Who we are
DECOR is developed by Dr Kai Heitmann who 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.
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.
ART is developed by Gerrit Boers who is a health care consultant.
ART-DECOR expert group
Since the original development of ART-DECOR, the following people have joined the ART-DECOR expert group:
Alexander Henket is a consultant at Nictiz with >15 years of experience in the creation and implementation of various standards and based in The Netherlands. He is an active member of the HL7 community both national and international.
Marc de Graauw is a consultant who specializes in digital information exchange, health & ICT, information architecture, security, semantics & Web Services.
Maarten Ligtvoet is an architect at Nictiz who specializes in network infrastructure, audits of health information systems, open standards, authentication & security.
We are lucky to have many persons who contribute to ART or DECOR to make it better or to add new features. This is a list of a few of them:
- André Achterberg, AA ICT Consultancy
- Jos Baptist, Nictiz (Terminology)
- André Huisman, MedicalPHIT
- Claartje Hülsman, Nictiz
- Maarten Jansonius, Tieto
- Tom de Jong, Nova Pro Consultancy
- Hans Mekenkamp, MedicalPHIT
- Tilman Mueller, Topicus
- Tessa van Stijn, Nictiz
- Michael Tan, Nictiz
- Carsten Thiell, QiN
- Prof. Dr. Sylvia Thun, University of Applied Science Niederrhein (Terminology)
- Arianne van de Wetering, Nictiz