My Health Record 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.

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

OIDs assigned by the Australian Digital Health Agency (ADHA) for external use under the arc of 1.2.36.1.2001.1005.

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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.

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

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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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