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Services Australia advice: Scheduled outage to the vendor environment – 10 November 2021

Services Australia advises that due to scheduled maintenance, the vendor environment will be unavailable from 8.00pm – 11:30pm Wednesday 10 November 2021 (AEDT).

The Health Systems Developer Portal and Developer Testing and Support System (DTSS) will not be available during this timeframe.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Should you have any questions about this advice, please contact the Developer Support team at [email protected].

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Services Australia advice: Scheduled outage to the vendor environment – 2 November 2021

Services Australia advises that due to scheduled maintenance, the vendor environment will be unavailable from 6.00pm – 10.00pm Tuesday 2 November 2021 (AEDT).

The Health Systems Developer Portal may experience intermittent outages during this timeframe.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Should you have any questions about this advice, please contact the Developer Support team at [email protected].


Scheduled maintenance in the vendor environment 16-17 October 2021

Services Australia advises that due to scheduled maintenance, the vendor environment will be unavailable from 8.00pm Saturday 16 October 2021 to 12.00am Sunday 17 October 2021 (AEDT).

The Health Systems Developer Portal will not be available during this period.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Should you have any questions about this advice, please contact the Developer Support team at [email protected].


**AMENDED** Services Australia advice: Scheduled maintenance in the vendor environment 11-12 September 2021 

Services Australia advises that due to scheduled maintenance, the vendor environment will be unavailable from 5.00pm Saturday 11 September 2021 to 4.00am Sunday 12 September 2021 (AEST).

The Health Systems Developer Portal will not be available during this period.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Should you have any questions about this advice, please contact the Developer Support team at [email protected].


Services Australia advice: Scheduled outage for the vendor environment - 14 September 2021

Services Australia advises that due to scheduled maintenance, the vendor environment will be unavailable from 8.00pm to 10.30pm on Tuesday 14 September 2021 (AEST).

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Should you have any questions about this advice, please contact the Developer Support team at [email protected].


***POSTPONED*** Services Australia advice: Scheduled outage for the vendor environment – 27-28 July 2021

Services Australia advises that the scheduled outage for the vendor environment planned for 8.00pm Tuesday 27 July 2021 to 1.30am Wednesday 28 July 2021 (AEST) has been postponed. 

We will notify all developers via email and through the Health Systems Developer Portal when a new date and time is scheduled. 

Should you have any questions about this advice, please contact the Developer Support team at [email protected].


Services Australia advice: Scheduled outage for the vendor environment – 27-28 July 2021

Services Australia advises that due to scheduled maintenance, the vendor environment will be unavailable from 8.00pm Tuesday 27 July 2021 to 1.30am Wednesday 28 July 2021 (AEST).

Should you have any questions about this advice, please contact the Developer Support team at [email protected].

Services Australia advice: Scheduled outage for the vendor environment – Saturday 10 July 2021

Services Australia advises that due to scheduled maintenance, the vendor environment and Health Systems Developer Portal will be unavailable from 8.00am to 4.00pm on Saturday 10 July 2021 (AEST).

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Should you have any questions about this advice, please contact the Developer Support team at [email protected].


Services Australia Advice: Limiting API calls in vendor environment 

As the vast majority of software developers are now developing and testing their web services products in the vendor environment, there is a risk that some system limitations may be reached and could therefore cause an unplanned outage of the vendor environment. Unplanned outages in the vendor environment delays our testing of your products, and delays your own development and testing. It is in everyone’s best interests to mitigate this risk by limiting the number of calls to the vendor environment.

We are therefore requesting that all developers limit the number of calls to the vendor environment to a maximum of 100 calls per hour, per software developer company. This will help ensure the stability of the vendor environment and help us to progress testing of your products as quickly as possible.

Advice released: 18 June 2021


Services Australia Advice **Amendment** Queens Birthday Long Weekend

Please be advised that there is an amendment to the availability of the vendor environment on the upcoming Queens Birthday Public Holiday on Monday 14 June 2021.

  • The OTS Product Integration and Helpdesk teams will not be available.
  • The Developer Support team will not be available.
  • The OTS Helpdesk phone number 1300 550 115 will be diverted to the on-call number for critical production issues only.

The vendor environment will be available.

Should you have any queries regarding this advice please contact the Developer Support team at [email protected].


Services Australia advice: Reconciliation Day Public Holiday - OTS and Developer Support availability

Services Australia advises that there will be a change in the availability of the Developer Support and Online Technical Support (OTS) teams on the upcoming Reconciliation Day Public Holiday on Monday 31 May 2021.

  • The OTS Helpdesk will be available during business hours: 08:30 – 17:00 (AEST).
  • The Developer Support team will not be available. 
  • The OTS Product Integration team will not be available.

 Should you have any queries regarding this advice please contact the Developer Support team at [email protected].


Services Australia advice: ANZAC Day Public Holiday - OTS and Developer Support availability

Services Australia advises that there will be a change in the availability of the Developer Support and Online Technical Support (OTS) teams on the upcoming ANZAC Day Public Holiday on Monday 26 April 2021.

  •        The OTS Helpdesk will be available during business hours: 08:30 – 17:00 (AEST).
  •        The Developer Support team will be available during business hours, however with limited staff available.
  •        The OTS Product Integration team will not be available.

Should you have any queries regarding this advice please contact the Developer Support team at [email protected].


Services Australia advice: Service Australia’s future use of PKI Certificates 

Services Australia acknowledges that some healthcare organisations require significant testing to ensure daily operations are not adversely impacted in the transition from PKI to PRODA.

For this reason, we are renewing the SHA-1 OCA Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) certificate and Medicare PKI certificates to make sure there is ongoing business continuity. National Authentication Services for Health (NASH) PKI certificates will also be available for renewal. You won’t be able to use your Medicare PKI Certificates to access our digital health and aged care channels after 13 March 2022, but other functions will still be available. You must continue your development of web services and ensure your software products are deployed to your customers by 13 March 2022.

Services Australia will commence the OCA renewal towards the end of April 2021 and be complete by mid May 2021.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Online Technical Support on 1300 550 115.


Good Friday and Easter Monday Public Holiday 2021 - Vendor environment not available 

Services Australia advises that from Friday 2 April 2021 to Monday 5 April 2021 inclusive, the Vendor environment for developers will NOT be available.

The Developer Support, OTS Product Integration and OTS Support Desk teams will be closed as of COB Thursday 1 April 2021 and will return Tuesday 6 April 2021. The OTS Support Desk phone number

1300 550 115 will be diverted to the on-call number for critical production issues only.

Should you have any queries regarding this advice please contact the Developer Support team at [email protected].


Upcoming scheduled outages for the Vendor environment

Services Australia advises that maintenance has been scheduled for the Vendor environment

  • Thursday 18 March 2021 - 7.00pm – 11.00pm (AEDT). The vendor environment will be available but may experience instability.
  • Friday 19 March 2021 - 7.00pm - 11.00pm (AEDT). The vendor environment will be unavailable.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Should you have any queries regarding this advice please contact the Developer Support team at [email protected].

Services Australia advice: Canberra Day Public Holiday – OTS and Developer Support availability 

Services Australia advises that there will be a change in the availability of the Developer Support and Online Technical Support (OTS) teams over the upcoming Canberra Day public holiday on Monday 8 March 2021.

  •        The OTS Helpdesk will be available during business hours: 08:30 – 17:00 (AEDT).
  •        The Developer Support and OTS Product Integration teams will not be available.  

Should you have any queries regarding this advice please contact the Developer Support team at [email protected].


Services Australia advice: Labour Day Public Holiday - 5 October 2020

Please be advised that the OTS Helpdesk, OTS Product Integration and Developer Support teams will be unavailable on Monday 5 October 2020 due to the Labour Day public holiday.

The vendor environment will not be available on Monday 5 October.

Our standard out-of-hours contacts and emergency procedures will continue to operate during this time. 

Should you have any queries regarding this advice please contact the Developer Support team at [email protected].


Compliance and Accreditation (CCA) testing is transitioning from IV&V Australia to ADHA

Services Australia would like to advise you that the Healthcare Identifier (HI) Conformance Compliance and Accreditation (CCA) testing will be transitioned from IV&V Australia to ADHA from 1st of November 2020 with no charge to software developers.

Access to the HI Service will continue to require both Notice of Connection (NOC) testing with Services Australia and HI CCA assessment with ADHA. Upon gaining access to the HI Service, software developers can progress to implement various digital health functionalities such as My Health Record, E-prescribing and secure messaging.

More information will be provided over the coming weeks and published on the ADHA Developer Portal.  For technical support, or enquiries relating to this change, please contact the ADHA dedicated customer care team on [email protected]  


Services Australia advice: Labour Day Public Holiday - 5 October 2020

Please be advised that the OTS Helpdesk, OTS Product Integration and Developer Support teams will be unavailable on Monday 5 October 2020 due to the Labour Day public holiday.

The vendor environment will not be available on Monday 5 October.

Our standard out-of-hours contacts and emergency procedures will continue to operate during this time. 

Should you have any queries regarding this advice please contact the Developer Support team at [email protected].


Resolved 

Services Australia advises that the team known as ‘OTS Liaison’ has changed names and will now be known as ‘Developer Support’.

Our email address is now [email protected]

What this means for you

Developer Support will continue to be responsible for the Health Systems Developer Portal and can assist you with:

  • portal registrations
  • seeking test data to begin development, and
  • seeking production access for applications on completion of certification testing.

We will also continue to send business communications relating to Services Australia programs and the availability of ICT systems.

Please use the above email address for all your administration enquiries.

The OTS Helpdesk team and OTS Product Integration team have not changed.

  • OTS Helpdesk assists with the diagnosis and resolution of technical issues during the development and production phases. The team also engages other areas within the agency to seek a solution where required. For technical queries call 1300 550 115 or email [email protected].
  • OTS Product Integration team tests and grants your application/s with production certification.  For assistance call 1300 550 115 or email [email protected].

International callers will need to call direct to +61 2 6124 7386.


Healthcare Identifiers (HI) Service - Scheduled degradation – VENDOR environment 

Services Australia advises there may be a minor degradation to the Healthcare Identifiers (HI) Service VENDOR environment on Wednesday 29 April 2020.

If the degradation does occur, it is expected to occur between 8:00pm and 11:59pm (AEST) Wednesday 29 April 2020.

Note: The degradation to the HI Service VENDOR environment may also impact transactions with the My Health Record Vendor environment.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Should you have any queries regarding this advice please contact Services Australia via Online Technical Support at [email protected]


System degradation to the Healthcare Identifiers (HI) Service - VENDOR environment 

Services Australia would like to advise that there is a degradation to the use of the Healthcare Identifiers (HI) Service VENDOR environment.

The degradation began at 10:55am (AEST) on Friday 17 April 2020 and is still under investigation.

This may result in a failure to some transactions.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Should you have any queries regarding this advice please contact Online Technical Support at [email protected]


Good Friday and Easter Monday Public Holiday 2020 - Vendor environment not available

Services Australia advises that from Friday 10 April 2020 to Monday 13 April 2018 inclusive, the Vendor environment for developers will NOT be available.

The OTS Liaison, Product Integration and Support Desk teams will be closed as of COB Thursday 9 April 2020 and will return Tuesday 14 April 2020. The OTS Support Desk phone number

1300 550 115 will be diverted to the on-call number for critical production issues only.

Should you have any queries regarding this advice please contact Online Technical Support at [email protected].


Intermittent degradation to the Healthcare Identifiers (HI) Service - PRODUCTION environment 

Services Australia would like to advise that the Healthcare Identifiers (HI) Service PRODUCTION environment experienced a degradation of service from 2:27pm to 2:51pm Tuesday 7 April 2020 (AEST).

This issue is now resolved.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Should you have any queries regarding this advice please contact Online Technical Support at [email protected].

For technical enquiries, please contact [email protected].


Services Australia advice: Canberra Day Public Holiday – Healthcare Identifiers (HI) Service Vendor environment available

Services Australia would like to advise that on Monday 9 March 2020, the Healthcare Identifiers (HI) Service VENDOR environment will be available with limited support due to the Canberra Day public holiday.

Please note that the HI Service VENDOR environment is supported during business hours: 08:30 - 17:00 (AEST/AEDT) Monday to Friday, excluding national public holidays.

Should you have any queries regarding this advice please contact Services Australia via Online Technical Support at [email protected].


Services Australia would like to advise that there is a degradation to the use of the Healthcare Identifiers (HI) service PRODUCTION environment.

The degradation began at 09:38 am on Thursday 20 February 2020 AEDT and is still under investigation.

This may result in a failure to some transactions.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Should you have any queries regarding this advice, please contact Services Australia Online Technical Support team at [email protected]


Services Australia: System degradation to Healthcare Identifiers (HI) Service PRODUCTION environment 

Services Australia would like to advise that the Healthcare Identifiers (HI) Service PRODUCTION environment experienced a degradation of service between 15:55pm AEDT and 18:05 pm AEDT on Wednesday 5 February 2020.

This issue has been resolved.  

We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Should you have any queries regarding this advice please contact the department's Online Technical Support team at [email protected].


Healthcare Identifiers (HI) Service Vendor environment - 20 December 2019

OTS

The OTS Liaison, Product Integration and Support Desk teams will be closed as of COB Monday 23 December 2019 and will return Thursday 2 January 2020.

SVT

Please refer to the table below:

Day

Date

Vendor Environment status

Monday

23/12/2019

Available

Tuesday

24/12/2019

Not Available

Wednesday

25/12/2019

Not Available

Thursday

26/12/2019

Not Available

Friday

27/12/2019

Not Available

Saturday

28/12/2019

Not Available

Sunday

29/12/2019

Not Available

Monday

30/12/2019

Not Available

Tuesday

31/12/2019

Not Available

Wednesday

01/01/2020

Not Available

Thursday

2/01/2020

Available

The OTS Support Desk phone number 1300 550 115 will be diverted to the on-call number for critical production issues only.

For non -urgent enquiries contact [email protected] for further advice if you are experiencing any issues.

For technical support please contact [email protected].


Healthcare Identifiers (HI) Service Vendor environment issue - 10 Dec 2019

The Australian Government Department of Human Services (the department) would like to advise that an issue impacted some organisations use of the Healthcare Identifiers (HI) Service VENDOR environment on Tuesday 10 December between 8:30 am until 12:41 pm (AEDT).


Healthcare Identifiers (HI) Service VENDOR environment degradation - 2 Dec 2019

The Australian Government Department of Human Services (the department) would like to advise that there is a degradation to the use of the Healthcare Identifiers (HI) Service VENDOR environment from 4:25pm (AEDT) today, Monday 2 December 2019. A resolution is being worked on as a priority and we will provide more information as it becomes available. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.


My Health Record - HI Service Vendor Environment - degradation - 19 Nov 2019

The Australian Government Department of Human Services (the department) would like to advise that there is a degradation to the Healthcare Identifiers (HI) Service VENDOR environment today, which commenced on Tuesday 19 November 2019 (AEDT).

A resolution is being worked on as a priority and we will provide more information as it becomes available. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.


My Health Record - HI Service Vendor Environment - degradation - 26 Nov 2019

The Australian Government Department of Human Services (the department) would like to advise that the Healthcare Identifiers (HI) Service VENDOR environment experienced a degradation of service during Tuesday 19 November during the period 11:09 AM to 11:55 am (AEDT).  

This issue is now resolved.

Date: 
Wednesday, November 3, 2021