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Digital health update: telehealth consultations
In response to COVID-19, the Department of Health has released temporary Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) and Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) item numbers to allow GPs, nurses, and mental health professionals to continue providing care to their patients via telehealth.
Telehealth: Getting health services in your home
COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN has welcomed the Commonwealth Government’s announcement of $500 million in new telehealth measures and incentives for general practices to keep patients and GPs safe from COVID-19.
Using email in general practice
Email is one of the most prevalent and convenient forms of communication. GPs and general practices often receive requests from patients, other clinicians and third parties to send health information via email.
Increased use of My Health Record by healthcare providers
Healthcare providers have uploaded documents to an additional 490,000 My Health Records in one month. This takes the total in December 2019 to nearly 13 million My Health Records with information in them, up from 12. 5 million in November.
Spotlight on Jindabyne Medical Practice's paediatric specialist telehealth hub
In 2018, Jindabyne Medical Practice implemented a paediatric specialist telehealth hub to facilitate more flexible and responsive access to specialist care for their patients. During the six-month trial implementation, the practice was able to upgrade its telehealth facilities and upskill staff in privacy and protocol systems.
New secure messaging address for Southern NSW LHD Central Intake
Southern NSW Local Health District (SNSW LHD) Central Intake has a new secure messaging address which can be used by Argus registered providers for all central intake referrals including community health.
New My Health Record resources for practice managers
Since February 2019, My Health Record has expanded to every 9 out of 10 Australians having access to their own online health records. My Health Record can contain information such as Share Health Summaries, Hospital Discharge Summaries, Prescription and Dispense information, as well as Pathology and Diagnostic Reports.
HealtheNet and My Health Record update
Nine in 10 Australians had a My Health Record created for them in February 2019.
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Looking after your family’s health with a digital record
For around 1. 7 million Australians currently living with diabetes, World Diabetes Day on November 14 is a way of highlighting the challenges experienced in caring for their health. Managing diabetes often involves regular visits to different healthcare providers meaning key health information is often scattered across different offices.
Men, do your part when it comes to your health
The beginning of November marks the start of Movember and an opportunity for men to take some time to check in with their health.