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Welcome to the Hive, New Zealand's Health Innovation Exchange. We're here to foster discussion and collaboration to promote innovation in New Zealand's health sector.


This Hive is also a Social eLearning network for healthcare students. We host private groups for a range of healthcare courses.


As well as learning in their own private groups, students can connect with health innovators on the network.

Blog Posts

Medications and allergies lists in CDA documents

Posted by Alastair Kenworthy on May 27, 2013 at 11:37 0 Comments

HISO 10041 is a developing HISO standard for structured clinical documents, based on HL7 Clinical Document Architecture (CDA). Referrals and discharge summaries, for example, will have a canonical form as CDA documents, communicated via health information exchanges and regional clinical data repositories.

The first part of the specification is a building block describing structured…


Standards open for public comment

Posted by Alastair Kenworthy on April 10, 2013 at 14:11 0 Comments

Two new HISO draft standards have been posted on the HISO website for public comment. These are both HL7 Clinical Document Architecture (CDA) based standards for information exchange.

10047 Comprehensive Clinical Assessments for Older People - CDA templates for exchange of interRAI clinical assessment reports…


HL7 Interoperability Workshop - Towards 2014

Posted by Alastair Kenworthy on November 8, 2012 at 7:30 2 Comments

An engaged group spoke about standards and interoperability at the HL7 workshop yesterday at the opening of HINZ.

Here are my two slide sets.

The first (in pieces for file size) paints a picture of current activity towards 2014.

HINZ HL7 Workshop Towards 2014 Nov 2012 (Part…


Second part of the Reference Architecture for Interoperability

Posted by Alastair Kenworthy on September 13, 2012 at 17:30 2 Comments

The Health Sector Architects Group has today released the second part of our Reference Architecture for Interoperability. This part builds on the foundations of the earlier part, published last year, applying our ideas about repository-centred HIEs, HL7 CDA documents as a common currency of exchange, and having a consistent content model, to emerging new requirements in what we're calling…


New Zealand Represented at the First FHIR Connectathon

Posted by Peter Jordan on September 10, 2012 at 13:41 0 Comments

Great to see that HL7 NZ Chair, David Hay, was present at the first FHIR Connectathon held in Baltimore, USA, on Saturday 10th September...FHIR Connectathon Report.

Standards for smartphone applications in health

Posted by Kannan Subramaniam on September 8, 2012 at 0:53 0 Comments

I wonder if anyone is aware of standards for apps? I have just come across a simple health app for the iPhone which calculates medication dosage without any special algorithm (ie it uses the simple calculator function like body weight x micrograms). I want to know whether it will give the correct answer each time for different inputs. Hence my search for a standard that the app developer could/should have employed. App operability testing standards are emerging (eg Happtique…


Dissecting the Reference Architecture for Interoperability (You're Among Friends!)

Posted by Alastair Kenworthy on June 25, 2012 at 13:42 0 Comments

Here are the slides from my presentation at last week's HINZ conference Dissecting the Reference Architecture for Interoperability

Also the latest draft of the…


Bio-Sensors on Clothes/Textiles - Health Informatics Assignment 1 topic

Posted by Senthil on April 26, 2012 at 11:37 2 Comments

Clothes based sensors to monitor physiological parameters during daily activities.

I am interested in the various concepts involved in BioSensors. Flexible clothes chip could be used to monitor patients like Monitoring of diabetic patients, Monitoring elderly candidates etc.

BIOTEX EU-funded project that aimed to develop textile sensors to measure physiological parameters and the chemical composition of body fluids, with a particular interest in sweat.

Check this video…


Health innovation technology to improve care and treatment of haemophilia

Posted by Bhavisha Daya on April 29, 2012 at 7:46 2 Comments

Haemophilia is a rare, yet widely dispersed condition, both in New Zealand [1] as well as other countries such as America. Due to the nature of this health issue, there are several challenges for the provision of healthcare services[1]. Over the last decade, there has been an increased development in health information technologies, one in particular is a simple, yet comprehensive internet based monitoring and communication…


Mobile Apps

Posted by Amgad Farah on April 26, 2012 at 2:30 6 Comments

Mobile Apps are great! The variety and the ideas. Everyone interested in technology either ask how these apps are created or thought about making their own apps or maybe someday make one.

If you open you're app store and type "health" you get a variety of things from drug monitors, quitting smoking, exercise apps (boxing, pilates, yoga, jogging etc), diet, pregnancy, fertility and the list just goes on.

What app did you like that is related to health and what did you like about…



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