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This document provides usability recommendations for clinical information systems and contracted service provider systems authoring or rendering information contained in clinical documents and views exchanged with the My Health Record system.
It is focused on recommendations applicable to all types of clinical documents. Additional usability recommendations for specific types of clinical documents are published as separate documents within their respective end products.
The usability recommendations are provided to all software developers interested in improving the usability of their software systems. They are not part of the set of software conformance requirements for clinical information systems accessing the My Health Record system; however, conformance to these usability recommendations is strongly encouraged by clinical system users.
These recommendations were produced as part of the Agency's Clinical Usability Programme (CUP) Release 3.
This version of the PCEHR Usability Recommendations introduces the concept of a “PCEHR Page” for general practice clinical information systems. The PCEHR Page expands on the Document List concept included in previous CUP releases. In addition, the PCEHR Indicator has been enhanced to provide users with a notification of any new documents available on a patient’s digital health record.

Clarification: 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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