National Authentication Service for Health (NASH)

Product

Context

The National Authentication Service for Health (NASH) makes it possible for healthcare providers and supporting organisations to securely access and exchange health information.

National Authentication Service for Health in the Australian context

The Healthcare Identifier (HI) and NASH credentials make it easier for healthcare providers to securely refer patients to specialists. It also allows consumers to securely keep track of their medical history in the My Health Record system.

Context in Digital Health

NASH provides Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) certificates that help healthcare organisations and individuals to:

  • Access the My Health Record system
  • Send and receive messages securely using software that meets the requirements of Secure Message Delivery
  • Access the NASH PKI directory - which lists healthcare providers and supporting organisations with an active NASH PKI certificate.

NASH Statistics

Figure 1: National Authentication Service for Health (NASH) statistics

Healthcare providers require an up-to-date NASH certificate to:

  • Access the My Health Record system
  • Register individuals for a My Health Record
  •  Send and receive clinical information via Secure Message Delivery services

 

Specifications
Current Specifications: 
Identifier: 
EP-1011:2012

The National Authentication Service for Health (NASH) makes it possible for healthcare providers and supporting organisations to securely access and exchange health information.
NASH provides Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) Certificates that help you or your organisation to:

Identifier: 
EP-2297:2016

The NASH Organisation Certificate Tracker is a simple tool for listing the expiration dates of NASH PKI Certificates for Healthcare Provider Organisations (NASH certificates).

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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