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Pharmacist Shared Medicines List v1.1.1 Released

The Agency has published the specifications for the new Pharmacist Shared Medicines (PSML) document type. This is the first public release of the PSML specification. Previous releases were made available on a trial basis to limited audiences.

Monday, 20 April 2020

HIPS v7.3 Released

The Australian Digital Health Agency (the Agency) has released a new minor release of its HIPS middleware product: HIPS v7.3

Monday, 27 April 2020

Goals of Care v1.0 Released

The Australian Digital Health Agency (the Agency) has published the specifications for the new Goals of Care v1.0 document type. The Goals of Care clinical document type is used to capture advance care information in alignment with Western Australia’s Goals of Patient Care Summary documents. This specification was developed as part of the Agency's National Goals of Care Collaborative project.

Friday, 1 May 2020

My Health Record SVT System - Notifications

Priority 2 incident - SVT incident restored The System Operator would like to advise that the My Health Record system Software Vendor Test environment experienced a degradation of service and apologises for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Tuesday, 4 August 2020

Medicines View Optimisation

The Medicines View Optimisation aims to reduce duplication by enhancing the interoperability between PBS - and AMT- coded items as well as enhancing existing grouping and ‘Differs Advisory’ logic. The implementation of the full PBS to AMT Map will also enable form and/or strength change advisories to be provided based on AMT codes rather than relying on PBS codes alone which may no longer be present. All changes have been implemented on the back-end logic and will have no impact on the User Interface. This will be released as part of the My Health Record Release 11 currently scheduled to go-live in early March 2020.

Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Electronic Prescribing v2.0 Released

The Australian Digital Health Agency has released the technical framework to support the implementation of electronic prescribing. This updates the preliminary technical framework documentation first distributed on 24 September 2019 (provided as drafts to software providers to give initial early access to the technical framework). Changes to Commonwealth legislation from 31 October 2019 now recognise an electronic prescription as a legal form authorising medicines supply.

Friday, 1 November 2019

Secure Messaging Industry Offer - News Release

The Australian Digital Health Agency (the Agency) is pleased to announce the release of an industry offer that will financially incentivise software providers to implement new standards for enhanced secure messaging functionality in their products.

Wednesday, 27 March 2019

HIPS 7.0 Released

The Australian Digital Health Agency (the Agency) has released a new major release of its HIPS middleware product: HIPS 7.0

Wednesday, 6 February 2019

HL7 publishes FHIR Release 4

HL7® International has published release 4 of its Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR®) standard, which has finalised the base platform of the specification along with some improvements requested by developers.

Monday, 14 January 2019

Opt in or opt out of My Health Record at any time in your life

Media release - Opt in or opt out of My Health Record at any time in your life: Australian Parliament strengthens privacy protections of My Health Record

The Australian Parliament has this morning passed legislation to strengthen privacy protections in My Health Records Act 2012 without debate or division.

Sunday, 9 December 2018

Medicare Records v1.0 - FHIR Implementation Guide

The FHIR Implementation Guide specifies the format of FHIR-based representations of Medicare documents that is used for the upload of such documents into the My Health Record system.

Monday, 19 November 2018

Working with your clients to keep healthcare information secure

Stay Smart Online Week ran from 8-14 October and centred on the theme ‘Together we can reverse the threat of cybercrime.’ A key message was to update software on all devices. The campaign highlighted 80% of Android users and 23% of iOS users hadn’t installed the latest software updates.1

Tuesday, 9 October 2018