Health Sector Architects Group
To support the delivery of the 2014 eHealth vision, the National Health IT Plan states that the IT Health Board will work with the sector 'to develop a common architecture for national and regional information systems and infrastructure'. Out of this we have a new and growing Health Sector Architecture, comprising architectural principles, standards, directives and models. The Health Sector Architecture is built on our own TOGAF-inspired enterprise architecture framework, HealthBase.
Directions and priorities in relation to development of the Health Sector Architecture are set by a representative Governance Group, which also manages related change. The Health Sector Architecture then informs and supports the sector implementation of the National Health IT Plan.
Operational oversight and review of the Health Sector Architecture are performed by a Health Sector Architects Group, responsible for its development and ongoing maintenance.
Technical working groups are formed on a case by case basis by the Health Sector Architects Group to provide a specialist focus on a particular domain area or to progress a specific technology initiative or innovation.
Vendor architects provide advice to the Health Sector Architects Group and directly support the work of technical working groups.
Read the Health Sector Architecture Governance Terms of Reference (PDF,1.21MB)
Health Sector Architecture Publications
- Reference Architecture for Interoperability - Foundations
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 - Continuum of Care
Building on the above, we have recently 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.