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eHealth brings together the technologies of unique identification, authentication and encryption to provide the foundations and solutions for the safe and secure exchange of healthcare information.

Our Work

National Infrastructure

Specifications are now available for the national electronic health records system.

NEHTA is leading a national approach to eHealth to support private, national, state, and territory reforms by developing a national eHealth infrastructure to enable connected health today, and insight driven health in the future.

Turning on the eHealth record system on 1 July 2012 was the culmination of many years’ work by NEHTA. Laying the foundations and developing eHealth solutions, such as Healthcare Identifiers, the Australian Medicines Terminology (AMT), SMOMED CT-AU, and Secure Messaging (SMD), has been a major undertaking. While other jurisdictions have built parts of an eHealth system, Australia is the first country to have assembled such a large scale, integrated piece of national infrastructure.

NEHTA on behalf of the Department of Health (Health) appointed a national infrastructure partner to build the system, change and adoption partner to plan and manage the take-up, and benefits evaluation partner to develop the models for evaluating the benefits accrued during the take-up.

NEHTA developed the tenders, managed the selection process, and with the Department of Health’s’ expertise in procurement entered into agreements with the successful tenders, consortia led by Accenture, McKinsey and PriceWaterhouseCoopers respectively.

NEHTA's national infrastructure solutions include:




NEHTA Your eHealth Travels With You

Need some expert help with eHealth Implementation? Call 1300 901 001.

eHealth is about electronically connecting up the points of care so that health information can be shared securely.

Our role is to facilitate the transition to a connected system where every Australian is at the centre of their healthcare.

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