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Australia's National Digital Health Strategy is a 5-year plan that sets the vision and pathway for our digital health future.

It builds on the achievements of the previous National Digital Health Strategy released in 2017 and acknowledges the efforts, planning and investment to date towards digital enablement and the uplift in digital health maturity.

The strategy places people at the centre of a connected and digitally enabled healthcare system. It seeks to achieve 4 key health system outcomes that will improve the wider Australian health system by creating a more connected, person-centred digital health system and by realising the benefits digital technology offers consumers and carers, health care providers, the wider community, governments, industry and providers.

The strategy is supported by a Strategy Delivery Roadmap which sets out the implementation pathway over the 5 years.

"This next phase of digital transformation will drive information sharing and advance real time data exchange to make information available when and where it’s needed, in line with consumer consent and strong privacy and cyber security standards."

National Digital Health Strategy

The strategy and roadmap have been collaboratively produced and agreed by the Australian, state and territory governments and informed through detailed consultations with patients, consumers, carers, healthcare providers, industry, organisations and innovators.

The Australian Digital Health Agency is the custodian of the strategy, with its role being to evolve national digital health capability by innovating, collaborating and leading.