Registration Workbooks

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).

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.

The Agency has developed the following Registration Workbooks to guide healthcare organisations who wish to participate in the My Health Record system and to use other digital health products.

Registration Workbook for all Healthcare Provider Organisations

This workbook is intended to assist all Healthcare Provider Organisations to register for the My Health Record system and other digital health products. Guidance and support materials to register for digital health are available here.

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General Practice Registration Workbooks

This workbook has been designed specifically for General Practices registering for the My Health Record system and other digital health products; and the Practice Incentives Program eHealth Incentive.

Guidance and support materials for General Practices to register and meet the five PIP requirements are available here. This includes more detailed information for each requirement, exemptions, compliance dates and associated application forms.

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Supporting digital health use

Once your organisation has completed the registration and set-up steps to connect to the My Health Record system, your organisation will be able to start using the My Health Record system features that are available in your clinical software. The benefits of digital health for both your organisation and patients are expected to be seen after sustained use of the My Health Record system; so it is important to find ways to incorporate use in to your daily activities.

In support of sustained use, there are a range of actions for you to consider:

  • Promote your practice as being able to connect with other healthcare providers who also advocate digital health for the benefits of their patients;
  • Engage with your patient community about digital health and encourage them to sign-up and use its features to increase their involvement in their own care;
  • Ensure your practice's clinicians and staff have a high awareness of digital health and use the system in their interactions with patients and other healthcare providers.

Help Centre

If you have any questions or feedback on the Registration Workbook, or need help with digital health and Implementation Support in general please call the Help Centre on 1300 901 001 or email