We’re trying a new activity type which we’re calling Project Spotlight, where we highlight a specific project. In our first Project Spotlight, we’re going to focus on Australian Interoperability. This Spotlight will occur from Monday, March 28 to Friday, April 1.
Australia has a long history of interoperability and many organizations working on it, especially NEHTA, the Australian National eHealth Transition Agency (https://www.nehta.gov.au/). This project spotlight is meant to help us learn from the Australian experience about what is needed for national level health data interoperability.
We’re very lucky to have 3 excellent presenters from Australia
Tim Blake is the Managing Director at Sematic Consulting and a Strategic eHealth Advisor to the Australian Department of Health. Previously, he was an Advisor to NEHTA and Chief Information Officer for the Tasmanian Department of Health.
Andy Bond is the Manager of Standards and Informatics at NEHTA. He has also been the Manager of Interoperability and Standards and Chief Architect. He received his PhD from the Victoria University of Wellington.
Grahame Grieve is a Principal at Health Intersections Ltd and a Consultant for NEHTA. He is one of the co-founders of HL7 FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperable Resource) which is probably one of the most popular health IT standards currently.
I’m including documents that are panelists recommended along with the URLs where they are located for people to read before the spotlight next week.
Link leads to: https://www.nehta.gov.au/implementation-resources/ehealth-foundations/interoperability-framework
Link leads to: http://www.finance.gov.au/archive/policy-guides-procurement/interoperability-frameworks/information-interoperability-framework/
Link leads to: http://www.hl7.org/implement/standards/product_brief.cfm?product_id=3
Link leads to: https://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/tgf/201101/pdf00010.pdf