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My Health Record empowers carers and their loved ones

To celebrate the launch of National Carers Week 2017, the Australian Digital Heath Agency (the Agency) is partnering with Carers Australia to raise awareness of the practical tools that My Health Record offers to support carers and the broader community.

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SNOMED CT AU and Australian Medicines Terminology (AMT) September 2017 Release

The National Clinical Terminology Service (NCTS) is pleased to announce that the September combined release of SNOMED CT®‑AU[1] and the Australian Medicines Terminology (AMT) is now available to registered users from the NCTS website.

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SNOMED CT AU and Australian Medicines Terminology (AMT) August 2017 Release

The National Clinical Terminology Service (NCTS) is pleased to announce that the August combined release of SNOMED CT® AU[1] and the Australian Medicines Terminology (AMT) is now available to registered users from the NCTS website.

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Register now! Webinars for SNOMED CT-AU terminology, Australian Medicines Terminology (AMT) and National Clinical Terminology Service (NCTS)

We are excited to announce upcoming webinars being held for SNOMED CT-AU terminology, Australian Medicines Terminology (AMT) and National Clinical Terminology Service (NCTS)! The webinars will be held in September, October and November 2017, find out more information and register now in the links below!

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Tim Kelsey - HIC17 Presentation 'Digital Health: A Human Imperative'

Tim Kelsey, CEO of the Australian Digital Health Agency, presented at the Health Informatics Conference (HIC) on 9 August 2017 about our work program, My Health Record and COAG's (Council of Australia's Governments) approval of Australia’s National Digital Health strategy.


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Boost to consumer health outcomes through better pharmacist access to My Health Record

Better patient care, efficiencies for pharmacists, and more accurate records are just some of the benefits that consumers can expect from the latest industry take-up of the digital My Health Record program.


Six additional community pharmacy software vendors have agreed to connect up to the My Heal...

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Health Ministers approve Australia’s National Digital Health strategy

Digital information is the bedrock of high quality healthcare. The benefits for patients are significant and compelling: hospital admissions avoided, fewer adverse drug events, reduced duplication of tests, better coordination of care for people with chronic and complex conditions, and better inform...

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The Clinical Terminology v20170731 July 2017 Release is now available for download

The Clinical Terminology v20170731 July 2017 Release is now available for download.

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Digital records pilot to deliver lifesaving benefits for hospital patients

Patients requiring urgent medical care will benefit from a hospital emergency department pilot that gives clinicians fast, secure access to health information such as allergies and medicines that may not otherwise be available in hospital information systems.

The pilot will help drive the uptake of My Health Record, a digital system that enables healthcare providers to share secure health data and improves the safety and quality of patient care. To date, over 5 million people have a My Health Record and over 10,143 healthcare providers are connected.

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Software Developers Community Announcement: Common - Clinical Document and Shared Health Summary

The Australian Digital Health Agency and Pharmacy Guild join forces to help community pharmacies become leaders in digital health

The Australian Digital Health Agency (the Agency) and Pharmacy Guild of Australia (the Guild) have committed to work together to help build the digital health capabilities of community pharmacies and advance the efficiency, quality and delivery of healthcare to improve health outcomes for all Australians.

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New blog post! Meredith Makeham on big data in healthcare: the US experience and potential for Australia

Australian Digital Health Agency Chief Medical Adviser, Meredith Makeham, writes on international collaboration in digital health services.

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Detailed Clinical Model Library v4.5 July 2017 Release

The Clinical Informatics unit is pleased to announce the latest release of the Australian Digital Health Agency’s Detailed Clinical Model Library (v4.5).

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Release Announcement: Clinical Package Validator v2.5 July 2017 Release

The Agency has released version 2.5 of the Clinical Package Validator tool.

The new release helps developers reduce efforts for manual conformance testing and increase their confidence about their targeted test coverage when declaring conformance.

Read more: Release Announcement: Clinical Package Validator v2.5 July 2017 Release

Fax machines on the way out for Australian healthcare

Fax-free healthcare is one step closer today, as the Australian Digital Health Agency (the Agency) and clinical information systems vendors work together to progress secure electronic messaging between healthcare providers.

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Fact Check: Security of My Health Record

What is My Health Record?

My Health Record is a secure online summary of your health information. An individual can control what goes into it, and who is allowed access. Individuals can choose to share their health information with their doctors, hospitals and other healthcare providers.

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National Collaborative Network for Child Health Informatics (NCNCHI): Expert Reference Group Workshops

A number of workshops are taking place for the National Collaborative Network for Child Health Informatics (NCNCHI) in Sydney for Expert Reference Groups in July 2017.

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The Clinical Terminology v20170630 June 2017 Release is now available for download

The Clinical Terminology v20170630 June 2017 Release is now available for download.

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Overview of National Clinical Terminology Service (NCTS)

The National Clinical Terminology Service (NCTS) delivers state of the art terminology services that promote adoption of national clinical terminologies in electronic health and medical records in Australia.

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Extension of EOI deadline to Friday 7 July, 5pm for diagnostic imaging and pathology services offers

Responses to the Diagnostic Imaging and Pathology Services Offers have closed as of Friday 7 July, 5:00PM AEST.

The Australian Digital Health Agency (the Agency) has amended the diagnostic imaging and pathology services offers in response to recent feedback from industry representatives to ensure we can help as many organisations as possible to take advantage of the offer.

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