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 Monitor (GDHM)

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


The GDHM has three objectives:


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


Evaluate – The GDHM 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 GDHM helps countries track progress and identify weaknesses within their digital health initiatives.


View the State of Digital Health report on the Global Digital Health Monitor website.