FHIR-based Interoperability in New Zealand's Health Sector

September 26, 2023 | Chapter Event

Discover how New Zealand is improving their Health Sector through the power of FHIR-based interoperability. Gain an in-depth understanding of the architectural foundations, challenges, and real-world learnings from the "connector platform" integral to New Zealand's Hira Programme. Hira will be the connector of people’s health and wellbeing information – like the medicines they are on, the vaccinations they have had, and their lab results. It will enable information to be pulled from different systems to create a personal health record. Hira will deliver:

A New Zealand patient summary – an app/website allowing healthcare consumers/whānau to see their health information in one place and update some of it.

A platform allowing healthcare providers to access and update patient data held in different databases.

A secure, carefully controlled digital ecosystem enabling vendors to build apps for healthcare consumers, whānau and providers, to help people manage their own health.


  • Demetri Baroutsos, Technical Delivery Lead – Hira Programme and Technology Enablers

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