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HL7NZ Mid-Year Seminar

posted Mar 12, 2019, 10:27 AM by Linda McKay   [ updated Apr 18, 2019, 9:11 PM ]


HL7® FHIR® and SNOMED CT® Implementation Workshop

Wednesday 19 June 2019, Novotel Auckland Airport


This year’s HL7NZ mid-year event will focus on practical concerns with regard to the adoption of the critical HL7® FHIR® and SNOMED CT® standards in the NZ Health & Disability Sector. Our particular focus will be on how we can increase both the rate and quality of implementations.  The event will consist of two separate streams.


Stream A:  HL7® FHIR® Connectathon

Leader: Dr David Hay (HL7NZ Chair Emeritus and Co-Chair FHIR Management Group)


This is a significant opportunity to participate in a joint collaboration between HL7NZ Members and HISO to develop National FHIR Profiles and Implementation Guides for New Zealand. The Connectathon will be a practical event, using tooling and logical models to build profiles and supporting artefacts, e.g. extensions, for key FHIR resources such as Patient, Practitioner, Medication, Condition, AllergyIntolerance and Immunization.

In additionthere will be test servers available exposing the FHIR interfaces to the National NHI and HPI registries that are currently under development for client developers.


Stream BHL7 FHIR and SNOMED- CT Implementation in NZ

 Leader Peter Jordan (HL7NZ Chair and Co-Chair SNOMED on FHIR Project)


This will consist of a number of presentations and interactive discussions on key implementation concerns…

• Introduction to FHIR – Stakeholder Viewpoints (Peter Jordan)
• Clinical Perspective on Benefits to Patients and Healthcare (Karen Blake)
• SNOMED NZ Edition & SNOMED CT Tooling (Alastair Kenworthy)
• FHIR Services, Testing & Tooling (Peter Jordan)
• Panel Discussion on Practical Concerns (e.g. versioning, relationships with other standards)


If you have suggestions about additional topics, or questions about the workshop content, please email HL7 chair Peter Jordan.


HL7NZ /NZHIT Current Organisation Members (at June 30)$175 

HL7NZ/HiNZ Current Individual Members (at June 30): $200 

Standard (non-Member): $250

Students: $80

Acknowledging the support of SYSMEX New Zealand for their ongoing support of our annual mid-year seminars

Woman in Health IT Conference

posted Mar 12, 2019, 10:26 AM by Linda McKay   [ updated Mar 13, 2019, 2:08 AM by Ray Murakami ]

Empowering women as leaders in Healthcare IT – 27 May, Auckland

The Women in Health IT conference brings together established and emerging leaders from across sectors and cultures to work towards gender equity in health leadership and to improve health for all.  This event will address the gender gap in health information and technology, and the need for more community, resources and recognition of women who have made a difference sector-wide. Engage with your peers and take the next step to further your career while connecting with and empowering women in our field. MORE DETAILS

Emerging Tech in Health

posted Mar 12, 2019, 12:11 AM by Linda McKay   [ updated Mar 13, 2019, 2:14 AM by Ray Murakami ]

Emerging Tech in Health – a collaboration between HiNZ & NZHIT - 21-22 May, Christchurch

This symposium will focus on models of care, and how they will change and be delivered. The presentations will have a clinical and patient outcome focus whilst highlighting how technology will be developed and used to support these outcomes.  HL7NZ Members are eligible for the special low “affiliate member” ticket rates…

$199 for one day (normally $369) or $299 for both days (normally $499)

You can read more details about the programme and speakers here and register here

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