The Health Information Standards Organisation (HISO) supports and promotes the development and adoption of fit-for-purpose health information standards for the New Zealand health system.

HISO works with health providers and shared services organisations, clinical and consumer groups, software vendors and industry bodies, the academic community, the wider government sector and other standards development organisations.

We support He Korowai Oranga: Māori Health Strategy for the effective delivery of health and disability services to Māori, and represent the interests of all New Zealanders as consumers of health services and stakeholders in the health system.

HISO links with the international standards community through the SNOMED International for SNOMED CT, and through HL7 New Zealand for HL7 standards.

Support team

HISO is supported by Architecture and Standards team members in the Data and Digital directorate.

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