March 04 2023
The Australian Digital Health Agency has launched its first consumer mobile application, my health, powered by My Health Record.
Posted February 02, 2024
We are delighted to share an initiative by the Australian Digital Health Agency that aims to enhance the digital health literacy of health care professionals, both patients and their carers. In an era where technology is transforming the healthcare landscape, healthcare professionals must guide their patients in navigating and utilising digital health tools effectively.
Online Learning Sessions for everyone
The Australian Digital Health Agency has launched a series of online learning sessions that focus on empowering patients and their carers to utilise digital health tools such as My Health Record, the My Health app, electronic prescriptions, and more. These sessions provide a comprehensive understanding of these tools, enabling individuals to actively engage in their healthcare journey.
Remote Learning for Accessibility
One of the key features of this initiative is the ability for patients and carers to join these online learning sessions remotely from anywhere with an internet connection. This flexibility ensures that individuals can access valuable information without the constraints of location, making it convenient for all.
Wide Range of Topics Covered
The online learning sessions cover a spectrum of topics relevant to both healthcare professionals and patients. Participants can expect to find sessions on accessing My Health Records, interpreting test results and scans, understanding privacy and security measures, and exploring advanced care planning. These topics are crucial for fostering a collaborative and informed approach to healthcare.
Accessibility for All: Auslan Interpreted Recordings
Recognising the importance of accessibility, the Australian Digital Health Agency ensures that the learning sessions are inclusive. Auslan-interpreted recordings are available for individuals with hearing impairments, ensuring that everyone can benefit from the wealth of information presented in these sessions.
Register for Upcoming Sessions or Access Recorded Videos
Health professionals, as the primary source of guidance for patients, are encouraged to inform their patients and carers about these online learning opportunities. Patients and carers can register for upcoming sessions or access recorded videos at their convenience. This initiative empowers individuals to take an active role in managing their health and well-being.
The Australian Digital Health Agency's online learning sessions mark a significant step towards promoting digital health literacy among patients and their carers. As healthcare professionals, your support in disseminating this information can contribute to a more connected and informed healthcare community.
To register for upcoming sessions or access recorded videos, visit Online learning sessions (digitalhealth.gov.au)
As a health professional check out the PHNs change management toolbox offering a range of resources, tools and techniques to support the implementation of digital change at different levels of digital health readiness. Digital Health - Primary Health Network (thephn.com.au)
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