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Meeting VenueThe meetings of the HL7 International Working Groups and Committees will be held at the Cliftons Meeting Rooms & Venues Sydney right next to the Amora, Marriott, Four Seasons, etc. hotels within two minutes' walk of Sydney Harbour and a stone’s throw from the historic The Rocks precinct. We have contracted the entire purpose-built Cliftons corporate meeting rooms building with their excellent AV/WiFi facilities which allows us to schedule additional tutorials and education sessions of the Extended Education Program.
Working Group & Committee MeetingsAll HL7 International Working Groups and Committees are scheduled to meet in Sydney to progress the various HL7 standards and other projects. These meetings are scheduled throughout the duration of the WGM.
As at every Meeting of the HL7 International Working Group, there will be a rich education and training program including free introductory sessions, focussed beginner & advanced tutorials and certification exams. At the Sydney Meeting, there will be ~40 Tutorials in the following tracks:
Extended Education Program
Based on specific requests by attendees, we are holding these education events:
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HL7 NewsHL7 Launches Joint Argonaut Project to Advance FHIR
Thursday, 4th December 2014
Health Level Seven® International (HL7®), the global authority for interoperability in healthcare information technology with members in 55 countries, is pleased to announce the launch of the Argonaut Project. This initiative will address the recommendations of the JASON Task Force, a joint task force of the HIT Standards and Policy Committees. The goal of the newly formed project is to accelerate the development and adoption of HL7's Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR®). In addition to HL7, the Argonaut Project is comprised of the following organizations:
HL7 Announces New Advisory Council Members
Wednesday, 5th November 2014
Health Level Seven® International (HL7®), the global authority for interoperability in healthcare information technology with members in 55 countries, today announced that its Board of Directors has named the following individuals to serve a two-year renewable term on the HL7 Advisory Council:
Healthcare IT Leaders Embrace Federal Interoperability Plans
Friday, 17th October 2014
The federal government's top health IT advisors Wednesday made important recommendations on how public and private stakeholders should progress towards interoperability in healthcare. Leaders from the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) and Health Level Seven International (HL7) embraced the recommendations of the JASON Task Force, calling them a significant step forward in achieving the promise of information technology in healthcare. CHIME and HL7 also highlighted the need to incorporate critical enhancements to standards currently under development for Meaningful Use Stage 3.
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How to keep up-to-date with the Sydney Meeting ProgramGet regular updates and news on the meeting and education program of the HL7 International Standards and Education Meeting in Sydney as well as special travel information on flights, hotels and sight-seeing in Australia and New Zealand, subscribe to the Sydney 2011 WGM e-mail list.
Wednesday Evening Networking Reception
Note: This information was current as of January 2011 and may be obsolete now. It is kept for reference purposes only.
There are more than 40 hotels within a few minutes walk to Cliftons, the prices start at US$69 per night (2.5-star, incl. taxes). Click here to see the list: http://bit.ly/Sydney2011HotelsUS Note: taxes are included - its the law in Australia!
If you are coming from Canada, try http://bit.ly/Sydney2011HotelsCA - prices start at C$72 per night and all taxes are included. Prices in A$ here.
If you have a USA, Canadian, Japan, Hong Kong, Malaysian, Singapore, South Korean passport:
https://www.eta.immi.gov.au/ETA/ETAInput.jsp?language=En ("Visitor ETA" - A$20 service fee)
If you have an European Passport (incl. Norway & Switzerland):
https://www.ecom.immi.gov.au/visas/app/uu?form=TV ("eVisitor ETA" - free - read more...)
If you have a passport from another county, you need to apply for a visa as soon as possible:
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Meeting participants coming from Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, Vietnam, Indonesia and Thailand can take advantage of the excellent fares by Australian budget airline JetStar (a subsidiary of QANTAS).
Meeting participants coming from the US might consider taking a cheap flight (or air miles) to Honolulu, Hawaii, and then take Australian budget airline JetStar to Sydney, which costs ~ US$1,000 return.
There are many splendid hotels on Sydney Harbour! However, there is also very affordable accommodation from A$46 per night within a few minutes walk to the Meeting venue Cliftons. All prices include taxes:
- Sydney Harbour Youth Hostel (shared room): A$46
- Australian Heritage Hotel, The Rocks: US$69
- Glenferrie Lodge B&B (10 min ferry): US$83
- Napoleon On Kent (Suites): US$119
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