Category Archive Events

Past events HL7 New Zealand has held or sponsored

  • Service Oriented Architecture in Healthcare Seminar, 11 April 2011, Auckland
  • HL7 WGM, January 2011 Sydney
  • HL7 New Zealand Seminar:  The Fundamentals and Implementation of CDA – presented by: Grahame Grieve.  A unique opportunity to take part in a hands on training seminar led by a leading international expert.  Monday 30 and Tuesday 31 August 2010, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Auckland..EVENT NOW SOLD OUT ..[more information].
  • 9th Annual HINZ Conference and Exhibition, 2-4 November 2010, Wellington Town Hall  –
  • HL7 International Standards and Education Meeting, 9-14 January 2011, Sydney  –
  • HL7 NZ members can register for the HL7 Australia CDA Education Forum ( ) at the HL7 Australia members-only rate
  • HL7 New Zealand Annual General Meeting – 3rd November 2010, Wellington Town Hall see attachments for agenda and proxy forms   

August 2012: Clinical Document Architecture hits New Zealand

In August, we will be hosting a seminar on CDA.
The CDA standard is rapidly becoming one of the most important single standards in healthcare. This seminar will be an extension to the highly successful seminar last year by Grahame Grieve, and will be presented by local speakers and focusing on the local CDA standards that are being developed such as GP2GP, ePrescribing and Transfer of Care.

More details to follow

21-22 June 2012: Healthcare Interoperability Pioneer Ed Hammond & openEHR

In conjunction with HINZ we will be hosting a seminar on Electronic Health Records and openEHR and we are proud to announce that we have secured Ed Hammond as the keynote speaker for this event. Ed was one of the initial founders of HL7 and remains one of the most important voices in healthcare standards and interoperability. His keynote is bound to be very illuminating!

 The openEHR section of the event will introduce Archetypes a core component of the National Interoperability Reference Architecture, and an increasingly accepted way of representing health information.   We are grateful to Ocean Informatics for providing one of the leading experts in this field Hugh Leslie – to speak to us. In this session Hugh will walk us through the essentials of modelling, and then jump right into practical examples from Australia and other national programs.   Attending these sessions will be very worthwhile as Hugh will demonstrate how to transform Archetypes into HL7 clinical documents (CDAs)

The 21 June seminar is run in conjuction with HINZ and The University of Auckland and will be held at the Aotea Centre, Auckland.  The Cost for HINZ and HL7NZ (financial) members is $150 and non members $250 (includes one year membership to both HINZ and HL7NZ).  You can register for this event here 

The 22 June tutorial on openEHR is run by HL7NZ and will be held at the University of Auckland Tamaki Campus in Glen Innes.  The cost is $150 for HINZ and HL7NZ (financial) members and non members $250 (includes on year membership to both HINZ and HL7NZ).  This one day tutorial will be presented by two internationally acknowledged openEHR experts – Drs. Hugh and Heather Leslie from Ocean Informatics Pty Ltd.  The tutorial will cover the full continuum of the methodologies described in the New Zealand Reference Architecture for Interoperability – from clinical requirements through modelling to the creation of compliant CDAs automatically.  Attendance at this day will suit anyone who has an interest in Clinical Data Modelling, and how the models created can be used to produce real messages that promote semantic interoperability between Clinical Information Systems. 

Australian CDA and v2 education function

There is a seminar series in Melbourne on wednesday 20 July. Follow this link for details. Note that H:7 New Zealand members will receive the ‘members-only’ rate.

Following this seminar, there is a further seminar that discusses aspects of the PC-EHR implementation. Further details at

SOA Seminar, 11 April 2011 Auckland – note presentation attachment at the base of this page

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SOA – Service Oriented Architecture in Health Care 

11 April 2011, Crowne Plaza, Auckland

Presenter: Ken Rubin, Chief Architect, [US] Federal Healthcare Portfolio, HP Enterprise Services

Co-Chair, OMG Healthcare Domain Task Force; HL7 SOA Workgroup 

HL7 New Zealand, with support and sponsorship from the IT Health Board and Health Informatics New Zealand, are proud to announce that it will be hosting a 1 day seminar on Service Orientated Architecture (SOA) in healthcare in Auckland on Monday 11th April.  The seminar is intended to be an interactive workshop type environment, and is targeted at CIOs, Architects, Analysts and Developers working in the health care space. No prior knowledge of SOA is assumed, but reading material will be supplied to attendees upon registration, and maximum benefit will be gained if these are reviewed prior to the seminar.

The seminar, was presented by Ken Rubin – Chief Architect of the Federal Healthcare Portfolio for HP Enterprise Services in the US.  Primarily focused on enterprise architecture, and electronic health record interoperability, and health informatics, Mr. Rubin has over twenty years of industry experience and ten years of health informatics experience.  He spent seven years leading application architecture EA activities for the Veterans Health Administration, in addition to work he as done for healthcare clients in the UK and Australia.  

Mr. Rubin is very active in the standards community, holding positions as co-chair of the HL7 Service-Oriented Architecture Workgroup, co-chair of the OMG Healthcare Domain Task Force and the Healthcare Service Specification Project (HSSP), and serves as the Enterprise Architect for Open Health Tools, an open-source software community.  

Mr. Rubin frequently guest-lectures at universities in the Baltimore-Washington area, has been published in JAMIA, and contributed to a paper to MedInfo 2010, and authored a book chapter on Healthcare Modeling in Person-Centered Health Records:  Toward HealthePeople, in the Springer-Verlag Medical Informatics Book Series.   Mr. Rubin lives with his wife in a suburb of Washington, DC.  

HL7 International Standards and Education Meeting, 9-14 January 2011, Sydney Australia

The Australian e-Health community is delighted to host the HL7 International Working Group Meeting 9-14 January 2011!

The HL7 International Standards and Education Meeting will provide the forum for more than 50 Work Groups, Committees and Task Forces to progress the HL7 V2.x, CDA, V3 and EHR Standards.  An extensive range of Courses, Tutorials and Workshops will allow us to hear and learn the very latest developments in EHRs, clinical messaging, terminology, etc. from the global experts and leaders in e-health.

Make plans to support this timely event – it is rare that this high level international event comes to our part of the world!For more information see

Seminar: Fundamentals of CDA & Implementing CDA (30-31 August, Auckland)

Fundamentals of CDA / Implementing CDA 

A practical hands on, international expert driven training seminar
Presented by: Grahame Grieve B.Sc. MAACB.  CTO, Kestral Computing P/L Crowne Plaza Hotel, Auckland (map) – Monday 30th and Tuesday 31st August 2010

COST: $650Sorry this event is now fully subscribed. Contact us at for wait list options.

HL7 New Zealand thanks the following organisations for their support:

Presentation Slides

Update 3 September 2010: This slides from this seminar are now available on SlideShare or as a download below.  

          –> Click here to download the slides from the presentation (15 MB PDF).


HL7 v3 is becoming widely used internationally, especially a variant called the ‘Clinical Document Architecture’. In New Zealand we have used CDA in a number of projects and there is now significant interest in making CDA the national standard for health interoperability for new projects – for example the ‘GP2GP’ project that will move clinical information from one GP system to another will use CDA.

This is a 2 day technical seminar, firmly aimed at those who are – or will be – actively involved in designing, developing, testing, consuming and supporting HL7 v3 messages – especially CDA. We will also touch on other related healthcare standards such as IHE. While no previous knowledge of HL7 is assumed, you should have a technical background, be familiar with XML and the concepts of object orientation. Some background reading on CDA will also be a good idea to get the most from this opportunity!

Day One – What’s it all about!

9.00am         Registration and Coffee

9.30am         Introduction to CDA and it’s eco-system

10.30am         Morning Tea

10.45am        CDA Reference Model

12.30pm         Lunch

1.15pm         Overview of CDA & the specification

3.00pm         Afternoon Tea

3.15pm         CDA Implementation Guides

5pm              Networking Drinks and open question time

Day Two – Implementation Time!

9.00am         Registration and Coffee9.30am         Review of Implementation Approaches

10.30am         Morning Tea

10.45am         Issues in data types (CD, ED, PQ, IVL)

12.30pm         Lunch

1.15pm         Reading and Writing CDA documents safely

3.00pm         Afternoon Tea

3.15pm         Exchanging CDA documents: XDS, mixing v2 & CDA, SOA

4.30pm         Questions

5.00pm         END


Grahame Grieve B.Sc. MAACB.  CTO, Kestral Computing P/L
After working in hospital pathology and clinical research, Grahame Grieve joined Kestral Computing where he is Chief Technical Officer, providing leadership with regard to development methodology, strategic technologies, enterprise architecture, and standards and interoperability.  As part of this work, Grahame has become deeply involved in healthcare SDO’s such as HL7 and ISO, using chair and editorship roles to lead further development and convergence. In addition, Grahame acts as project lead for the Eclipse Open Healthcare Framework and has consulted on standards and tools to the NHS (England), NEHTA (Australia) and Infoway (Canada).

HL7 New Zealand represented at Brazil HL7 WGM meeting

David Hay, Chair of HL7 New Zealand, attended the HL7 working group meeting in Rio de Janeiro in May, 2010.  

Attached below is the presentation given to the affiliate counsel.