Healthcare Identifiers FAQs

The Australian Digital Health Agency provides sample code to assist software development and integration with the Healthcare Identifiers Service and the My Health Record system. Most sample code is available in .NET and Java. To see the full list, please visit the eHealth Reference Platform section on the Australian Digital Health Agency website or GitHub.

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.

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:

All products developed, or updated, to connect with the HI Service are required to undergo testing before production access is granted.

There are two mandatory testing processes that you will need to complete:

1. Healthcare Identifiers Notice of Connection (HI NoC) Testing

The HI NOC testing is conducted to ensure that your application can connect to the HI environment.

More information:

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.   

A list of organisations involved with digital health in Australia

Healthcare Identifiers licensed materials and software requirements for the use of healthcare identifiers

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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