Tag Archives: My Health Record’

Unfinished business at Dept of Health

Department of Health Secretary Gladys Beauchamp will take leave from 24 January, before officially stepping down from her role and retiring on 28 February. Ms Beauchamp was expected to complete negotiations for the 7th Community Pharmacy Agreement, having told delegates at 2019 Pharmacy Connect conference she would secure the agreement …

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Gov’t opens door to health information

Accessing information about the health of Australians and healthcare performance will be made easier by two new online resources launched by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). The Australian Health Performance Framework (AHPF) was created by the Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Committee (AHMAC) as a single mechanism for …

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My Health Record a key to meds safety

The My Health Record system can significantly contribute to improved medicine safety in this country, according to the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia. This week the Australian Digital Health Agency agreed to all five recommendations made by the Australian National Audit Office in its report, ‘Implementation of the My Health Record …

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Emergency care guide to My Health Record

A national initiative launched this week will use My Health Record to support and inform clinical decision-making on the frontline of emergency care. With more than 22 million Australians now having a My Health Record, a suite of clinical tools and resources to support the time-critical work and informed decision-making …

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Digital health strategy progress ‘significant’

Significant progress, state and territory support and a start on implementation are being claimed in the 2018-19 Australian Digital Health Agency (ADHA) annual report. The report, tabled in federal parliament this week, outlines the agency’s outcomes and operations in the year to June 30, 2019. ADHA CEO Tim Kelsey said …

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Digital upgrade for pharmacists

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) released its digital health report, ‘Connecting the dots: Digitally empowered pharmacists,’ funded by the Australian Digital Health Agency. The report described how digital health initiatives and technological transformation will empower pharmacists to be more accountable and responsible for medicine safety and efficacy.  “Gaps in …

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Agency invests in local industry to design software for specialists

The Australian Digital Healthy Agency has partnered with Australian software organisations to design world leading software for specialists. Nine specialist software vendors, including Zedmed and Clinic to Cloud, have received $40,000 to integrate the My Health Record into their current systems, to bring benefits to specialists, including cardiologists and anaesthetists. …

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My Health Record: learning opportunity for PAs

Pharmacy assistants play an important role in helping customers obtain the medicines they need, and part of that process is using My Health Record in the supply of medicines and advice to customers. Often pharmacy assistants have well established relationships with customers, based on familiarity, time and the previous high-quality …

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My Record: more time

The senate has backed a two-month extension for Australians who want to opt out of My Health Record. The motion initially called for the opt-out period to be extended “until the legislation and any amendments are passed, outstanding privacy and security issues are addressed and public confidence in this important …

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