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This document provides usability recommendations for clinical information systems and contracted service provider systems authoring or rendering information contained in Shared Health Summary documents exchanged with the My Health Record system.
The usability recommendations are provided to all software developers interested in improving the usability of their software systems. They are not part of the set of software conformance requirements for clinical information systems accessing the My Health Record system; however, conformance to these usability recommendations is strongly encouraged by clinical system users.
These recommendations were produced as part of the Agency's Clinical Usability Programme (CUP) Release 3.
This version of the PCEHR Usability Recommendations provides additional guidance for the pre-selection of items for inclusion in Shared Health Summary documents (new recommendation SHS.21) and minor clarifications.
Examples of visual representations (mock-ups) of the CUP recommendations are available from our Usability Improvements page.

Clarification: 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).

You can or register to download PCEHR Usability Recommendations v1.2 PDF

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