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).
The Participant Model Specification represents a key foundation for the modelling of clinical document specifications developed by the Australian Digital Health Agency (the Agency). It provides background information for the comprehensive understanding of clinical document types.
The Participant Model Specification establishes a set of base models to support identifying and describing entities involved in healthcare: people, organisations, devices, etc. A base model defines the fundamental concepts that form a conforming representation for these concepts. The base models provide options, anticipating the needs of a variety of applications, and will be used to support the modelling of the exchange of clinical content in specific scenarios via derived models.
The Participant Model Specification is the successor of the Agency’s Participation Data Specification v3.3. Work was undertaken in conjunction with HL7 Australia to address issues with this predecessor specification. It improves alignment between Agency models and HL7 standards.