NEHTANational E-Health Transition Authority (Australia)
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In addition, the NEHTA has developed an Emergency Department Reference Set (EDRS) that also limits the number of concepts used by SNOMED CT-AU to 4,000, with the focus largely on diagnoses concepts not external cause concepts (Hansen et al.
Prior to joining NEHTA Mr Fleming was with the National Australia Eank.
This includes the following Commonwealth legislation and regulations, and directives from the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC), and a framework from NEHTA (1):
Responsibility for the development of the national EHR was transferred to the National e-Health Transition Authority (NEHTA), which had been established by Australian Federal, State and Territory governments to develop essential foundations for ehealth.
Finally, papers by Professor Michael Cleary from the Queensland University of Technology and Paul Frosdick from NEHTA provided the national perspectives on delivering good quality health care and the role that good documentation and good IT systems play in that.
Perspectives were provided by a range of presenters covering topics including: linkage of health information technology with quality healthcare; strategies for building a national electronic health information system; Australian State/Territory and Commonwealth initiatives in e-health; standards and latest developments from NEHTA (National E Health Transition Authority).
The Rudd Government's recently released National Health and Hospitals Reform Commission (NHHRC) report was fresh in everyone's mind (National Health and Hospitals Reform Commission 2009), as was the impending tabling in Parliament of the National Healthcare Identifiers legislation in the Health Identifiers Bill 2010, a key component of the National E-Health Transition Authorities (NEHTA) National e-Health Infrastructure.
Australia, through our National E-Health Transition Authority (NEHTA) is a charter member, joining this international community early and dedicating resources to development and adoption strategies.
The National E-Health Transition Authority (NEHTA) was established by the Australian commonwealth, state and territory governments on 5 July 2005 to develop better ways of electronically collecting and securely exchanging health information.
Sari McKinnon shows how the expansion of the role of health informatics in her personal journey as a HIM has enabled her to take her career forward in Singapore, while Michele Bramley and her colleagues from NEHTA highlight the important role of the terminology analyst in integrating new technologies into the HIS work environment.
Therefore, it is timely that Michelle Bramley and colleagues from the National Electronic Health Transitional Authority (NEHTA) discuss plans for the National Clinical Terminology and Information Service (NCTIS) (Bramley et al.