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Men take control of their health with My Health Record

Australian men need to take greater control of their health, announced the Australian Men’s Shed Association who is encouraging men to register for a My Health Record during Movember.

Gary Green, Community Engagement Manager at the Australian Men's Shed Association, said they are partnering with the Australian Digital Health Agency to distribute My Health Record toolkits to members around Australia.

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Annual Report 2016-17: New momentum for digital health in Australia

The first Annual Report of the Australian Digital Health Agency has been tabled in Parliament – it highlights a new partnership between governments, clinical and consumer leaders, industry and the research community to put real momentum behind bringing the benefits of digital health services to all Australians.

Significant progress has been made in the last year, the report says: Australia has a new National Digital Health Strategy endorsed by all health ministers; My Health Record is on track for national expansion in 2018; and new initiatives to enable secure paperless communications between clinicians have been launched.

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New blog post! Interoperability: a personal view

Bettina McMahon, Chief Operating Officer and Executive General Manager for Government and Industry Collaboration and Adoption, shares her thoughts on a recent visit to Northcott, a not-for-profit organisation in the disabilities sector.

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My Health Record: what you can do!

Andrew Daniels shares his thoughts on how My Health Record can help pharmacies build digital health capabilities, as published in Post Script Australia on Monday 6 November 2017.

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Transforming Australian healthcare through digital innovation

The Australian Digital Health Agency is an enabler: we create platforms for developers, entrepreneurs and researchers so that their creativity and businesses can flourish – watch our new video on innovation.

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New partnership supports My Health Record rollout in community pharmacies

Created on Thursday 9 November 2017

The Australian Government is committed to a digital transformation of the health sector that will empower healthcare providers and improve health outcomes for consumers.

Today, Minister for Health Greg Hunt announced a partnership with the peak national body r...

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My Health Record coming to a pharmacy near you

Created on Wednesday 8 November 2017

Pharmacists can now upload dispense records and view hospital discharge summaries, shared health summaries, and allergy information to My Health Record using enhanced Minfos, POS Works, and RxOne software.

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Connectathon No. 4 - National Clinical Terminology Service

The Australian Digital Health Agency in collaboration with CSIRO, is hosting its fourth technical Connectathon on the National Clinical Terminology Service (NCTS) including its use of HL7's Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR®). This Connectathon is being held on 5 and 6 December, in Melbourne.

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Simple steps to protect small healthcare businesses

The Information Security Guide for Small Healthcare Businesses (the Guide) is a simple tool produced by the Australian Digital Health Agency for every business to take simple steps to better protect their information.

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My Health Record empowers carers and their loved ones

To celebrate the launch of National Carers Week 2017, the Australian Digital Heath Agency (the Agency) is partnering with Carers Australia to raise awareness of the practical tools that My Health Record offers to support carers and the broader community.

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SNOMED CT AU and Australian Medicines Terminology (AMT) September 2017 Release

The National Clinical Terminology Service (NCTS) is pleased to announce that the September combined release of SNOMED CT®‑AU[1] and the Australian Medicines Terminology (AMT) is now available to registered users from the NCTS website.

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SNOMED CT AU and Australian Medicines Terminology (AMT) August 2017 Release

The National Clinical Terminology Service (NCTS) is pleased to announce that the August combined release of SNOMED CT® AU[1] and the Australian Medicines Terminology (AMT) is now available to registered users from the NCTS website.

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Register now! Webinars for SNOMED CT-AU terminology, Australian Medicines Terminology (AMT) and National Clinical Terminology Service (NCTS)

We are excited to announce upcoming webinars being held for SNOMED CT-AU terminology, Australian Medicines Terminology (AMT) and National Clinical Terminology Service (NCTS)! The webinars will be held in September, October and November 2017, find out more information and register now in the links below!

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Tim Kelsey - HIC17 Presentation 'Digital Health: A Human Imperative'

Tim Kelsey, CEO of the Australian Digital Health Agency, presented at the Health Informatics Conference (HIC) on 9 August 2017 about our work program, My Health Record and COAG's (Council of Australia's Governments) approval of Australia’s National Digital Health strategy.


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Boost to consumer health outcomes through better pharmacist access to My Health Record

Better patient care, efficiencies for pharmacists, and more accurate records are just some of the benefits that consumers can expect from the latest industry take-up of the digital My Health Record program.


Six additional community pharmacy software vendors have agreed to connect up to the My Heal...

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Health Ministers approve Australia’s National Digital Health strategy

Digital information is the bedrock of high quality healthcare. The benefits for patients are significant and compelling: hospital admissions avoided, fewer adverse drug events, reduced duplication of tests, better coordination of care for people with chronic and complex conditions, and better inform...

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The Clinical Terminology v20170731 July 2017 Release is now available for download

The Clinical Terminology v20170731 July 2017 Release is now available for download.

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Digital records pilot to deliver lifesaving benefits for hospital patients

Patients requiring urgent medical care will benefit from a hospital emergency department pilot that gives clinicians fast, secure access to health information such as allergies and medicines that may not otherwise be available in hospital information systems.

The pilot will help drive the uptake of My Health Record, a digital system that enables healthcare providers to share secure health data and improves the safety and quality of patient care. To date, over 5 million people have a My Health Record and over 10,143 healthcare providers are connected.

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Software Developers Community Announcement: Common - Clinical Document and Shared Health Summary

The Australian Digital Health Agency and Pharmacy Guild join forces to help community pharmacies become leaders in digital health

The Australian Digital Health Agency (the Agency) and Pharmacy Guild of Australia (the Guild) have committed to work together to help build the digital health capabilities of community pharmacies and advance the efficiency, quality and delivery of healthcare to improve health outcomes for all Australians.

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