The Aotearoa NZ Interoperability Lab (ANZIL) is Aotearoa New Zealand’s contribution to the Asia eHealth Information Network (AeHIN) Community of Interoperability Labs (COIL).

As part of our collaboration with AeHIN and the global OpenMRS Open Source community, S23M has co-sponsored the Aotearoa NZ Interoperability Lab.

We are inviting: local community representatives with lived experience, Māori health service providers, primary health organisations, the Māori Health Authority and Health NZ, and health IT solution vendors to join the lab and to use its capabilities, in particular in relation to the reliable exchange of essential information relating to public health.


Our initial focus is interoperability based on HL7 FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources) and the IPS (International Patient Summary), and supporting terminology services, including SNOMED and others.

Building on the capabilities made available by the founding members, participants benefit from:

  • Access to services and expertise (online Q&A and discussion)
  • Monthly online meetings to share experiences
  • A quarterly newsletter and access to educational material shared between members
  • Access to COIL experiences in Asia
  • A yearly Open Space Creative Collaboration event
  • Invitations to further workshops and events sponsored by our institutional members

Further capabilities will be made available based on demand from Interoperability Lab members.

Community of Interoperability Labs

The Community of Interoperability Labs (COIL) is organized as a forum to learn from each other and disseminating new knowledge and research across borders and within their own countries. Spearheaded in parallel are in-country interoperability labs intended to build capacity within countries to build, acquire, and implement those artifacts in operational environments – the clinics, hospitals, program offices, etc. These labs will become the go-to places for various stakeholders in the countries for testing, tooling, training, and teaching on interoperability of electronic information systems.


If your organisation is interested in becoming a member of the Aotearoa New Zealand Interoperability Lab and in accessing the capabilities of the lab, please submit your inquiry using the form below.