Planned IT system for an NDIS
Recognising that new IT systems take some time to develop a decision has been taken by the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Launch Transition Agency to use and adapt an existing Commonwealth IT system to support the launch sites. Following an evaluation process, the NDIS Launch Transition Agency selected an IT system used by the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs. The system currently supports clients and service providers of the Commonwealth Government’s Helping Children with Autism program and will be enhanced to support key NDIS processes such as goal based planning.
The IT system will enable providers to enter information in client files and claim payments directly from the IT system for the services they provide to NDIS participants. The NDIS IT system will not replace service provider business systems. Service providers will still require their own business systems to manage other operations such as staff rostering.
In addition to the main IT system, the NDIS website will be updated and include access to a self-screening tool to assist potential NDIS participants determine their eligibility. This type of service will also be available as links from related websites that may play a role in referring NDIS participants.