HL7NZ Annual Mid Year Seminar – 29 May 2017

HL7NZ Annual Mid Year Seminar – 29 May 2017

“Igniting Interoperability: Building a NZ Digital Health Ecosystem with HL7® FHIR® and SNOMED CT®

9am – 4pm Monday 29th May 2017 at Novotel, Auckland Airport MAP

This event is aimed at business analysts, project and product managers, architects and designers from the digital health community.  Topics include:

  • NZ Digital Health Strategy and updates on the National EHR project (to set the scene on the need for interoperability to be predicated on standards-based APIs)
  • The New Zealand Vision for Interoperability Charter.
  • The business level case for using FHIR R3 to build standards-based APIs, with bindings to SNOMED CT.
  • Challenges in using these standards to achieve true interoperability in the NZ Health & Disability Sector – including testing and compliance, plus lessons learned from existing services such as GP2GP.
  • Developing local FHIR artefacts – extensions, identifiers and profiles – in partnership with HISO, following widespread community engagement.
  • Common Services – such as Terminology, Provider Directories, etc.

Invited Presenters:

Darren Douglass:  Deputy Chief Technology & Digital Services Officer – eHealth, Technology & Digital Services, Ministry of Health

Scott Arrol: Chief Executive Officer and Director – NZHIT

Peter Jordan: Chair HL7 New Zealand  

Alastair Kenworthy: Manager Health IT Investment & Standards, Technology & Digital Services, Ministry of Health


  • Current corporate members $150
  • Current individual members $175 
  • Standard $250 (includes 1 year individual membership)
  • Students $80  (includes 1 year student membership)
  • HINZ Member Reciprocal Discount $175 (must be a current member of HINZ)

Fees includes refreshments, lunch and networking drinks function plus free parking in Car Park A

PLUS….at this Event, participate in discussions on breaking international news!

HL7 is pleased to announce that release 3 of FHIR has just been published.

The FHIR community invested a huge amount of work in this release – hundreds of people have contributed to the specification, and there have been thousands of Change Proposals processed (>2400). Most of these change proposals arose from 3 different places:

  •  Implementation Experience (Trial use is working)
  • Alignment with other standards
  • Internal Quality Review processes Some of the key changes:
  • Added support for Clinical Decision Support and Clinical Quality Measures
  • Broadened functionality to cover key clinical workflows
  • Further development of Terminology Services, and support for Financial Management
  • Defined an RDF format, and how FHIR relates to Linked Data
  • Incremental improvements and increased maturity of the RESTful API and conformance framework  READ MORE
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