July 2016 WGM - Sydney

The first three day HL7 Australia Working Group Meeting was held in Sydney 6, 7 & 8 July 2016, at Rydges Central. A key event in the Australia Health Informatics community, the WGM brought together clinicians, software vendors, medical organisations and key government decision makers, with attendees coming from around the country and New Zealand.  The three day event provided opportunity to collaborate on draft e-health standards, network and share ideas with others within the community and attend a range of educational sessions.  

WGM Tutorials and Meetings

The following tutorials, education sessions and Work Group Meetings were held across the three days.  Presentations are available for download, and bios of our speakers are available here.

  • Introduction to FHIR: This 1.5 day connectathon was an ideal starting point for any developer wanting to gain a better understanding of FHIR. 
  • FHIR for Execs: Grahame Grieve, the "Father of FHIR" gave an insight to what FHIR is, how it relates to v2 and CDA and how to determine if and when it might be relevant for your organisation. This was an ideal session for CEOs, executives and key decision makers. 
  • Are FHIR and Mobile making the My Health Record Irrelevant? Tim Blake explored the idea that given the increasing market momentum of FHIR, the ability for consumers to use mobile devices to engage with their own health and the ability of Apple's HeathKit to store and render CCD documents, do we still need the My Health Record in its current form?

  • International Terminology: Heather Grain provided an update on what is happening in the International Terminology domain and its impact on Australian e-health.
  • HL7 Standards - What, Where, Why & How?  Learn more about HL7 Standards and their importance and influence in decision making within the Australian e-health domain.
  • Trifolia and FHIR - Sarah Gaunt presented a demonstration using Lantana's Trifolia tool to author FHIR profiles with specific emphasis on C-CDA on FHIR.
  • Back to the Future 4: HL7 v2 into the future: Andrew McIntyre explored the possibilities for HL7 v2 into the future within the Australian and international domain.

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