Health Terminology New Zealand

Health Terminology New Zealand provides a full range of bespoke, standards compliant, health terminology solutions for the New Zealand healthcare environment.

We specialise in the adoption and implementation of SNOMED CT, the core health terminology in New Zealand.

Services

  • Education / Training
  • Consulting
  • Terminology server
  • Authoring services
  • Mapping services
  • Sub Set / Value Set development and maintenance
  • Reference Set development and maintenance
  • Extension development and maintenance
  • Data migration
  • Analytics

These services are delivered by a team of International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation (IHTSDO) course trained health informaticists, supported by technical, clinical and management resources.

What is SNOMED CT?

SNOMED CT (Systematized Nomenclature of Medical Terminology – Clinical Terms) is the leading global healthcare terminology. Designed for use within Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems, SNOMED CT is a key component in effective solutions to enable meaning-based retrieval from growing volumes of clinical information and to support interoperable information exchange. First released in 2002, SNOMED CT has grown in maturity and since 2007 has been owned and maintained by the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation (IHTSDO). SNOMED CT is used to represent clinical information in a coded form, with the level of expressivity appropriate for clinical documentation, and also with extensive support for meaning-based retrieval, analysis and reporting. SNOMED CT is a valuable resource. However, its value is only realised when integrated within well-designed systems that take advantage of its key features.

Our People

Dr John S Fountain MBChB, DipMSM, DOM, DPH, DipSci, MEntr

Role

Clinical Lead

IHTSDO SNOMED qualifications

Foundation, Implementation, Content Development

Terminology Services

IHTSDO Content Management Advisory Group member. Health Information Standards Organisation Committee member.

Membership

SNOMED CT International Content Management Advisory Group, New Zealand Health Information Standards Organisation Committee

Fiona Munro BA, DipLib, DipBus, Prince2 (Foundation)

Role

Terminologist

IHTSDO SNOMED qualifications

Foundation, Implementation, Content Development

Terminology Services

25 years experience in Knowledge Management, the past 11 years in the health sector. Responsible for coordinating terminology services, endorsing standards and providing editorial guidance.

Dr Hywel Lloyd MBChB Liverpool UK 1989, MRCGP successful candidate 1993

Role

Director of Informatics, Best Practice Clinical Solutions

Terminology Services

In 2008, Hywel took up a position of Clinical IT Advisor to BPAC Inc. Hywel has presented nationally and internationally on Health Informatics and Long Term Conditions Management as well as presenting to Government Health Select Committees within the UK and at Prime Ministerial level on the benefits of shared electronic health records. He is currently the acting Chair of the Southern PHO Clinical Advisory Group and is the Chief Medical Officer for the South Link Group.

Eric Robertson NZ Certificate in Engineering

Role

Chief Information Officer, BPAC Clinical Solutions

Terminology Services

Responsible for the strategic technology direction and Operational support. Eric has held senior IT roles across a range of professional services, Tertiary Education, consulting and financial markets sectors in New Zealand, Australia, UK and Europe. Eric has led both internal and external facing teams through significant transformation and business change projects with a principal focus on customer service standards and outcomes.

Membership

IHTSDO Terminology Release Advisory Group

Tony Wilson BA(Hons)

Role

Operations Manager

Terminology Services

25 years as researcher and management consultant, including 13 years as a manager at Polson Higgs Business Advisors, where he was responsible for managing the firm’s Consulting Group. Tony works with a wide range of health sector clients including Otago Community Hospice and Mercy Hospital. Current Director of Pellucid Consulting Limited, Greenhouse Group Limited, Blueskin Energy Limited and Otago Osmometers Limited. Past secretary of Wildsouth branch of the Human Resources Institute of New Zealand.

Jonathan Olsen BSc (Computer Science), PGDipSci (Computer Science)

Role

Solution Architect

IHTSDO SNOMED qualifications

Foundation, Implementation

Terminology Services

Implementation of terminology service architecture.

Bryan Simpson BSC, BPharm, PDDipPharm, NZRegPharm

Role

Managing Editor New Zealand Formulary

IHTSDO SNOMED qualifications

Foundation, Implementation

Terminology Services

Analytics for evaluation of health outcomes and clinical decision support development.

Dave Woods BSc (Hons) MPharm

Role

Clinical Advisor New Zealand Formulary

IHTSDO SNOMED qualifications

Foundation

Terminology Services

Working on WHO Monitoring Centre on creation of Standard Drug Groups. University of Utrecht, Netherlands – research project on allergy and ADR drug groupings. Collaboration with other countries (including Denmark) on creation of standard data sets for allergy and ADR checking.

Victoria Broad BSc(Computer Science)

Role

Software Developer

IHTSDO SNOMED qualifications

Foundation, Implementation

Terminology Services

Health IT. Implementation of terminology services in clinical decision support. Quality Assurance responsibility for software deployment.

Sarah Kirk BSc (Psychology), BCom (Management), Prince2 (Foundation)

Role

Project Manager

IHTSDO SNOMED qualifications

Foundation

Terminology Services

Integrating the New Zealand Medicines Formulary with SNOMED by assigning SNOMED codes to all indications and contra-indications for use in clinical decision support. Applying clinical decision support by mapping to ICPC2+ terminology codes for a Pregnancy Plan of Care in the Northern Territories of Australia.

Rakhee Raghunandan BPharm, PGDipClinPharm, NZRegPharm

Role

Clinical Editor New Zealand Formulary

IHTSDO SNOMED qualifications

Foundation

Terminology Services

New Zealand Formulary SNOMED implementation.

Daniel Stocker BSc(Computer Science)

Role

Senior Developer

IHTSDO SNOMED qualifications

Foundation

Terminology Services

Health IT. Implementation of terminology services in clinical decision support.

Craig Wombwell Advanced Care Paramedic, Registered General Nurse

Role

Clinical Advisor

IHTSDO SNOMED qualifications

Foundation

Terminology Services

Clinical review/QA.

Amber Young BPharm, NZRegPharm

Role

Clinical Editor New Zealand Formulary

IHTSDO SNOMED qualifications

Foundation

Terminology Services

New Zealand Formulary SNOMED implementation.