Allied Health Professions Australia (AHPA) and its members regularly develop resources and guidance to help allied health practitioners in their work and to support their ongoing education and professional development.
AHPA may also occasionally share resources developed by other organisations. The resources available through AHPA are intended to be multidisciplinary in nature and reflect the organisation’s broad focus. If you are seeking resources for a specific profession, please visit the homepage of your professional association. We ask that you do not host or reproduce these resources without express permission from AHPA or the original content developer.
AHPA has developed a series of connection guides for allied health professionals seeking to engage with digital platforms.
These guides provide practical advice that addresses issues specific to allied health professionals. The guides for connecting with My Health Record include information on how to connect via conformant software and via the National Provider Portal.
Allied Health Professions Australia (AHPA) is pleased to present this webinar series on digital health for allied health professionals. These webinars were developed following consultation with particular professions but their contents will also be relevant to other professions.
Slides from the webinars are also available for download.
AHPA has created toolkits to help allied health professions understand and interact with digital health platforms such as My Health Record and secure messaging. This is part of AHPA’s ongoing work to support allied health professions to engage with digital health.
These toolkits were created following consultation with particular professions but their contents will also be relevant to other professions.
My Health Record resources for allied health professionals
The Australian Digital Health Agency has developed new information sheets and online guidance to support allied health practitioners seeking to find out more about My Health Record. Visit the dedicated allied health section of the My Health Record website for videos and other resources.
palliAGED is an online resource for health and allied health professionals to easily find evidence and practice tips to support older Australians at the end of their life and their families and carers. The Practice Centre provides links to, and information about, evidence-based tools and resources that you can use in practice. The Evidence Centre provides the best-available information to help answer clinical questions.
Communique: Commonwealth Continuity of Support Programme
This communique provides information about the Commonwealth Continuity of Support (CoS) Programme. This has been developed to continue support for people aged 65 and over (and Indigenous people aged 50 and over) who are receiving state-managed specialist disability services but are ineligible for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
In December 2018, four Allied Health National Best Practice Allied Health Minimum Data Sets were included in METeOR, the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s repository for national metadata standards for the health, community services and housing assistance sectors. This represent a huge step in ensuring that that allied health data standards are recognised at a National level and utilised for important funding work such as that undertaken by the Independent Hospital Pricing Authority.
These data sets have been further developed by an allied health e-health collaborative and based on the Allied Health Minimum Dataset and Health Activity Hierarchy (HAH) 2001.