Clinical Information Systems Enhancements for Diagnostic Requests - Pathology and Diagnostic Imaging Offer

The Australian Digital Health Agency was established by the Australian Government in July 2016 to drive the digital health agenda for the Australian community. We are working with the Australian community, clinicians, researchers and industry to connect people and their clinicians and, ultimately, to improve health and care in our community.

We recognise the importance of consumers and healthcare providers having access to pathology and diagnostic imaging information to support the transfer of care between healthcare settings.

The Agency work plan includes a specific deliverable to connect data feeds from pathology and diagnostic imaging providers to the My Health Record system to make diagnostic information more readily available to consumers and healthcare providers. Consumers have the right to withdraw their consent for their diagnostic services reports to be uploaded to their My Health Record, and the Agency wishes to make it straightforward for consumers to exercise this right.

Therefore, the Agency is seeking to collaborate with providers of those clinical information systems that are used by clinicians to record requests for diagnostic services reports and print the corresponding paper order forms. We are issuing an industry offer that will support the enhancement of these clinical information systems, to record a consumer’s consent status and allow the printing of a consent statement on the paper order form.

This offer closed at 5pm AEDT on Wednesday 13 December 2017.

For more information, please email the Agency at [email protected] or call 1300 901 001.


Industry Offer – Enhancements to Pathology and Diagnostic Imaging Request Systems (PDF, 514KB)

Appendix A – Contract Template (PDF, 925KB)

Appendix B – EOI Response Template (Word, 91.9KB)


The webinar briefing about the offer took place at 12pm - 1pm AEDT on Tuesday 5 December 2017 and is available to view below.

The webinar covered the details of the offer to help prospective participants decide whether they would like to take part in this arrangement. There was also an opportunity for participants to ask questions.

More information

Contact [email protected] for more information or call 1300 901 001.