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The Australian Digital Health Agency aims to increase adoption of the My Health Record by connecting the My Health Record platform to mobile applications through industry standard APIs. 

Included below is key information about getting started and key forms required to connect to My Health Record Mobile Gateway. 

This process is an overview of the steps required by software developers to declare electronic prescribing software conformant with the Agency’s technical framework.  

The Australian Digital Health Agency is offering two webinars on the topic of Electronic Prescribing.

Electronic prescribing is an option for prescribers and their patients to use an electronic prescription as an alternative to a paper prescription. Changes to Commonwealth legislation commenced on 31 October 2019 recognising an electronic prescription as an alternative legal form by which medicines can be supplied under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS). In conjunction with the legislative changes, a new technical framework to support electronic prescribing has been developed by the Australian Digital Health Agency (the Agency). The technical framework details the requirements for developers of clinical software to make changes to their software products to accommodate electronic prescribing.

The Agency now provides sample code libraries directly from GitHub and NuGet enabling developers to: 

  • access both released and interim versions of the sample code;
  • interact and collaborate directly with the Agency's development team; and
  • submit feedback and their own code changes for inclusion in the libraries.

The Australian Digital Health Agency is offering healthcare software developers financial assistance to design new or enhanced My Health Record–related functionality in clinical information systems used by private specialists. 

The Agency is providing developers of clinical information and secure messaging systems with a financial incentive to deliver enhanced functionality in an accelerated timeframe.

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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