HISO is supporting Hira to create standards for the development and consumption of Application Programme Interface (API) and Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) to support interoperability of health information.


These standards will detail the required level of information or specification needed to allow consumption of the API and FHIR APIs available via Te Whatu Ora API Standards | Te Whatu Ora API Standards (


Current list of standards in review or under consideration:

  • API Design and Development Standard
  • API FHIR Design and Development Standard
  • API Security Standard
  • API Publication


These technical standards are in active development with updates being made when required. The development of these data standards follows a streamlined standards approval process that has been agreed upon between HISO and Hira.