digital health

We are here to assist with the effective uptake and use of digital health tools among communities and individuals, clinicians and other primary healthcare providers.

 

Digital health is empowering people to better track, manage and improve their own and their families’ health and to live better and more productive lives. It’s also helping to reduce inefficiencies in healthcare delivery, improve access, reduce costs, increase quality, and make medicine more personalised and precise.

Already, 5.2 million Australians have a My Health Record and by mid 2018, a My Health Record will be created for every Australian, unless they opt-out from having one.

See related information links below for more information for both individuals and health professionals.

What is the My Health Record, why is it important, and how can it help?

This short (2:36) introductory video answers these questions from a variety of perspectives: the patient, the carer, and Australian Digital Health Agency staff members.

Watch it today and click on our related links below to find out more.

National Health Services Directory (NHSD)​

The National Health Services Directory (NHSD) provides a central source of information that supports both community members and health professionals looking for information about services and service providers.

The directory contains over 150,000 service listings across 300 service types and includes detailed information about their:

  • location, opening hours and contact details
  • languages spoken
  • eligibility criteria and payment options
  • appointment and accessibility options
  • referral criteria
  • service delivery methods such as online, phone, home visit and telehealth
  • after hours care information.

Health service providers can maintain their own information, including managing what other providers and consumers can access and use. Register to self-manage your listing here.

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