Welcome to HL7 New Zealand

HL7NZ is the New Zealand Affiliate of Health Level Seven International (HL7®), the global developer of standards for the interoperability of health information technology with members in over 55 countries.

HL7NZ is a ‘Not for Profit’ incorporated society focused on current and emerging HL7® standards, with strong relationships to all other related healthcare IT standards used in New Zealand.

This year New Zealand is celebrating 25 years of HL7 implementation. To mark this occasion, HL7 New Zealand will be presenting an Anniversary Award, at the 2019 HiNZ Conference in Hamilton, for “Consistent Support for HL7 Standards in New Zealand”. Candidates for this award are those current Organisational Members of HL7 New Zealand, who have used HL7 standards for a significant portion of the past 25 years. An account of those years can now be found in the About—>History Page.

HL7NZ held its Mid-Year Seminar on 19 June with an excellent attendance…read post seminar report here

2019 Events – dates for your diary

Digital Health Week NZ – including HiNZ Conference 2019

This is New Zealand’s largest digital health event and will offer a range of events and workshops catering to the various professions and topics within digital health. This will include a Standards Workshop, featuring HL7® FHIR® and SNOMED CT®, on Tuesday 19th November.

You can read more details about the preliminary programme here. HL7NZ members are, once again, eligible for the special low “affiliate member” rate – REGISTER NOW

International News…Dr David Hay receives HL7® International Fellowship

HL7 New Zealand is pleased to announce that our Chair Emeritus, Dr David Hay, has been elected as a Fellow of HL7® International. David is the first New Zealander to receive this honour which recognises his outstanding commitment and sustained contribution to HL7 International over a fifteen-year period, most recently as a Co-Chair of the HL7® FHIR® Management Group and creator of the popular ClinFHIR Tool. 

David was inducted into the HL7 Fellows Programme at last week’s Working Group Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland, USA where the major focus was on preparations for the upcoming Release 4 of FHIR, the first to contain normative content. Further details of this highly-significant work can be found in FHIR Product Director, Grahame Grieve’s meeting report at HERE.

More Information on HL7NZ activities

Need more information or have questions you want answered, email us at admin@hl7.org.nz.

Featured events

New Zealand celebrates 25 years as an HL7 Implementer - This year New Zealand is celebrating 25 years of HL7 implementation. To mark this occasion, HL7 New Zealand will be presenting an Anniversary Award, at the 2019 HiNZ Conference in Hamilton, for “Consistent Support for HL7 Standards in New Zealand”. Candidates for this award are those current Organisational Members of HL7 New Zealand, who have used HL7 standards for […]
SNOMED CT® Events - International: SNOMED International Business Meetings and Expo: 27 Oct – 1 Nov 2019 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia New Zealand Events SNOMED CT®  Developer Training Day: 6 Nov 2019 – Christchurch. Contact standards@health.govt.nz for free registration NOW FULLY SUBSCRIBED  SNOMED CT® Developer Training Day: 7 Nov 2019 – Auckland. Contact standards@health.govt.nz for free registration NOW FULLY SUBSCRIBED
NZHIT Event: FHIR for Implementers in New Zealand - NZHIT hosted the one-day workshop in Christchurch, “FHIR for Implementers in New Zealand” on 29 August 2019. The event information below is from the event website:  https://www.nzhit.nz/event/fhir-for-implementers-in-new-zealand-you-need-to-attend-this-one-day-workshop You need to attend this one-day workshop if you’re planning, undertaking or want to know more about FHIR implementation.HL7 FHIR is the healthcare interoperability standard that has achieved […]
HL7NZ Mid-Year Seminar - HL7® FHIR® and SNOMED CT® Implementation Workshop Wednesday 19 June 2019, Novotel Auckland Airport HL7 New Zealand (HL7NZ) held its Annual Mid-Year Seminar at the Novotel Hotel, Auckland Airport on Wednesday 19th June. This year’s Event was an HL7® FHIR® and SNOMED CT ® Implementation Workshop consisting of a FHIR Connectathon and a series of interactive presentations from a […]
Emerging Tech in Health - Emerging Tech in Health – a collaboration between HiNZ & NZHIT – 21-22 May, Christchurch This symposium will focus on models of care, and how they will change and be delivered. The presentations will have a clinical and patient outcome focus whilst highlighting how technology will be developed and used to support these outcomes.  HL7NZ Members […]
Women in Health IT Conference - Empowering women as leaders in Healthcare IT – 27 May, Auckland The Women in Health IT conference brings together established and emerging leaders from across sectors and cultures to work towards gender equity in health leadership and to improve health for all.  This event will address the gender gap in health information and technology, and the […]