The high level system architecture describes the fundamental organisation of the My Health Record system, embodied in its components, their relationships to each other and the environment, and the principles governing its design and evolution. An effective architecture for the My Health Record system will provide a vehicle for communicating how the system will work to a range of stakeholders and a basis for analysis of the system as a whole.
The My Health Record system has been architected using the Agency's National eHealth Interoperability Framework (NEIF). The NEIF is based on a combination of the Australian Government Architecture and HL7’s Service Aware Interoperability Framework. The NEIF is used by the My Health Record system to help deliver consistent and cohesive eHealth specifications, and in this manner provides a common specification language for teams involved in working in eHealth, supporting the identification of secure and interoperable services and assisting in analysing eHealth solutions to ensure that they will deliver the intended outcome.