Wednesday 9th February
JeHDI marches to an eHealth future
Minister for Defence, Science and Personnel, the Hon. Warren Snowdon MP,
today launched the new Defence Joint eHealth Data and Information (JeHDI)
Designed to improve the quality of healthcare to all Australian Defence Force
(ADF) members, JeHDI will link health data from recruitment to discharge and
allow for treating health practitioner to access patients complete health record.
“This is a very exciting time for the ADF as they are taking a key national
leadership role in the introduction of electronic health records throughout
Australia and delivering a single electronic health system across the ADF,” Mr
A web based system which can be accessed wherever internet is available,
while still maintaining confidentiality and data integrity, JeHDI will simplify
record management and provide immediate access to patients' medical
records and other healthcare information. This will provide great benefits to
those who regularly move, such as Defence families.
“Defence must continue to provide high-quality healthcare in a timely and
affordable fashion that supports both operational capability requirements and
efficient and effective health support to non-deployed members within
Australia,” Vice Chief of Defence Force, Lieutenant General David Hurly said.
“To this end, the ADF is reforming healthcare delivery options to better
achieve greater efficiency and patient satisfaction.”
The ADF has consulted extensively with other agencies including the
Department of Health and Ageing, the Department of Veterans’ Affairs and
the National eHealth Transition Authority. JeHDI accords with the National
eHealth Strategy and the ‘Whole of Government’ information and
communications technology paradigm. JeHDI is a joint project being
developed with Defence, Oakton and CSC Australia.
CSC, the world’s largest health systems integrator, has been selected as the
Prime Systems Integrator to deliver the JeHDI system.
The JeHDI system will be developed through a staged process including a
pilot. It is aimed that the project will be completed by 31 December 2013.