With an ageing population, Australia's need for digital health has never been greater.
Population projections for Australia suggest that there will be four million people aged between 65–84 years by 2022 with rapid acceleration of some age groups (over 65 and over 85) in the next ten years.
Support and care for older Australians is currently either provided through the residential aged care sector or by community-based service providers in the home. The use of technology in these environments can have a meaningful impact on the quality of care.
Education and training
My Health Record: Residential aged carePDF (560.56 KB)
My Health Record: Information for carersPDF (171.34 KB)
My Health Record: In nursingtraining.digitalhealth.gov.au
My Health Record: Access via the National Provider Portal (NPP)training.digitalhealth.gov.au
My Health Record: Accessing immunisation information in CommunicarePDF (491.24 KB)
My Health Record: Mental health toolkitsmyhealthrecord.gov.au
Cyber security: Digital Health Security Awarenesstraining.digitalhealth.gov.au
My Health Record software simulator (On-demand training)
Healthcare professionals can now simulate use of the digital health functionality in their software.
The My Health Record software simulator tile (above) will direct you to a login screen.
- The username is 'OnDemandTrainingUser' and should be completed for you, however you will be required to enter a password to access the session.
- The password is 'TrainMe'. Please note this password is case sensitive.
The following software vendors and products offer training and support for aged care:
My Health Record: StatisticsStatistics
Electronic prescriptions: An introductionElectronic prescriptions: An introduction
Digital health: PodcastsPodcasts
Digital innovation: CareMonitorInnovation Challenge winner: CareMonitor
Digital health: Education and training request formEducation and training request form
Digital health: Events and webinarsdigitalhealth.gov.au
6 August 2021
Gurriny Yealamucka connects Yarrabah community with technology for better healthcareGurriny Yealamucka connects Yarrabah community with technology for better healthcare
14 July 2021
My Health Record continues to grow with the addition of new ultrasound practice uploadsMy Health Record continues to grow with the addition of new ultrasound practice uploads
5 July 2021
Contract awarded for modernisation of national digital health infrastructureContract awarded for modernisation of national digital health infrastructure
28 June 2021
Cancer patients use smartphones to provide feedback on their care experienceCancer patients use smartphones to provide feedback on their care experience
25 June 2021
Provider Connect Australia - helping healthcare providers stay connectedProvider Connect Australia - helping healthcare providers stay connected
13 May 2021
Patient immunisation details now more easily available to healthcare providersPatient immunisation details now more easily available to healthcare providers
27 July 2018