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Overview

This standard defines the principles and design considerations to successfully implement and manage key Clinical and EMR applications within a complex eHealth environment.

eHealth is a complex environment that consists of several healthcare applications required to interact with each other, the national initiatives including national identifiers (IHI, HOI-O, HPI-I) and the My Health Record.

The standard also provides a foundation for health services that are aiming to implement to a Victorian Digital Health Maturity Level.

Briefly, this standard is a guide that covers the following:

  • The application initiation requirements, which are standard requirements to successfully implement an eHealth project.
  • Function requirements to ensure the application covers the key scope for which the application is being delivered.
  • Governance to manage delivery of the application within the complex environment.
  • Design configuration, constraints and assumptions for EMR, Alerts and Allergy Design.

Also included are the international, national and local Victorian standards appropriate for the implementation of the key clinical applications.

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Reviewed 31 July 2022

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