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26 May 2017

As a balanced presentation of the pros and cons of the My Health Records system has largely been absent, we present the attached, for your consideration and sharing. Regards, Dr Juanita Fernando, PhD Adjunct Research Fellow, Medical Education Research & Quality (MERQ) unit, School of Public Health & Preventive Medicine, Monash University Fellow, Council Member…

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Every Australian to have a digital health summary

26 May 2017

You may have a local doctor, who knows all about you in sickness and in health. But what happens when you decide to take a trip around Australia? Wouldn’t it be great if other GPs along the way could access your key medical information if you get sick? The My Health system is designed to…

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My Health Record Software Vendor Test environment upgrade

24 May 2017

Dear Software Developers, The My Health Record System Operator advises there will be a planned outage to the My Health Record system Software Vendor Test (SVT) environment between 5:30pm Friday 2 June 2017 AEST and 8:30am Monday 5 June 2017 AEST. During this time, the SVT environment will be upgraded to the latest code base…

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Release of the National Strategic Framework for Chronic Conditions

24 May 2017

Dear Stakeholder, We would like to advise you that the National Strategic Framework for Chronic Conditions (the Framework) was publicly released on Monday, 22 May 2017 following recent endorsement by all Health Ministers. The Framework provides high level guidance to enable all levels of government and health professionals to develop future policies, actions, strategies and…

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Notification of Unplanned Outage in Easyclaim, Medicare Online and ECLIPSE services

22 May 2017

Good afternoon, The Australian Government Department of Human Services would like to advise that a System Outage occurred between 7.05pm and 8.40pm, 18 May 2017 that disrupted Easyclaim, Medicare Online and ECLIPSE services. The issues experienced have now been resolved.  Any failed transmissions during this period will need to be resubmitted. We apologise for any…

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ADDITIONAL – planned degradation of service to the Healthcare Identifiers (HI) Service Production and Vendor environments 27-28 May 2017

18 May 2017

DEGRADATION OF SERVICE The Australian Government Department of Human Services advises there will be a planned degradation of service to the Healthcare Identifiers (HI) Service Production and Vendor environments. The degradation of service will occur between Saturday 8:00pm 27 May 2017 to Sunday 6:00am 28 May 2017 (AEST.) The following systems will be affected in…

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Department of Human Services Advice – Revised Obligations for Online Claiming

04 May 2017

The Department of Human Services (the department) has conducted a risk review on cloud based software integrated with the department’s online channels, and is in the process of amending policies and procedures to reflect the recommendations identified in the review. The department wishes to provide you with advance notice that there will be new and…

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Department of Human Services Advice: Changes to Simplified Billing – Action Required

03 May 2017

The Australian Government Department of Human Services would like to advise of multiple changes for Simplified Billing effective 12 June 2017. Secure email messaging The department is introducing secure email messaging for Simplified Billing statement of benefit letters. This means that statement of benefit letters will no longer be printed and mailed to you. In…

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ITAC 2017 – Call for Abstracts

13 April 2017

The ITAC 2017 organising committee invites the submission of presentation abstracts for the Annual Information Technology in Aged Care Conference to be held 21 & 22 November 2017 at the Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre. The theme of the conference, ITAC – Navigating the Future emphasises the importance of information technology in establishing a…

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