If you are connecting to the HI Service as a pre-requisite to connecting to the My Health Record system, there are particular requirements that you will need to meet in order to be given production access to the My Health Record system. These requirements are explained in section 3.4.1 of the PCEHR Connecting Systems Conformance Assessment Scheme. We recommend that you also familiarise yourself with the following use cases:
- IHIs: UC.010, UC.015
- Batch search IHIs: UC.025
- HPI-Is: UC.130, UC.131, UC.240
- HPI-Os: UC.241, UC.305, UC.306
It is important to understand that each HI Service web service maps to a HI Service use case. You need to determine which web service and use case you require in your product.
If you do not need to either access the My Health Record system or be listed in the Digital Health Incentive Product Register, then you can implement whichever HI use cases are appropriate.
GP desktop software
This section is applicable if your software will be used by general practitioners (GPs). The Practice Incentives Program (PIP) provides financial incentives for GPs to improve the way they use technology in their practice. Some of these improvements relate to the use of the HI Service and the My Health Record system. For more information about PIP, see:
The Practice Incentives Program (PIP) Digital Health Incentive Product Registeris a listing of software products containing information supplied by the software vendor. It helps GPs identify which vendors offer software that meets PIP requirements. Your software product is eligible for inclusion on this register if you declare conformance with the requirements for each product by completing and submitting a Declaration of Conformity.
See https://digitalhealthincentive.digitalhealth.gov.au/product-register/ for more information. If you want your software to be included on this register, you will need to declare its conformance with the requirements by completing and submitting a Conformance Vendor Declaration form.
If you do not need to connect to the My Health Record system or be listed in the Practice Incentives Program (PIP) Digital Health Incentive Product Register, then you can implement whichever HI use cases are appropriate.