Connect to the Smart Health system, click
on the Access Button below.
1. Authorised User Card
You will need a smartcard from Medicare Australia to establish a secure session to the Smart Health server.
The clinical data is not stored on the card, but in a secure database.
The card is the security key that you need to access the information. More information is available at
Application forms for PKI smartcards are available
Users' smartcards must be registered with Smart Health before those users can access the application.
Medicare Australia will include a smartcard reader with your smartcard.
You can install the card reader yourself or Smart Health can support installation.
Talk to Smart Health to arrange to download our software directly.
3. Smart Health Security and Privacy
Smart Health has been built with Security, Privacy and a rigorous Consent model as core capabilities.
Smart Health is based on an information security regime that
reflects national and state requirements for privacy and secure on-line access to clinical data.
Security tools ensure individual authentication and non-repudiation of all transactions.
All accesses to health records log the practice, patient, provider and date & time of the transaction.
Smart Health is a "best of breed" highly flexible solution.
It has a strong approach to security and standards and is readily integrated into corporate IT systems.
It has a simple extensible architecture that can grow with us.
David Roffe, CIO St Vincent's and Mater Health, October 2008
Patients need to complete consent forms before their healthcare data can be shared with their nominated practices.
The Smart Health solution complies with Privacy legislation
(National Privacy Principles as well as state privacy laws).
It has been approved by the Commonwealth Department of Veterans' Affairs Ethics Committee
and Legal Branch, as well as by public hospitals in Victoria, NSW and South Australia.
Smart Health has implemented a rigorous consent model that puts the patient in control.
Patients opt in to Smart Health and can opt out at any time.
Patients nominate which healthcare practices can access their data.
Smart Health is committed to e-Health standards and to adopting NEHTA-mandated health standards and building blocks:
Health terminology standardisation using SNOMED CT
Healthcare provider identification and authentication using smartcard-based PKI
Secure Message Delivery
Web Services for application to application communications
Patient and provider healthcare identifiers accessed through the Medicare HI Service
Smart Health integrates HL7 pathology, radiology, dialysis data and lung function results
from private and public health systems, as well as standards-based notifications
from patient administration systems and dispense data from hospital pharmacies.