Digital Health

Digital health is an umbrella term referring to a range of technologies that can be used to enhance the efficiency of health care delivery and make medicine more personalised and precise.

It refers to health and wellbeing in a digital world. It is not separate but part of creating a connected health system and experience between health professionals to health consumers.

Referring to digital health includes new or changed ways of working and the cultural impact of digital enablement. It can refer to mobile health and applications, electronic health records, telehealth and telemedicine, wearable devices, web-based analysis, email, mobile phones and applications, text messages, wearable devices, and clinic or remote monitoring sensors. It can extend to robotics and artificial intelligence.

AHPA facilitates digital health work to:

  • support associations, organisations and practitioners to increase their digital connectivity, maturity and literacy
  • connect the health system by enabling safe, secure and timely sharing of information between health professionals, consumers and their support networks.

You can find here current and past AHPA work, including resources to support you to increase digital health knowledge, connection and practical use.