It is now over a year since we had this announcement.
National Authentication Service for Health
The National Authentication Service for Health (NASH) is a key foundational component for eHealth in Australia. It is essential that the identity of people and organisations involved in each eHealth transaction can be assured, and this requires high quality digital credentials. The NASH, Australias first nationwide secure and authenticated service for healthcare delivery organisations and personnel to exchange sensitive eHealth information, will provide this.
In March 2011 the contract to design and build NASH was awarded to IBM, and NEHTA began working with stakeholders to develop its Concept of Operations and solution design.
The service will issue digital credentials, including digital certificates managed through the Public Key Infrastructure and secured by tokens such as smartcards. These credentials will validate identity when used to access eHealth systems that are...
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