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ACT & SNSW HealthPathways: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander updates
Reviewing and updating the suite of pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health has been a major focus for the ACT and SNSW HealthPathways team. All of the updated pathways are now available on the HealthPathways website, including a live Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Services Directory.
Life After Bushfires: A new digital health resource from SANE
Last year's bushfire season was unprecedented, and there have been far-reaching mental health impacts for many people.
Friendly Faces Helping Hands website launched
The ACI Rural Health Network announced the launch of a refreshed Friendly Faces Helping Hands website to acknowledge National Carers Week and the silent and unwavering commitment our carers contribute to the health and wellbeing of our communities each and every day.
Cancer Services Specialist Letter - Handover of care to community
eHealth NSW has developed an electronic Clinical Document Delivery Service (CDDS) for sharing patient information between hospitals, primary care providers and patients. The Illawarra Shoalhaven LHD (ISLHD) and surrounding GPs will be the first site to go live and test the new service.
What our Friends of COORDINARE told us about telehealth
During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen a rise in telehealth consultations between community members and health professionals. In July, we launched a telehealth survey to understand people’s experiences of accessing telehealth via phone and / or video, and whether you would like to see telehealth continue beyond COVID-19.
Family Planning NSW Abortion Services
Family Planning NSW (FPNSW) is now providing abortion services. Clients can now access surgical abortion up to 12 weeks + 6 days gestation and medical abortion up to 9 weeks gestation through FPNSW.
Telehealth: tips to improve your 'webside manner'
COVID-19 has required health professionals to adapt quickly in the way that they provide health care in Australia. Regardless of whether you have used telehealth before, it is now being used and offered at a much larger scale.
The SPDS project (which incorporates PIP QI requirements) enables practices to partake in holistic population-level continuous quality improvement activities, in partnership with COORDINARE.
Expression of Interest – Evaluation of HealthPathways during the bushfires and COVID-19
COORDINARE together with Capital Health Network (ACT PHN) is seeking feedback from GPs, practice nurses and practice managers on how HealthPathways supported you during disaster and pandemic planning and response.
Digital health update: telehealth consultations
In response to COVID-19, the Department of Health has released temporary Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) and Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) item numbers to allow GPs, nurses, and mental health professionals to continue providing care to their patients via telehealth.
Telehealth: Getting health services in your home
COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN has welcomed the Commonwealth Government’s announcement of $500 million in new telehealth measures and incentives for general practices to keep patients and GPs safe from COVID-19.
Using email in general practice
Email is one of the most prevalent and convenient forms of communication. GPs and general practices often receive requests from patients, other clinicians and third parties to send health information via email.
Increased use of My Health Record by healthcare providers
Healthcare providers have uploaded documents to an additional 490,000 My Health Records in one month. This takes the total in December 2019 to nearly 13 million My Health Records with information in them, up from 12. 5 million in November.
Spotlight on Jindabyne Medical Practice's paediatric specialist telehealth hub
In 2018, Jindabyne Medical Practice implemented a paediatric specialist telehealth hub to facilitate more flexible and responsive access to specialist care for their patients. During the six-month trial implementation, the practice was able to upgrade its telehealth facilities and upskill staff in privacy and protocol systems.
New secure messaging address for Southern NSW LHD Central Intake
Southern NSW Local Health District (SNSW LHD) Central Intake has a new secure messaging address which can be used by Argus registered providers for all central intake referrals including community health.
New My Health Record resources for practice managers
Since February 2019, My Health Record has expanded to every 9 out of 10 Australians having access to their own online health records. My Health Record can contain information such as Share Health Summaries, Hospital Discharge Summaries, Prescription and Dispense information, as well as Pathology and Diagnostic Reports.
HealtheNet and My Health Record update
Nine in 10 Australians had a My Health Record created for them in February 2019.
Mental health care providers receive new support with My Health Record toolkit
Mental health care providers and their patients will benefit from the Australian Digital Health Agency’s new My Health Record Mental Health toolkit.
Survey on reporting My Health Record issues
The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care is currently conducting a review to identify best practice channels for reporting My Health Record issues to the Australian Digital Health Agency.
Sharing ECG results via My Health Record
Uploading a baseline electrocardiogram (ECG) to My Health Record can help an emergency physician provide appropriate care for someone who presents to ED.