This document describes eHealth architecture principles that can be used to guide architecture developments and solution implementations in the Australian eHealth environment.

This document describes a standards-based set of concepts, structuring rules and approaches for use in specifying and building interoperable eHealth systems. It includes guidelines for:

Clinical specifications and standards.

The Electronic Prescribing end product provides specification and guidance documents for software systems creating and processing prescriptions in electronic form.

The eMedications Management (eMM) Functional Framework outlines the key capabilities within medications management business systems.

The technical mechanisms for digitally signing clinical documents are well supported by international standards. However, a digital signature alone is not always sufficient as a complete personal electronic signature mechanism.

The Agency Interoperability Framework (IF) is a common reference point that provides guidance to business and IT experts in delivering interoperable eHealth systems in Australia.

The National eHealth Security and Access Framework (NESAF) provides standards, tools, and guides for the Australian healthcare sector to build and implement secure systems that protect patient data and eHealth-related assets, while providing the provenance required for ensuring patient safety and

This Blueprint is a reference document intended to familiarise readers with major eHealth capabilities promoted and supported for national adoption. The Blueprint also seeks to identify other key elements of the National EHealth Architecture, and future capabilities relevant to the development of

The high level system architecture describes the fundamental organisation of the My Health Record system, embodied in its components, their relationships to each other and the environment, and the principles governing its design and evolution.

The Agency’s Secure Messaging provides software developers with information and tools to assist in the implementation of Secure Message Delivery (SMD) and Endpoint Location Service (ELS).

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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