Year: 2019

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.

20 December 2019 • AHPA Resources

NDIS Registration Support website for allied health

AHPA has launched a dedicated website with free resources to help allied health professionals meet NDIS Commission requirements and achieve NDIS provider registration.

Visit NDIS Registration Support website

18 December 2019 • AHPA Resources

Connection guides for allied health professionals

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.

Download My Health Record connection guide for AHPRA-registered professions (.pdf, 620.44 KB) Download My Health Record connection guide for self-regulating professions (.pdf, 708.72 KB) Download Secure messaging connection guide (.pdf, 529.65 KB)

5 December 2019 • AHPA Resources

Digital Health for Allied Health webinars

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.

Watch Digital Health for Allied Health webinar - dietetics Download Digital Health for Allied Health slides - dietetics (.pdf, 16.18 MB) Watch Digital Health for Allied Health webinar - physiotherapy Download Digital Health for Allied Health slides - physiotherapy (.pdf, 3.78 MB) Watch Digital Health for Allied Health webinar - psychology Download Digital Health for Allied Health slides - psychology (.pdf, 3.80 MB)

2 December 2019 • AHPA Resources

Digital health policy templates

Healthcare organisations participating in the My Health Record system are required to have policies in place that ensure the system is used safely and responsibly.

These policy templates will help allied health practices prepare appropriate digital health policies and ensure their compliance with My Health Record requirements.

Download Digital health policy template - dietetics (.pdf, 79.17 KB) Download Digital health policy template - physiotherapy (.pdf, 79.91 KB) Download Digital health policy template - psychology (.pdf, 79.43 KB)

2 December 2019 • AHPA Resources

Digital health toolkits

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.

Download Digital health toolkit - dietetics (.pdf, 581.27 KB) Download Digital health toolkit - physiotherapy (.pdf, 556.04 KB) Download Digital health toolkit - psychology (.pdf, 525.94 KB)

13 May 2019 • Digital health

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.

Visit My Health Record website

6 May 2019 • Aged Care

palliAGED

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.

Visit palliAGED website

29 April 2019 • Disability

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).

Download Commonwealth Continuity of Support Programme (.pdf, 24.09 KB)

10 April 2019 • Other

Allied Health Minimum Dataset

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.

Visit METeOR website