ADHA to fund software upgrades for secure messaging but not for MyHR

The Australian Digital Health Agency will not offer any new money to assist aged care or allied health software vendors to upgrade their systems to conform with the My Health Record, but incentives to integrate new secure messaging standards will be available, the agency says.

Aged care software vendors were given assistance in the early years of the PCEHR to make their systems conformant but allied health vendors were not a priority in the past, despite calls for financial support similar to that given to other vendors.

Posted in Australian eHealth

Tags: FHIR, My Health Record, ADHA, Interoperability

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+1 # Peter MacIsaac 2019-03-19 09:25
Support for secure messaging but not MyHR - well while this may seem like crying over spilt milk it is really the "chickens coming home to roost" - MyHR is build on an international standard IHE Cross Enterprise Document Share - IHE also has a secure messaging standard, that works both in secure point to point messaging as well as communicating with systems like MyHR - with the smallest amount of foresight the architects at NEHTA could have chosen an existing standard which is part of a health communication eco-system, rather than "building it ourselves" - Australia is the only country to implement the Secure Messaging system we have developed. Not only are our software vendors out on their own, but the government has to fund out of taxpayers funds vendors to implement this one off system. We cant put the milk back in the can, but surely time to learn the lessons of the past. But then again the greatest lesson of history is that noone learns the lessons of history :)
# QLD Health staffer 2019-03-19 13:48
Although CDA Package is based on IHE XDM Pete ... so it's not entirely devoid of existing standards adoption.

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