Digital Enablement for Pathology Services Offer

The Australian Digital Health Agency (the Agency) was established by the Australian Government in July 2016 to drive digital health 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. This year we are focusing on connecting people and information from general practice, community pharmacy, diagnostic imaging, pathology and hospitals.

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

The Australian government has now announced that it intends to “...ensure every Australian has a My Health Record, unless they prefer not to.” The Agency is now working to provide access for all Australians to a My Health Record by 30 June 2018.

In order for pathologists to be able to participate with the My Health Record we want to partner with laboratory information system software providers to enhance their products to allow viewing and uploading to the My Health Record system.

Extension of EOI deadline to Friday 7 July, 5:00PM AEST for pathology offer

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).

To accelerate this work, you are invited to consider applying for funding under a Pathology Software Industry Offer, as set out in the information below.

Digital Enablement for Pathology Software Industry Offer Documentation

DOWNLOAD: Pathology Software Industry Partnership Offer (ZIP, 1.4MB)

Updated as of Monday 26 June 2017

This is one of two concurrent offers, the other being for the diagnostic imaging sector. Details about the diagnostic imaging offer as below:

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The questions below have been received in recent webinars or as emails. We will update the document on a regular basis as more questions are raised.

Download: 'FAQ Combined Pathology and Diagnostic Imaging Software Industry Offers' (PDF, 218kB)

Download: 'FAQ Combined Pathology and Diagnostic Imaging Software Industry Offers' (Word, 83.1kB)

Last updated on Wednesday 21 June 2017.

Webinar Schedule

This will be the first of a series of webinars to provide information about the offer and participation with the My Health Record. We will also be posting updated webinar information below and in the Agency events section on the website.

We will also be adding webinar recordings in this section as completed.

Please click on the links below to see the webinars:

Contact for the Pathology Services Offer:

For any further questions or information - please email [email protected] or call the Agency Help Centre on 1300 901 001.

NOTE: If you previously sent us an email to the offer email address and received a bounce back, please resend to us at same address. We experienced some technical issues which have now been resolved.

Media contact:
Mark Kinsela, Communications and Media
Mob: 0407 796 990, [email protected]

About the Australian Digital Health Agency
The Agency is tasked with improving health outcomes for all Australians through the delivery of digital healthcare systems and the national digital health strategy for Australia. The Agency was established on 1 July 2016 by the Australian Government as a statutory authority in the form of a corporate Commonwealth entity, and reports to all Australian governments through the COAG Health Council.