The PHN assists primary health care providers to understand and make meaningful use of digital health.
The use of digital technology in health may bring improvements in service quality, efficiency and equity (WHO WPRO, 2018). This creates opportunities for a health system that is seeking to enable individuals, families and communities to maintain and improve their health through timely access to quality services.
The Australian digital health environment incorporates several digital infrastructure and technologies at national, state, regional and organisation levels.
Below is more information on the diverse range of Digital Health options available to your practice.
SeNT eReferral System
SeNT eReferral allows General Practitioners to send secure electronic referrals to both public and consenting private specialists and allied health providers.
Visit our SeNT eReferral page to learn more.
HealthPathways is an online health information portal for GPs and other primary health clinicians, to be used at the point of care. It provides information on how to assess and manage medical conditions, and how to refer patients to local specialists and services in the timeliest way.
Visit our HealthPathways page to learn more.
Capacity Tracker is a free, secure, online communication tool that allows General Practices (GP), Aboriginal Medical Services (AMS) and Residential Aged Care Facilities (RACF) to provide real-time workforce and resource data to the PHN.
The Lumos program is a partnership between us and the NSW Ministry of Health. The program links de-identified patient records from general practices with NSW Health records, to map patient journeys across the NSW health system. Lumos generates new insights to improve health services and patient outcomes across the state.
Visit our Lumos page to learn more
The PHN utilises PAT CAT with General Practices in the region, which is an easy-to-use web-based interface that aggregates de-identified General Practice data for population health management.
For more information contact the Primary Care Improvement Team
How can your practice implement Digital Health?
The PHN supports practice’s in Continuous quality improvement (CQI). It is a system of regularly reviewing and refining processes to improve them over time. As a result of an effective CQI system, you should improve:
- the quality of care your patients receive;
- their health outcomes, and
- your business efficiency