Healthcare Homes

In 2017 the Commonwealth Department of Health is introducing Health Care Homes to Australia. Health Care Homes put patients at the centre of the health care system. They provide patients with a ‘home base’ for the ongoing management of their chronic conditions and help to coordinate the health care services required in partnership with the patient.

A central element of Health Care Homes is shared care planning. A shared care plan is designed to:

  • get patients more involved in their own care; and
  • improve the coordination of the services they receive inside and outside the Health Care Home.

All Health Care Home patients must have a shared care plan that can be shared electronically between health care providers to participate in the program. As many general practices and Aborignial Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHS) around Australia are already using shared care planning tools, the Department of Health has developed a set of minimum requirements for shared care planning software for stage one. Software vendors will be asked to nominate their compliance with minimum requirements through a self-declaration process.

To assist general practices and ACCHS, the MSIA is hosting a list of software programs that meet the minimum requirements - please see below for MSIA members who meet the criteria.

If your company has a product that meets the Minimum Requirements of shared care plans for Health Care Homes, and you would like to list your compliance on this website, please contact the MSIA Secretariat, Alison Forton via

The following organisations have self-declared that they meet the requirements as set by the Department of Health, click on their logo for further information:

The minimum requirements and criteria having to be met by each provider can be found HERE .