Australian Digital Health Agency drafts new security standard

My Health Record interconnected systems vulnerable
04 January 2023

The Australian Digital Health Agency (ADHA) has drafted new security standards for systems that interconnect with the government’s My Health Record.

The Australian Digital Health Agency said in a statement -   it would introduce a new mandatory security requirements “conformance profile” for clinical software vendors.

“The new security requirements profile contains an evidence-based list of security requirements that harden clinical information systems from cyber security attacks, uplift information security and provide better protection for consumer information.”

These standards become effective from April 2023, however, implementation will be phased across five tranches and two years, with most clinical software vendors having 18-to-24 months to complete the necessary rework and upgrades on their end.

- CyberBeat

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