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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.

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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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Developer Partner Program Launch

The Australian Digital Health Agency presents the launch of our new Developer Partner Program on Tuesday 4 July 2017, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM AEST.

The Agency will be introducing the new look developer website, and discussing broader developer program activities.

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Developer Partner Program Launch: Save the Date

The Australian Digital Health Agency is pleased to invite you to the launch of our new developer partner program. The Agency will be introducing the new look developer website and discussing broader developer program activities.

Book this into your diaries – we will be sending out detailed invitations with location and registration details later next week!

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Private radiology to be available in My Health Record for the first time

For the first time, private radiology reports will be available in My Health Record, the Australian Digital Health Agency has announced today. Clinicians and their patients have asked for shared access to x-ray results and other radiology reports because it will improve the safety and effectiveness of their care.

As part of a comprehensive programme to improve the clinical utility of My Health Record, it has been confirmed that Queensland X Ray (QXR) – a member of the Sonic Healthcare Group - will start to upload reports.

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Workshops for National Collaborative Network for Child Health Informatics (NCNCHI)

eHealth NSW is seeking representatives to attend half-day workshops in June 2017 as part of the Partnership Groups into the National Collaborative Network for Child Health Informatics (NCNCHI).

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Meredith Makeham: Digital health transforming healthcare with benefits for Australians through My Health Record

Chief Medical Adviser Meredith Makeham recently shared her thoughts with Healthcare IT News Australia on how digital health is transforming healthcare with benefits for Australians through My Health Record.

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Vision for a connected Australian Health System

Australians and their clinicians want a seamless health system which delivers high quality, safe care through better sharing of information.

The Australian Digital Health Agency today has released a Request for Tender (RFT) to develop a Strategic Interoperability Framework for Australia.

Ms Bettina McMahon Executive General Manager, Government, Industry & Delivery will lead this important work, saying "Sharing patient information across the Australian healthcare system is a complex issue requiring the alignment of policy, workflow, patient information, even business models."

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The Clinical Terminology v20170531 May 2017 Release is now available for download

The Clinical Terminology v20170531 May 2017 Release is now available for download.

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Private Pathology Reports To Go Live in My Health Record

Sonic Healthcare will become the first private sector provider to upload pathology reports direct to the My Health Record as part of a key initiative to ensure clinicians and patients have better access to medical information.

The Australian Digital Health Agency announced today that it will be releasing an industry offer in early June 2017 for all private pathology companies and in Australia to connect to the My Health Record.

This will allow all Australians with a My Health Record and their health care professionals to view test results through the My Health Record.

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Meredith Makeham on ABC Radio – My Health Record system

Chief Medical Adviser Meredith Makeham recently spoke to Radio National on ABC Radio about the My Health Record system.

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Ransomware - mitigation advice

Ransomware is an increasingly prevalent threat, with a rising number of variants designed to target our computer networks. Consequently, prior to the ‘WannaCry’ ransomware attacks that recently affected many healthcare organisations globally, the Australian Digital Health Agency (the Agency) had t...

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Budget 2017 - My Health Record

The Australian Government announced that as part of their support for Medicare and medicines, that there will be a continuation and expansion of My Health Record – which will allow individuals to access and control their own medical history and treatments such as medical tests and vaccinations.

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