This is a Confluence page for HL7 Australia focused on the Australian FHIR Management Framework
More information on HL7 Australia can be found on www.hl7.com.au
FHIR Management Framework for the governance of FHIR standards development in Australia
HL7 Australia and CSIRO have partnered with the Australian Digital Health Agency and the Department of Health and Aged Care to establish an Australian FHIR Management Framework (AFMF) for the governance of FHIR standards development in Australia.
The AFMF is pivotal to enabling the free flow of data, information, and knowledge across the Australian health system and beyond. Its goal is to provide a process by which FHIR resources can be assimilated to form national data sharing standards and governance and to consolidate, expand and enhance the Australian FHIR community whose capabilities will be key to supporting interoperability targets in the coming months and years.
The audience for the framework is those currently or looking to become engaged in the development of FHIR specifications and those analysing or supporting digital health standardisation in Australia.
A first priority of the AFMF is to build and maintain an Australian FHIR Core (a set of FHIR® Implementation Guides (IGs) that meet defined use cases but are reusable, scalable, extensible, and underpin the free flow of clinical and other associated information across the Australian health sector).
The AFMF will comprise an Australian FHIR Community Process (AFCP) and will be governed by an Australian FHIR Coordination Committee (AFCC). The AFCP is the recommended standards development process for national FHIR specifications in Australia and the Australian FHIR Coordination Committee is a committee delegated by HL7 Australia to oversee the ongoing development and application of the AFMF. Both the committee and the development process will be supported by a secretariat, hosted by HL7 Australia and infrastructure and subject matter experts from CSIRO.
The attached Public Review Version of the AFMF v1.1 describes both these components in detail and the broader context in which it will operate. HL7 Australia invites the FHIR community to review and provide comments on this initial working draft. You can provide comments using any of the following avenues:
- By emailing the HL7 Australia Board at AFMF@hl7.com.au
- Adding comments below on this AFMF Confluence page. Note: Users will need to login to this Confluence site to access the comments section.