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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.

 Looking after your family’s health with a digital record

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Improve communication about your health with My Health Record

Improve communication about your health with My Health Record

Corey recognises the potential My Health Record has to improve health outcomes, thanks to its ability to share important health information.

My Health Record opt-out period extended

My Health Record opt-out period extended

Health Minister Greg Hunt has announced that the My Health Record opt-out period has been extended until 15 November 2018.

Managing pain less painfully

Managing pain less painfully

Pain Week promoted between 24–30 July is a reminder that pain can be traumatic, unrelenting and difficult, but managing it doesn’t have to be. Digital tools like My Health Record assist the process.

Australians to decide on a smarter and safer way to share their important healthcare information

Australians to decide on a smarter and safer way to share their important healthcare information

All Australians are now able to decide if they want a My Health Record – an online summary of their key health information where they can safely store, access and share their important health information.

Get into the community spirit for improved health outcomes

Get into the community spirit for improved health outcomes

During the festivities of NAIDOC Week from July 8-15, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities can join in the spirit of taking better care of their health by learning more about My Health Record.