Electronic health records

Electronic health data
eHealth data
Medical records
Health records
The Digital Health Systems Collection examines aspects of digital health systems which promise to improve and transform healthcare. It explores the evidence of what actually works and the ongoing policy discussions for how to implement change that delivers positive health benefits at a system level.
Briefing paper

My health record - briefing paper

This paper has been developed to educate people living with HIV, sex workers and people who use and inject drugs about the advantages/disadvantages of the electronic medical record system, My Health Record (MHR).
Draft report

Voluntary Indigenous identifier (VII) Framework: a framework for the collection, release, use and publication of VII data

This draft document is intended for data users and potential data users to set out the rules and principles used by the Department of Health when making decisions about the collection, release, use and publication of Voluntary Indigenous Identifier (VII) data. It also sets out...

Benefits realisation: sharing insights

The purpose of this white paper is to offer countries an agreed set of ‘standard’ benefits categories and potential outcome measures to support the international comparison of evidence relating to digital health technologies and services.
Position paper

Identification of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australian general practice

This position statement outlines the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners' views on identifying Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in general practice settings.

RDA COVID-19: Recommendations and guidelines on data sharing

This is the final version of the recommendations and guidelines from the RDA COVID-19 Working Group, and has been endorsed through the official RDA process.

RDA COVID-19: Recommendations and guidelines

These detailed guidelines are supplemented with higher level recommendations aimed at the other stakeholder groups who need to work together with the researchers and data stewards to realise the timely and open sharing of research data as a key component of pandemic preparedness and response.

Implementation of the My Health Record system

My Health Record is an online electronic summary of a person’s health information. The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness of the implementation of the My Health Record system under the opt-out model.

AMSANT submission on the National Primary Health Care Data Asset discussion paper - The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)

Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance Northern Territory (AMSANT)'S submission to the National Primary Health Care Data Asset (NPHCDA). This submission focuses on the need for strong protection of the rights and interests of Indigenous people in relation to their health data.

Guide to health privacy

This guide has been written to help health services providers — from doctors and private sector hospitals, through to allied health professionals, pharmacists, childcare centres and gyms —understand their obligations under the Privacy Act 1988, and embed good privacy in their practice.