HL7® FHIR® and SNOMED CT® Implementation Workshop -

HL7® FHIR® and SNOMED CT® Implementation Workshop

Wednesday 19 June 2019, Novotel Auckland Airport


News of our mid-year event is spreading beyond New Zealand, with particular interest in the

HL7® FHIR® Connectath on Stream. We’d now like to offer further details of this and the Presentation Stream in which we’ll 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 and build a community of implementers, acknowledging that interoperability is ultimately a ‘People Problem’.


HL7 FHIR and SNOMED- CT Implementation inNZ

 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…


·        Keynote Address – Scott Arrol, CEO NZHIT

·        Introduction to FHIR – Stakeholder Viewpoints - Peter Jordan

·        Clinical Perspective on Benefits to Patients and Healthcare - Karen Blake, Health Alliance

·        Building a Standards Community in NZ –Peter Jordan

·        SNOMED NZ Edition & SNOMED CT Tooling -Alastair Kenworthy, Ministry of Health

·        FHIR Services, Testing & Tooling –Peter Jordan

·        Panel Discussion on Practical Concerns(e.g. versioning, relationships with other standards)


HL7 FHIR Connectathon

Leader David Hay (HL7 Chair Emeritus, HL7Fellow and FHIR Management Group Co-Chair)


This stream will be a combination of presentations and practical exercises focussed on the work being done by the Ministry of Health to create a FHIR interface to the NHI and the HPI. We’ll talk about what the interfaces will look like(recognising that they are still being finalized) and some of the practical issues involved in consuming them.


We’ll also discuss some of the security aspects, especially OAuth2 which is likely to be used in this project.


It will be a practical day, so bring your notebook!


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

 We suggest that you register for this important event as soon as possible, seats are limited and running out fast!



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