The My Health Record programme has identified specific use cases where the author of a personal health summary may not have an individual healthcare identifier (IHI). For example, a care agency worker may add a personal health summary to the My Health Record system on behalf of an individual. The conformance profile allows for the use of an alternative identifier in these circumstances.
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).