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Quick Intro

The My Health Record system is a secure online summary of an individual’s health information and is available to all Australians. Healthcare providers authorised by their healthcare organisation can access My Health Records to view and add patient health information.

My Health Record has now been natively integrated into over 110 software products and is used broadly across many sectors of healthcare. The Agency provides a register of conformant products, allowing healthcare providers to ensure they are acquiring software with the highest level of My Health Record functionality.

The Digital Health Agency provides several mechanisms for software to interact with the My Health Record system. The four connection methods are outlined in our Developer Guides section below. Familiarise yourself with these connection methods to begin developing your My Health Record functionality today.

Developer Guides

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B2B Gateway

Business to Business
(B2B) Gateway

This is the most common mechanism for connecting Clinical Information Systems to the My Health Record system. The B2B Gateway SOAP-based APIs allow the most comprehensive read & write functionality for healthcare providers. Desktop and cloud systems can connect and your customers authenticate using their NASH certificate.

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CIS to NPP

Clinical Information System to
National Provider Portal

CIS to NPP allows you to easily embed read-only My Health Record functionality in your product using a Browser Control which receives patient context from your interface. This is a fast way to implement My Health Record for healthcare providers, although it has some limitations such as requiring all end-users to have a HPI-I which is linked to an organisation. Desktop and cloud systems can connect and your customers authenticate using their NASH certificate

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FHIR Gateway

Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources

This method is most commonly used for mobile or web-based applications. It is currently only available for consumer use. The FHIR Gateway is also currently read-only. If you are creating consumer apps and wish to access some My Health Record content, then the FHIR Gateway would likely be your preferred method to connect. Users authenticate using their MyGov credentials.

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HIPS

Open Source Middleware provided
by the ADHA

HIPS is middleware which you run within your own infrastructure to provide read & write functionality. It conducts some of the orchestration of the Healthcare Identifiers (HI) Service and My Health Record system for you. If you are a large healthcare organisation (such as a hospital) looking to integrate My Health Record functionality then HIPS may be your preferred method.

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Resources

News

Sep
19

My Health Record SVT System - Notifications

Invitation to take part in user acceptance testing for My Health Record SVT environment

Sep
01

Continuation of SMS reimbursement and the Electronic Prescription Fee

On behalf of the Department of Health and Aged Care, the Australian Digital Health Agency advises that the reimbursements of electronic prescription tokens sent via SMS will be extended until  31 March 2023.

Aug
12

My Health Record Production System - Notifications

There will be scheduled maintenance from 8.00pm Monday 15 August to 3.00am Tuesday 16 August (AEST) with no outage expected to occur and a planned upgrade to the My Health Record system Production environment on Thursday 25 August 2022.

Apr
05

Discontinuation of TLS 1.1 access to Verizon certificates-australia websites

NOTE DATE CHANGE: The upgrade will now take place on Saturday 25 June 2022.

Verizon Australia is a third party organisation who manages the issuance of both Medicare and NASH PKI certificates that are used by Healthcare Organisations to undertake electronic business with Services Australia.

Sep
28

Health API Gateway transition

The Australian Digital Health Agency is upgrading Australia’s digital health platform to ensure it continues to meet the needs of Australians into the future. The first key upgrade is a new Health API Gateway that will provide a secure and scalable digital platform for exchanging and accessing health information.

Events

Dec
31

Introduction to My Health Record for B2B Software Developers - Webinar Recording

The Australian Digital Health Agency has developed the following webinar recording for My Health Record B2B Software Developers. This webinar recording provides an introduction to integrating B2B software with the My Health Record system.