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Use of FHIR as the API for the NZ Electronic Health Record

Monday 3:20pm - 3:50pm, HiNZ Health (HiNZ Health IT Room)

Regardless of which system is actually chosen to host the NZ Electronic Health Record, the interface to that system will be using the new HL7 FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability resources) standard that is receiving enormous international attention. This session is aimed at the non-technical user and will explore how such a real-time resource can deliver value to the Patient, the Clinician and the Healthcare organization.
We'll look at the history behind the development of FHIR, a high level description of how it works, sample scenarios in New Zealand and some real-world International Use Cases.
We'll also look at how it relates to some of the other standards and terminologies in the International community such as SNOMED, openEHR and CIMI as well as a quick description of some of the associated standards that build on FHIR to make it even easier for developers to produce innovative applications such as SMART and CDS-hooks
FHIR will truly enable the 'healthcare ecosystem' especially supporting mobile devices, and this session will explain why.

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David Hay

Product Strategist, Orion Health

Dr David Hay has been involved in healthcare informatics in New Zealand for over 30 years.

He works as a Product Strategist for Orion Health, is an active member of the international FHIR community, co-chair of the FHIR Management Group, chair of HL7 New Zealand and an active blogger on FHIR at