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This guide explains how a requesting clinician can communicate to a pathology or diagnostic imaging provider that they should not upload a report to the patient’s My Health Record.

The intended audience includes developers and vendors of digital health systems that generate pathology and/or diagnostic imaging requests.

Background

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Can we search for a HPI-I using a doctor's provider or prescriber number? 
No, To retrieve a providers HPI-I you will require the following,

If you are developing GP desktop software, please read about the Practice Incentives Program (PIP) eHealth Incentive.

This aims to encourage practices to keep up to date with digital health and adopt new digital health technology as it becomes available: 

If you are developing GP desktop software, please also read more about the Practice Incentives Program:

Testing

There are two types of testing required to validate your software product for connection to the My Health Record system. These are:

Please follow these steps to register your software product with the MHR SVT environment. This is applicable for new products connections or conformant software enhancements.

Complete the following steps in this section to start developing new products that connect to the Healthcare Identifiers (HI) Service, or to modify existing ones.

 

1. Accept the Licence Agreement – Use of the Healthcare Identifiers Licensed Material for Notice of Connection

A licence agreement establishing the terms and conditions must be in place between you and the Department of Human Services before you can access the official Healthcare Identifiers (HI) Licensed Material and vendor environment.

It is recommended that the following usability guidelines, referenced in the My Health Record Usability Recommendations on the Agency website, be considered: (Click on the Green Button to download the document).

https://developer.digitalhealth.gov.au/specifications/clinical-documents/ep-2231-2016/nehta-2210-2016 

The relevant sections are:

The detailed specifications for all clinical documents are available from the Agency's website at: 
https://developer.digitalhealth.gov.au/specifications/clinical-documents

There is a requirement that authorised users of the diagnostics services (pathology or DI) system have the capability to view patient information in the My Health Record system.

My Health Record views are also specified on the Agency's website at:  
https://developer.digitalhealth.gov.au/specifications/clinical-documents

To enable the uploading of clinical documents and the viewing of a patient's My Health Record via the PCEHR B2B Gateway, the following functionality and supporting material is recommended. 

Implement the following web services:

High Level Scope

The software will enable the upload of pathology or diagnostic imaging reports to the My Health Record system, and the viewing of the My Health Record system by authorised representatives of the diagnostic services organisations. This means that the software should:

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The links below point to important information you and your healthcare providers will need to be aware of when using NASH PKI organisation certificates in production.   

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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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