AUSTRALIANS will be able to access new digital services that help them take control of their health and wellbeing following the official launch of Australia’s National Digital Health Strategy – ‘Safe, Seamless, and Secure: evolving health and care to meet the needs of modern Australia’.
The strategy will help deliver improved services including digital baby books for new parents, and coordinated real time care for patients with chronic illnesses.
In addition, GPs, pharmacists and other health professionals will no longer need to use fax machines to communicate key clinical reports, as they will transition to digital health services.
All Australian governments, industry, and providers have developed the first Framework for Action under the strategy.
The framework promotes collaboration and information sharing, and acts as a guide for organisations recalibrating their work programs to deliver national priorities.
The Australian Digital Health Agency, in consultation with the states and territories, has developed the framework to support the strategy – CLICK HERE.