NESAF - Clinical Factsheet v1.0

This fact sheet describes eHealth information security for healthcare providers and introduces the National eHealth Security and Access Framework (NESAF). Healthcare providers already understand the need for patient privacy and confidentiality, and already have many processes, policies and procedures in place, however, with the increased rollout of eHealth initiatives this factsheet aims to educate healthcare providers on the potential need for additional security controls.

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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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