tool) to explore FHIR using HTTP endpoints on publicly available servers. HTTP requests include GET, PUSH, POST, and DELETE. Formats are JSON and XML.

Volunteer member of the HL7 work group defining the FHIR AdverseEvent Resource.

I wrote a short document describing the need for a FHIR resource for adverse events and patient safety. READ

Master of Science in Health Informatics, January 2016.
Northeastern University, Bouvé College of Health Sciences

Academic graduate-level work examples:

HL7 V2 to V3 Migration This work was my first in-depth effort to learn more about HL7.
Capstone Project: Interoperability At Northeastern, the Capstone is the final work required to complete their health informatics graduate degree.

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