John Carter joins HISO committee

The Health Information Standards Organisation (HISO) plays a very important role in supporting and promoting the development and adoption of fit-for-purpose health information standards for New Zealand’s health and disability sector.  NZHIT supports HISO and is pleased to be partnering with them to provide the leadership that both organisations bring to the sector, especially as standards will have an increasing influence on the development of digital technologies based on strong and stable foundations.

NZHIT is very pleased that HISO has recently accepted the nomination of John Carter to join the HISO committee as the industry partner’s representative. This builds on an already strong relationship and will enable NZHIT members to further engage and participate in this very important area.

John is the chief technology officer for HealthLink (an NZHIT founding member) and has more than 25 years of health information technology leadership experience. Originally from the United States, John joined HealthLink in 2017, having been vice president at Apelon Inc, a US-based professional services firm specialising in the implementation of data standards and controlled healthcare vocabularies. While at Apelon, he worked on projects for government agencies in the US, Canada, Australia, France and the Philippines, along with numerous US and international NGO and commercial clients.

John is on the board of HL7NZ and is an active participant in standards development activities, most recently being a member of the interoperability working group. He has a very strong business and informatics background, holding an MBA Finance from Webster University (St Louis, USA) and was a US National Library of Medicine Fellow in medical informatics at the University of Utah.

HealthLink has been a leader in the development of standards and their support for John’s industry representative role is very much appreciated, as they have made his time and expertise available to HISO, to the sector and to NZHIT members. As a HISO committee member, John is bound by its TERMS OF REFERENCE. He will work closely with the NZHIT CEO (Scott Arrol) to ensure industry partners have an opportunity to engage and influence the development of standards. John and Scott look forward to engaging collaboratively with all stakeholders on this crucially important piece of work.

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