Discharge Summary documents support the transfer of a patient from a hospital back to the care of their nominated primary healthcare provider.


Advance care documents let individuals make choices about their future medical treatment in the event that they are cognitively impaired or otherwise unable to make their preferences known.


The previous eReferral clinical document specifications were constrained to supporting referrals from a General Practitioner to a private specialist. Referrals to public hospitals, allied health providers or human services providers were not supported.

Product component

This document presents the information requirements for the content of a Service referral, as recommended for use in Australian eHealth systems. It is therefore recommended to be implemented in any system that creates or transfers referrals.


eHealth diagnostic imaging reports can be used to share information about diagnostic imaging examinations via an individual's digital health record.


eHealth pathology reports can be used to share information about pathology tests via an individual's digital health record. The Pathology Report PDF may contain one or more tests that are uploaded by the pathology provider to the individual's digital health record.


Shared Health Summary documents are sourced from an individual’s nominated healthcare provider and contain key summary information about the individual’s health status.


Personal health notes documents allow individuals to record health-related notes in their digital health record. These notes can provide a memory aid for individuals and their representatives. The notes are not visible to healthcare providers.


Event Summary documents are used to capture key health information about significant healthcare events that are relevant to the ongoing care of an individual.

Event Summary documents can be submitted to an individual’s digital health record by any participating organisation.


Specialist Letter documents are used in replying to a referral or reporting on a health event and contain information related to the event or the requested diagnosis or treatment by a specialist.


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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