Digital health and allied health
AHPA works closely with the Australian Digital Health Agency and other government departments, as well as with key stakeholders such as Primary Health Networks, to advocate for the role and needs of the allied health sector around the use of digital health technology. We also continue to work on developing resources and delivering support activities on behalf of our member organisations to support allied health practices in their journey towards digitisation.
My Health Record Expansion Project
This year, every Australian will receive an individual My Health Record, unless they choose not to. The My Health Record Expansion Project is going to have a massive impact on the use of My Health Record by consumers and health providers and is becoming increasingly relevant to allied health practitioners,
AHPA are currently working with our member associations on a range of digital health activities in conjunction with the Australian Digital Health Agency. These activities focus on supporting allied health practitioners to be aware of My Health Record and how it relates to them as well as what questions their patients might have and what support is available to help them support those patients. We’re also working to ensure practitioners understand their options for accessing the system, identifying what their needs might be, and having access to the tools and resources that can support decision-making.
We believe it will be important for allied health practitioners to understand how they can use and contribute to My Health Record and what implications it might have for their practice. We also recognize that there are a range of factors that may make use of My Health Record challenging for allied health practitioners and we are working to advocate for improvements that will reduce these.
We will continue to develop this page with updated information, links, and resources relate to My Health Record throughout and 2018. Please contact us if you have any questions.