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Australian Digital Health Agency visits our region

Australian Digital Health Agency visits our region

Today we welcomed the Australian Digital Health Agency’s CEO Tim Kelsey, Chief Medical Advisor, Clinical Professor Meredith Makeham, and Education and Clinical Use Lead Carey Doolan to our PHN to learn more about the use of My Health Record on the ground.

Mental health care providers receive new support with My Health Record toolkit

Mental health care providers receive new support with My Health Record toolkit

Mental health care providers and their patients will benefit from the Australian Digital Health Agency’s new My Health Record Mental Health toolkit.

Survey on reporting My Health Record issues

Survey on reporting My Health Record issues

The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care is currently conducting a review to identify best practice channels for reporting My Health Record issues to the Australian Digital Health Agency.

Sharing ECG results via My Health Record

Sharing ECG results via My Health Record

Uploading a baseline electrocardiogram (ECG) to My Health Record can help an emergency physician provide appropriate care for someone who presents to ED.

Provider Digital Access (PRODA) provides secure access to online government services

Provider Digital Access (PRODA) provides secure access to online government services

A PRODA account is an online authentication system designed for health professionals and administrators to securely access Health Professional Online Services (HPOS). This solution is an alternative to the Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) individual certificates (USB tokens) which are used to logon to HPOS.

SCHN will no longer auto-fax discharge summaries from 1 June

SCHN will no longer auto-fax discharge summaries from 1 June

GPs who treat children who have been discharged from Sydney Children’s Hospital in Randwick or The Children’s Hospital in Westmead will now receive discharge summaries via electronic messaging brokers.

My Health Record in general practice

My Health Record in general practice

Cringila-based GP, Dr Rakesh Bahl, shares his thoughts on the potential of digital health and says the more we utilise My Health Record the more useful it will become.

MBS and wellbeing telehealth support video conferencing 

MBS and wellbeing telehealth support video conferencing 

Six new Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) items have been introduced to enable GPs and non-specialist medical practitioners to provide general mental health and wellbeing support services by video conference to patients in drought-affected areas.

My Health Record in pharmacy

My Health Record in pharmacy

Bomaderry-based pharmacist, Rachel Forgan, says access to My Health Record provides vital information to help her deliver better informed patient-centred care.

Opt in or opt out of My Health Record at any time

Opt in or opt out of My Health Record at any time

The Minister for Health recently announced an extension to the My Health Record opt out period until 31 January 2019. The opt out portal and help line will remain open and available until then, and records will be created for every Australian who wants one after 31 January 2019.