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Overview of National Clinical Terminology Service (NCTS)

The National Clinical Terminology Service (NCTS) delivers state of the art terminology services that promote adoption of national clinical terminologies in electronic health and medical records in Australia.

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Extension of EOI deadline to Friday 7 July, 5pm for diagnostic imaging and pathology services offers

The Australian Digital Health Agency (the Agency) has amended the diagnostic imaging and pathology services offers in response to recent feedback from industry representatives to ensure we can help as many organisations as possible to take advantage of the offer. We will therefore extend the deadline for lodging EOIs by two weeks to Friday 7 July at 5pm (AEST).

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Developer Partner Program Launch

The Australian Digital Health Agency is pleased to invite you to the launch of our new Developer Partner Program on Tuesday 4 July 2017, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM AEST.


Melbourne booked out: Waiting list open! Limited places for Sydney & Brisbane

Don’t miss out! Reserve your place at the Developer Program Launch in Sydney and Brisbane! Melbourne is now booked out and a waiting list is now open.


The Agency will be introducing the new look developer website, and discussing broader developer program activities.

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Developer Partner Program Launch: Save the Date

The Australian Digital Health Agency is pleased to invite you to the launch of our new developer partner program. The Agency will be introducing the new look developer website and discussing broader developer program activities.

Book this into your diaries – we will be sending out detailed invitations with location and registration details later next week!

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Private radiology to be available in My Health Record for the first time

For the first time, private radiology reports will be available in My Health Record, the Australian Digital Health Agency has announced today. Clinicians and their patients have asked for shared access to x-ray results and other radiology reports because it will improve the safety and effectiveness of their care.

As part of a comprehensive programme to improve the clinical utility of My Health Record, it has been confirmed that Queensland X Ray (QXR) – a member of the Sonic Healthcare Group - will start to upload reports.

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Workshops for National Strategic Framework for Child and Youth Health

eHealth NSW is seeking representatives to attend half-day workshops in June 2017 as part of the Partnership Groups into the National Strategic Framework for Child and Youth Health.

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Meredith Makeham: Digital health transforming healthcare with benefits for Australians through My Health Record

Chief Medical Adviser Meredith Makeham recently shared her thoughts with Healthcare IT News Australia on how digital health is transforming healthcare with benefits for Australians through My Health Record.

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Vision for a connected Australian Health System

Australians and their clinicians want a seamless health system which delivers high quality, safe care through better sharing of information.

The Australian Digital Health Agency today has released a Request for Tender (RFT) to develop a Strategic Interoperability Framework for Australia.

Ms Bettina McMahon Executive General Manager, Government, Industry & Delivery will lead this important work, saying "Sharing patient information across the Australian healthcare system is a complex issue requiring the alignment of policy, workflow, patient information, even business models."

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The Clinical Terminology v20170531 May 2017 Release is now available for download

The Clinical Terminology v20170531 May 2017 Release is now available for download.

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Private Pathology Reports To Go Live in My Health Record

Sonic Healthcare will become the first private sector provider to upload pathology reports direct to the My Health Record as part of a key initiative to ensure clinicians and patients have better access to medical information.

The Australian Digital Health Agency announced today that it will be releasing an industry offer in early June 2017 for all private pathology companies and in Australia to connect to the My Health Record.

This will allow all Australians with a My Health Record and their health care professionals to view test results through the My Health Record.

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Meredith Makeham on ABC Radio – My Health Record system

Chief Medical Adviser Meredith Makeham recently spoke to Radio National on ABC Radio about the My Health Record system.

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Ransomware - mitigation advice

Ransomware is an increasingly prevalent threat, with a rising number of variants designed to target our computer networks. Consequently, prior to the ‘WannaCry’ ransomware attacks that recently affected many healthcare organisations globally, the Australian Digital Health Agency (the Agency) had t...

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Budget 2017 - My Health Record

The Australian Government announced that as part of their support for Medicare and medicines, that there will be a continuation and expansion of My Health Record – which will allow individuals to access and control their own medical history and treatments such as medical tests and vaccinations.

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New blog post! Innovation is a team sport

In the latest Digital Health Space blog post, David O'Driscoll discusses how consumers are fast shifting towards "digital first" to manage both their professional and personal lives and how organisations can meet the challenge.

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The Clinical Terminology v20170430 April 2017 Release is now available for download

The Clinical Terminology v20170430 April 2017 Release is now available for download.

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Great health and wellbeing outcomes for Australian children made possible through patient-centred and clinician-friendly digital technologies

NSW will lead a new national collaboration to define initiatives of benefit to children's health using digital technologies and platforms.

Accessing and sharing information about their children's health is important for all parents.

Read more: Great health and wellbeing outcomes for Australian children made possible through patient-centred and clinician-friendly digital technologies

New blog post: Health in an age of information

A new blog has been published from Andrew Westcombe, technical editor at the Australian Digital Health Agency, on how the quality of healthcare is increasingly dependent upon the quality of the information available to practitioners and patients.

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New blog post! My Health Record in General Practice

Read the latest blog entry by Dr Steve Hambleton as he shares his experiences as a GP using My Health Record.

Amongst my other roles, I've been a GP at the Kedron Park 7-Day Medical Centre in Brisbane for the past 29 years. Many of my patients have been in my care for a long time and I know them v...

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NSW patients first to view their pathology results in My Health Record

The Australian Digital Health Agency (the Agency) is pleased to announce that patients in NSW will now be able to view their pathology results through the My Health Record consumer portal and mobile applications.

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Bringing Digital Health to Central Australia - introducing Dr Sam Goodwin

Australia's digital health system is currently developing and evolving to best serve the community's needs, and arguably, people living in the most remote areas of the continent stand to benefit the most. Recently, Tim Kelsey, CEO, Prof Meredith Makeham, Chief Medical Advisor and I travelled to the Northern Territory to meet with a number of stakeholders, among them, Dr Sam Goodwin, the Executive Director of Medical and Clinical Services with the Central Australian Health Service. Having lived and worked in the area for 11 years, Dr Goodwin gives first-hand insights into the challenges faced by remote communities and how digital services can make a significant, positive difference.

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