Product Taxonomy

The Implementation Resources area is where we publish specifications and related assets developed by the Agency to support adoption by digital health vendors and implementers. These implementation resources are built against The Agency's Product Taxonomy (ITIL ISM).

Product Taxonomy

The product taxonomy is based on the following content types:

  • Product type: An overarching categorisation of end products, such as Clinical Documents, National Infrastructure.
  • Product component type: A descriptive classification or categorisation of a product component, such as CDA® Implementation Guide or Template Package Library.
  • End product: A collection of related product components, published at a point in time, such as Shared Health Summary v1.5, Discharge Summary v1.2.
  • Product component: A component (PDF, zip file, spreadsheet) that belongs to one or more end products and is categorised by a product component type, such as Shared Health Summary CDA® Implementation Guide v1.4, or Discharge Summary Template Package Library v1.5.

Relationships

There are different relationships between end products, such as related to or supersedes.

For example, the Australian Medicines Terminology v3 Model end products are related to the Australian Medicines Terminology v3 Model Common end products.

Both end products and product components can be superseded. For example, the Shared Health Summary v1.5 end product supersedes the Shared Health Summary 1.4.5 end product. Similarly, for product components, Shared Health Summary CDA® Implementation Guide v1.5 supersedes Shared Health Summary CDA® Implementation Guide v1.4.

Both end products and product components have their own release history list, which you can use to navigate to previous versions. Older versions have information messages to let you know a newer version has been published.