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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.

The Validator does not test conformance against all specifications. The product data sheet for the Validator lists the tests that are supported, tests partially supported, and a general description of the types of tests not supported.

Results from the Validator must not be relied upon to determine software conformity when declaring conformity to the My Health Record System Operator. Software developers will need to supplement results from the Validator with their own testing before declaring conformity.

The Clinical Package Validator can be found here: Clinical Package Validator v2.8

Please refer to the currently available documentation for the Clinical Package Validator 2.8:

Template package libraries

In order to validate a specific document type using the Clinical Package Validator, you will be required to load in the relevant template package.

If you have a test NASH certificate the Clinical Package Validator may import template packages from the My Health Record software vendor test environment. Alternatively they may be downloaded from the Australian Digital Health Agency website as each clinical document end product contains template packages for the clinical document. The Clinical Package Validator Installation and Configuration Guide provides information on how to obtain and install template packages. Note: HPI-I relaxed template packages are only applicable to organisations which have been granted an exemption for HPI-Is.

IQ Rules v1.6 

(Updated March, 2020)

The Information Quality Rules (IQ Rules) is a tool that helps developers, testers and analysts determine the conformance of clinical documents to the My Health Record system conformance requirements. It should be used in addition to the Clinical Package Validator tests.

Use of the IQ Rules commenced within the Australian Digital Health Agency (the ‘Agency’) in January 2017. The IQ Rules are now being made available to developers of healthcare software systems to reduce the time and effort needed to test for conformance to the My Health Record system conformance requirements.

The IQ Rules are currently being published here so that feedback from software developers may be used to improve the IQ Rules. Please provide any feedback to [email protected].

Version 1.6 of the IQ rules can be found here: IQ Rules v1.6

Documentation for the installation and usage of the IQ Rules can be found here;

Feature specifications

The Australian Digital Health Agency has provided the following specifications:

Clinical Package Validator v2.8

EP-2903:2020

Version 2.8 of the Clinical Package Validator (Validator) provides software developers with enhanced capabilities to achieve a greater degree of automation and depth of their conformance tests of clinical documents.

Tuesday, 07 Jan 2020

Information Quality Rules v1.6

EP-2895:2019

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.

Wednesday, 07 Aug 2019

eHealth Pathology Report v1.2.2

EP-2558:2017

eHealth pathology reports can be used to share information about pathology tests via an individual's digital health record. The Pathology Report PDF may contain one or more tests that are uploaded by the pathology provider to the individual's digital health record.

Thursday, 21 Dec 2017

Roadmap

New releases of this product are published every six months. Every release provides enhanced validation capabilities and alignments with new or updated clinical document types. The Agency may publish maintenance releases to address any defects. When new releases become available the Agency will send out email notifications to anyone who has previously downloaded the product.

Roadmap: 
January, 2017
Completed
Use of the IQ rules commenced within the Agency in January 2017. The IQ rules has been published on the vendor collaborate portal so that feedback from software developers may be used to improve the IQ rules.
May, 2017
Completed
This release of the clinical package validator includes more powerful validations through additional validation languages, efficiency gains through improved batch operation and support for Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) documents. The Product Data Sheet details the sets of tests that are supported and partially supported, and contains a general description of the types of tests that are not supported. Results from the validator must not be relied upon to determine software conformity when declaring conformity to the system operator of the My Health Record system. A vendor will need to supplement results from the validator with their own testing before declaring conformity.
July, 2015
Completed
This release of the clinical package validator supports the validation of eHealth diagnostic imaging reports that reference clinical information outside the clinical package (for example, a diagnostic image on a website) and provides a platform that enables the automation of conformance test cases and test scenarios, through the application of Schematron rules that are in addition to those in a My Health Record system template package. The validator does not test conformance against all specifications. Section 4 of this release note defines a set of tests that are supported and partially supported, and a general description of the types of tests not supported.