ADHA extends Accenture contract as My Health Record infra-operator
Australia’s digital health agency has extended Accenture’s contract as national infrastructure operator of My Health Record for three years.
This is the third contract extension given to the IT consultancy, which has held the contract since 2012.
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT
Although no new services will be added under the new A$100 million ($70 million) contract, the agency has decided to extend its contract with Accenture “to ensure the continued, secure and reliable operation of the My Health Record system,” she said in an email. statement.
As an operator, Accenture supports more than 60 technology infrastructure components that form the core of the My Health Record system.
THE WIDER CONTEXT
Accenture’s continued support of My Health Record is “essential” to enabling ADHA to respond to changing user needs and government policy priorities while it undergoes a nationwide health modernization program. ‘infrastructure.
“The extended contract contains terms that allow for the gradual rollback of NIO services as the national infrastructure is modernized while ensuring the security and reliable continuity of service until these changes are fully implemented,” the statement said. ‘agency.
ADHA is modernizing its national infrastructure to improve the components that support its core national health services. As part of the first phase of the modernization program, it sought to replace its Health API Gateway with a single, consolidated gateway. In July last year, he has awarded Deloitte a contract to build its FHIR-based Health Information Gateway, which will provide a secure and scalable platform for exchanging and accessing health information.
Meanwhile, ADHA has also revealed that it has migrated its data to the Microsoft Azure cloud in line with the Australian Government’s Whole-of-Government Hosting Strategy.