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

The Australian Digital Health Agency is pleased to announce the updates to the following end products:

Common Clinical Document

New Conformance Test Specification for Authoring Systems, update to My Health Record Usability Recommendations and update to Template Package Directory have been published under Common Clinical document.

The Conformance Test Specification for Authoring Systems is a requirements-based testing resource to help ensure that conformance requirements have been addressed and to determine whether the test item meets those conformance requirements.

The Usability Recommendations document provides a recommendations on clinical information systems authoring or rendering information contained in clinical documents and views exchanged with the My Health Record system.

The Template Package Directory has been updated to list the updated template package library for eHealth Pathology Report and eHealth Diagnostic Imaging Report.

Shared Health Summary

Updated Shared Health Summary - My Health Record Usability Recommendation document, which incorporates minor amendments to existing recommendations to align with the latest Shared Health Summary – Structured Content Specification. It also aligns with updated versions of the Event Summary – PCEHR Usability Recommendations and Clinical Documents - My Health Record Usability Recommendations.

eHealth Pathology Report

New Conformance Test Specification and updated Template Package Library have been published under eHealth Pathology Report end product.

The eHealth Pathology Report Conformance Test Specification document consists of a series of test cases, each of which is a discrete test and a statement of expected behaviours. Vendors can use the documented test cases to assess the conformance of their Pathology eHealth Software.

This Template Packages Library includes defect fixes for template packages without HPI-I relaxation. The default (i.e. non-relaxed) template packages for eHealth Pathology Report document types has been updated to allow the omission of HPI-Is for the document author and the reporting pathologist in case of the document having been authored by more than one pathologist.

eHealth Diagnostic Imaging Report

New Conformance Test Specification and updated Template Package Library have been published under eHealth Diagnostic Report end product.

The eHealth Diagnostic Report Conformance Test Specification document consists of a series of test cases, each of which is a discrete test and a statement of expected behaviours. Vendors can use the documented test cases to assess the conformance of their Diagnostic Imaging eHealth Software.

This Template Packages Library includes defect fixes for template packages without HPI-I relaxation. The default (i.e. Without HIP-I Relaxation) template packages for eHealth Diagnostic Imaging Report document types has been updated to allow the omission of HPI-Is for the document author and the reporting radiologist in case of the document having been authored by more than one radiologist.

Who does this affect?

  • Developers and testers of healthcare software that creates clinical documents; and Testers who do not have healthcare software but do have a set of clinical documents created by other software systems. The main examples of these are the Department of Health, and software developers who have chosen to test the conformance of clinical documents their software receives either directly from other healthcare software or from the My Health Record system.
  • Developers who are currently preparing to connect to the My Health Record system or are looking at enhancing their connected product will find in the Clinical Usability Recommendations relevant information to complement the software requirements provided by other Digital Health Specifications.
  • Vendors are encouraged to incorporate the usability recommendations into their software, as these will greatly enhance the usability of the software for healthcare providers using the My Health Record system.

We value your feedback and encourage questions, comments, or suggestions about our products. Please email [email protected] or call 1300 901 001.

    • Join the My Health Record Developer developer community today by subscribing to the My Health Record Developer Mailing List here and registering with the My Health Record Developer Website here.*