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  • seed organisation

    A healthcare provider organisation with an HPI-O and a legal entity that is the head of a network hierarchy which may or may not include subordinate network organisations.

  • shared health summary (SHS)

    A clinical document summarising an individual’s health status and includes important information such as allergies/adverse reactions, medicines, medical history and immunisations. Only a nominated healthcare provider can create or update the shared health summary.

  • specialist letter

    The document used by a treating specialist to respond to a GP about a referred patient. It is based on the usual practice where a specialist writes back to the GP.

  • System Operator

    The participant with responsibility for establishing and operating the My Health Record system. The System Operator is presently the Australian Digital Health Agency.