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The Agency's Conformance and Assurance Section undertakes conformance activities in line with its Conformance Framework, which outlines the principles and overall approach to engaging with, managing, and supporting vendors to integrate with national digital health systems and develop solutions that interact in alignment to Agency conformance requirements.

Conformance activities conducted by the Agency are designed to mitigate risks and specify the way third-party software must behave when it has a connection to enable transactions with national digital health systems.

Development and administration of Conformance Assessment Schemes, comprising:

  • Development of conformance profiles and conformance test specifications
  • Delivery of conformance assessments
  • Design, development and maintenance of conformance artefacts: test data, technical documents

Developer guides

HI Service - Test and Go Live

All products developed, or updated, to connect with the Healthcare Identifiers Service (HI) Service are required to undergo testing before production access is granted.

Security Requirements Conformance Profile

The Agency is cognisant of the inherent cyber security risks posed by systems connected to and accessing the My Health Record system, as well as potentially vulnerable aspects of the national infrastructure and all services under its care.

Resources

Clinical Package Validator v3.3

Product
EP-3776:2023
Version
3.3
Status
Active
The Clinical Package Validator (Validator) provides software developers with enhanced capabilities to achieve a greater degree of automation and depth of their conformance tests of clinical documents, SMD messages and HL7 v2 messages. Before formally declaring conformance of a software product, developers need to perform additional tests to ensure full…

Electronic Prescribing - Conformance Test Specifications v3.0.3

Product
EP-3726:2022
Version
3.0.3
Status
Active
This release of the end product EP-3726:2022 updates Conformance Test Specifications and test data for electronic prescribing software vendors. It also includes instructions for Transitional eNRMC software vendors. The test cases in the worksheets have been written against the specified requirements in the Electronic Prescribing Conformance Profile version…

Electronic Prescribing - Declaration of Conformance v2.0

Product
EP-3757:2023
Version
2.0
Status
Active
The Electronic Prescribing - Declaration of Conformance v2.0 has been developed in consultation with key participants in the Electronic Prescribing community to better address the requirements of the contemporary Conformance Assessment Scheme (CAS), and to clearly articulate vendor roles and responsibilities. It was redesigned as a form that can be filled,…

My Health Record Overviews, Guides and Conformance Material v1.7

Services
Product
EP-3804:2023
Version
1.7
Status
Active
This release of the My Health Record Overviews, Guides and Conformance Material have been updated to include the newly released Security Requirements for My Health Record Connecting Systems Conformance Profile - Final Draft v1.1. The security profile boosts cyber-security defences for clinical information systems connected to the My Health Record system. DH…

Provider Connect Australia™ – Testing Utilities v2.40

Product
EP-3848:2023
Version
2.40
Status
Active
You can use a client such as Postman for testing. The latest collections and environment imports are in the ZIP file linked below: Quick start guide Step   Details 1 Install Postman and create a PCA™ workspace 2 Unzip the latest postman collections archive above 3 Import all extracted files into PCA™ workspace 4…