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Secure Messaging v1.0.2

EP-1644:2014 Secure Messaging v1.0.2
Published Date
Products and Solutions Development
Identifier Name Publication Date
EP-1644:2014 Secure Messaging v1.0.2 10-03-2014
EP-1566:2013 Secure Messaging v1.0.1 19-12-2013
EP-0998:2009 Secure Messaging v1.0 28-12-2009

NEHTA’s Secure Messaging provides software developers with information and tools to assist in the implementation of Secure Message Delivery (SMD) and Endpoint Location Service (ELS).  Information for healthcare providers wishing to use secure messaging is available at

Through collaboration between NEHTA and the software industry, Standards Australia published Australian Technical Specification (ATS) 5822 E-Health Secure Message Delivery (SMD) in March 2010.

ATS 5822 is supported by the following foundational specifications which are common to other eHealth solutions, including Electronic Transfer of Prescription, the Personally Controlled eHealth Record, and the Healthcare Identifiers Service:

  • ATS 5821 E-Health XML Secured Payload Profiles
  • ATS 5820 E-Health Web Services Profiles

The above publications are available via

NOTE: The sample code previously available in this end product is now available in the Secure Messaging Integration Toolkit.

NEHTA has provided a release note for this collection of specifications and implementation support material. Consideration of the release note is recommended, as it provides advice of changes in the materials supplied, and of any additional materials made available to support implementers.

Product Components of Secure Messaging v1.0.2

Product Components of Secure Messaging v1.0.2
Identifier Name Published Date
NEHTA-1261:2010 Endpoint Location Service - Common Certificate Use Values v1.0 15-11-2010
NEHTA-1156:2010 Endpoint Location Service - Solution Design v1.3 15-11-2010
NEHTA-1157:2010 Endpoint Location Service - Technical Service Specification v1.3 15-11-2010
NEHTA-0999:2009 Secure Message Delivery - Overview v1.0 28-09-2009
NEHTA-0637:2010 Secure Message Delivery - Qualified Certificate Reference v1.2 05-03-2010
NEHTA-0640:2010 Secure Message Delivery - Qualified Identifiers v2.0 05-03-2010
NEHTA-1000:2009 Secure Message Delivery - Technical Overview v1.0 28-09-2009
NEHTA-1647:2014 Secure Messaging - Release Note v1.0.2 24-03-2014