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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). Information for healthcare providers wishing to use secure messaging is available from this website..

Through collaboration between NEHTA and the software industry, Standards Australia published Australian Technical Specification (ATS) 5822 E-Health Secure Message Delivery (SMD) in March 2010.

ATS 5822 is supported by the following foundational specifications which are common to other eHealth solutions, including Electronic Transfer of Prescription, the Personally Controlled eHealth Record, and the Healthcare Identifiers Service:

  • ATS 5821 E-Health XML Secured Payload Profiles
  • ATS 5820 E-Health Web Services Profiles

The above publications are available via http://infostore.saiglobal.com/store/.

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Secure Message Delivery - Overview v1.0


The purpose of this document is to introduce and contextualise the body of work facing software vendors and organisations who choose to implement the Agency Secure Message Delivery (SMD).

Monday, 28 Sep 2009

Endpoint Location Service - ELS WSDL XSD v1.3


These WSDL and XML Schema files are for the version 1.3 release of the Endpoint Location Service.

These files are a companion to the "Endpoint Location Service: Technical Service Specification v1.3" document.

Monday, 15 Nov 2010
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