ITx 2018 Conference Programme

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Why HL7 FHIR is HOT and SNOMED CT is COOL for Digital Healthcare

Thursday 12:00pm - 12:30pm, HiNZ Health IT Today (Room 3 (Momentum))

A high-level analysis of the need for modern standards to enable the New Zealand Digital Health Strategy and a brief introduction to two of those standards - HL7® FHIR® and SNOMED CT®.


Peter Jordan

Chair, HL7 New Zealand

Peter Jordan is the Chair of HL7 New Zealand and a highly experienced software architect and developer specialising in healthcare information modelling, exchange and security. His involvement with standards began with the initial implementations of HL7® Version 2 messaging in New Zealand, back in the early 1990s; continuing, in recent years, with the NZ CDA Toolkit used in GP2GP patient record transfers and the NZ ePrescription Service; and now, increasingly, with the emerging HL7® FHIR® standard and SNOMED CT clinical coding. He is currently contracted, as a Solutions Architect, to Patients First Ltd, and working on sector-wide components and services in support of the New Zealand Digital Health Strategy. Peter’s three decades in the IT industry, spent in the UK and New Zealand, have included spells with vendors of both primary and secondary healthcare applications and various public sector organisations. He is also represents primary healthcare IT on the New Zealand Sector Architects Group Executive.