This section outlines the steps for healthcare providers and organisations wishing to register for digital health. There are several components of digital health that allow healthcare providers and organisations to take full advantage of the national My Health Record system.
Below are the three fundamental steps required to register for digital health. A healthcare organisation is not obligated to complete all of the steps, however they will not be able to use some areas, or take full advantage of the My Health Record system if the organisation chooses not to do so.
The HI Service is a national system for uniquely identifying eligible healthcare providers, organisations and individuals (patients).
All healthcare providers and organisations wishing to participate in the My Health Record system must first be registered with the HI Service. Once registered, healthcare organisations are issued with a unique 16-digit Healthcare Provider Identifier for Organisations – also known as a HPI-O. Healthcare Provider Individuals such as GPs, allied health professionals and nurses registered with AHPRA are already registered with the HI Service and have automatically been assigned a Healthcare Provider Identifier for Individuals – also known as a HPI-I.
Providers that are employed in a healthcare profession that is not regulated by AHPRA will need to apply for a HPI-I.
More information on this topic will be covered on the 'Register with the HI Service and the My Health Record system' page.Start registration with the Healthcare Identifier (HI) Service
Once registered with the HI Service, healthcare organisations will then need to register to participate in the My Health Record system. Healthcare providers will need to be authorised by their healthcare organisation to access the My Health Record system.
More information on this topic will be covered on the 'Register with the HI Service and the My Health Record system' page.Start registration with the My Health Record system
A National Authentication Service for Health (NASH) Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) Certificate is a digital certificate that authenticates an individual provider or organisation whenever they access the My Health Record system. There are two types of NASH PKI Certificates – one for organisations and one for individuals.
More information on this topic will be covered on the 'Apply for NASH PKI Certificates' page.Start applying for a NASH PKI Certificate
To start completing these three steps, click on the 'Get Started' button below.
Practice Incentives Programme (PIP) eHealth Incentive
In addition to the above-mentioned steps, organisations applying to receive the Practice Incentives Programme (PIP) from Medicare will need to complete these additional steps in order to be eligible to receive the incentive:
- Implement data records and clinical terminology (medical vocabulary)
- Obtain and actively use Secure Message Delivery (SMD) product
- Obtain and actively use Electronic Transfer of Prescription (eTP) product
Other healthcare organisations wishing to take full advantage of available digital health products can also complete any/all of these three additional steps.
For more information on data records, clinical terminology, SMD and ETP, visit the 'Set Up' page.
For more information on PIP, visit our 'Practice Incentives Programme' page.