About the Australian Digital Health Agency

Established in July 2016, the Australian Digital Health Agency is responsible for all national digital health services and systems, with a focus on engagement, innovation and clinical safety.

Australian Digital Health Agency

 

In November 2013, the Australian Government commissioned a review of the Personally Controlled eHealth Record (PCEHR) (the Review) to assess the status of the PCEHR implementation and to work with health professionals and industry to prioritise further implementation.  The Review was released on 19 May 2014.

The 2015-16 Budget announcement My Health Record - A New Direction for Electronic Health Records in Australia provided funding to strengthen eHealth governance arrangements consistent with the Review.  This led to the transition of relevant activities and resources from the National E-Health Transition Authority (NEHTA), and also from the My Health Record system operation activities managed by the Department of Health, to the Australian Digital Health Agency from July 2016.

The Agency was established as a statutory authority in the form of a corporate Commonwealth entity, and is governed by a skills-based Board supported by technical advisory committees.

Visit http://www.digitalhealth.gov.au/ for further information on the Agency.