CEO Cal Collins Chosen to Present at DIA2023



Waltham, Massachusetts – June 6, 2023 – PRWebOpenClinica proudly announces CEO Cal Collins is speaking at the DIA 2023 Global Annual Meeting in Boston, MA, June 25-29. Collins, a steering committee member of the Vulcan Program, Health Level Seven’s (HL7) newest Fast Healthcare Interoperability (FHIR) Accelerator, will discuss how SMART on FHIR is the key to unlocking real-world data in research. His session, SMART on FHIR: Integrating Electronic Health Records as Real-World Data, also includes:

  • Elise Berliner, Global Senior Principal for Real World Evidence Strategy, Cerner Enviza, who will share perspective on patient registries in the era of electronic health record (EHR) big data,
  • Dave deBronkart, “e-Patient Dave,” who is a patient advocate, cancer survivor and founding member of the HL7 FHIR Patient Empowerment Workgroup, the BMJ patient advisory panel and the Society for Participatory Medicine, and
  • Nicholas Rattenni, Senior Advisory Consultant, NNIT.

“I am honored DIA Global chose me to highlight the tremendous impact of SMART on FHIR on the usefulness of real-world data,” said Cal Collins, OpenClinica CEO. “SMART on FHIR improves the clinical workflow, enables clinical trials to integrate RWD in a non-disruptive way, and ultimately reduces burnout among clinical trial researchers.”

DIA 2023 is the largest global multidisciplinary event for life sciences professionals. Conference organizers expect 5,000+ global attendees.

For more information about Collins’ DIA 2023 Session, June 27, 4:00 – 5:00 pm, click here. To schedule a time to discuss how SMART on FHIR impacts clinical trial research with Collins and the OpenClinica team, visit:


OpenClinica accelerates clinical trials by automating data acquisition through its software-as-a-service platform. Offering a secure bridge between healthcare and research, OpenClinica is trusted by the world’s foremost life science companies, academic institutions, and government entities and has been used in more than 10,000 studies involving over five million patients. OpenClinica is proud to support hundreds of small, midsize and large research organizations spanning biotech, pharma, medical device manufacturing and contract research organizations. For more information, visit us at

About HL7

Health Level Seven International (HL7) Health Level Seven® International (HL7) is an ANSI-accredited, not-for-profit standards developing organization with the mission of empowering global health interoperability. With affiliates in over 30 countries, HL7’s global membership envisions a world in which everyone can securely access and use the right data when and where they need it. Widely implemented by vendor and health care systems, and required by governing bodies around the world, HL7 standards deliver solutions for health information technology, including HL7® Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR®), Version 2 (V2) and Clinical Document Architecture (CDA®). For more information, visit

About DIA

DIA is a global association that mobilizes life science professionals from across all areas of expertise to engage with patients, peers and thought leaders in a neutral environment on the issues of today and the possibilities for tomorrow. For more information, visit DIA.


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