Monthly Archive 24 May 2016

SNOMED Expo 2016 – is coming to NZ in October this year

SNOMED Clinical Terminology enables the clear exchange of health information for all. It helps the healthcare professionals to save time, money and lives with its universal, codified, clinical terminology system.   The SNOMED CT Expo 2016 is organised by the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation (IHTSDO) in collaboration with the New Zealand Ministry of Health. 

The Expo showcases the latest achievements and cutting edge thinking in semantic interoperability, presented by thought leaders from around the globe. READ MORE  Check out the latest info at these links below….

SNApp challenge and resources, including Patients First terminology server

More here from SNApp wrangler Hack Miramar

Hay on FHIR blogs about SNApp

DICOM Workshop in Sydney on 11-12 August 2016

For HL7 NZ Members interested in DICOM, a DICOM trainer Marco Kemper is offering a 2-day Workshop in Sydney on 11-12 August 2016 with CPD credits allocated by New Zealand Institute of Medical Radiation Technology. The registration period is until 10 June 2016.

For more details, please visit Marco’s website:

Finding With FHIR – A Developers Guide to HL7 FHIR

Thank you to those who attended this informative event on 27 June 2016 which featured an international guest presenter Brian Postlethwaite.  This event continued with the “FHIR and Ice” theme of our very successful FHIR and SNOMED seminars last year, and was aimed at the developer who wants to ‘get their hands dirty’  by creating and/or interfacing with FHIR APIs. Helping us is one of the international experts in FHIR – Brian Postlethwaite. Brian is a member of the FHIR core team, the FHIR Management Group and a co-chair for the Patient Administration working group in HL7. He is also one of the maintainers of the Open Source c# FHIR library.

Brian has deep experience in a number of areas especially the process around referrals – so we’re making the theme of this event how FHIR can support querying provider and services registries – an essential pre-requisite to sending a referral to the right place.

The programme consisted of:

  • FHIR presentations focussing on topics of importance to developers i.e. .the c# library that can be used for both client and server development plus the java library which is designed in a very similar way.
  • The practical aspects to consider when building a FHIR Server, and FHIR support of terminologies – especially SNOMED CT. 

Presentations can be found at these links and the attachments below. 

David Hay Presentation

Peter Jordan Presentation

If you are interested in taking part in an event featuring  subject / topics that affect you…let us know