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

Key improvements

  • Goals of Care document type introduced for upload and display
  • Advance Care Planning document type now also supported for upload
  • User interface enhancements:
    • Improved Advance Care Information indicator on Patient Summary screen, covering:
      • Goals of Care documents
      • Advance Care Planning documents
      • Advance Care Directive Custodian Record documents
    • New Advance Care Information screen focussed on:
      • Goals of Care documents
      • Advance Care Planning documents
      • Advance Care Directive Custodian Record documents
  • Enhancements for HL7 ADT and ORU messages:
    • Enhanced validation of HL7 message fields
    • Improved processing of edge cases
    • Alignment to HL7 standard for representation and interpretation of null values

Who will this affect?

  • Public and private hospital organisations
  • Diagnostic service provider organisations
  • System integrators
  • Software vendors

More Information

For a comprehensive list of changes, please refer to the Change Details section of the Release Note.


Information about HIPS v7.3 is available from:

The full HIPS v7.3 release is available for download from the Agency's Collaborate HIPS work space. If you need access to the work space, please contact the Agency Help Desk at [email protected] or 1300 901 001.

Feedback and questions

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

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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