From Sunday HL-7 Australia is hosting the international meeting of the seminal interoperability standards body in Sydney, providing an unprecedented opportunity for locals to much better understand FHIR and HL-7 in the rapidly evolving context of interoperability in Australia. Here’s five reasons to make a last minute adjustment to your schedule next week and come to some sessions. Register for a session now using our 20% discount code WILDHL720.


FHIR is emerging as the most important digital interoperability community, set of resources and standards in the fast moving world of digital health interoperability and next week the HL-7 group is hosting their international conference in Sydney where the world’s best top thought leaders are turning up to concur, and to teach and coach. Here’s five reasons you might want to attend a session or two if you’re a clinician interested in how digital health is moving and will change your life, a digital health expert in policy or government, a health CIO, CTO or IT manager  with remit for your company’s connected future, or a digital health start-up wanting to make your way in this new world.

1. What would the My Health Record look like if it was designed and implemented today, and what might that mean for the future of interoperability in Australia?

If you could redo the My Health Record (MHR) today, how could you do it, and what impact might that have on the evolution of interoperability throughout Australia? It’s a fascinating scenario that global expert Oliver Krauss, will take the audience through in an education session on Friday. Given the MHR is currently in the middle of a consultation around just such a scenario the session is sure to be topical and fascinating, and promises to inform a lot about where this major and somewhat controversial project might head from here. This will be the key theme of Friday’s education session which will focus on the patient summary and look at the role of the EMR, device integration, patient admin and even payment pathways.

2.Interoperability, FHIR and HL-7 for clinicians 101 and up!

Clinicians (and patients) will ultimately be at the heart of Australia’s evolving interoperability system, partly because many already are, as the founders and leaders of software vendors for EMR, secure messaging, patient app and other key systems. But the more that understand and get involved in helping model the system, the better. Recognising this, the HL-7 organisation has devoted Wednesday next week to clinicians and the future on interoperability. And it doesn’t matter how little you might know about FHIR and Hl-7. The conference program is covering introductory sessions, which equip you for the more in depth topics later in the week. So if you’re a clinician with an interest and want to:

  • Participate in the development of Interoperability standards
  • Use specialised products which can integrate within your existing electronic medical record
  • Seamlessly exchange information with consumers and other healthcare providers?
  • Develop new tools, such as clinical support, smart forms, applications that fit within your clinical workflow,

Then check out the early week basic sessions and Wednesday, which focuses almost entirely on the clinician experience. Use code and this day of learning will only cost you $440 (see below)

3.Get your hands dirty , learn from global experts and immerse yourself with like minded developers at the Connectathon on Sunday/Monday

 If you’re the hands on coding type and you want to get some coal face learnings from like minded peers,  then register for Sunday’s Connectathon and come and help the group solve some live issues.

The Connectathon brings experts from the international FHIR community to work alongside local developers and offers and opportunity through several topic tracks to test your FHIR knowledge in various scenarios of implementation. You will be supported with shared registries, testing environments and expert track leaders as you validate standards specifications.

If you want to register for the Connectathon session, it’s nearly full but there are a few seats left and you can save 20% by applying the Wild Health Code below, CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

4.Learn how FHIR is already making an impact across communities in Australia – the NSW/Qld Health and ADHA project to digitise ‘baby books’ using FHIR

 Sick of hearing about the potential of FHIR and want to see some local practical examples of how it is starting to change the system, and just how powerful it might be as it spreads? Another session on Friday will look at the live project to digital NSW’s baby “Blue Book”, and the Queensland equivalent. It will discuss how the ADHA is working closely with the two state e-health agencies in a collaboration that will digitise how early childhood health is managed between the healthcare system and mothers and babies.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

5.Get 20% off any session using the Wild Health Discount Code – WILDHEALTHHL720

Remember you can pick and choose sessions and get some great value. The education sessions and the Connectathon are probably of particular interest to local experts  and clinicians and participation in any of these sessions could cost  you as little as $440. CLICK HERE to Register and apply Code above.

More questions?: jason.steen@hl7.com.au