HL7NZ puts the fire into ice

HL7 New Zealand is holding a day-long seminar in Auckland this Friday covering fire – or the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) standard – and ice, in the form of local and international developments with SNOMED clinical terminology.

The seminar will cover the basics of FHIR and its potential as well as providing an update on its practical use, while the SNOMED session aims to build awareness and explain New Zealand's progress with the terminology ahead of the international SNOMED conference being held in Wellington in October 2016.

Orion Health product specialist David Hay will cover FHIR in practice with a look at its potential in patient portals, mobile devices, migration from the Clinical Document Architecture (CDA) standard and integration with EMRs.

There will also be a session on the basics of FHIR aimed at clinicians rather than technical implementers. According to HL7NZ, the objective of the session is to empower health professionals with the knowledge to explore, use and extend the FHIR standard for their own needs.

As HL7NZ looks forward to hosting the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation's (IHTSDO) conference and expo next year, the afternoon session will be dedicated to showcasing successful Kiwi implementations of SNOMED, including in emergency care, medication management, eReferral, clinical pathway and clinical decision support solutions.

HL7NZ's annual mid-year seminar will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on Albert Street in Auckland from 8.30am this Friday. See the HL7NZ website for more information.

Posted in New Zealand eHealth

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