A function of the agency is to contribute to development, monitoring and management of specifications and standards to maximise effective interoperability of public and private sector digital health systems.
Over the past four years, the agency has commissioned reports in relation to standards and interoperability, with input from consultation from healthcare providers, consumer groups, industry and the standards community. These reports reflect advice from external experts to the agency. While these reports have shaped the approach and thinking in this area, they do not reflect the agency’s position. Their publication does not indicate the agency’s view on, or acceptance of recommendations.
The agency’s ongoing work on standards and interoperability will continue to be guided by the National Digital Health Strategy and planned engagement with jurisdictions and key stakeholders.