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Advance & End of Life Care

Goals of Care v1.0

The Goals of Care clinical document type is used to capture advance care information in alignment with Western Australia’s Goals of Patient Care Summary documents.

Advance Care Planning

Advance care planning enables individuals to make choices about their future medical treatment in the event that they are cognitively impaired or otherwise unable to make their preferences known.

Advance Care Document Custodian

Advance care documents let individuals make choices about their future medical treatment in the event that they are cognitively impaired or otherwise unable to make their preferences known.

Clinical Documents

Goals of Care v1.0

The Goals of Care clinical document type is used to capture advance care information in alignment with Western Australia’s Goals of Patient Care Summary documents.

Clinical Documents - Health Programs

Pharmaceutical Benefits Report

The Medicare and Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) benefits report records information about pharmaceutical items prescribed and dispensed to an individual that were partially or fully funded under the Pharmaceutical Benefit Schedule (PBS) or Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (RPBS)

Medicare DVA Benefits Report

The Medicare and DVA benefits reports records information about Medicare and Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) funded services provided to an individual.

Medicare DVA Benefits Report in the Australian context

Australian Organ Donor Register

The Australian Organ Donor Register (AODR) is the national register for people to record their decision about becoming an organ and tissue donor.

Australian Immunisation Register

The Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (ACIR) was a national data register, established in 1996, that records details of vaccinations given to children under seven years of age who live in Australia and are enrolled in Medicare.

Clinical Informatics

Clinical Terminology

On this page find information on SNOMED® CT-AU, National Clinical Terminology Service and Open Source Software. 

Information Quality Rules v1.6

The Information Quality Rules (IQ Rules) is a tool that helps developers, testers and analysts determine the quality of clinical documents including the conformance of clinical documents to the My Health Record system conformance requirements.

Participation Data Specification

The participation data specification is a foundation document for the suite of data specifications that the Australian Digital Health Agency is developing for the Australian Health Informatics community across a range of health topics.

Clinical Package Validator

The Clinical Package Validator is a tool to automate some of the tests needed to assess conformance of clinical documents and clinical packages with the eHealth Specifications.

Data types in Agency specifications

This document defines the Australian Digital Health Agency’s required data types as a logical level profile that conforms directly to the draft ISO 21090 standard. The detail included in this specification is less than that specified in the ISO document and the technical detail becomes relevant within the scope of this profile, during construction/implementation of Agency information products.

Continuity of Care

Referral

Referrals in the Australian context

Referrals are communications with the intention of initiating a transfer of responsibility for some aspects of a consumer’s ongoing management from one provider to another across a range of healthcare and human services fields.

Shared Health Summary

The aim of a shared health summary is to provide key pieces of information about an individual’s health status, facilitating care across their entire healthcare domain.

Shared health summary in the Australian context

Discharge Summary

A discharge summary is defined as "A collection of information about events during care by a provider or organisation." [AS4700.6(Int)2007].  It comprises a document produced during a patient's stay in hospital.

Discharge summaries in the Australian context

Developer Resources

Introduction to the Healthcare Identifier Service

In this guide, you will; Understand high level concepts regarding the HI Service, Register as a developer for the HI Service, Request Test Certificates and Test Environment Data, Install the Test Certificates locally and Import Certificates in CIS Software

Information Quality Rules v1.6

The Information Quality Rules (IQ Rules) is a tool that helps developers, testers and analysts determine the quality of clinical documents including the conformance of clinical documents to the My Health Record system conformance requirements.

Secure Messaging Integration Toolkit

The eHealth integration toolkits are a collection of integration tools and sample code resources available in both .NET and Java. The sample code and integration tools are used within the eHealth reference platform, forming part of the code library for tools and simulators.

Clinical Package Validator

The Clinical Package Validator is a tool to automate some of the tests needed to assess conformance of clinical documents and clinical packages with the eHealth Specifications.

Diagnostic Services

Pathology

Australian pathology services are provided by public and private laboratories and provide the foundations on which much of the science of medicine is based.

Pathology in the Australian context

Diagnostic Imaging

Diagnostic imaging services are provided by radiology providers in the public and private sectors.

Electronic Prescribing

Electronic prescribing provides an option for prescribers and their patients to have a digital prescription as an alternative to a paper prescription. Electronic prescribing is not mandatory, and patients and prescribers will be able to choose an electronic or a paper version of their prescription.

Electronic Prescribing

Electronic prescribing provides an option for prescribers and their patients to have a digital prescription as an alternative to a paper prescription. Electronic prescribing is not mandatory, and patients and prescribers will be able to choose an electronic or a paper version of their prescription.

Electronic Prescribing Conformance Process

This process is an overview of the steps software developers take declare electronic prescribing software conformant with the Agency’s technical framework. The Agency offers a range of support services throughout the conformance process including consultative support and scheduled information sessions. Click to view more about the Electronic Prescribing Conformance Process.

Electronic Prescribing – Frequently Asked Questions

The following Electronic Prescribing Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) are categorised into the following topics: General, Dispensing and Technical Questions along with a Glossary and links to more information. 

Electronic Transfer of Prescription

Electronic Transfer of Prescription (ETP) involves the creation of an electronic message (alongside a legal paper prescription) which is transmitted to a prescription exchange service (PES).

eHealth Prescription and Dispense View v1.2.2

eHealth Prescription and Dispense View documents represent an electronic summary of information about medication prescriptions and dispensations contained in an individual’s My Health Record.

Healthcare Identifiers Service

Introduction to the Healthcare Identifier Service

In this guide, you will; Understand high level concepts regarding the HI Service, Register as a developer for the HI Service, Request Test Certificates and Test Environment Data, Install the Test Certificates locally and Import Certificates in CIS Software

HI Test and Go Live

All products developed, or updated, to connect with the HI Service are required to undergo testing before production access is granted.

There are two mandatory testing processes that you will need to complete:

Healthcare Identifiers Service (HI)

The Healthcare Identifiers Service (HI) is a national system for uniquely identifying individuals and healthcare providers. HIs help to ensure individuals and providers can have confidence that the correct information is associated with the correct individual at the point of care.

HIPS

National Authentication Service for Health (NASH)

Medicines Management

Electronic Prescribing

Electronic prescribing provides an option for prescribers and their patients to have a digital prescription as an alternative to a paper prescription. Electronic prescribing is not mandatory, and patients and prescribers will be able to choose an electronic or a paper version of their prescription.

Pharmacist Shared Medicines List (PSML)

The Pharmacist Shared Medicines List (PSML) is a new clinical document type supported by the My Health Record system. 

The PSML contains detailed information about medicines the consumer is known to be taking when the list was created.

Electronic Transfer of Prescription

Electronic Transfer of Prescription (ETP) involves the creation of an electronic message (alongside a legal paper prescription) which is transmitted to a prescription exchange service (PES).

Dispense Records

Dispense Records are used to transfer details of a dispense record, in a format suitable for sharing within My Health Record.

Dispense Records in the Australian context

Mobile Applications

My Health Record

Secure Messaging

Secure Messaging v1.1

The Agency’s Secure Messaging product provides software developers with information and tools to assist in the implementation of Secure Message Delivery (SMD) and the Australian Provider Directory Service FHIR Implementation Guide (AU-PD).

Secure Messaging Integration Toolkit

The eHealth integration toolkits are a collection of integration tools and sample code resources available in both .NET and Java. The sample code and integration tools are used within the eHealth reference platform, forming part of the code library for tools and simulators.

Clinical Package Validator

The Clinical Package Validator is a tool to automate some of the tests needed to assess conformance of clinical documents and clinical packages with the eHealth Specifications.

Secure Messaging

As part of the Australian National Digital Health Strategy, the Agency aims to end dependence on paper based correspondence and the fax machine or postal services by 2022.

Specialists Software

Specialist Letter

Specialist letters are used in replying to a referral or reporting on a health event. They contain information related to the event or the requested diagnosis or treatment by a specialist.

Event Summary

The aim of an event summary is to add significant health care information to an individual’s electronic health record, at the discretion of the clinician and with the consent of the individual.

Testing & Conformance

Electronic Prescribing Conformance Process

This process is an overview of the steps software developers take declare electronic prescribing software conformant with the Agency’s technical framework. The Agency offers a range of support services throughout the conformance process including consultative support and scheduled information sessions. Click to view more about the Electronic Prescribing Conformance Process.

HI Test and Go Live

All products developed, or updated, to connect with the HI Service are required to undergo testing before production access is granted.

There are two mandatory testing processes that you will need to complete: