Clinical Package Validator v2.7 Released

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Context

Version 2.7 of the Clinical Package Validator enables software developers to improve the depth and automation of clinical document conformance testing.

The new release includes a number of defect fixes and enhancements which will improve the Validator’s ability to effectively support implementers in their conformance assessment activities. Additional updates have been added to the Validator’s documentation.

The Validator has introduced callback functions required by advanced information quality rules. Developers can perform more thorough conformance tests of clinical documents using the latest version of the Agency's information quality rules (published separately and linked below). These rules enable developers to perform in-depth analyses of clinical documents that complement the structural analyses performed by standard template packages. The Validator supports the parallel execution of information quality rules and standard template packages.

Change Details

For a comprehensive list of all changes and defect fixes, please refer to the release note.

Before formally declaring conformance of a software product to the System Operator of the My Health Record system, developers need to perform additional tests to ensure full coverage of all requirements. Please refer to the Clinical Package Validator Product Data Sheet for more detailed information about the Validator’s coverage of requirements and conformance test cases.

Who will this affect?

  • Developers of software applications integrating with the My Health Record system, the Healthcare Identifiers Service, secure message delivery systems, or other clinical information systems that generate or display CDA™1 documents.
  • Senior managers and policy makers, clinical experts, health information managers, IT operations and support teams and system integrators.
  • The system operator and national infrastructure operator of the My Health Record system.

More Information

End products, associated release notes and specifications are available for download from the Developer Centre.

We value your feedback and encourage questions, comments or suggestions about our products. Please email [email protected] or call 1300 901 001.

You or your colleagues can join the Australian Digital Health Agency Software Development Community by registering on the Developer Centre Website.

1 CDA is a trademark of Health Level Seven International and is registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

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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