Brett Esler

Brett Esler is the principal consultant and founder of Oridashi a health informatics enterprise. His areas of expertise include health informatics; strategy; design; and implementation services to the health industry. These services simultaneously improve health organisation efficiency and capability whilst also improving patient outcomes.

Brett has delivered interoperability; decision support; and care planning projects for numerous customers including the RACGP, RDNS (VIC), NPS, Commonwealth DOH and NEHTA. This includes hospital, general practice, aged care and pharmacy settings

For over a decade Brett has been involved with industry health information standards development via Standards Australia and HL7 Australia/International participation. Brett is a current board member of HL7 Australia, past co-chair of the Templates Special Interest group at HL7 International, and has served as a committee member of Standards Australia committees IT-14-06 Healthcare Messaging; IT-14-06-06 Collaborative Care Messaging; and IT-14-13 Clinical Decision Support.

Brett studied at the University of Melbourne (1989-1993) to obtain degrees, Bachelor of Engineering specialising in electrical/electronic engineering (BE Hons); and Bachelor of Science specialising in computer science (BSc).

With a background in HL7 standards development and implementation I hope to bring an ongoing commitment to open standards and high quality health data exchange.  Currently my focus is on supporting the development of Australian FHIR implementation communities to enable effective localised use of this standard. As a long time advocate for standards use in local software development I hope to encourage close ties to industry and increase active involvement in vendor contribution to defining standards that are fit for purpose and readily implemented.

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