Summary of RFI responses on the future of the national infrastructure managed or operated by the Australian Digital Health Agency

The Australian Digital Health Agency engaged industry through a formal request for Information (RFI) issued on 26 September 2019 and closed on 3 December 2019. (A video of this briefing can be viewed below.)

There were 36 responses to the RFI from a diverse range of organisations and industries – including large and small IT organisations, professional services organisations, and peak bodies.

The responses were independently analysed and summarised in the RFI responses on the future of the national infrastructure managed or operated by the Australian Digital Health Agency, including My Health Record. This document summarises the sector’s views on how the national infrastructure could be modernised, including potential future models for system design and future service delivery.  

Seven common concepts were identified across the responses: 

  • The national infrastructure should be flexible in its ability to evolve and improve over time.
  • The national infrastructure should be highly interconnected and operate as a single cohesive ecosystem.
  • Stakeholders should be engaged on an ongoing basis.
  • Appropriate security is required to ensure risks are well managed.
  • Good governance is required of the national infrastructure and the data contained with it.
  • Data analytics capabilities are required to unlock future value.
  • An ongoing focus on consumers will drive better health outcomes.

A wide range of technologies were also discussed including: 

  • flexible platform enablers 
  • identity and security technologies 
  • analysis technologies 
  • technological trends to prepare for 

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Please download the report for additional details.

RFI responses on the future of the national infrastructure managed or operated by the Australian Digital Health Agency (PDF, 1,332 KB)

What’s next?

Future procurement announcements will be made through AusTender.
 

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