HL7 Australia Working Group Meetings
In healthcare HL7 is synonymous with Standards. HL7 International develops HL7 Standards through a collaborative process representing worldwide interests. With a global focus in that development, it is the exclusive responsibility of HL7’s International Affiliates to localise those global Standards to make them relevant to their member countries.
As the Australian affiliate of HL7 International, HL7 Australia has historically worked through third party channels to create these localisations. For the past few years however those channels have not been successful in delivering HL7 Standards that meet the changing needs of Australian healthcare.
Led by a new HL7 Australia Technical Steering Committee (TSC), three initial Work Groups have been created to foster collaboration and focus efforts on creating or extending HL7 Standards that are useful to Australia.
These new HL7 Australia Work Groups are supported by a new collaboration and tools framework. The mandate of these groups is to be agile, collaborative and consensus based.
Work Groups are largely self-managing and are led by two Co-Chairs. The Work Groups meet on a schedule set by the Co-Chair and the Work Group members.
HL7 Australia will be holding three annual Work Group Meetings in Australia. These WGMs bring together the TSC and Work Groups for in person sessions and are accompanied by educational and networking opportunities.
The Board of HL7 Australia is excited by the opportunity to reboot a HL7 standards process in Australia and encourage all members to be active participants.