Digital Health Foundations

There are a number of foundational elements to digital health in general.  For example, healthcare providers frequently exchange patient information with other members of a patient's care team. To enable this to occur in a streamlined and paperless manner, secure and interoperable connectivity between clinical systems – also known as secure messaging - is essential.

By operation of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability (Establishing the Australian Digital Health Agency) Rule 2016, on 1 July 2016, all the assets and liabilities of NEHTA will vest in the Australian Digital Health Agency. In this website, on and from 1 July 2016, all references to "National E-Health Transition Authority" or "NEHTA" will be deemed to be references to the Australian Digital Health Agency. PCEHR means the My Health Record, formerly the "Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record", within the meaning of the My Health Records Act 2012 (Cth), formerly called the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Records Act 2012 (Cth).

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