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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.

Digital Health - Towards 2022

Five years ago we could not have imagined how much technology would change our lives. So what will five years from now look like when it comes to health and care?

Over the last few months the Australian Digital Health Agency has been asking just that – what are the opportunities for digital health and emerging technologies to transform health and care?

On Thursday 23 February, the Agency held forums with both industry and clinicians to get together to look at the opportunities and challenges in digital health.

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The Clinical Terminology February v20170228 release is now available for download

The Clinical Terminology February v20170228 release is now available for download from the National Clinical Terminology Service (NCTS) website.

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Announcement: Extension of Deadline for SM Proof of Concept RFT submissions to 10 March 2017, 5pm (AEST)

The deadline for the Secure Messaging RFT has been extended by one week, from 3 March to 10 March 2017 to provide consortiums additional time to establish their working relationships and arrangements. Please note this is the only extension that will be granted in line with this RFT and no additional extensions will be made.

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New National Pathology Program Established

The Australian Digital Health Agency is pleased to announce the establishment of a new national Pathology Program to deliver outcomes that improve interoperability, quality, safety and access to pathology results.

The first Steering Group meeting took place in Sydney on Monday 6 February 2017 with 18 members in attendance representing a range of healthcare peak bodies and consumer groups.

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The Future of Digital Health

On Monday 13 February, more than 1,000 people tuned in to the Australian Digital Health Agency national webcast on the future of digital health.

Facilitated by Ellen Fanning, the webcast marked the final stage of the consultation towards a co-produced National Digital Health Strategy, due for delivery to the Australian Government in mid-2017.

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