For urgent attention by 1 August: Commissioning requirements for Secure Messaging Delivery

For urgent attention by 1 August: Commissioning requirements for Secure Messaging Delivery

Practice Incentives Program (PIP) eHealth Incentive SMD Commissioning Requirements

Issue
General Practices will be provided with additional time to commission a compliant secure messaging product.

Requirement
Under requirement 2 (Secure Messaging Capability) of the PIP eHealth Incentive a practice:
must have a standards-compliant secure messaging capability to electronically transmit and receive clinical messages to and from other healthcare providers, use it where feasible, and have a written policy to encourage its use in place.

The PIP eHealth Incentive Guidelines outline that to meet this requirement practices must have a Secure Messaging Product as listed on the PIP eHealth Product Register for Secure Messaging Delivery and install this product in line with the 'Commissioning Requirements for Secure Message Delivery' by 1 August 2013.

Amendment
Practices will be considered to comply with Requirement 2 of the PIP eHealth Incentive if by 1 August 2013 they have booked, arranged or registered for a compliant secure messaging product to be commissioned. This commissioning must then be completed by 31 October 2013 at the latest.

For auditing purposes practices must retain evidence that a suitable booking has been arranged by 1 August 2013.

All other aspects of this requirement and all of the other requirements of the PIP and the PIP eHealth Incentive must also be met as outlined in the PIP eHealth Incentive Guidelines.

Further Information
For further information on this matter please email pip@humanservices.gov.au or call the PIP enquiry line on 1800 222 032 (call charges apply from mobile phones) Monday to Friday, between 8:30 am and 5:00 pm, Australian Central Standard Time.

The PIP eHealth Incentive Guidelines are available at humanservices.gov.au/health professionals > Incentives and Allowances > Practice Incentives Program (PIP) > Whats new in PIP.

The Commissioning Requirements for Secure Message Delivery
are available at nehta.gov.au/pip.