Health Information Exchange: Trial implementation options

In 2012, the National Health IT Board sponsored an investigation by healthAlliance into practical opportunities for introducing the new interoperability architecture.

The project report identifies a number of such options for improving information sharing in northern district health boards.

Reference Architecture for Interoperability


The first part of the Reference Architecture for Interoperability is primarily about document-orientated interfaces to Regional CDRs, centring on interim standard HISO 10040. It sets requirements for certain utility services around R-CDRs and overall defines our chosen foundations for interoperability.

Reference Architecture for Interoperability: Foundations (PDF, 1.8 MB)

Connected care

Building on the above, we have finalised a second part of this reference architecture, applying our overarching rules on interoperability to the particular domain of electronic referral, transfer of care and connected care, generally.

Reference Architecture for Interoperability: Connected care (PDF, 732 KB)

National Infrastructure Platform Services

Architecture Principles

The principles document sets out the key principles of the strategy for infrastructure. These principles guide the selection, creation and implementation of solutions that meet regional and national infrastructure needs.

Architecture Vision

The vision document describes our vision for infrastructure services supporting all health sector systems at regional and national level.