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Australian technical specifications

There are 2 Australian technical specifications for secure messaging you should access.

For secure messaging you should read the 2 Australian technical specifications:

  • Web Service Profiles specification (ATS 5280-2010)
  • XML Secured Payload specification (ATS 5281-2010)

The PDF specifications are free and available online at the Standards Australia e-health website. You need to register with Standards Australia to access these specifications.

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Page last updated: 22 February 2019