Govts agree to make secure messaging standards mandatory in new procurements

The state, territory and federal governments will make it a mandatory requirement that secure messaging interoperability standards are referenced in future procurements of the technology.

The jurisdictions have worked with healthcare peak bodies, the clinical software industry and the Australian Digital Health Agency (ADHA) to co-develop FHIR-based interoperability standards and federated directories for secure messaging over the last few years.

Posted in Australian eHealth

Tags: ADHA, secure messaging


0 # Peter MacIsaac 2020-01-21 08:30
The history of implementation of interoperabilit y standards (HL7 v2, CDA, DICOM, IEE and others) tells us that an intention to purchase "standards based products" is a great start however in practice requires an additional layer of implementation specification or profiles building on the base standards - this requires that workflows are specified and that the standards have optionality and additional standards such as vocabulary need to be locked down. Vendor implementation need to be tested in Connecthathons (and sometimes by conformance testing).

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