The statement of endorsement covers the continued use in the New Zealand health and disability sector of HL7 standards for interoperable electronic health records.
HL7 standards for interoperability are implemented in electronic health record systems around the world. The purpose of the statement of endorsement – first published in 2005 – is to provide clear direction on the use of HL7 standards in the New Zealand health and disability sector. The 2015 revision reflects advances in health information technology and the emergence of new standards for interoperability.
In 2020, HISO will update this statement of endorsement to reflect the growing importance of HL7 FHIR(R) and our commitment to it.
As one of the first steps, HISO has accepted the following recommendation from HL7 New Zealand on adoption of the HL7 FHIR R4 International Patient Summary Implementation Guide.
The HL7 FHIR R4 International Patient Summary Implementation Guide is recommended for the exchange of core personal health information in trans-national settings, and also as a starting point or building block for consumer health applications in general. This recommendation is likely to be upgraded to a full endorsement once the Implementation Guide (currently subject to the HL7 International balloting process) reaches normative status.