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This page describes the Connectathon event that will be held on Monday 16th-17th October in Brisbane. [1]

AU October 2017 Connectathon Sign-up Spread Sheet

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  • Capri Hotel - 80 Albert St, Brisbane City QLD


  • Track 1: Introduction to FHIR

HL7 Australia and The Australian Digital Health Agency are pleased to host activities to provide a technical introduction to FHIR.

This track is aimed at those new to FHIR and will enable a detailed guided walk-through using web-based material. 

As this connectathon will be run over one day it would be advised that people looking to attended the beginner track familiarise themselves with the web martial we will be covering. This can be found at

The site consists of a set of tutorials and it would be good if people could take a look at the Overview page and attempt the Simple Patient tutorial. This first tutorial talks the user through setting up the key tool we will use for the rest of the day, Postman. If attended can make some progress on this setup task then we might make it to the FHIR Exercises near the end of the day, which is the fun bit!

That said, don’t fret. I will be there to help on the day and there is no better way to learn than by making mistakes. 

A laptop with a modern browser is required to enable participation in this activity.

  • Track 2: Australian Base Profiles Implementation Guide

The HL7 Australia Patient Administration working group is pleased to coordinate a connectathon around FHIR (STU3) implementation guide material.

The scope of profiles for this event include the following:

      • Organisation: Australian Organisations
      • Patient: Australian Human Patient
      • Practitioner Role: Australian Provider
      • Practitioner: Australian Practitioner
      • HealthcareService: Australian Healthcare Services
      • Device: Australian Devices
      • Medication: Medication/Drug 
      • MedicationRequest: Prescriptions and Orders
      • MedicationDispense: Dispense Records
      • MedicationStatement: Medication History

Specifications for these can be found published on the AU Base IG Current Build publication.

This material provides some guidance on commonly used identifying content, extensions and terminology usage in the Australian healthcare context. This track is aimed at FHIR enabled system owners to engage in the use of FHIR profiling for implementation and validation.

Administrative/Clinical systems than can (or are capable) of producing FHIR STU3 resource instances need to be accessible on site to enable validation of content.

.NET example project to show testing a Practitioner resource

  • Track 3: Australian Profile for Provider Directory Services

The HL7 Australian Patient Administration Working Group and the Secure Messaging Technical Working Group are pleased to coordinate a connectathon around FHIR (STU3) implementation guide material.

The scope of profiles here are to service requirements of a provider directory lookup interface specifically for secure message addressing.

Specification for this can be found at AU Provider Directory Service IG Current Build publication.

  • Track 4: HL7 V2 Simplified REF Message Profile

HL7 V2.4 profile on the REF message. Intent is for use as a payload in secure message delivery.

Specification: Appendix 8 Simplified REF profile (Normative)

Examples: Appendix 6 Example Messages (Informative)#6.2PatientReferralExamples

Connectathon Organization

The connectathon will be held over 2 days 16-17th of October 2017

It will be based on the STU3 verison of the spec at [1] 

Profiles for this event are the current build of AU FHIR implementation guides

Test Servers

These are the recommended STU3 servers for this event. 

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  1. We have another TEST Server which currently supports Organization & HealthcareService (Search & Resource), with relevant Location resources.

    NHSD (read-only)

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