National Clinical Terminology Service Connectathon: 5-6 July 2016

The Australian Digital Health Agency, HL7 Australia and CSIRO, gathered more than 40 national and international software developers and implementers in Sydney for the third National Clinical Terminology Service (NCTS) Connectathon.

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Building on the previous two Connectathons (February and  May), the two-day session provided a further update on the NCTS and its use of the Health Level Seven (HL7) Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resource (FHIR®) specification.

The Connectathon was invaluable in providing further input into the development of the specifications and infrastructure for the NCTS, ahead of the upcoming public launch. This included specific discussion and feedback in relation to the specifications as well as understanding the priority functionality that implementers require.

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Connectathons and other activities will be organised in the near future to enable continued collaboration with community and stakeholders to participate in the future development and evolution of the NCTS. We will continue to work with HL7 Australia and Grahame Grieve (Health Intersections) to develop a roadmap for these.

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