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New Zealand’s first ‘official’ HL7® FHIR® Connectathon will be an interactive event in which participants can test their FHIR implementations, parts of the specification itself, or simply learn more about the most important new standard in healthcare information interoperability. The hands-on nature of the event encourages attendees to pass data, via APIs, between client applications and FHIR servers, plus utilise cloud-based testing services.
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Dan Bowman, from Fierce Health IT, has an interesting opinion piece on the thorny topic of National Patient Identifiers. A recent meeting of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) launched a new ‘challenge’ to develop a private national patient identifier system. The reason, is that current methods of identifying patients in the US are inaccurate, especially so when trying to identify patients across different healthcare providers.

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HL7 FHIR Project Argonaut

Press release from HL7:

HL7 Launches Joint Argonaut Project to Advance FHIR 

Leading Health IT industry vendors and providers collaborate with HL7 to accelerate development and adoption of FHIR 

Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA – December 4, 2014 – Health Level Seven® International (HL7®), the global authority for interoperability in healthcare information technology with members in 55 countries, is pleased to…

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