Standardisation of Health Information Technology in New Zealand


Park and Atalag have written a review of the standardisation of healthcare information systems in New Zealand. Along the way they discuss standards that are being used in other countries including the USA and the UK. They reference the various agencies in different countries with responsibility for standards.

The authors then focus on the New Zealand healthcare system and give a very helpful overview together with the national standards (HISO 10040.1, 10040.2, 10040.3) that have being developed and which utilise HL7. They also reference the endorsement of SNOMED CT with standard status.

This is a very useful overview both for standards in different countries as well as a detailed overview of the development of standards in New Zealand and this can be used in comparison with the developments in other countries.

Appendix A – Other Posts in the Series on Health Information Exchanges

Arizona Statewide Health Information Exchange

A History of The Health Information Exchange in Pennsylvania

The Arkansas Health Information Exchange – SHARE

The California Health Information Exchange – Cal Index

Health Information Exchanges

Health Information Exchanges and Chronic Conditions

HIPPA and Health Information Exchanges

Creating a Health Information Exchange in Arizona

Why Do We Need Electronic Record Systems to Talk to Each Other

Appendix B – Definition of Health Information Exchange

This is the definition of the Health Information Exchange that I use (Hersh et al, 2015)

Health information exchange (HIE), the electronic sharing of clinical information across the boundaries of health care organizations‘.

Appendix C – Full Citation

Healthc Inform Res. 2015 Jul;21(3):144-51. doi: 10.4258/hir.2015.21.3.144. Epub
2015 Jul 31.

Current National Approach to Healthcare ICT Standardization: Focus on Progress in
New Zealand.

Park YT, Atalag.

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