Digital Partnership Program (DPP) - NDIA APIs
The NDIA recently released preliminary information on the new NDIS Digitial Partnership Program (DPP) and the Digitial Partnership Office (DPO) established to govern it. To encourage collaboration around the establishment of these industry-critical technologies, the DPO published the NDIS Digital Partnership Program (DPP) Discussion Paper, which outlines the proposed new APIs and the DPP's processes that surround them.
SupportAbility felt strongly that we could add value to the process of establishing these APIs and improve their quality and utility for providers. As such, we have spent the last few weeks working to share our knowledge and experience in the field of APIs using the feedback mechanism opened by the Digital Partnership Office (DPO). This feedback was developed in the spirit of collaboration, to aid the NDIS, the new DPO, SupportAbility subscribers and the industry as a whole.
On Saturday, March 21st, we submitted SupportAbility's official response and feedback to the Digital Partnership Program Discussion Paper. We also worked to submit a formal registration with the DPO, so that we can gain access to the APIs themselves and any associated documentation available.
In May 2020, our application was approved and we have been provided with several articles of documentation. We will be reviewing this information over the coming months to explore the potential of the APIs and determine how they might be best leveraged within SupportAbility to assist providers with data accuracy, transparency and operational efficiency.
We will provide further information in due course.