Maturity assessments

Digital maturity assessments

Commencing in 2018, the Ministry of Health commissioned Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) to undertake digital maturity assessments using the Continuity of Care Maturity Model™ (CCMM), the acute care EMR Adoption Model (EMRAM), the Outpatient EMR Adoption Model (O-EMRAM) and the Infrastructure Adoption Model (INFRAM).

These maturity assessments will:

  • Allow agencies to make good decisions that move the sector in the right direction at the right pace
  • Assess maturity to inform planning decisions and measure progress
  • Identify opportunities for improvements, value and transformation
  • Take a whole of system approach
  • Use internationally aligned maturity assessment tools

Over time, re-assessments may be used to gauge progress, investment impact and success.

Global Digital Health Index (GDHI)

The GDHI is a tool to help countries benchmark and monitor their investments in digital health over time. Using the World Health Organisation (WHO) and International Telecommunications Union (ITU) eHealth Strategy toolkit, the GDHI is an interactive digital resource that tracks, monitors and evaluates the use of digital technology for health across countries.

The GDHI has three objectives:

Empower – The GDHI provides visibility into the status and historical progression of key digital health performance indicators at a national and global level.

Evaluate – The GDHI benchmarks countries against standardised digital health criteria and assesses the presence and quality of national policies and strategies, investment risks and coverage of key digital health platforms while providing countries with a roadmap for maturing over time.

Motivate – The GDHI helps countries track progress and identify weaknesses within their digital health initiatives.

View the inaugural State of Digital Health report on the Global Digital Health Index website.

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