Medicare - Australian Childhood Immunisation Register v1.1

When a consumer registers for access to their Medicare information through their digital health record, the Department of Human Services will register the consumer’s Medicare CDA documents in their digital health record which include the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (ACIR). The Medicare CDA documents will be created by the Department of Human Services as the sole supplier of Medicare information within the My Health Record ecosystem.
The consumer, and healthcare providers with access to the consumer’s Medicare information, will be able to retrieve the ACIR CDA document through the consumer’s digital health record. Additionally, the data items in the ACIR document will be loaded into the My Health Record system to be used as source of data for the consumer’s Medicare Overview.
From 30 September 2016, the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (ACIR) expanded to become the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR), a national register that records vaccinations given to people of all ages in Australia.The AIR is administered by the Department of Human Services. It records vaccinations administered through general practice and community clinics. This includes vaccines funded under the National Immunisation Program and privately funded vaccinations.

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This document summarises the requirements for producers and consumers of Australian Childhood Immunisation Register CDA documents that connect to the My Health Record system.

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The template package library contains the template packages aligned with this clinical document type. It includes template packages for all conformance levels and document-type variants.

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

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This document describes the logical model for the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register document type.

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This introduces the first release of the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register end product.


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