PCEHR Architecture v1.35

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. An effective architecture for the My Health Record system will provide a vehicle for communicating how the system will work to a range of stakeholders and a basis for analysis of the system as a whole.

The My Health Record system has been architected using the Agency's National eHealth Interoperability Framework (NEIF). The NEIF is based on a combination of the Australian Government Architecture and HL7’s Service Aware Interoperability Framework. The NEIF is used by the My Health Record system to help deliver consistent and cohesive eHealth specifications, and in this manner provides a common specification language for teams involved in working in eHealth, supporting the identification of secure and interoperable services and assisting in analysing eHealth solutions to ensure that they will deliver the intended outcome.

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This document provides a high-level description of the architecture of the My Health Record system. It is based on the April 2011 PCEHR System Concept of Operations and was written to provide input to the National Infrastructure Partner tender.

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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