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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.
Electronic delivery of BreastScreen results
BreastScreen NSW has commenced a phased rollout of the delivery of electronic results to eligible general practices in South Eastern NSW. This means that eligible practices in the region will soon be able to receive patients' BreastScreen results by secure messaging.
A digital health tool to help the helpers
During Carers Week (October 14-20), we celebrate the important work done by carers across the country.
Share the Journey with My Health Record
My Health Record will soon help all Australians who choose to have a record and ‘Share the Journey’. This theme for Mental Health Month is particularly pertinent as individuals can share their information from their health journey with their healthcare providers. Mental Health issues can be very isolating.
Keep on top of your health with My Health Record
October is Mental Health Awareness Month and all Australians are encouraged to promote discussion on mental health by talking to their friends and family about it. Your mental health is just as important as your physical health. Sometimes keeping track of your health information can be difficult.
Opportunity for community members to learn about My Health Record
Community members in Southern NSW are invited to learn more about the benefits of My Health Record.