Clinical Documents - Implementation Guidance - Masking of Address and Communication Details in Clinical Documents v1.1

This document provides advice for developers on the masking of consumers’ address and communication details in clinical documents. It includes specific recommendations for implementers using HIPS for the generation of clinical documents.
Safety risks can result for consumers from the inclusion of their address or communication details in clinical documents uploaded to the My Health Record system. This information could potentially be used to locate an estranged child or partner through the child’s record. This implementation guidance is aimed at mitigating such risks.

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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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