eHealth Architecture Principles v1.0

This document describes eHealth architecture principles that can be used to guide architecture developments and solution implementations in the Australian eHealth environment. The main objective is to support delivery systems that are interoperable, flexible and fit for purpose while supporting established rules and processes for communication and use of information in the health sector.

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This document describes key eHealth architecture principles that can be used to guide the development of interoperable eHealth systems. It is a companion document to the Agency's eHealth Interoperability Framework, although it can also be used as a standalone document.

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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