Please note that this is an old standard and has been withdrawn. The standard is no longer updated and should not be used in the development of new systems.
This messaging standard is based on the requirements set out in the ePharmaceutical Business Process Standard. It details the structure of electronic messages for pharmaceutical orders, dispensing and administration.
This standard provides consistent data definitions. It includes the data segments and data elements that are mandatory (required), optional or conditional (required, based on a condition), together with commentary and relevant notes for usage in the New Zealand health environment and will include guidance for implementation. It excludes information specific to the systems that are used to create, deliver and receive messages.