This document is designed to guide the safe implementation of healthcare identifiers in healthcare software systems. It outlines the high level business processes and sub-processes that should be followed and provides a step-by-step guide to handling healthcare identifiers or accessing the Healthcare Identifiers Service to satisfactorily complete the required course of action.
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).