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Connecting Australia to a healthier future

The need for a connected healthcare system is greater than ever – one that’s accessible, progressive and secure. 

Better use of data and technology is helping people live healthier lives, with greater control and better access to important health information.

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What is digital health?

We have one of the best healthcare systems, but there are still opportunities for improvement. Better use of technology can help improve the healthcare system for providers and help people live healthier lives, with greater control and better access to their information.

Whether it's a secure connection to doctors, electronic prescriptions or telehealth, progress is being made to connect Australia to better healthcare.
 

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Healthcare that meets the needs of Australians

The world is changing and the need for a connected healthcare system is greater than ever. Technology is helping more Australians access safer, better quality healthcare. Today, digital health has become a vital part of a modern, accessible healthcare system designed to meet the needs of all Australians.

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Healthcare that knows and understands you

Having a more complete picture of your health can help your healthcare providers make more informed decisions about your wellbeing. Through a connected healthcare system, your doctors can deliver treatment that's safer and more personalised. 

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Healthcare for today's challenges

Managing your health isn't always as simple as just popping into a doctor's practice. For those in regional areas, a check-up may require a day-long car trip. Digital health is helping to remove the barriers to healthcare for all Australians.

Connecting Australia to a healthier future by connecting you to better healthcare. 

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Asking the big questions

What is an electronic prescription?

What is an electronic prescription?

Electronic prescriptions are a convenient alternative to paper prescriptions. During your consultation your doctor will send your electronic prescription to you as an SMS or an email. So you can focus on your health, not your filing.

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What are the benefits of telehealth?

What are the benefits of telehealth?

Whether it’s because of COVID-19, a pounding headache or anxiety, sometimes you just can't leave the house. Thankfully, you can now chat to many healthcare providers from the comfort of your couch. To have a telehealth consultation, all you need to do is make a phone or video call. 

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What is My Health Record?

What is My Health Record?

Your record is a secure place to store your important health information. You decide what to add to your record and who can access it – putting you in control. Best of all, your record is available wherever you go, whenever you need it. Want to access your record now? You sure can.

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How are people using My Health Record?

How are people using My Health Record?

Everyday more Australians, doctors, specialists, pharmacists and other healthcare providers are realising the benefits of securely storing vital health information in My Health Record. See the latest statistics that show how people and organisations are using My Health Record.

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How can technology improve my health?

How can technology improve my health?

Technology can help you get the healthcare you need, on your terms. For example, you can chat to a doctor over the phone with a telehealth consultation. You can get a prescription sent as an SMS or email. And you can store your vital health information online for access anywhere, any time.

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Stay up to date with the latest news and information as well as all our past media releases.

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Events and webinars

Access a range of training and events on digital health, My Health Record, electronic prescribing and more.

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Podcasts

Listen to our podcast series providing you with the latest information on digital health from experts in their field.

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