HL7 NZ elects new board, signs MOU with HISO
HL7 NZ has elected four new members to its board and has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Health Information Standards Organisation (HISO) detailing how the two organisations can work together to use standards for the good of interoperability.
HL7 NZ has also ended its contract for services with the NZ Ministry of Health to concentrate on being a membership-driven organisation with greater independence from government. It now has 29 organisational members, with the Ministry also joining as an organisational member this year.
Eight members of the previous board were re-elected at its recent annual general meeting along with new members Derek Buchanan, Michael Hosking, Anna-Marie Scroggins and Matt Valentine. Peter Jordan was re-elected as chair and Linda McKay as secretary.
Mr Jordan wrote in his chair's report that a major part of the work with HISO would involve supporting the HISO interoperability roadmap, which he said further cements the role of Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) in accelerating the shift to a fully interoperable digital health ecosystem, including the APIs required for the National Health Information Platform (nHIP).
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