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Inside Digital Health - August 2021

Published 12 August 2021

If you are struggling under the weight of healthcare admin burden Provider Connect Australia might be the answer, see how bush medicine information is being preserved, and see how electronic prescriptions make telehealth easier for Australians facing COVID-19 social distancing requirements.


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Reduce your healthcare admin burden with Provider Connect Australia

In this article by newsGP, find out how Provider Connect Australia can reduce red tape for healthcare provider organisations and improve the quality of healthcare service information throughout the healthcare ecosystem. Read more

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Connecting communities in far north Queensland to better healthcare

To mark the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples (9 August), the Agency recognises Gurriny Yealamucka and the Yarrabah community for embracing innovation and the use of technology to deliver better healthcare. Read more

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Bush medicine and My Health Record

This video shows the importance of bush medicine in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and health, and how My Health Record can be used to manage that information for the holistic care of patients. Watch the video


Electronic prescriptions making telehealth easier for Australians 

Australians facing COVID-19 social distancing requirements are reminded they can ask their GP for an electronic prescription when getting their prescription medicines. Read more

Podcast - Stay Cyber Safe: Keep up to date

Stay cyber safe – keep up to date 

In this podcast, keep up to date with the latest cyber threats impacting the healthcare sector, and hear practical security tips to protect your organisation’s critical service delivery and digital information. Listen now

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Cancer patients use smartphones to provide feedback on their care experience

Princess Alexandra Hospital and digital health company The Clinician, have successfully completed a pilot project that enabled cancer patients to use their smartphones to provide feedback on the quality of care they received. Read more

Statistics: Records by state. 4.8 million in Queensland, 7.2 million in New South Wales, 390 thousand in Australian Capital Territory, 5.7 million in Victoria, 490 thousand in Tasmania, 1.6 million in South Australia, 2.4 million in Western Australia, 225 thousand in Northern Territory

How are healthcare providers using My Health Record?

Public hospitals are providing better continuity of care as they have viewed nearly 700K documents which were uploaded by other healthcare providers and uploaded nearly 630K which were viewed by other healthcare providers in the last year. See more

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Media releases

Stay up to date with the latest news and information from the Agency. Read more

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Training and support

A range of new webinar learning opportunities are available on our events and webinars page. Visit the online training page for CPD accredited courses.




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