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Upgrading of digital health and aged care channels

The Department of Human Services (DHS) are upgrading the following channels:

•    Medicare Online
•    Australian Immunisation Register- via Medicare Online
•    Department of Veterans’ Affairs- via Medicare Online
•    ECLIPSE
•    Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) Online
•    Aged Care.

They will replace existing Client Adaptor, Enterprise Server Adaptor and Server Adaptor technology with web services technology.

The above channels will also be moved from Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) security and be replaced with our authentication system called Provider Digital Access (PRODA). This change won’t impact organisations using a National Authentication Service for Health (NASH) PKI certificate for healthcare provider organisations to authenticate to the Healthcare Identifiers Services and the My Health Record system.

Organisations using any of these channels may need to update their existing software to web services compatible software. They’ll need to do this before March 2022. Depending on their software design, organisations or their chosen software provider may need to access these channels using PRODA. They may also need to upgrade their hardware to work with the updated software. These new products could start to become available from late 2019.

For more information go to the DHS website.