Software Developer Community Announcement - Personal Health Notes, Advance Care Document Custodian and Personal Health Summary

The Australian Digital Health Agency (the Agency) has published updates to the following consumer end products.

Personal Health Notes, Advance Care Document Custodian and Personal Health Summary are documents that may be created by consumer portals such as the national consumer portal for the My Health Record system.

The My Health Record program has identified specific use cases where the author of consumer documents may not have an individual healthcare identifier (IHI). For example, a care agency worker may add an advance care document to the My Health Record system on behalf of a healthcare consumer. The revised conformance profiles allow for the use of a care agency employee identifier in these circumstances. That identifier is a 16 digit identifier similar to an IHI. Product components of these end products have been updated to support this.

The related template package libraries and the template package directory have been updated to refer to the new versions of the conformance profiles.

These changes have also resulted in the archiving of the Common – Consumer Entered Information.

Further, the Common – Continuity of Care end product has been archived. The content of this product has been transferred to Common – Clinical Documents.

Who does this affect?

Developers should consider if their software needs to be tested or revised to allow for consumer documents containing a care agency employee identifier instead of an IHI for the document author.

There are no new document rendering requirements associated with care agency employee identifiers and software systems using version 1.2.9 of the Agency's generic clinical document style sheet, published here, will render documents containing a care agency employee identifier.

If you have any questions or require further information, please call the Help Centre on 1300 901 001.

Thank you for your continued support.