Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Reporting - Health Data Portal

The Health Data Portal is a web based tool that is being used by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Services funded by the Indigenous Australians’ Health Programme to submit nKPIs, OSR and HCP data.

Page last updated: 21 January 2020

What is the Health Data Portal?

The Health Data Portal, hosted by the Department’s Enterprise Data Warehouse, has been extended to take on an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander specific reporting role. The Health Data Portal provides a safe and secure tool for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Services to submit nKPIs, OSR and HCP data.

The Health Data Portal is compliant with all the relevant Australian Government security standards.

Navigate to the Health Data Portal.

Reporting Periods

Health Services funded under the Indigenous Australians’ Health Programme (IAHP) will be required to provide reporting data via the Portal:

  • Annually in July for the On-line Services Report (OSR).
  • Annually in July for Health Care Provider (HCP) reports; and
  • Six monthly in January and July for national Key Performance Indicators (nKPIs). The next nKPI reporting period commences on 1 January 2020 and finishes on 16 February 2020. That is, the reporting period goes for 6 weeks (not 4 weeks). The reporting period for nKPI, OSR and HCP number data collections are now aligned and open for a six-week period. The Portal has been updated to reflect the new reporting timeframes.

Health Data Portal Contact Details

Contact Email Phone
Health Data Portal Help Desk and Portal Support Team 8.30 am to 5.00* pm (Canberra time) Monday to Friday (excluding ACT and national public holidays) indigenousreporting@health.gov.au 1800 316 387
Data Reporting Policy Support indigenousreporting@health.gov.au
AIHW – Data Quality Support (nKPI) dataquality@aihw.gov.au 1800 723 258
AIHW – Data Quality Support (OSR) osrhelpdesk@aihw.gov.au 1800 443 182

Accessing the Portal – Transition from AUSkey to myGovID

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is decommissioning the AUSkey service at the end of March 2020. After this date, users will no longer be able to log in to the Health Data Portal using their AUSkey. AUSkey will be replaced with myGovID and the Relationship Authorisation Manager (RAM).

The new authentication process requires a new role: Principal Authority. This replaces the role of AUSkey Administrator.

Principal Authority

The Principal Authority is the person responsible for your business and listed on an ABN in the Australian Business Register (ABR) as an associate. The Principal Authority:

  • must provide 100 points of identity and provide official documents before claiming their business in RAM.
  • delegates other individuals to manage authorisations on their behalf in RAM
  • can import current AUSkeys into RAM. Pease note this feature is only available prior to 31 March 2020 and only users with myGovID IP2 identity proofing level.

myGovID and RAM

myGovID is a digital identity provider contained on a personal mobile device, allowing interaction with the Portal. A myGovID login option is scheduled to be supported by the Health Data Portal in mid-February 2020. The credential is compatible with most smart devices running:

  • iOS 10 or later
  • Android 7.0 (Nougat) or later

The following myGovID identity proofing levels will be supported by the Portal:

  • IP1 – verified email address (similar to a standard AUSkey)
  • IP2 – verified email address and 100 point ID check using whole of government document verification services for Australian citizens (e.g. passport, drivers licence, Medicare card)

Please note the Principal Authority must have an IP2 identity proofing level. Health Services can determine the level of identity proofing required by their Portal users.

The Principal Authority will use the Relationship Authorisation Manager (RAM) to link your business’ Australian Business Number (ABN). One your business is linked in RAM, the Principal Authority will authorise users of the Portal to report on behalf of your business.

Key benefits of myGovID

  • Provides staff with greater flexibility to conduct business anytime, anywhere – without accessing their organisational network
  • Convenient login option with no IT support required to set up or maintain user credentials
  • Whole-of-government solution used to access many other government online services

For more information about myGovID and RAM, please visit the Australian Business Register.

We will continue to keep you updated about the transition from AUSkey to myGovID via the monthly Portal e-newsletter.

Newsletters and Resources

Newsletters, AUSKey and Health Data Portal registration help sheet, visual diagram out lining the roles and a health data portal fact sheet are available on the Heath Data Portal – Newsletters and Resources page.