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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

 

Current Specifications

National Authentication Service for Health v1.0

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:

Friday, 30 Mar 2012

Related specifications

Roadmap

Roadmap: 
March, 2012
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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 access the My Health Record system and send and receive messages securely using software that meets the requirements of Secure Message Delivery. NASH PKI certificates can be issued to healthcare providers and supporting organisations that are registered in the HI Service. For more information about NASH, including information on how to apply for a certificate, go to the Services Australia website.