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).
As part of the Australian National Digital Health Strategy, the Agency aims to end dependence on paper based correspondence and the fax machine or post but 2022. As such, the Agency has been working closely with software vendors and industry to address the barriers to use, including the lack of interoperability between different secure messaging software products.
Secure Messaging Industry Offer
The Agency is providing developers of clinical information and secure messaging systems with a financial incentive to deliver enhanced functionality in an accelerated timeframe.
Provider Directories & Message Payload (For Clinical Information Systems)
The purpose of these standards for secure messaging is to enable clinical information systems (CISs) and secure messaging (SM) systems to find healthcare providers as well as accurately address and securely exchange standards-based messages.
Secure Message Delivery and Endpoint Location Service (For Secure Messaging providers)
The Agency’s Secure Messaging provides software developers with information and tools to assist in the implementation of Secure Message Delivery (SMD) and Endpoint Location Service (ELS).