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National Authentication Service for Health (NASH) is a Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) certificate solution used to access digital health services such as:

  • Healthcare Identifiers (HI) Service
  • My Health Record
  • Electronic prescribing
  • Secure messaging

NASH is used by healthcare provider organisations and supporting organisations to:

  • Authenticate and securely access digital health services
  • Digitally sign documents and other transactions
  • Encrypt health information for secure exchange

Software developers can apply for a NASH PKI test kit by emailing [email protected] 

Healthcare organisations can obtain a NASH SHA-2 certificate in Health Professional Online Services (HPOS).

Developer guides

NASH SHA-2 Certificates - Developer Guide

This Developer Guide is for the use of developers whose products connect to the Healthcare Identifiers (HI) Service, My Health Record, Electronic Prescribing and Secure Messaging with a National Authentication Service for Health (NASH) PKI Certificate.

Resources

NASH Organisation Certificate Tracker v1.0.1

Product
EP-2297:2016
Version
1.0.1
Status
Active
The NASH Organisation Certificate Tracker is a simple tool for listing the expiration dates of NASH PKI Certificates for Healthcare Provider Organisations (NASH certificates).  Healthcare provider organisations need active NASH certificates to both access the My Health Record system and securely send and receive information via SMD secure messaging…

NASH SHA-2 Readiness Assessment v1.3

Product
EP-3719:2022
Version
1.3
Status
Active
NASH SHA-2 PKI Certificate Readiness Assessment v1.0 PDF This provides detailed guidance for developers on the NASH SHA-2 readiness assessment use cases, technical requirements, testing approach and processes. NASH SHA-2 Readiness Test Specs v1.3 XLS Introduces changes to the test environment endpoints for the Clinical Information Systems, along with the…