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HL7NZ Mid-Year Seminar 2020

HL7NZ Seminar – Implementing HL7® FHIR® at a National Level

…Featuring GRAHAME GRIEVE (FHIR Product Director)

Tuesday 28th April, 2020 | Novotel Hotel, Auckland Airport

This year’s first HL7NZ event will focus on HL7 FHIR implementation at a national level and – in the context of the National Health Information Platform Project (nHIP) – is of great relevance to everyone involved and interested in healthcare interoperability. It also represents a rare opportunity to hear and engage with the ‘Father of HL7 FHIR’.

Following Keynote Presentations from Shayne Hunter, Deputy Director-General, Data & Digital, Ministry of Health and Dr Will Reedy, CEO Spark Health, Grahame Grieve will present on the following broad topics…

  • FHIR Implementation Guides (including building & supporting communities)
  • FHIR Implementation Around The World
  • Vision of a FHIR-based national programme

Dr David Hay (HL7NZ Chair Emeritus and Co-Chair FHIR Management Group) will then provide an update on the work currently in progress to provide FHIR APIs for the Health Provider Index (HPI), National Health Index (NHI) and other local FHIR-based initiatives.

The event will conclude with a Panel – consisting of the day’s presenters, and representatives from regional programmes – to whom you will be invited to…

 “Ask the Hard Questions on FHIR Implementation”

…followed by networking drinks and nibbles.

Registrations will open shortly but, in the meantime, If you have any questions about the seminar please email HL7 chair Peter Jordan.

To take advantage of significant discounts for this and future HL7NZ Events, we encourage Non-Members to join us by sending an email with your full contact details and we will send you an invoice.


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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.

FHIR for implementers in New Zealand from David Hay

The event information below is from the event website:

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 global recognition.It is also endorsed locally by the New Zealand Health Information Standards Organisation (HISO), along with SNOMED, as the national terminology standard. 
The Ministry of Health is fully behind this initiative, prescribing FHIR as the primary interface to the nHIP programme, and with projects underway to add FHIR interfaces to the NHI and the HPI. 
This free workshop is sponsored by the Ministry of Health to help increase implementer knowledge about FHIR. There is no charge for you to attend BUT you must register quick as numbers are limited to 30 attendees.
This full day workshop is being held in Christchurch on Thursday 29th August 2019 and will be delivered by Dr David Hay.  David has been involved with FHIR from the very beginning and is currently a co-chair of the FHIR Management Group and HL7NZ Chair emeritus. 
It is intended for anyone who is planning, undertaking or wants to up their game when it comes to FHIR implementation.  It is particularly for – developers, clinicians, consumer representatives, project managers or any other member of the implementation team.   
You do not need previous experience with FHIR. 
This will be an interactive workshop.  You’ll be able to get hands-on in a supportive environment so will need to bring your laptop (you just need a modern browser, such as chrome, installed). 
The workshop’s programme will be published closer to the time, but the following is an overview of what you’ll be involved with on the day –

The morning session will include an overview of FHIR, explore more advanced topics like profiling and terminology then review the tooling available to help understand how FHIR is used to represent real scenarios, and exchange information.‍

This will lead you into the afternoon session where you’ll dig deeper into the technical aspects of building FHIR clients and servers with a deep dive into the RESTful interface,  including security aspects such as SMART.

You’ll be able to play in a sample ecosystem that includes prototypes of the NHI & HPI interfaces as well as conformance, data, terminology and authentication servers.

You’ll also have time for exercises to show just how easy it is to build with FHIR (you’ll need an IDE of some sort, or a REST client, for these).  

The workshop will wrap up at the end of the day with a discussion on the next steps – how can we realise the patient-centered ecosystem in New Zealand. ‍
This event is limited to 30 people, so be in quick to guarantee your place.
Venue to be confirmed in Christchurch shortly.
Thanks to –
Ministry of Health for sponsoring this event
NZHIT as the organisers
HL7NZ for their on-going support and promotion of interoperability standards