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HL7 Australia

HL7 Australia is a not-for-profit, membership-based organization that supports the creation and effective use of e health standards in Australia.  It is the local affiliate of HL7 International, a global standards organisation, which produces HL7 standards to facilitate interoperability and improve the capability of health information systems.  Benefits of HL7 Australia membership include access to all HL7 International standards, regular news updates and discounts on education and training.
Our mission is to promote and facilitate the development and use of HL7 and related standards to meet Australian needs.
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FHIR Forum & Connectathon

Thursday & Friday 6-7 November 2014
Venue: Mercure Treasury Gardens, 13 Spring Street, Melbourne

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The 2014 Annual General Meeting of HL7 Australia will be held on Thursday 6th November 2014 at 5pm.  The venue for the AGM is: Mercure Hotel, Treasury Gardens, 13 Spring St., Melbourne, Victoria.  There is no cost to attend the AGM, and visitors are welcome.  Only current financial members may participate in any poll held at the AGM.  Nominations for the Board must be received by the Secretary by 5pm AWST on Thursday 30th October on the HL7 Australia nomination form.  Nominees are asked to provide a photo and brief candidate statement.  Candidate statements will be distributed on Friday 31st October to voting members of HL7 Australia along with proxy voting forms.

HL7 Events 2014 and beyond ...

19-24 Jan. 2014 HL7 International Working Group Meeting  San Antonio TX, USA
4-9 May 2014 HL7 International Working Group Meeting  Phoenix AZ, USA
19-20 May 2014 HIMSS Asia-Pacific Conference 2014  Sydney, Australia
14-19 Sept. 2014 HL7 International Plenary & Working Group Meeting  Chicago IL, USA
18-23 Jan. 2015 HL7 International Working Group Meeting  San Antonio TX, USA
10-15 May 2015 HL7 International Working Group Meeting  Paris, France
22-16 Aug. 2015 Medinfo 2015 - IMIA World Congress on Medical Informatics  Sao Paulo, Brazil
4-9 Oct. 2015 HL7 International Plenary & Working Group Meeting  Atlanta GA, USA
11-16 Sept. 2016 International Healthcare Modelling SDO  Beijing, China
Events calendar provided by HL7S&S - to add your event! 

HL7 News

HL7 Launches Joint Argonaut Project to Advance FHIR
Thursday, 4th December 2014
Health Level Seven® International (HL7®), the global authority for interoperability in healthcare information technology with members in 55 countries, is pleased to announce the launch of the Argonaut Project.  This initiative will address the recommendations of the JASON Task Force, a joint task force of the HIT Standards and Policy Committees.  The goal of the newly formed project is to accelerate the development and adoption of HL7's Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR®).  In addition to HL7, the Argonaut Project is comprised of the following organizations:

HL7 Announces New Advisory Council Members
Wednesday, 5th November 2014
Health Level Seven® International (HL7®), the global authority for interoperability in healthcare information technology with members in 55 countries, today announced that its Board of Directors has named the following individuals to serve a two-year renewable term on the HL7 Advisory Council:

Healthcare IT Leaders Embrace Federal Interoperability Plans
Friday, 17th October 2014
The federal government's top health IT advisors Wednesday made important recommendations on how public and private stakeholders should progress towards interoperability in healthcare.  Leaders from the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) and Health Level Seven International (HL7) embraced the recommendations of the JASON Task Force, calling them a significant step forward in achieving the promise of information technology in healthcare.  CHIME and HL7 also highlighted the need to incorporate critical enhancements to standards currently under development for Meaningful Use Stage 3.

HL7 Links

Australian Localisation of HL7 Coding Sets (V2.x Table 0396)

HL7 International Standards Work-plan - Projects Listing

NEHTA confirms HL7 as the national standard for the electronic messaging of health information in Australia

Australian Participation in global HL7 Standards Development - Working Meeting Information & Reports

IHE Australia     APAMI Forum     Health Informatics     Global Health Informatics Standards

HL7 Australia Statements of Collaboration:  Standards Australia   openEHR Foundation

HL7 Australia Strategic Plan 2010-12   HL7 Australia Rules and Objects

HL7 is globally supported by major IT and healthcare corporations such as IBM, Intel, GE, Pfizer, Intersystems, Oracle, Microsoft, Phillips, Siemens, Accenture, Novartis, etc, as well as government organisations such as NEHTA, the US DoD, US DVA, US CDC, the UK NHS, Canada Infoway, NICTIZ The Netherlands, etc.

HL7 Australia Inc. is a not-for-profit Association incorporated in the Australian Capital Territory under the Associations Incorporation Act 1991.
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