Category Archive News

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.

Welcome to our new website

HL7 New Zealand have a new website.  We hope the new updated look will make it easier for visitors and members to find the information they are looking for.