Secure Messaging Resources

The Agency is providing developers of clinical information and secure messaging systems with a financial incentive to deliver enhanced functionality in an accelerated timeframe.

The purpose of this page is to provide guidance to developers who are implementing the new interoperability standards for secure messaging thus enabling clinical information systems (CISs) and secure messaging (SM) systems to find healthcare providers as well as accurately address and securely exchange standards-based messages.

In September 2018 changes were made to the Healthcare Identifiers (HI) Service to allow NASH PKI organisation certificates to be used to connect to the HI Service. All NASH PKI organisation certificates requested and downloaded via the Health Professional Online Services (HPOS) from the 18th of September 2018 can be used to connect to the HI Service and the My Health Record system.

Monday, 9 September 2019

9 September 2019: Collaboration to develop enhanced secure messaging functionality will ensure healthcare providers can communicate quickly, easily and securely to provide safer and more efficient care.

The following frequently asked questions relate to the Secure Messaging Industry Offer webinars. Items a categorised into the following topics: Provider Directory Service, Local Address Book, Message Payloads, NASH PKI Organisation Certificates and Testing.

The links below point to important information you and your healthcare providers will need to be aware of when using NASH PKI organisation certificates in production.   

National Authentication Service for Health (NASH) 
Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) policy documents 
NASH SHA-2 for Healthcare Organisations 
NASH SHA-2 for General Supporting Organisations
  
Healthcare identifier and NASH PKI organisation certificate

Wednesday, 27 March 2019

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.

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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