HISO 10080:2021 Systemic Anti Cancer Therapy Regimen Data Standard

Closed 24 Sep 2021

Opened 3 Sep 2021


The New Zealand Cancer Action Plan | Te Mahere mō te Mate Pukupuku o Aotearoa 2019-2029 provides a pathway to improve cancer outcomes for all New Zealanders with the objectives of building a system that delivers consistent and modern cancer care, equitable cancer outcomes, fewer cancers and better cancer survival, supportive care and end of life care.

The Anti-Cancer Therapy – Nationally Organised Workstreams (ACT-NOW) programme was launched in late 2018 to develop a detailed database of information on patients receiving systemic anti-cancer therapy across New Zealand and work with the medical oncology, haematology, pharmacist and nursing communities to identify and reduce variation, enhance equity of access and support resource planning.

The first phase of the ACT-NOW project requires the development of national data and regimen definitions to create a solid foundation for the subsequent capture of meaningful and comparable data at the national level. Linking this project with Whakamaua – Māori Health Action Plan 2020-25 will enable Te Aho o Te Kahu to coordinate action to achieve the aims of He Korowai Oranga – Māori Health Strategy.

The systemic anti-cancer therapy regimen data standard covers treatment regimens for adult solid or haematological cancers developed under the auspices of the ACT-NOW project and software systems used to develop and manage those regimens.

View the draft standard

Download the HISO 10080 SACT Regimen standard July 2021 

The public comment process is being carried out by Health Information Standards Organisation (HISO).

Please make your submission using the following link on the Ministry of Health’s Consultation Hub by the closing date, Friday, 10 September 2021.


  • Health sector


  • Health information standards
  • Cancer services