Health information standards

Published standards set requirements for the safe, secure and purposeful use and sharing of health information. Standards ensure the integrity of health information and that systems are interoperable. They are part of an ecosystem in which patients and consumers and their family/whānau have access to and control over their own information.

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11 September: Interoperability roadmap published

Our new interoperability roadmap for the health and disability system has now been published.

The roadmap sets out practical steps over the next two years to accelerate the shift to a fully interoperable digital health ecosystem.  Find out more about the roadmap.

21 May: HISO 10085:2020 COVID-19 Contact Tracing Data Standard published

The HISO 10085:2020 COVID-19 Contact Tracing Data Standard has been published as part of the COVID-19 response. The standard's purpose is to ensure that all data collected and used in the contact tracing process is well-defined, properly structured and coded, and supports interoperability.

The initial focus is about supporting the consumer registration process and recording consistent information about customers and visitors to business locations.

Health Information Standards Organisation (HISO)

HISO supports the development and adoption of health information standards in New Zealand.

All-of-Government data content requirements

All-of-government data content requirements for person name, date of birth and street address have been published on

HISO has been involved in the data content standardisation programme led by Stats NZ Tatauranga Aotearoa, and we are working to align our standards and systems to the new requirements.

Next up for the programme is work on location and phone number.

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