Clinicians User Guide

The Clinicians User Guide includes material that is relevant to both general practices and private specialist practices, however other healthcare professionals, e.g. allied health and in aged and community care, may also find this guide useful.

The Clinicians User Guide supports medical practices in navigating the complexities of digital health (including the My Health Record system) from planning, preparation, registration and implementation through to meaningful use. It covers key digital health topics of interest to medical practices (including quality improvement) and focuses on the foundation products (e.g. Healthcare Identifiers, NASH, Secure Message Delivery), the My Health Record system and other functionality currently available and being released by software vendors. Importantly it includes practical step-by-step implementation advice.

Through use of this guide you should reasonably expect to understand the benefits to your practice associated with adopting digital health as well as some of the Organisational and Governance changes required. It also outlines some of the pre-requisites for implementation and use of the digital health features. It includes practical quick reference checklists for practice staff and links to additional education and support resources.

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.

Download: Clinicians User Guide PDF (2.84 MB)