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Joint eHealth Data and Information System Project

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the JeHDI Project?

2. What are the issues that have prompted JeHDI?

3. What JeHDI's capabilities going to be?

4. What are the JeHDI projects priorities?

5. How does JeHDI fit into the National context of health delivery?

 


 

1. What is the JeHDI Project?

The Joint e-Health Data and Information System (JeHDI) Project is to develop and implement an ADF electronic health information system that will link health data from recruitment to discharge and subsequent management in other agencies and will:

  • Provide an electronic health record (EHR) for ADF personnel
  • Improve the productivity of health care personnel/contractors
  • Provide the ability to map health related trends and patterns from ADF health data
  • Provide the ability to derive financial reports related to the provision of health care to ADF personnel;
  • and Maintain the security of health data.

 


 

2. What are the issues that have prompted JeHDI?

The current issues for health care in the ADF are

  • Unable to universally meet Defence clinical user needs or management requirements
  • Below clinical contemporary Australian practice
  • Unable to provide aggregated governance data, such as the cost of fee for services delivery or after hours care
  • Unable to provide data aggregation to identify delivery efficiencies, or to identify early disease and injury trends

 


3. What JeHDI's capabilities going to be?

The JeHDI System capability will be developed through a staged process including Prototype and Pilot stages and will aim to achieve this and complete the project by 31 December 2013. The primary requirement of the JeHDI System centres on providing effective healthcare by having an individual’s medical information available to required parties. It is to achieve this in a timely and efficient manner.

The functional priorities are:

  • Care delivery enablement
  • Health records management
  • Care delivery management
  • Health care capability governance

 


 

4. What are the JeHDI projects priorities?

The functionality priorities can be grouped into five categories:

  • Clinical Care – this is the assessment and treatment of patients and the provision of healthcare within Defence
  • Practice Management – This is the coordination and operation of the healthcare providers business aspects
  • Health management/Reporting – this is the overall management of the JeHDI system data and extracting data to form reports for analysis and management needs.
  • Interfaces with JeHDI system – all security and access concerns and interfaces that the JeHDI system should maintain.
  • General – other general requirements for the system.

 


 

5. How does JeHDI fit into the National context of health delivery?

JeHDI fits into the national context through the:

  • National eHealth Strategy - ‘whole of government’ information and communications technology paradigm
  • National eHealth Strategy, December 2008 - a strategic framework for national coordination and collaboration in eHealth
  • National eHealth Transition Authority (NEHTA) to develop eHealth infrastructure specifications
  • DVA and DoHA - eHealth capability for a national interoperable eHealth infrastructure
  • Autumn 2010 - Enabling eHealth legislation for unique health identifiers will be passed

 


 

Questions for the JeHDI Team

The JeHDI Team will monitor the post box for your questions.

As the questions are resolved we will post the answers. If your question is similar in nature to one previously posted we will review and update that answer, if appropriate.

Email: jehdi.project@defence.gov.au

7 June, 2012