Specialist Letter v1.1

The eHealth record system supports the collection of Specialist Letters. When a specialist creates a Specialist Letter, it will be sent directly to the intended recipient, as per current practices. A copy of the Specialist Letter may also be sent to the eHealth record system. A Specialist Letter can either be provided as a structured or unstructured clinical document.

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A new version has been released for this end product

Please refer to Specialist Letter v1.2 or refer to the Release History for all releases of this End Product.

Identifier: 
EP-0937:2012
Date: 
22-05-2012
Type: 
application/zip
SHA256 Checksum: 
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Size: 
12.83 MB

Product Components

Product component
Identifier: 
NEHTA-0978:2012

This document summarises the requirements for producers and consumers of the Specialist Letter Clinical Document that connects to the national My Health Record system.

Product component
Identifier: 
NEHTA-0980:2012

The aim of these Specialist Letter specifications is to provide the high-level requirements for the generation, distribution and receipt of a Specialist Letter between specialists and general practitioners.

Product component
Identifier: 
NEHTA-0974:2012

This document defines the service interfaces and associated conformance points for the provider-to-provider (P2P) delivery of Specialist Letter CDA document packages.

Product component
Identifier: 
NEHTA-0973:2011

This document presents the core information components of the Specialist Letter 1.0.4 package release, which are recommended for use when sending electronic responses from specialists back to the referring general practitioners within Australia.

Product component
Identifier: 
NEHTA-0983:2011

This document specifies the information structure of Agency-compliant Specialist Letters in order to support the transfer of information about a specialist consultation initiated by a referral.

Product component
Identifier: 
NEHTA-0966:2012

This document provides a guide to implementing the 'logical' model detailed by the Agency's Specialist Letter Structured Content Specification as an HL7 Clinical Document Architecture Release 2 (CDA) XML document.

Product component
Identifier: 
NEHTA-1065:2012

The FAQs are guidance material for implementation. They are to be used for clarification purposes and to support existing documentation.

Release history

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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