NEHTA to hold FHIR connectathon

The National E-Health Transition Authority (NEHTA) is staging a connectathon next month on the use of the new FHIR standard within the National Clinical Terminology Service (NCTS).

The two-day event is aimed at developers and will provide an overview of the HL7 FHIR specification and the NCTS followed by a technical session, in which participants will investigated the resources and develop code based on their own use cases.

NEHTA announced last year that the NCTS will use FHIR as part of the design of a web portal and request submission service. The service is also developing a registry to enable users to collaborate and share locally developed content.

NEHTA and the CSIRO recently signed a licensing agreement to make tools for implementing clinical terminologies such as CSIRO's Ontoserver more freely available.

The connectathon is being held in Brisbane on February 10 and 11. Applications to attend are due by this Thursday. NEHTA says it will be holding non-technical webinars on the NCTS in the coming months.

In other FHIR news, founder Grahame Grieve has been appointed by HL7 International to the new position of FHIR product director to oversee the development of his creation on a part-time basis.

Posted in Australian eHealth


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