Approved standards

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The approved standards

HISO 10001:2017 Ethnicity Data Protocols

HISO 10003 ISO/IEC 11179 Information Technology – Metadata registries

HISO 10004:2017 New Zealand Pathology Observation Code Sets

HISO 10005:2008 Health Practitioner Index (HPI) Data Set

HISO 10006:2008 Health Practitioner Index (HPI) Code Set

HISO 10008: Pathology and Radiology Implementation Guide and Messaging Standard

HISO 10013:2015 HL7 Standards Endorsement

HISO 10014: Online Forms Standard (Under consideration - Feb 2018)

HISO 10019 ICD-10-AM and ICD-O

HISO 10023: Mental Health Data Standards

HISO 10024.1:2018 New Zealand Universal List of Medicines and New Zealand Formulary

HISO 10024.2:2017 Medical Device Terminology and Identification Standards

HISO 10029:2015 Health Information Security Framework


HISO 10037: Connected Health

HISO 10038: Cancer Data Standards

HISO 10039: National Specialist Palliative Care Data Standard

HISO 10040: Health Information Exchange Standard

HISO 10042: Medication Charting and Medicine Reconciliation Standards

  • HISO 10042.1 Medication Charting Standard
  • HISO 10042.2 Medicine Reconciliation Standard

HISO 10046 Consumer Health Identity Standard

HISO 10047:2013 Clinical Document Architecture Templates for Comprehensive Clinical Assessments 

HISO 10049: Videoconferencing Standard

HISO 10050.1:2016 Maternity Care Summary Standard (Booking Information)

HISO 10052:2015 Ambulance Care Summary Standard

HISO 10063 GS1 standards

HISO 10064:2017 Health Information Governance Guidelines

HISO 10065:2018 Allied Health Data Standard

HISO 10068:2017 Iwi Statistical Standard

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