Australian Digital Health Agency (the Agency) commenced operations on 1 July 2016. The Agency leads and provides direction in developing digital health, bringing the Australian health system into the digital century. It is responsible for the national digital health strategy including the design, development, delivery and national operations, while the Commonwealth Department of Health is responsible for national digital health policy. Working with stakeholders, both public and private, the Agency will drive the digital innovation needed to meet the ongoing and future health needs of all Australians. Established as a statutory authority in the form of a corporate Commonwealth entity, the Agency reports to State and Territory Health Ministers through the COAG Health Council.