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HL7 New Zealand OID Version 1.2

As of 11 March 2014, the New Zealand OID Registry was updated to Version 1.2.
The registry can be viewed and downloaded in the following page: New Zealand OID Registry

These OIDs are issued by HL7 New Zealand as the registration authority for New Zealand for OIDs derived from the HL7 International trunk. The HL7NZ root is 2.16.840.1.113883.2.18 Requests for New Zealand OIDs from this root can be directed to

Merry Christmas from HL7NZ


Once again it is my privilege to wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year on behalf of HL7 New Zealand.

In some ways it’s been a quiet year in New Zealand, although there has been plenty of activity in the background, both nationally where members of the Board have worked on local standards, and internationally as HL7 International has worked through the issues raised by making its standards free for anyone to use. 

And in addition, there has been a very significant amount of work being done on the latest HL7 standard – FHIR – that has the potential to make healthcare interoperability significantly easier to achieve. This is critical in this modern age where it is well acknowledged that a person’s healthcare information needs to be available to them – and to clinicians – in a wide range of situations and using a range of devices.

Here in New Zealand we are working towards a closer relationship with other organisations in the healthcare IT space – members of the HL7 Board also serve on the HINZ Executive, we have a strategic relationship with openEHR and representatives have also been appointed to HISO. Hopefully we will be able to help accelerate the adoption of standards in the New Year.

Next year we plan on being more active locally. We want to show that standards can facilitate interoperability and innovation, so we are planning a series of practical events that developers – and users – can participate in to showcase this. Our hope is also that we can attract new vendors into the healthcare IT space, and show that the initiatives embodied in the National IT plan will make core clinical information more accessible to those who need it in a manner that preserves the person’s privacy.   More details will follow in the New Year!

So I trust that 2013 has been a good year for all of you…that 2014 will be even better and I wish you all the compliments of the season.

Kind Regards,David HayChair, HL7 New Zealand

AGM 2013

HL7NZ AGM – special meeting held 12 December 2013

IHIC 2013 Presentation “Future Directions: FHIR in New Zealand (a personal opinion)”

In IHIC 2013, Dr David Hay described a number of possible scenarios where FHIR could add value in the New Zealand context. The views are his own, and are not intended to represent the views either of HL7 New Zealand, nor of the IT Health Board.

Ihic preso v2 from David Hay

HL7 FHIR Connectathon 4 Video

In this video, Dr David Hay talks about the purpose and impression of the Day 1 of HL7 FHIR Connectathon 4 as an official host and organiser.

HL7 FHIR Connectathon 4 – Impressions from Rene Spronk on Vimeo.

HL7 New Zealand presented IT perspective of Christchurch earthquake

HL7 International invited HL7 New Zealand to present the Care Co-Ordination Issues that occurred during the 2011 Christchurch earthquake from an IT perspective. The attached presentation was given by the Chair of HL7 NZ – Dr David Hay – to the plenary session at the Working Group meeting in Boston on Monday, 23rd September 2013 in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

HL7 Australia News

One-day Workshop on Application of New HL7 Capabilities
Thursday, 4th July 2013, Victoria University Convention Centre – Flinders Street, Melbourne

HL7 continues to advance on many fronts – v2.8 messages are just around the corner, and we now hear much about FHIR and “Consolidated CDA”.

This workshop will explore recent developments in HL7 and other standards and how to leverage these new capabilities in practical implementations to address both existing and emerging needs, particularly for communication of clinical information.

The workshop provides an opportunity to find out more and to discuss the following: 

  • The continuing evolution of FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources), the next HL7 international interoperability standard.  Opportunities to participate in the first Australian FHIR connectathon in October will also be presented. 
  • Capabilities of HL7v2.x messaging beyond HL7 v2.4 – including features of v2.5 through v2.9, how to access them? What should be done about implementation? and what does this mean for the Australian standards? 
  • Current issues in the communication of clinical information, including using both HL7 and the new services-oriented approaches, emerging needs in pathology and developments in care planning. 
  • An update on developments and opportunities in the world of “consolidated CDA” (widely used in the USA – particularly for standardized clinical content). 

More detailed information is available on the HL7 Australia website at: or by contacting Joanne Yearsley by email: or mobile: 0418 414 833.

Heard enough already?  You can register directly online at

The member discounted registration of $270+GST per person is available to any current 2013-14 member.

HL7NZ Annual General Meeting

HL7NZ Annual General Meeting 2012 Wednesday 7th November, Energy Events Centre, Rotorua (4pm)(see Minutes and Reports as attachments below)

CDA resources

An interesting post from one of the luminaries in the CDA space – Keith Boone.